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Region mourns loss of Andrew Yee at 59

SOUTH HADLEY – Andrew Yee, the prominent local restaurateur and businessman, whose contributions to the valley’s hotel scene have been extensive, has died at the age of 59. In a social media announcement, Yee’s company, Bean Restaurant Group, said Yee died on Thursday. The cause of his death was not …

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Take a dumpling crawl in New York’s Chinatown

These sweet dumplings are simmered in water with julienned ginger and dried osmanthus flowers. “If you like mochi, you’ll love the dessert balls at Mee Sum Cafe,” Young says. “They’re filled with a mixture of roasted ground peanuts and sugar or ground black sesame and sugar. They are so good, …

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7 new cookbooks to read this summer

Sunny bushels of spices, olives, grapes, pomegranates overflowing in the markets; streetscapes in Istanbul and Athens; small towns against the backdrop of the dramatic blue Mediterranean. Retiring to explore their three cuisines, all beautifully rich in grilled meats, herbs, cream cheese, olives, and Cezanne-worthy fruits and vegetables, she writes: “You …

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