Olivia Vanni, Boston Herald

Olivia Vanni

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Past articles by Olivia:

Bun appetit: Three ways to spice up your sausage sandwiches this summer

We’re giving a whole new meaning to hotdog, introducing some spice to your sausage sandwiches selections for this summer. → Read More

Hot stuff: Buffalo-blue cheese sweet potato croquettes

As we still await the return of sports and our game day snacking rituals, that bottle of buffalo sauce has been sitting on the kitchen sidelines for the past several months and it desperately deserves some playing time. → Read More

Say cheese: Crema al mascarpone with limoncello strawberries

Eating cheese for dessert is seriously underrated. → Read More

A caffeinated cooldown: our Affogato Ubriaco cocktail combines coffee, gelato and booze

The classic affogato -- a frothy blend of piping hot espresso poured over creamy gelato -- leaves little room for improvement. But there’s always alcohol. → Read More

The Boston beauty industry’s new mid-pandemic look

The beauty service industry is undergoing a major makeover so it can stay a safe space for clients in need of a self-care escape from coronavirus. → Read More

Small but mighty seafood: Fried anchovies with Calabrian chili mayo

We’ll take tinned anchovies anyday, but the real treat comes with consuming these fish fresh. → Read More

S’more possibilities: Three takes on this campfire classic

We tricked them out with a few playful flavor combinations: raspberry white chocolate, key lime pie and peanut butter. → Read More

Seaside service: Recent college grad delivers food by boat in Gloucester

BoatGrub, a new nautical food delivery service, is making waves up on the North Shore, and it’s all because the coronavirus wiped out one recent college graduate’s employment plans. → Read More

A Mexican-Italian mashup: Chicken bruschetta quesadillas

When you can’t decide between Italian and Mexican food, choose both. → Read More

Take a dip with your corn on the cob: French onion elote

By our standards, it’s not a summer cookout until we’ve eaten our weight in wavy potato chips and French onion dip, rendering ourselves physically incapable of consuming any of the real food coming off the grill. → Read More

Waterfront hotels try recouping seasonal business amidst reopenings

The start of peak-travel season may have been a wash for waterfront hotels that bank on summer tourism, but some of these Massachusetts businesses seem to be paddling their way out of rough pandemic waters now that they’ve been allowed to reopen. → Read More

Pitcher this: The Longest Day of Summer from The Godfrey Hotel’s Lobby Bar

If a Negroni and a gin and tonic had a baby, it would be this drink. → Read More

Push your bread boundaries: Roasted eggplant and red pepper spread

We love a good bread and spread. → Read More

Celebrate all the spritz possibilities with prosecco cocktails

There are few drinks more effective at quenching your summer thirst than the spritz, and fortunately, there are so many versions of this beloved Italian beverage that they can tide you over for the entire season. → Read More

Boston restaurants offer Father’s Day to-go, from barbecue to clambakes

Father’s Day is just on the horizon and this year, the coronavirus pandemic has made it a little more complicated for us to celebrate our dads on their special day. → Read More

Mediterranean makeover: Potatoes au gratin with dill, feta and Greek yogurt

It’s summer, so dill with it. → Read More

Our big bread salad: Pork belly and cantaloupe panzanella

For those moments when we know we should probably eat a salad, but also really want to eat bread, there’s panzanella. → Read More

A garden in a glass: Jen LaForge’s Potager Potable cocktail

We’re game for any juice cleanse, as long as it comes in cocktail form. → Read More

Positive patio turnout feeds Boston restaurants’ hope

Apparently, if restaurants open outdoor dining, customers will come. → Read More

Pseudo-sushi with a crispy twist: Wasabi crab salad on crunchy rice cakes

If you’re ever craving a crab roll with a crunch, we’ve got the culinary creation for you. → Read More