We discuss Boston’s first ever Black Restaurant Month with local Black restaurant owners who are hungry for change to make the industry more equitable. Plus, the pandemic can’t stop us from popping corks — we’ve been buying wine at a booming rate during COVID-19. And while the pandemic has provided home cooks more time to develop their artisan skills — think sourdough bread, kombucha, and smoked meats — restaurants are giving their to-go menus a homespun feel, swapping out the caviar for family chicken dinners.

Our food and wine experts weigh in how the pandemic is changing our palate.


Jonathon Alsop, founder and executive director of the Boston Wine School and author of “The Wine Lover’s Devotional.”

Amy Traverso, food editor at Yankee Magazine, co-host of WGBH’s “Weekends With Yankee” and author of “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook.”