Which Boston Neighborhoods are Worst at Holiday Cooking?


Just how bad is Boston at cooking holiday dinners, and which neighborhoods are the worst? Restaurant reviewers are no help here, since they focus on the best restaurants. Since there’s no greater dinner disaster than huddling in a freezing circle while waiting for a fire engine, we can measure our collective ineptitude with data on cooking fires from the Boston and Cambridge Fire Departments.

In this article for Boston Magazine, I combined fire department reports with other public data to find out.