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We've got 12 recipes for all the sweet strawberries you're going to pick.

This week calls for celebration. Strawberry season is upon us, National Lobster Day was Thursday, the Basque Culinary World Prize announced its finalists and Father’s Day is on Sunday. We also spoke to Boston chef Barbara Lynch about her new memoir and checked out an Art-Deco inspired hotel in Paris. All that and more in this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. Visiting Paris? Hôtel Bachaumont is beautifully designed and central to all the main attractions.
  2. Get the most potential out of your pearl onions and make this tarte tatin.
  3. The Basque Culinary World Prize has named its top 10 finalists for this year’s award.
  4. Don’t lose out on strawberry season! Here are 12 recipes to keep you busy all season long.
  5. How did acclaimed chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch redefine a Boston neighborhood? She wouldn’t take no for an answer.
  6. We celebrated National Lobster Day with these 10 extra-fancy recipes.
  7. This L.A.-based art duo plants fruit trees available for the public as an art installation.
  8. Israel’s beer, wine and spirits scene is brimming with with exciting drinks.
  9. This can of rosé is a work of beautiful art by “The Most Famous Artist.”
  10. We rounded up the best food-related gifts for Father’s Day and yes, there is still time to shop.