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This June 8, 2015 photo shows pan fried po'boys in Concord, NH. this versatile and crazy delicious po’boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. This versatile and crazy delicious po’boy fries up on the stovetop in a flash.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Time to enjoy the classic fried fish sandwich of summer

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it’s still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don’t need an open flame to be delicious. As a gentle reminder, I created this versatile and crazy delicious po’boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. I like catfish in my po’boys, but flounder works, too. …

A healthy steak that keeps you firmly in the produce aisle

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We finally live in a world where going meatless on Mondays can appeal to even the enthusiastic carnivore. Which is why vegetable “steaks” are becoming increasingly popular. The concept is pretty simple: Cut up thick slices of veggies – often eggplant, portabella mushroom caps, heads of cauliflower – and grill or broil them …

60 pizza-makers create nearly mile-long ‘pie’ in Milan

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The wait was on the long side for the pizza – 18 hours – but this was an extraordinary pie: nearly a mile long. More than 60 of Italy’s best pizza-makers worked through the night to create the pizza at Milan’s world fair, Expo 2015. Their toil was rewarded with a proclamation by aGuinness World Records judge Saturday that it was the world’s …

Let others worry about the burgers. You focus on the sangria

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Party pleaser Want to be the hero of your July Fourth gathering? Leave the burgers and dogs to somebody else. Ditto for the potato and pasta salads. What you want to bring is the sangria. Because it’s hard …

Lobster prices rise as summer season gets off to slow start

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

American lobster prices are swelling as the summer fishing season gets off to a slow start in New England. The summer staple is selling in the $6- or $8-per-pound range to consumers, an average increase of about $1 …

Grocers: Vermont GMO law could lead to fines of $10M a day

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gov. Peter Shumlin says grocers nationwide should label all their products containing genetically modified organisms if they fear that Vermont’s first-in-the-nation labeling law could cost them millions in fines. Shumlin was responding to a letter from the head of the Grocery Manufacturers Association who says the law could …

Chinese eateries hold dog meat festival amid outcry

Monday, June 22, 2015

Restaurateurs in a southern Chinese town held an annual dog meat festival Monday despite international criticism of the event as cruel and unhygienic. The Yulin government distanced itself from the festival and announced new restrictions, but eateries reached …

Vermont institute helps schools grow farm-to-school programs

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Vermont has made a name for itself in the national farm-to-school movement getting more locally raised foods into school cafeterias and curriculum about nutrition and agriculture into classrooms. Now the state will serve as a classroom of its …

Summer staple

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

In summer’s unofficial produce pageant, Silver Queen corn reigns perennial, while peaches and late-August tomatoes vie for runner-up honors. Pound for pound, though, a nonseasonal starter gets the double win for talent and congeniality: the potato. Not just …

Dressing up a typical fruit salad with help from your grill

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Heat up your fruit salad Want an easy way to add a little punch to your otherwise humdrum fruit salad? Just add some heat. In this case,toss pineapple rings on the grill for just 4 to 5 minutes …

NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

New York City’s Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt. The department voted recently to consider the proposal at a meeting of the Board of Health. All chain restaurants …

House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

House votes to repeal meat labeling law Facing a costly backlash from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The 300-131 vote was an effort to avoid trade retaliation from America’s neighbors. The World …

Taco Bell: Artificial ingredients OK for Cap’n Crunch treat

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Taco Bell says it will roll out Cap’n Crunch-covered balls of dough nationally – and that they’re exempt from its recent pledge to remove artificial ingredients. The company said it would remove artificial colors, flavors and high-fructose corn syrup from its menu by the end of this year. …