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This July 21, 2014 photo shows savory delicious chop your own burgers in Concord, N.H. The trick to chopping the beef is to cut it into 1-inch chunks, then freeze it for about 15 minutes until it is just firm. These partially frozen chunks chop perfectly in the processor without becoming overworked. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I’m not going to tell you how to dress your burger. I’m not going to tell you what sort of bun to put your burger on. I’m not really even going to tell you very much about how to cook your burger. But I am going to tell you how to make the best burger. Ever. And you start by … 0

A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Twinx. It’s a Twinkie – stuffed with a Twix candy bar – wrapped in bacon – deep-fried – and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce. And its existence can mean only one thing: This is fair season, the time of year when over-the-top food somehow finds higher peaks to conquer. This is the time … 0

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added … 0

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated … 0

In its 12th year, Mountain Chili Fest still growing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While Pats Peak is usually known for its colder weather offerings, there will be plenty of smoking hot fun to be found there this weekend. The Henniker Rotary Club will host the 12th Fire on the Mountain Chili … 0

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear – I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am. It all came about … 0

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts! In late summer, I make this grilled fruit crisp every week. It is good … 0

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over … 0

McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee nationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the … 0

Dinner in 35 minutes: Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe 2 servings These cozy, warm bowls could be just the ticket for an easy meal at the beach. Just remember to pack the cornmeal/polenta and pine nuts. This recipe uses a solid America’s Test Kitchen trick: The bit of baking soda helps … 0

10 Things: 10 ideas for eating all that zucchini

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat? Convinced we could find more – and more creative – ways to use up … 0

Gin shakes things up with aged, new products

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

For a French cognac expert, Alexandre Gabriel has some interesting things to say about gin. Cognac, explained Gabriel, proprietor of Cognac Ferrand in Ars, France, is like classical music, replete with pages of regulations. “It’s written and that’s … 0

Gluten-free Living: Why not ice cream sandwiches?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Few things end a summer meal as nicely as an ice cream sandwich, but gluten-free varieties are hard to find. Thankfully, it’s both fun and easy to make this classic warm-weather treat from scratch. The process is simple: … 0