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This July 28, 2014, photo shows buttered black pepper bison steaks in Concord, N.H. The widely available alternative to beef is naturally lean and deeply flavorful. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Butter and black pepper, a steak’s best friends

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And its classic status gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty. Here’s a weeknight-friendly steak and taters recipe that’s a one-pan wonder. Nobody wants tons of cleaning up on a weeknight. It’s also fast and flavorful. If this meal has … 0

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein, they began … 0

Home Plate: Fall produce is perfect for homemade crostata

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s the time of year when gardens are bursting with so much produce, we can’t keep up with it. This year was a bad one for pears and peaches at my house, but a great one for grapes and tomatoes. Mysterious, but fine. One can only handle so many surfeits at a time, … 0

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Napa Valley Calif.’s earthquake has revived worries about a risk particular to wine country – falling wine barrels. Vintners say thousands of wine barrels fell from their racks during the Aug. 24 earthquake that hit southern Napa County. Winery heads, like Richard Ward of Saintsbury vineyard, say many … 0

Chocolate-prosciutto-peanut grilled bananas? Yes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You’re going to have to trust me on this one. It may look a little strange. It will sound even stranger. You may even feel a little strange making it. But this over-the-top grilled banana is a delicious … 0

Stick ’em up

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

If early summer is asparagus season and midsummer is peak for tomatoes, then late summer is prime time for food-on-a-stick. State fairs are in full bloom, and that is where skewered cuisine is at its ripest. Cosmopolitan fairgoers … 0

Denny’s pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Denny’s is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location this week. The Daily News reports that the diner chain’s Financial District debut is serving up a special combo putting a pricy bottle of Dom Perignon alongside its down home Grand Slam breakfast. The newspaper reports the $300 … 0

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Monday, September 1, 2014

When Charla Mayotte moved to New Hampshire from upstate New York earlier this year, she and her husband, Clark, didn’t expect to have so much trouble finding the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar they used regularly in their kitchen. So when the Mayottes couldn’t track down … 9

With Market Basket back in business, employees are all smiles

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Enxhi Shtino could have been at the beach yesterday. But she was at work, and smiling all the brighter because it had been almost a month since she last donned her blue smock and stood behind a cash … 8

They have their market back

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Customers and employees were ecstatic to return to Market Basket stores yesterday, following the news late Wednesday night that Arthur T. Demoulas would be returning to the company. Shoppers congratulated employees at local Market Baskets - some even … 0

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 … 1

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 … 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 … 0