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Even though the Soup Gallery is closing its restaurant side of the business, head chef Ashley Belbin, right, and restaurant task master Mary Diburro know that the other side of business – catering and selling soups to other local restaurants – will continue.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Downtown: Soup Gallery closes its doors, but not its kitchen

Monday, December 22, 2014

The Soup Gallery has closed its eatery in downtown Concord, but its chef plans to continue catering and selling soups at other area restaurants. Owner Natalia Strong said the cafe has been successful – but when the time came to renew her lease, she opted for a quieter life than that of a restaurateur. Saturday was the Soup Gallery’s last …

Seafood giant is poised to reel in Bumble Bee

Monday, December 22, 2014

The American canned tuna industry is now pretty much entirely Asian-owned. Thai Union Frozen Products, already the biggest canned tuna company in the world, is on the verge of acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, the largest canned tuna company in North America, for a reported $1.5 billion. The deal, if approved, would further cement Thai Union’s dominance by making it the biggest canned tuna …

Sorry: vodka, caviar and mink won’t get cheaper on a weak ruble

Monday, December 22, 2014

If the ruble’s meltdown has you thinking “Perfect! Time to splurge on a fabulous fur mink and throw a caviar vodka party!” – think again. There isn’t going to be a run on Russian luxury goods, because all of the rich, exclusive things you’d typically think are made in Russia (caviar, vodka, and mink furs) actually aren’t. Here’s where your favorite Russki loot …

However you stuff it, a roulade makes a merry meal

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Think of a roulade as a big edible cigar-shaped container for just about any filling you choose. Almost like an edible Christmas present! Even the roll itself is versatile and can be made from any number of ingredients. …

APNewsBreak: artist wins ‘eat more kale’ trademark

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Vt. artist wins ‘eat more kale’ battle A Vermont folk artist who became a folk hero to some after taking on the fast-food giant Chik-fil-A in a legal fight can now legally protect the phrase “eat more kale.” …

Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Global consumption of seafood is outpacing wild fish populations, so farmers are turning from roving the world’s waters to aquaculture. Increasingly, that includes growing fish in large indoor tanks in the Midwest – hundreds of miles from any ocean, bringing the surf to America’s turf. Experts say fish …

A new way to serve breakfast for dinner

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The combination of orange and mint sets this recipe apart from other eggs-in-tomatoes dishes you might have tried. The flavors seem to serve up breakfast for dinner in one neat package. To make this vegetarian, replace the sausage …

Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Avian flu spreads in British Columbia The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. The outbreak began several weeks ago when turkeys and chickens at …

Study: Excessive drinkers are not always alcoholics

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Drinking excessively can cause serious health risks and is responsible for an average of 88,000 U.S. deaths every year. But the vast majority of excessive drinkers are not alcoholics, according to new government data. Nine out of 10 excessive drinkers are not dependent on alcohol, revealed a study …

U.S. egg market to be disrupted as cages made roomier

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eggs are about to get more expensive as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lie down, stand up, extend their wings and move around. Farmers nationwide who want to continue selling to the most populous U.S. state are moving …

Go low and slow for a rib roast that stays rare

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Here’s my holiday conundrum, and I bet you can relate: I am in charge of this year’s holiday meal, which will feature a big standing rib roast. Everyone in my family wants their meat rare, but I want …

A chocolatey rich coconut cream pie for Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coconut is my family’s must-have sweet during the holidays. Usually we have a fresh coconut cake, but my mom has been known to sneak a Mounds bar – her favorite candy – when the urge strikes. So this …

The Everyday Cafe adds ‘pub’ to its name, now serves beer and wine

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Everyday Cafe was open until 4 p.m. at its former location, but when it moved to a larger space, the restaurant added “pub” to its name and extended its hours until “wheneva,” as employees’ T-shirts say. About …