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In this photo taken Wed. Nov. 12, 2014  successful deer hunters check in their deer at the check station in Hillsboro, N.H. Fish and Wildlife officials suspect that interest from local food connoisseurs is helping to level off a drop in the number of hunting license holders nationally, which has been on a steady decline over the last 30 years.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Locavore movement takes to deer hunting across U.S.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A decades-long national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters – people who demand locally produced food, but don’t know the first thing about bagging a deer. Books and blogs on the topic are numerous, and state wildlife departments are offering introductory deer hunting classes in urban areas to recruit …

Better flavor, higher price tag when it comes to local turkeys in New Hampshire

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Inside the bed of a Chevy pickup truck, 25 broad-breasted white turkeys gobbled loudly, their all-too-familiar fate a few hours away. The flock was part of a larger group of 65 turkeys hatched, cared for, well-fed and generally loved by the Locke family of Northwood, who operates Sugarmomma’s Maple Farm. The turkeys had …

Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to …

Dunkin’ plans ‘Croissant Donut’ — not a ‘Cronut’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts plans to roll out a croissant-doughnut hybrid in the U.S. next week, but the company says please don’t call it a “Cronut.” The chain tells the Associated Press it will launch its “Croissant Donut” nationally for a limited time starting Nov. 3. It comes more than …

Homeplate: A quick primer on FODMAP foods

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warning: This is not one of my usual food columns filled with delicious recipes and lovely photographs. In fact, this column is going to get downright unappetizing. But before you stop reading, consider these questions: Do you have …

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans say ‘no’ to cappuccino chips America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips …

Roasted beets can brighten up any holiday table

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add visual interest to any seasonal color scheme. Plus, beets are incredibly flexible on temperature – …

Give thanks for a pie spiked with cheddar, whiskey

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Apples and cheddar cheese are such a wonderful pairing, they often are combined in pies. The result is deliciously sweet, with just a hint of creamy-savory for balance. We love this combination, but we decided we could make …

Quinoa cakes that defy their gluten-free status

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Quinoa cakes that defy their gluten-free label As anyone with a gluten or wheat intolerance can attest, not all professional efforts aimed in that direction are worth revisiting. Yet the hours of R&D spent at Willow restaurant have …

Taking the tedium out of making pumpkin risotto

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you’ve never made risotto before, you’re missing out on a great candidate for a weeknight meal. With no more at hand than the right rice, an onion, some broth and a wedge of Parmesan, you have dinner. …

N.H. Food Bank asks hunters to ‘Hunt for Hungry’

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The New Hampshire Food Bank is asking hunters to “Hunt for the Hungry” this season. For the seventh consecutive year, the food bank is collecting donations of whole or processed game animals for distribution at food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and group homes across the state. Last …

Tomato rice soup: A speedy bowl of creamy comfort

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Quick comfort food The creaminess puts this weeknight soup over the edge. Instead of cream, it uses cashew butter. It’s just as rich and creamy, but less sweet. Nuts and tomatoes work wonderfully together, and this soup is …