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This Jan. 12, 2015 photo shows red beans and rice in Concord, N.H. This is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Pack in protein — and save the budget — with beans and rice

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer. Not that we necessarily appreciated it. “It’s a complete protein!” Mom would proudly announce as my sister and I groaned. But mom was …

Swiss Guard’s cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world’s smallest army eat? A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope’s army with a new cookbook. Buon Appetito features recipes on the soldiers’ current menu …

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers. “Every movement we make in farming takes fuel,” Kansas cattle rancher and hay grower Randy Cree said. Livestock producers in the Midwest …

State to celebrate 10th annual Wine Week

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission will host its 10th annual Wine Week celebration Jan. 26 through Feb. 1. This year’s event will include access to nationally and internationally acclaimed wine makers, intimate wine dinners, bottle signings, wine tastings and for, the first time this year, a one-of-a-kind Pinot …

Health officials link Calif. apple packer to listeria deaths

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Listeria linked to California caramel apples The Food and Drug Administration says strains of listeria found on surfaces inside a California apple packing facility match listeria bacteria found in 32 people sickened across the country, including at least three deaths. The illnesses and deaths have been linked to …

Using the bounty from your winter CSA

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I belong to a winter CSA, which means every week I pick up more root vegetables and winter squash than I know what to do with. In past years, I’m ashamed to say, I sometimes forgot I had …

Sweet Potato Curry

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Curry for a cold day Here, the combination of vegetables, coconut milk and curry powder tastes clean and bright. To save time, you can use pre-cut, peeled sweet potatoes from your grocery store’s produce department, and shredded carrots …

Scotch struts its milder side to appeal to bourbon crowd

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Peated Scotch whisky can be a bit of a polarizer. Plenty of people love the traditional, smoky flavor imbued with centuries of tradition. Plenty of others think it’s a bit like lapping up essence of tire fire. It …

Marry the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue ribs

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

We know what you want for your Super Bowl party. You want big, bold flavors. You want rich, meaty goodness. All of which is to say, you want grub. We got grub. We came up with these boneless …

AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Most Americans favor labeling calories on menus in fast food and sit-down restaurants. That’s according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted last month that found most favor labels for prepared foods in the grocery store, too. The poll was conducted just after the Food and Drug Administration announced …

All about that taste

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Listen to Renee Erickson – chef-owner of four of Seattle’s most extraordinary restaurants and the author of the new cookbook A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus – and you’ll hear her use one word more than any …

New restaurant will include some former Cat ’n Fiddle favorites

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The son of the former Cat ’n Fiddle owner is opening an eatery of his own in Concord. John Barous hopes to open Barous’ Family Restaurant at 94 Fort Eddy Road in a couple of weeks – likely …

California: Bar glasses that are anything but ordinary

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Have some fun with your collection of barware. These glasses are anything but ordinary. Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses Musical notes are labeled on the outside of the glass – so you can tap or run your finger …