Hi 77° | Lo 54°


Grilled chicken wings. (Hillary Nelson)

Grill master: Perfectly cooked meat requires the right heat for the right time

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Every barbecue cookbook teaches the same technique for telling how hot the fire is. Hold the palm of your hand several inches above the coals and begin counting, “one Mississippi, two Mississippi . . .” Wherever you are in the count when you can’t take the heat any longer is a guide to fire temperature. One Mississippi means high heat; …

Summer’s frozen tradition

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When summer heats up, it’s time to head for a cold, sweet treat. We checked in with a few Concord-area ice cream shops to see which flavors are favorites and which are a bit weird. Arnie’s Place 164 Loudon Road, Concord 228-3225, Bestselling: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Unusual: Crosby’s Chocolate Chili. Manager …

‘Food Fight’ film documents Market Basket power struggle

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

One of the most remarkable work stoppages in U.S. labor history will soon be the subject of a documentary film. Food Fight: Inside the Battle for Market Basket is being edited and is scheduled to be released in the fall, said director Jay Childs, a New Hampshire-based filmmaker who’s been working on the …

Garden to table: Roses make yummy jams and tarts

Thursday, June 4, 2015

It’s amazing how many good things to eat are already growing in our own yards. All it takes to enjoy them is a new way of looking at things. Got weeds in the lawn? Put away the chemicals …

Parent of Dunkin’ Donuts gives $250,000 to UNH center

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The University of New Hampshire is getting $250,000 from the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins. The money was donated to the university’s Rosenberg International Franchise Center, named after the founder of Dunkin’ Donuts. The center studies franchising and offers courses for business students. Center officials …

French farmer who killed alleged truffle thief gets 8 years

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief. Laurent Rambaud was convicted Friday in the Valence court over the Dec. 20, 2010 killing of Ernest Pardo. The 37-year-old Rambaud insisted he didn’t mean …

Jazz up your grilled chicken routine with Greek yogurt sauce

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It’s pretty unlikely that we’ll ever get bored with burgers on the grill. But chicken? Yeah. . . . That actually happens pretty early in the season every summer. Because as much as we like all manner of …

Craft? Micro? Increasingly, ‘nanobrews’ slake local thirst

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

In a nondescript industrial park in Portland, Maine, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer – much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale. …

Dinner in 20 minutes: Pan-Seared Snapper With Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Served with a side of freshly cooked spring peas or fava beans, a 4-ounce portion of this beautifully fresh red snapper will satisfy. But if you keep things simple and spare, or start with a soup and have only the fish and its sauce, allow for two sauced …

On the Farm: Goodbyes aren’t easy, but they are part of life on the farm

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

‘Hand me another tissue, please, Susan. They’re back there somewhere,” I pointed with my right hand to the back seat of the truck. Susan and I had just dropped a cow named Cocoa off at The Local Butcher …

Federal cafeterias to serve meat with fewer antibiotics

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

President Barack Obama’s effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees. The White House said Tuesday that many federal cafeterias will start buying meat and poultry produced with fewer antibiotics later this year. The directive would apply to all of those …

Welcome to the trail

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Today is the launch of the Monitor’s new food blog, On the Food Trail. The blog will be a blend of recipes, foodie news and tips, seasonal trends and an exploration of food’s role in culture. Of course, …

The rise and fall of Subway, the world’s biggest food chain

Sunday, May 31, 2015

With 43,945 sandwich shops in 110 countries, Subway has become the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, posting armies of “sandwich artists” in more American outposts than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined. Yet at the dawn of its 50th birthday, all is not well in the land of Jared and …