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This Dec. 1, 2014 photo shows egg roulade stuffed with prosciutto, spinach and roasted red pepper in Concord, N.H. Think of a roulade as a big edible cigar-shaped container for just about any filling of your choice. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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. Savory roulades – the term means “to roll” in French – can be made from beef, chicken or turkey. Sweet roulades – …

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.” Chik-fil-A had objected to the use of the phrase by Bo Muller-Moore of Montpelier, Vt., …

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 farming in tanks – or closed containment systems – nearly eliminates fish manure runoff and …

Cost of Thanksgiving is going up, but not by much

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Giving thanks will be a little costlier this year, but – and here’s something you can be truly thankful for – it probably won’t empty your wallet. The price for putting Thanksgiving dinner on the table for 10 …

PHOTOS: Cooks in training

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Children from Head 2 Toe Learning Center in Concord visited Merrimack Valley High School’s all-grades elective “food choices” class yesterday to help make garlic Parmesan pasta. …

Even nut haters may like cookies with pine nuts

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Much as I love a good nut, I almost universally hate nuts in baked goods. Not in brownies. Not in chocolate chip cookies. Certainly not in banana bread or carrot cake. I’ve had this aversion since I was …

Sweet celebration

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

During college, I took a class on global populations and food (affectionately known as “pops and crops”). I’m sure it was a fine class, but really only one lesson has stuck with me in the 25 years since. …

McDonald’s won’t buy Simplot’s GMO potato

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.’s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company’s oldest business partners – McDonald’s – hasn’t. The Idaho Statesman reports that the fast-food giant says it doesn’t use genetically modified potatoes and has no plans to change …

Venezuela cooks world’s largest Christmas hallaca

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Venezuelans may be struggling with shortages of basic food items, but Christmas treats were in abundant supply Saturday. With some help from the Ministry of Nutrition, some cooks set a record for making the world’s biggest hallaca, Venezuela’s …

New beers from Newburyport, Mass., added to New Hampshire Craft Alliance distribution

Monday, November 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Craft Alliance has signed a deal to distribute a new line of beer in the Granite State. The alliance – New Hampshire Distributors, White Mountain Distributors and Clarke Distributors – will begin distributing the entire line of Newburyport Brewing’s draft and canned craft beers throughout …

Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The scientist who forever changed cooking with the invention of CorningWare, a versatile glass found in millions of American kitchens, has died. S. Donald Stookey died last week at an assisted living center in Rochester, New York. He was 99. His son, Donald Stookey, says he died from …

Thanksgiving: What can and can’t be prepped ahead

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

When it comes to wrangling the Thanksgiving meal onto the table, one motto gets it right: Be prepared. Let’s face it, our national day of feasting features multiple dishes, all of which require different cooking times, temperatures and …

Shortcut produces fluffiest, best sweet potato pie

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Much as I love a classic pumpkin pie, I have to be honest: My heart belongs to sweet potato pie. Both are rich and warmly spiced. Both go wonderfully with whipped cream (particularly whipped cream that has been …