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Three people wear t-shirts at the rally for Arthur T. at the Market Basket on Main Street in Tewksbury, Mass Monday. There was going to be another rally at headquarters but they were told they would have been arrested for trespassing. The crowd was estimated to be 3,000.

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket’s leaders are calling for all employees to return to work Aug. 4 or risk being replaced. Many employees of the regional grocery chain have been on an unofficial strike since July 21, refusing to deliver fresh produce to the chain’s 71 stores until the board of directors reinstates ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. “We want Market Basket associates … 9

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is … 0

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don’t need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the occasional seed. Done. Trouble is, the sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon is so appealing in summer, I tend to overbuy. And before long I find myself with two or even three massive melons rolling … 0

Contaminated parmesan cheese seized in Italy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Italian police have seized 2,400 wheels of contaminated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and detained four people in the latest safety problem afflicting some of Italy’s most prized foods. The cheese was contaminated with aflatoxin, a highly-carcinogenic toxin that can be found in corn used to feed animals, Italian news agency … 0

Hemp seeds seized at US-Canada border

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds heading from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota. The seizure marked the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin. The federal Farm Bill signed into law earlier this year allows cultivation … 0

Lemon-pepper really pops in this pulled chicken

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

For a fresh take on barbecued pulled pork, I decided to reinvent it from the bottom up. And I started by ditching the pork. As delicious as pork is, for this July Fourth offering I wanted something that … 0

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A crop scientist credited with developing hundreds of varieties of disease-resistant wheat adaptable to many climates has been awarded the 2014 World Food Prize. Sanjaya Rajaram, who was born in India and is a citizen of Mexico, wins the $250,000 prize founded in 1986 by Norman Borlaug, who … 0

Red, white and grilled

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

As somebody who spends a whole lot of time thinking about grilling, I love that so many Americans celebrate July Fourth by busting out the grill. So many of us are eating the same thing cooked in the … 0

FDA prepping plan to reduce salt

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty – a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. The Food and Drug … 1

There are healthier ways to reset your eating habits than by going on a juice cleanse

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I took my 3-year-old daughter to the pool recently and witnessed a cluster of high school girls sipping green juices. At first I smiled, thinking how wonderful it was that these girls had chosen vegetable juice over the classic teenage drink, soda. But as the day progressed and … 0

No need for fat in this potato salad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Let’s talk potato salad. Everyone knows it’s good – there’s a reason it’s a summer perennial – but that doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Here’s a crafty version that swaps in sweet potatoes for the more traditional … 0

Home Plate: Now’s the time to enjoy local lettuce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June is peak lettuce season in New Hampshire, still cool enough that greens haven’t gone bitter, but well enough along in the growing cycle that heads have taken on some size. If you don’t have your own garden, … 0

Concord School District food services director puts focus on local foods

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Native corn harvested in Gilford, fresh salsa made in Bow and farm-raised beef from Loudon. These aren’t daily specials at a local restaurant. They are the result of John Lash’s first year as food services director in the … 1