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This Jan. 25, 2016 photo shows lean roast beef with Marsala gravy in Concord, NH. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

4 simple hacks for making a leaner and tastier roast

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the world of beef roasts, marbling is king. The internal automatic basting power of tiny fat pockets melting into the meat is amazing. So what are the options for roasting healthier, leaner cuts of meat? There’s the pork tenderloin, which is the leanest choice. But it is so mild in flavor that it sometimes doesn’t quite scratch the roast …

Mini lemon curd cups are a fancy, yet simple dessert

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

There is a time and place for a pint of ice cream and a spoon, or for a pile of cookies or box of doughnuts. An Oscars viewing party is neither the time nor the place. This party requires desserts with a bit more panache. Which is why I created these simple lemon …

Chipotle schools employees in safety

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures. The presentation for workers, which comes after Chipotle has been slammed by a series of food scares, was broadcast live …

Many co-op programs changing amid labor-law fears

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws. The member labor or …

Perfect poaching

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs. It’s a notably lean way to roll because there’s no fat …

Dinner in 20 minutes: Sumac-Grilled Fish

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This is fast and easy fish, with an exotic flair. You can find ground sumac in the Mediterranean section of markets. SUMAC-GRILLED FISH 11/2 to 2 pounds striped bass or catfish fillets 1/4 cup olive oil 2 limes 11/2 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 …

U.S. repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it

Sunday, January 3, 2016

It’s now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal’s country …

Food pantry hopes to carry holiday momentum into the slow season

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The need to eat – and to help the food insecure – doesn’t change with the season. Which is why Susan Houck, president of the Loudon Food Pantry, is looking for some help and some donations. While the …

A toast to the new year

Thursday, December 31, 2015

French 75 The best of the classic sparkling-wine cocktails, this drink was created during World War I and named for a 75-millimeter French artillery gun, which should suggest that it is not as gentle a drink as it …

The best

Thursday, December 31, 2015

When I worked as a pastry chef at The Cleaver Company in New York City more than twenty years ago, one of our most requested recipes was this lemon tart. I have no idea who originated the recipe …

Startups seek meat alternatives for the masses

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown and others want to make foods without animal products that look, cook and taste …

Perfect chicken every time

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

We’ve all suffered through cardboard-dry chicken breasts. We do it because periodically we commit (or recommit or re-recommit) to healthy eating. And boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a fine and filling lean protein well suited to the job. …

Judge upholds rule allowing more Hawaii bigeye tuna fishing

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A federal judge has ruled longline fishermen in Hawaii may continue catching more bigeye tuna, or ahi, than the maximum set by international regulators. U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi issued the ruling last week, rejecting environmental groups’ claims …