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Food

Homeplate: A quick primer on FODMAP foods

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Warning: This is not one of my usual food columns filled with delicious recipes and lovely photographs. In fact, this column is going to get downright unappetizing. But before you stop reading, consider these questions: Do you have gastric distress – symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea or constipation – that remain unexplained even after thorough medical evaluations? Have you kicked bread and pasta out of your life because you feel crummy when you eat them and are convinced you are gluten intolerant, even though you have tested negative for celiac disease? Do you drink only sugar-free soda but still feel bloated? Have you given up …

America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans say ‘no’ to cappuccino chips America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists – Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese. Parent …

Roasted beets can brighten up any holiday table

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beets are the perfect addition to bountiful fall feasts. They are satisfying without being heavy, and their rich ruby and golden tones add visual interest to any seasonal color scheme. Plus, beets are incredibly flexible on temperature – serve them warm, room temperature or chilled – which is a huge bonus when planning …

A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A Twinx. It’s a Twinkie – stuffed with a Twix candy bar – wrapped in bacon – deep-fried – and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce. And its existence can mean only one thing: This is fair season, the time …

Taking a sweet and tangy approach to gazpacho

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Watermelon and tomatoes may seem an unlikely combination, but in this simple, refreshing gazpacho they blend perfectly. The recipe — inspired by one in Yotam Ottolenghi’s upcoming cookbook “Plenty More” — comes together in minutes and easily adapts …

Tech-driven conveniences creeping into New Hampshire

Friday, August 22, 2014

It’s the rosy promise of living in a modern, tech-driven world: Push a button, and your errands are done. But until recently, conveniences like grocery delivery, same-day delivery for online orders, and on-call car services have been concentrated …

In its 12th year, Mountain Chili Fest still growing

Thursday, August 21, 2014

While Pats Peak is usually known for its colder weather offerings, there will be plenty of smoking hot fun to be found there this weekend. The Henniker Rotary Club will host the 12th Fire on the Mountain Chili …

Classic frozen pop from childhood remade as a pie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let’s get one thing clear – I am not proud of this recipe. And if it weren’t so ridiculously good, I’d be too humiliated to share it. But it is and so I am. It all came about …

Summer fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts! In late summer, I make this grilled fruit crisp every week. It is good …

Lobster, suffering an identity crisis?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lobster, you’re on a roll. Recent news reports have chronicled your rise – or fall? – citing sustainability, affordability and sheer bounty. In Maine alone, marine biologists are happy to report that your numbers have grown “unbelievably” over …

McDonald’s to sell packaged coffee nationally

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

McDonald’s plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its U.S. restaurants. The world’s biggest hamburger chain has made a deal with Kraft Foods to manufacture and distribute the …

Dinner in 35 minutes: Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Creamy Parmesan Polenta With Broccoli Rabe 2 servings These cozy, warm bowls could be just the ticket for an easy meal at the beach. Just remember to pack the cornmeal/polenta and pine nuts. This recipe uses a solid America’s Test Kitchen trick: The bit of baking soda helps …

10 Things: 10 ideas for eating all that zucchini

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat? Convinced we could find more – and more creative – ways to use up …