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This July 21, 2014 photo shows savory delicious chop your own burgers in Concord, N.H. The trick to chopping the beef is to cut it into 1-inch chunks, then freeze it for about 15 minutes until it is just firm. These partially frozen chunks chop perfectly in the processor without becoming overworked. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Is it worth it to chop your own burgers? You bet!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I’m not going to tell you how to dress your burger. I’m not going to tell you what sort of bun to put your burger on. I’m not really even going to tell you very much about how to cook your burger. But I am going to tell you how to make the best burger. Ever. And you start by … 0

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 of year when over-the-top food somehow finds higher peaks to conquer. This is the time … 0

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 to your preferences. I like a bit of tang in my gazpacho, so I added … 0

Make a note of that: Two apps help oenophiles keep track of what they drink

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wine lovers are notorious note takers. When a wine excites us, we want to record it before the next glass or a new conversation takes us to another thought. What we do with those notes depends on our organizational skills. Mine lie in a jumble of Moleskine notebooks … 0

Lay’s newest flavor: Cappuccino?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay’s? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., has announced the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual … 0

Stay cool

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A month before the planned grand opening, Victoria Lai stands in the middle of her D.C. scoop shop, Ice Cream Jubilee. It is, ahem, a work in progress. Appliances are still shrink-wrapped. The wall murals aren’t finished. The … 0

Concord Market Basket employees encourage customer boycott

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Donna Maddox-Barnard offered to bring cold water to the young men picketing outside the Market Basket on Fort Eddy Road in Concord yesterday, but they said no. They pointed to a cooler. They had been outside holding signs … 8

Market Basket employees fighting for ousted CEO

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Market Basket employees across New England will be trying to run their grocery stores as usual today, after a second rally was held yesterday at a Tewskbury, Mass., location, near the company’s headquarters. But they still won’t be … 10

Local Market Baskets still missing deliveries, customers express support for employees

Monday, July 21, 2014

Market Baskets in and around Concord continue to report missed deliveries and depleted stock as a result of company-wide turmoil following the May firing of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. Managers said produce, meat and dairy stock was … 5

Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations

Friday, July 18, 2014

At least five managers from the Market Basket on Storrs Street attended a rally at the company’s headquarters in Massachusetts yesterday to show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and rebellion against his replacements. The store did … 0

Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One year ago today, Market Basket employees gathered at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Then-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’s position was in jeopardy, and they wanted to show their support. Today, a group of employees from the grocery chain’s headquarters … 40

New restaurant will replace Blaser’s Fireside Tavern in Hopkinton this fall

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A new restaurant is coming to Hopkinton. Resident Amy Lanman plans to open up Number 5 Tavern this fall in the Main Street building previously occupied by Blaser’s Fireside Tavern. She bought the property, which has an assessed value of $301,100, in earlier this month. And last week, … 2

Suspected mad cow disease found in Romanian beef

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Officials say they have found a case of suspected mad cow disease in Romanian beef. Romania’s animal health and safety authority said a preliminary test on May 1 indicated the cow was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy. It said the carcass has been sent to a British laboratory … 0