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Lemon lovers get bitter shock on California drought

Monday, September 29, 2014

First it was the surge in beef prices, and then seafood went through the roof. Now you can add lemons to the growing list of ingredients cutting into profit on the menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The three Joe’s restaurants, in Washington, D.C., Chicago and Las Vegas, use more than 800 lemons a day sliced as garnishes on entrees or juiced for drinks and sauces. A … 0

Paul Deen documentary to tell her side of downfall

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paula’s back Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you’ll need to pay to hear it. The former Food Network star has been working on a documentary about herself and her downfall – triggered in 2013 by her acknowledgment that … 0

California adopts olive oil labeling standards

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to state specifically whether they have adulterated any of their product. State officials say the standards will take effect Friday. They also require testing to determine whether most olive oil produced in California really is pure if the label claims it is. … 0

Dinner in 30 minutes: Spicy Cherry Pork Stir-Fry

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cherry season stir-fry I couldn’t let the clock run out on cherry season without working the fruit into a main course. Chances are good that few woks have gathered in a combination such as this – but the result is bright, crunchy, savory and worth a try. SPICY … 0

Sharpen up your salad skills

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Salads aren’t just for summer, but summer is when they hit their stride. Seasonal vegetables overflow from your farmers market basket and herbs pop out of your container garden, demanding to be made into dressings. Summer’s pace – … 0

Farmers markets, local stores benefit from Market Basket shortages

Friday, July 25, 2014

Whether motivated by zeal for Arthur T. Demoulas or just plain desperation, Market Basket shoppers are increasingly turning to farmers markets, independent stores and competing chains as the prolonged dispute drags on. Stacey Cooper, an employee at the … 6

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a … 10

Adapted from “Vibrant Food: Celebrating the Ingredients, Recipes, and Colors of Each Season,” by Kimberley Hasselbrink (Ten Speed Press, 2014).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This is a noodly tangle you can feel good about serving. Zucchini and yellow squash yield nicely after a salt session. Then they’re dressed with a yogurt-based riff on a 90-year-old French recipe. Serve with avocado slices and … 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