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Food

This June 30, 2014 photo shows tuna and white bean bruschetta in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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 the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta, … 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

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 CHERRY PORK STIR-FRY 8 ounces boneless, lean pork (not ground; may substitute boneless duck breast, … 0

Aissa Sweets brings owner’s Syrian culture to Concord

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The kitchen at Aissa Sweets is clean and quiet. There’s a big wooden table where owner Ahmad Aissa can roll out long sheets of filo dough. A metal tray with several pans of pistachio baklava waiting for the … 3

At Siam Orchid, old practice and new ideas come together in the family business

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Scott Saktanaset was just 12 when his parents opened Siam Orchid on the corner of North Main and Centre streets in 1995. He did his homework at the same table in that restaurant every night, through high school in Concord and college at Northeastern University in Boston. He … 1

Ohio: Go for the food: Fried chicken in Cincy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

When it comes to cuisine, Cincinnati is known for its quirky version of chili, a pile of sweet, cinnamon-flavored meat sauce served over spaghetti, topped with a heaping mound of shredded cheddar. Locals who grew up eating the … 0

Gluten-free Living: Savoring summer

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

After weeks of rain and cool temperatures, it feels like summer has finally arrived. That means months of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches, all perfect bases for easy, seasonal desserts. Those desserts get even easier with this make-ahead … 0

Home Plate: Sauteing the first foods of spring

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

May is the season when all that planning ahead gardeners have done in seasons past pays off. Our tulips and daffodils, flowering quince, cherries, peaches, apples, pears, crab apples and lilacs are in glorious, fragrant bloom. In the … 0

Finger-lickin’ good wings

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“We’re going to make some money off these!” That was the reaction when Tim Ma tossed together a batch of chicken wings for family in 2010. The chef now plates 60 pounds of wings a week at his … 0

Retro sweets

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it’s hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know . . . how … 0

McDonald’s tests seasoned french fries

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

McDonald’s says it plans to start testing seasoned french fries at select U.S. locations starting Friday. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says the test of its “Shakin’ Flavor Fries” will take place at restaurants in northern California and St. Louis. Customers will be able to choose garlic Parmesan, … 0

Summer sips

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Homemade lemonade is an essential taste of summer. But concentrates and powders simply won’t suffice. Luckily, great homemade lemonade is as easy as remembering a few numbers – 3-1-1-1. Three cups of cold water, 1 cup of lemon … 0

Noodle salad: a quick, light dinner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Molly Wizenberg weaves recipes into her new book, Delancey, which chronicles the startup of her relationship with husband Brandon Pettit and Delancey, their Seattle pizza restaurant. For this dish, inspired by the takeout food the couple loves, we … 0