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Food

In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Napa Valley Calif.’s earthquake has revived worries about a risk particular to wine country – falling wine barrels. Vintners say thousands of wine barrels fell from their racks during the Aug. 24 earthquake that hit southern Napa County. Winery heads, like Richard Ward of Saintsbury vineyard, say many people would have been in harm’s way if the 3:20 a.m. quake had hit at another time. Winery seismic-engineering specialist Joshua Marrow … 0

Chocolate-prosciutto-peanut grilled bananas? Yes!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You’re going to have to trust me on this one. It may look a little strange. It will sound even stranger. You may even feel a little strange making it. But this over-the-top grilled banana is a delicious combination of everything we love – a bomb of chocolatey-salty-savory-sweet-peanut buttery goodness. CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER COATED … 0

Stick ’em up

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

If early summer is asparagus season and midsummer is peak for tomatoes, then late summer is prime time for food-on-a-stick. State fairs are in full bloom, and that is where skewered cuisine is at its ripest. Cosmopolitan fairgoers nibbled caprese salad on a stick at the just-concluded Iowa State Fair. Exotica seekers sampled … 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

Rhubarb and chutney, made for each other

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Ask a dozen people about rhubarb, and some will tell you stories of a childhood summer day spent dipping it into cups of sugar. The rest will give you a baffled look and ask, “Rhubarb?” The vegetable with … 2

Get ‘Grilled’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

All eyes are on the giardiniera. After making the cut and practicing with likely ingredients, after surviving two quick rounds in which Cracker Jack, Vienna Beef franks, smoked cheese, deep-dish pizza dough and kielbasa had to be charred … 0

Farm vendor finds avenues beyond farmers market to sell products

Saturday, July 5, 2014

With 40 vendors and a variety of locally made products for sale, the Concord Summer Farmers Market attracts a crowd to Capitol Street every Saturday morning. Customers can seek out their favorite stands week after week, but the system can be a bit more complicated for the farmers … 1