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Food

This July 28, 2014, photo shows buttered black pepper bison steaks in Concord, N.H. The widely available alternative to beef is naturally lean and deeply flavorful. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Butter and black pepper, a steak’s best friends

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A steak and potato dinner is an American cliche, but a delicious one. And its classic status gives us leave to play with — and enjoy — it without feeling guilty. Here’s a weeknight-friendly steak and taters recipe that’s a one-pan wonder. Nobody wants tons of cleaning up on a weeknight. It’s also fast and flavorful. If this meal has … 0

Bean there, done that? Learn to love dried beans

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein, they began … 0

Home Plate: Fall produce is perfect for homemade crostata

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It’s the time of year when gardens are bursting with so much produce, we can’t keep up with it. This year was a bad one for pears and peaches at my house, but a great one for grapes and tomatoes. Mysterious, but fine. One can only handle so many surfeits at a time, … 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