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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle over $1M rent on London pub

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is facing a kitchen nightmare after a British judge ruled him personally liable for rent on a London gastropub. Ramsay accused his father-in-law, Christopher Hutcheson, of using an autopen machine to forge his signature on a document making Ramsay personal guarantor for the 640,000-pound ($1 million) annual rent. But High Court judge Paul Morgan ruled that the contract was binding. He said that when the lease …

A speedy chicken breast that packs flavorful, crunchy punch

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This is the chicken breast recipe you’ve been searching for. Because it will taste nothing like those flavorless, dry breasts you’ve grown to tolerate. The gist is simple – chicken breasts are sliced thin, then pounded even thinner. Sure, this is a process that by way of violence renders the meat pretty tender. …

Ga. appeals court hears case over Vidalia onion regulation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A bitter fight over Georgia’s famed sweet onions is winding its way through the state’s legal system. The state agriculture commissioner established a rule setting a packing date meant to keep immature Vidalia onions off store shelves to protect what is a $150 million brand. However, a major grower says he should be able to pack onions whenever he thinks they’re ready. Last …

Go low and slow for a rib roast that stays rare

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Here’s my holiday conundrum, and I bet you can relate: I am in charge of this year’s holiday meal, which will feature a big standing rib roast. Everyone in my family wants their meat rare, but I want …

A chocolatey rich coconut cream pie for Christmas

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coconut is my family’s must-have sweet during the holidays. Usually we have a fresh coconut cake, but my mom has been known to sneak a Mounds bar – her favorite candy – when the urge strikes. So this …

The Everyday Cafe adds ‘pub’ to its name, now serves beer and wine

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Everyday Cafe was open until 4 p.m. at its former location, but when it moved to a larger space, the restaurant added “pub” to its name and extended its hours until “wheneva,” as employees’ T-shirts say. About …

Canterbury distiller hopes to jump into surging market

Friday, December 5, 2014

Greg Meeh wished he had a fruit brandy sample to offer his guest. He’s inside his Canterbury barn amid giant stainless steel pieces of distilling equipment, still wrapped in shipping plastic from their recent trip from Austria. By …

Holiday entertaining? Start with a box of crackers

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Planning for a crowd this holiday season? Grab a box of woven wheats. That’s the generic name for Triscuits, those kind-of-weirdly-woven wheat crackers that are delightfully salty-crunchy-savory. This year, I’ve decided they are the perfect on- demand base …

Eggnog: Once-a-year things must be the very best

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again. And when we do crave it, we love to pretend that this sinfully rich drinkable dessert (basically, it’s melted …

Local winter farmers markets

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cole Gardens Winter Farmers Market 430 Loudon Road, Concord 229-0655 Saturdays through April 11 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Contoocook Farmers Market Hopkinton Town Hall, 33 Main St. 746-3749 Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Danbury Winter Farmers Market 15 North Road …

After more than 14 years, Remi’s Place closes

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Remi’s Place on Pleasant Street has closed. Owner Remi Hinxhia did not comment on the reasons for shuttering the restaurant, citing legal concerns. But he thanked customers who have eaten at his restaurant for nearly 15 years. “After 14 and a half years, really with a broken heart, …

A cup of holiday cheer

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

hether you’re having a quiet night in with family or a larger gathering with friends, holiday celebrations often call for a cocktail – sometimes simply to help you deal with those friends and family! So we’ve got you …

First woman named in charge of White House dessert

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

For the first time, a female chef is in charge of dessert at the White House. Michelle Obama’s office says Susan Morrison is taking over as executive pastry chef after helping make presidential sweets for nearly two decades. Morrison will create desserts for all White House social events, …