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This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. In a statement released online Monday, Aug. 25, 2015 in the journal Pediatrics, a pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be fed foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Doctors recommend early exposure to prevent peanut allergies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance – contrary to conventional thinking. Allergy tests are recommended first for …

New Mexicans say they dished out world’s longest tamale

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A group of people in New Mexico say they cooked the world’s longest tamale Saturday morning. Luis Hernandez of the ABQ West Chamber of Commerce says that a team of more than 30 chefs at Viva II, a three-day celebration of the state’s heritage, assembled a 116-foot-7-inch long tamale at the Valencia County fairgrounds in Belen, N.M. Organizers say the ingredients, which were …

Stock your freezer with fruit while you can

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last bit of fresh summer fruit in the produce aisle. Sure, we can get peaches all …

Way of eating focuses on wellness, but also often includes weight loss

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The coaches at Get Fit NH Bootcamp were upfront about the fine print when they pitched their six-week nutritional challenge to clients, myself included, in mid-May. They told us we’d probably feel worse – headachy, short-fused, exhausted – …

A bevy of N.H. beer bills evidence of growth, change in the market

Thursday, April 9, 2015

By almost any metric, New Hampshire’s beer business is becoming more stout. The number of breweries has jumped from 17 to 38 in the past 18 months and is expected to push 60 in the next year. Beer …

Craft sake is the latest trend that’s brewing in US

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called “rice wine” into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S. Dan Ford, whose Maine-made sake is just hitting the …

Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Starbucks raised its prices again yesterday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small and large brewed …

Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop and an El Nino weather pattern blamed for dry conditions in other wheat producing nations have sparked a recent run up in wheat prices. Normally, the …

Bryan Voltaggio: Get comfortable with new take on home food

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bryan Voltaggio’s new cookbook may be titled Home, but these are not the breezy, 30-minute meals you might expect from book named with an everyday ethos. Because when this star of Bravo’s Top Chef and owner of nine …

Matcha green tea gives flavorful boost to banana “ice cream”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Like many Americans, I was first exposed to the taste of matcha green tea without really any thought on my part: green tea ice cream was the only dessert offered at our local Japanese restaurant, and since it …

Oreos get thin, going for ‘sophisticated’ air

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and their maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for adults that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add “Oreo Thins” to …

Move pasta beyond the side salad

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Aside from the occasional pasta salad, America’s favorite carb often takes a vacation during summer. It’s probably because we tend to associate it with more winter-friendly heavy and hot sauces. But pasta doesn’t have to be relegated to …

These N.H. vinegars finish the dish right

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sometimes a salad or meat sizzling off the grill – and frequently a cocktail – needs just that special something to tie it all together. When searching for that something, American home cooks frequently overlook one of the …