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Food and Drink

Shoofly Pie a unique Pensylvania Dutch staple

America has its fair share of strange dishes, but few can compare to Shoofly Pie, a gooey, sticky concoction of molasses and flour, baked into a pie crust. It’s a product of Pennsylvania Dutch country, the southeastern region of the state. Comprised mainly of the Amish and Mennonites, these ...

Cheshire Cheese: Best eaten cold with butter and crackers

Every now and then, I suffer a sudden attack of nostalgia, and start pining for the hills, castles, and Dark Satanic Mills of good old Blighty. Occasionally, these urges take on a decidedly culinary bent, and I end up craving Scottish kippers, Hovis bread, pickled walnuts and even a bit of ...

Kalamata olives: One of the gifts from the Greek goddess Athena

It is said that, in ancient times, the goddess Athena bestowed two gifts on the Greeks – namely, wisdom and olives. The first is self-explanatory, but if you’re going to be doing a lot of deep thinking, you’ll want nourishment. For the last five millennia, the olive has been revered ...

Celebrating 100 years

Obviously, not everything we eat is particularly nutritious or of gourmet quality. Sometimes, when we’re wandering around the house late at night, we just have the munchies and are looking for something to shove into our face. Potato chips fall into this category, as do pretzels, and those ...

A crumpet is an entirely different animal

Some time ago, I found myself in the unenviable position of having to describe a crumpet to one of my friends. Despite my repeated attempts, he still had no clue what I was talking about, and kept on thinking I was describing an English Muffin. Well, a couple of things. A crumpet is nothing ...

The Midfield Café flies again

NASHUA – A welcome fixture at the Nashua Airport for decades, the Midfield Café, 83 Perimeter Road, is a stalwart for its regular clients and the perfect hideaway for folks who come for the food, while the kids come to watch planes taking off and landing. Owner Sandy Cushing-Adams said ...