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Food and Drink

Summertime favorite potato salad as a rich history in America

As I write this, the temperatures have topped 90 degrees for the second straight day, and show no sign of stopping anytime soon. Obviously, this puts a bit of a damper on my enthusiasm for cooking, so I thought I’d settle for a summertime staple – namely, potato salad. Those of us who ...

A glimpse at Vietnamese cuisine and its history

If colonial occupations and territorial conflicts throughout prior centuries were to be compared to tug-o-war competitions, Vietnam could be described as one of the strongest ropes to survive being yanked back and forth in fervent contention. Entwined within the unbreakable fibers woven out of ...

Caribbean food and culture in Nashua year-round

Caribbean food has evolved tremendously over the centuries. With significant contributions from the indiginous tribes that thrived there prior to the late 1400s, it transformed through influences and impressions made by European colonizers. Five centuries-worth of colonial rule through Spain, ...

Brookline joint excels in the craft

New Hampshire residents born and raised here tend to regard themselves as experts about many things: hockey, contentious weather patterns, fried seafood, and out-of-state drivers, to name a handful of topics. It’s fair to say that BBQ isn’t necessarily on the list. We know we like it, but ...

Waldorf salad: A summery, sweet treat

Back in the 1960s, my mother used to attempt to liven up our nightly dinners with some kind of new concoction she found somewhere in a cookbook. My father, however, was a strict egg and chips man, who eyed all new gastronomic experiences with extreme suspicion. So it was that, one night, she ...

Masters of Pacific comfort food serve up sunshine & smiles

How refreshing is it that we get a taste of Hawaii right here in the middle of Southern New Hampshire? Aside from that Pacific breeze across one’s face, or hearing the roar of the waves in person, not much could stand up against slow-roasted pulled pork, chunks of grilled pineapple, and a ...

Cedars Cafe serves comfort and tradition

The incredible gifts of culture and science from the Mediterranean Basin are thankfully spread far and wide across the globe. The arts, music, mathematics and records of ancient history have survived the millennia to our great benefit, and thankfully, so has the food. One of several ...

Surf in Nashua offers high-quality, tasty fare

It’s no secret that every restaurant created by Chef Michael Buckley is built on a foundation of quality and atmosphere. From the decor to the dinnerware to the food itself, his pursuit of excellence runs through every detail. Established in 2002 right across the street from MT’s Local- his ...

The Peddler’s Daughter is not your typical Irish pub

Cherished across the world, the nation, and especially here in New England, the beloved Irish Pub is typically nestled in higher-traffic areas of towns and cities. Their proprietors open their doors, as one might open their home, to old friends and new to share some of their favorite food and ...

Bubble and Squeak a classic English dish

Hello again. Everything seems to have changed since I last wrote. We now have huge lines outside the supermarket, and everyone’s wearing masks, keeping a safe distance from each other. Obviously, this means a drastic reduction in shopping, and an increasing reliance on leftovers. The ...

Odd Fellows Brewing Co. earns high marks

Although considered a bit of a freshman perhaps, Odd Fellows Brewing Co. has certainly achieved “cool kid” status within the student body that is our diverse selection of restaurants in downtown Nashua. Their seasonally-inspired dishes and craft brews are popular due to their consistently ...

Nashua Garden a destination eatery

Sports, good food and beer coexist so harmoniously that you don’t often have one without at least another. Our local sports teams are our lifeblood, it seems, and the best way to enjoy them is with a meal and some brews. The Nashua Garden brings all three of our favorite things together ...

Nashua’s Liquid Therapy still brewing local favorites

New Hampshire is home to some of the best small breweries in the country. What often starts as a private, home-based setup can grow to become a widely successful and revered small business where people gather for cold brews and good company. People feel a special kind of excitement when they ...

What A Bagel can satisfy any palate

NASHUA – The versatility and range in flavors of the almighty bagel might just qualify it for the role of most universally loved bread. With butter, jam or cream cheese (or all three, why the heck not?), as a sandwich of the breakfast-or-any-other-meal persuasion, or as mini pizzas, bagels ...

Amid pandemic, homebrewing surges in popularity

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — On March 14, the day after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a national emergency in the United States, I decided to take up an activity that I had abandoned decades ago. I brewed some beer. I became part of a trend. While states imposed stay-at-home orders, brewpubs ...

‘American Tacos’ probes a dish’s evolution across borders

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — You can eat one with carne asada and corn tortillas in East Los Angeles, or one with flour and pit-grilled pork known as al pastor in Dallas. Travelers can pick a few up outside of Berlin’s Schonefeld Airport before boarding a flight, or grab one with albondigas and ...

No bread flour? No problem

LONDON (AP) — Are you struggling to find bread flour and fresh yeast at the moment? If so, you’re not alone. With millions of people across the globe stuck at home due to lockdown measures imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, many people are choosing to make their own bread, rather ...

US drinking more now than before Prohibition

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and ...

It’s time to clean out the fridge

We knew our fridge was nearing the end of its life – we just didn’t know exactly how long and drawn-out its final illness was going to be. The fridge had lost its ability to keep anything frozen; but we have a small, free-standing freezer, so that wasn’t a problem. Things seemed to be ...

Notable cookbooks 2017: A nod to tradition with extras

Editor’s Note: All of the cookbooks that appear in this round-up are ones that feature ingredients common or complementary to the New England table. There is an emphasis on recipes, techniques and affordable ingredients for busy people. As befits the healthiest region of the country, an ample ...