Lightening up a cold weather classic – chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup may have a reputation for helping us beat the winter sniffles, but that doesn’t make it health food.Processed varieties, for example, can be loaded with calories, fat and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Celebrate the New Year with roasted salmon

Feeding a crowd this New Year’s Eve? Consider offering something that is richly savory but won’t weigh down the party.We started with a beautiful side of salmon, roasted it with butter and garlic,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

No bones about it: The butcher is back

Knife in hand, Ryan Farr surveys the fresh whole lamb carcass stretched out on the cutting board, garnet flesh wrapped in a thin coat of pearlescent fat.He cuts into the ribs with the practiced...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Tiny desserts, bacon backlash shape food scene of 2011

2011: The year I officially became the last American to still eat gluten.Or did it just feel that way? Because though only a tiny fraction of Americans suffer sensitivities to this wheat protein,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Roll-your-own sushi party a good New Year’s idea

Not a New Year’s Eve partier? Me either.My ideal Dec. 31 is pretty basic. We invite another family to spend the night, freeing us up to get comfortable, play games, drink wine without worry and –...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Gifts for foodies

With only three more shopping days until Christmas, last-minute shoppers still can put holiday treats on the table and kitchen dazzle under the tree. Here’s a selection of local finds from the...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

A beef Wellington that won’t stop your heart

For Christmas this year, I didn’t ask Santa for a new sweater, tie or even my two front teeth. I just wanted a richly satisfying holiday dinner that wouldn’t make me gain weight.One of my solutions...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Guilt-free celebrations with alcohol-free sangria

Like so many people, I use the start of the new year to assess my life and zero in on all the things I want to change. For 2012, I want to focus on being healthier, continue exercising, maintain a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

From toques to tattoos, a kitchen culture change

Stephanie Izard looks like the girl next door, all T-shirt and curly pony tail. Until she wipes the sweat from her forehead with the back of her hand. And then you see it.The fish tattoo. “Cooking...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Add sparkle to your holidays

“Come quickly. I am tasting stars!”Wine historians attribute those words to Dom Perignon, when he tasted champagne for the first time. Centuries later, such metaphors are less common when tasters...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Hamilton Holiday Milk Punch

Notes: Created by Chris Hamilton’s grandfather Ben Hamilton, this cocktail traditionally is enjoyed in the kitchen by the Hamilton men as they prepare Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Ingredients:...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

The Splash!

Notes: Also known as a whiskey sour, this recipe is courtesy of Mike Vermette, manager of Star Liquors. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice2 maraschino cherries3 ounces Jim Beam Black...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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