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Food / Dining

This June 30, 2014 photo shows tuna and white bean bruschetta in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is the sturdy and satisfying basis for bruschetta, … 0

Ex-CEO wants Market Basket protesters rehired

Monday, July 21, 2014

TEWKSBURY — The fired longtime chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain is urging the family-owned company to reinstate workers who were fired for protests demanding his return. Arthur T. Demoulas’s statement Monday night was his first since he was fired last month by a board controlled by his rival cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas. Eight supervisory employees were fired over the weekend … 0

Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Everyone’s got a favorite

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On a recent quiet, midweek evening, I stopped by the Tunnel Bar on Strong Avenue in Northampton. Kathleen was behind the bar, and I asked her what her favorite cocktail is. A Coconut Basil Gimlet, she told me, which sounded interesting: I like coconut, basil and gimlets but I wouldn’t have thought to … 0

Great American Meals
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said.

    JERREY ROBERTS Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18. Purchase photo reprints »

Valley Bounty: Bok choy

Friday, June 6, 2014

Bok choy Bok choy is a crunchy and mild Asian green, readily available this time of year at farmers markets and farm stands. Baby bok choy can be added to salad mix, while larger plants can be chopped … 0

Sorghum seeing success as Southern foods get hot

Friday, June 6, 2014

When chef Josh Feathers was growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother always had a jar of sorghum syrup in the cupboard. But he never gave much thought to it, or its significance to Southern culture. That didn’t happen … 0

Grow Food Northampton increases food access to low-income community members

Friday, June 6, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — Grow Food Northampton works with Crimson & Clover Farm in Florence to provide fresh, local produce to low-income community members, and this year, Grow Food Northampton has increased the number of farmshares it offers. Grow Food Northampton is offering what it calls a Double SNAPshare to … 1

Barhopping: Enjoying a margarita at Mission Cantina

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I hadn’t been to Mission Cantina at 485 West St. in Amherst since its expansion about a year ago, and was really looking forward to it. As I drove up on a recent Friday, I could see that … 0

Time to expand your vegetable repertoire

Friday, May 30, 2014

Martha Rose Shulman wants to empower us to cook. The prolific cookbook writer has taken a novel approach with her latest, “The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking,” in order to do that. In this she serves as culinary … 0

Ironclad cookery: The simple cast-iron pan serves as one of today’s under-the-radar trends

Friday, May 30, 2014

It may be the most versatile pan around, yet it’s hundreds of years old and comes in one color: the cast-iron pièce de résistance. For generations of cooks, the pan has been passed along from kitchen to kitchen … 0

Wine to try: 2011 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘San Andreas Fault’ Sonoma Coast

Friday, May 30, 2014

A WINE TO TRY 2011 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir ‘San Andreas Fault’ Sonoma Coast Region: Sonoma Coast Price: About $54 to $56 Style: Ample and nuanced What it goes with: Lamb, lamb and more lamb Hirsch Vineyards makes … 0

Just for Dad, a healthy take on jalapeno poppers

Thursday, May 29, 2014

What to do on Father’s Day when it’s time to eat and you want to serve something manly and filling? Other than steak, that is. Here’s a nominee that re-engineers a classic sports bar appetizer — jalapeno poppers. … 0

This week’s local wine and beer tastings

Thursday, May 29, 2014

TASTINGS Amherst Wine & Spirits, 233 N. Pleasant St., Amherst Today, 2-5 p.m., spring reds Provisions, 30 Crafts Ave., Northampton Thursday, 4:30 p.m., Sebago Brewing; Friday, 5:30 p.m., Vineyard Road wines. WEEKLY EVENTS: Cooper’s Corner Liquors, 31 Main St., Florence: Friday, 4-6 p.m., wine; Leeds Package Store, Route … 0

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou’s mis-adventures in cooking, No. 142

Friday, May 23, 2014

Lou’s Misadventures in Cooking, No. 142: Sometimes I have a great notion. Like last weekend’s urge to make chili from scratch. No canned beans for me. I soaked a pound of reberoso beans I got from Rancho Gordo’s … 0