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Brews for the cold that’s on its way

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A colder-weather sampling of beers and wines

A turkey roasted in an imu pit is incredibly juicy. Cooking time for this 15-pound bird was about five hours.

Thanksgiving turkey goes underground

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So you've roasted them, grilled them, and deep-fried them. If you're looking for a new way to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, you could bury it.

Emily Lafleur, 4, and Dane Lafleur, 5, of Wilton were enchanted to watch the handmade candy cane process on Saturday and eager to eat their tasty candy cane.

Making candy canes the old-fashioned way a sweet holiday tradition in Wilton

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The time honored holiday tradition of making candy canes by hand still happens at Nelson's Candy on Main Street, as it has for the four generations.

Leigh Maynard shopped for locally grown fresh vegetables on Saturday at the booth of Work Song Farm and is helped by farmer Dan Kilrain. The Hopkinton indoor farmer's market is opened every Saturday until May at Hopkinton Town Hall.

Hopkinton indoor farmers market opens for business

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The indoor farmers market is now open for business and offering locally grown food, home-made specialty goods and even warm alpaca knit socks every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Hall until May.

If consumers expand fish palate, it may help save industry

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Buy local. Ask questions. Try something new.

CHARLIE SHERMAN

Response is remarkable to food pantry's call for Thanksgiving turkeys

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The director of Manchester food pantry New Horizons said the pressure is off to find Thanksgiving turkeys, after companies and individuals flooded New Horizons Thursday with offers to compensate for the unexpected loss of turkey donations from...

A selection of mushrooms from Dave Wichland includes chanterelles, chestnuts and beech.

It's prime season for wild mushrooms, but it's OK to buy them, too

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Cool fall weather and damp leaves on the ground have fostered optimal growing conditions for the autumn mushroom season. It's a season many cooks love.

Apollo Vineyards launch in Derry

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Bert's Better Beers in Hooksett held its first wine tasting recently to mark the shop owners' discovery of a relatively new vineyard in Derry — Apollo Vineyards.

Linda Sellner of Hooksett was New Hampshire's only representative in this year's Pillsbury Bake-Off finals, held Monday in Nashville, Tenn.

NH guidance counselor makes Pillsbury Bake-Off finals in first try

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Linda Sellner of Hooksett shares the recipes that made her New Hampshire's only 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist.

Sampling Kathie Lee's 'Giffts' to the wine world

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If you've ever watched The Today Show (and who of us hasn't?), you know who Kathie Lee Gifford is. You may also know that in addition to television, she has moved into the wine world.

Robbie Young, left, and Mark Davison in front of their restaurant, Maggie's, in downtown Manchester. The restaurant is named for the late daughter of Davison's boyhood friend Stefan Philbrook.

Maggie's Restaurant namesake was a star in CHaD's 'Roar' video

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Friends since third grade, Mark Davison and Stefan Philbrook talked about opening a restaurant in downtown Manchester about two years ago, but Philbrook's focus was on his ill daughter, Maggie.

Mason's Tailgate Trick-or-Treat will happen Friday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Mason Congregational Church parking lot. Children can safely trick-or-treat, all in one safe location, out of the trunks of cars that will include a fire truck and police car. Residents are welcome to participate.Kathleen Baglio Humphreys

A tailgate trick-or-treat in Mason

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Instead of the trick-or-treaters going to homes and ringing the doorbell for Halloween candy, the candy and fun will come to them in a safe environment during Tailgate Trick-or-Treat on Halloween night.

Mont Vernon residents Bob and Elizabeth Bell and their five children, Sydney, Sierra, Taylor, Nate and Ben, join Chick-fil-A's 24-hour “First 100” party at its first free-standing restaurant in New Hampshire, on Amherst Street in Nashua.

Chick-fil-A restaurant's opening draws from near and far for camp-out celebration

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Before sunrise on Wednesday, the parking lot next to the new Chick-fil-A restaurant on Amherst Street in Nashua started filling up with tents pitched not just by local families, but fans from all along the Eastern Seaboard.

Ellen Ryan of the Red Arrow Diner mugs with a Mug o' Bacon, a menu item at the Manchester diner consisting of 20 slices of bacon. The Red Arrow is participating in the Makin' Bacon tour tonight. DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER

Manchester restaurants put on their bacon-y best

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Looking for an excuse to pig out? How about tonight's Manchester Bacon Tour?

A Guinness story: a stout and a blonde

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A blonde to go with Guiness Stout

Rockingham Meals on Wheels program working out issues with new caterer

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Earlier this month, the organization switched to a new catering company to provide meals for its clients. While the general satisfaction rate for the Meals on Wheels program has remained high, there are some clients who claim there are still some...

Martha's Exchange

Eight awesome autumn-inspired area brews

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It's Fall and along with the harvest, halloween, football, and foliage viewing comes beer in brand-new flavors. We picked eight (ok, nine) beers from local breweries that best capture the flavor or flair of fall. So pay a visit to your favorite...

Shelly Wolcott poses with some of the selections from her Healthy Solutions Spice Blends line.

Former software engineer spices up her life

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Shelly Wolcott, a one-time software engineer, is a self-confessed foodie. Her new line of herb and spice blends that have found their way into more than 200 supermarkets including Market Basket and Hannaford in less than two years.

A good everyday drinking wine revisited

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If you were to go by the flagship wine magazines like Wine Spectator, you might think that nobody ever drinks a bottle of wine under $95 and that most people in the world have in their cellars case after case of Bordeaux first growths and a flagship...

Food 4 Friends helping children at risk of hunger in Henniker, Food 4 Friends provides a bag of food each week to families with children who are struggling to provide adequate amounts of food at home when the children are not at school, such as weekends and school vacation days.

Food 4 Friends brings community together to help

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Food 4 Friends provides food to families with children ages 0-19 who are struggling to provide adequate amounts of food at home when the children are not at school, such as weekends and school vacation days.

A wine that was long past its prime

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The good, the bad and the vinegar

Owner Sterling Trumphour prepares an oven-ready chicken dish at his shop, The Happy Butchers in Milford.

Milford's Happy Butchers find oven-ready is important to their growing clientele

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A rise in demand for oven-ready dishes at The Happy Butchers has store owner Sterling Trumphour exploring new recipes to offer customers.

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Great barbecue, and plenty of it

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Lather up for some great barbecue by the Riverside in Nashua

A tasty stop for shopping season

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Warm up your shopping with dinner at PastAmore

New restaurant with a familiar feel in Hampton

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When I heard that the same folks involved with CR Sparks were opening a place in Hampton, my interest was more than piqued. CR's The Restaurant opened a few weeks ago.

Our Gourmet: Elegance of India at Elm and Amherst in Manchester

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Taj India: Exotic flavors at the corner of Elm and Amherst

A taste of Bermuda just west of Exit 20

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Onions at the Tilton Inn: Turn right at Exit 20 for some great food

Like a trip to your Italian grandma's

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Lucciano's: Like grandma's Italian kitchen

Our Gourmet: A trek to Nepal starts in Manchester

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Cafe Momo: A trek to the Himalayas starts on Hanover Street, Manchester

Our Gourmet: Atmosphere, value at the Riverworks

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This week's choice of restaurant was the work of the Teenage Bottomless Pit, whom I had made plans to meet for a quick bite while I was over on the Seacoast one Saturday afternoon.

Our Gourmet: Family-friendly Mexican in Concord

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A craving for Mexican food on an unseasonably cool late summer day brought us to Concord, home of El Rodeo.

Our Gourmet: Next to the fun park, a new seafood spot

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Better luck a second time at Naticook.

Our Gourmet: Memorable family spot in White Mountains

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It was with fond memories that The Dining Companion and I found ourselves back at Tuckerman's Tavern for dinner over Labor Day weekend.

Our Gourmet: Discovering a Port City landmark

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The Oar House: An upscale Portsmouth classic

Our Gourmet: Good food, good beer at Elm City Brewing in Keene

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Elm City Brewing takes up a good chunk of the first floor of the Colony Mill Marketplace, a cool but underutilized retail complex in an old brick textile mill west of downtown Keene.

The beers are best at the Flying Goose

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The beers are the best at New London's Flying Goose

A satisfying meal at Stonebridge CC

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Continuing our summer search for golf courses where the on-site restaurant is advertised and touted on its own merits for success, we had just such an uninterrupted and leisurely, relaxed time one...

A taste of Rome comes to Elm Street

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An Italian cousin joins the Manchester dining scene

A funky take on an old-world pub at Harlow's in Peterborough

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Harlow's Pub in downtown Peterborough is much more than just a bar with food.

A greenside ace for diners at Pease

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A fine dining experience is par for the course at Pease

Our Gourmet: Fine casual dining in a historic setting at Lavinia's

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It's not often that an ad in a competing publication compels us to try a new restaurant, but when the ad features a black and white photo of two guys from the 1950s posing on a fishing dock beside a...

Portsmouth's cool new Italian spot, Tavola

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A cool and classy, very Italian eatery opened in Portsmouth in October, and if it wasn't a bit off the beaten path we would have been there pronto.

A beautiful spot for a great dinner

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Sandwich's Corner House Inn: Beautiful location for a great dinner.

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