SUMMER WEATHER IS finally here and that often means hot, humid days. When outside temperatures hit the high 80s and 90s, coming up with a dinner plan can be a struggle. Even standing outside cooking on a hot grill can be downright unpleasant.

Safety is an essential component of summer fun, which is why we wear bike helmets and reapply sunscreen. But keeping food safe when eating outdoors is a preventive measure that’s often overlooked: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1in 6 Americans is sickened by fo…

MR. KIM’S OPENED only weeks ago, but the sleekly decorated Korean-homestyle restaurant on Portsmouth’s State Street already has the happy hum of a comfortably running establishment. A small sign on the front door reads “positive vibes only,” and the staff’s upbeat demeanor and the fun food p…

Lamb shoulder chops are an oft-overlooked dinner option that I think should be on your table more often. Rib chops are too dainty (“Lollipops? No”). Saddle chops (those mini T-bones), too expensive. Shoulder chops, however, are cheaper and more flavorful than beef steaks. They take strong fl…

During those first warm spring days with sunny skies and rising temperatures, I got reacquainted with my grill. I love grilling weather and when it’s nice out the neighbors have their grills going, too. All the smells drifting through the neighborhood are enough to make your mouth water.


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