Susan Laughlin

Food Editor

Writer and photographer Susan Laughlin has been New Hampshire Magazine’s food editor for more than 16 years. She has traveled the Granite State with fork and camera in hand, looking for the best breakfasts, burgers, poutine and overall dining excellence. Over the years, she’s written about the state’s top restaurants and chefs, young farmers, where to find the best brunch, and profiles of entrepreneurial brewers and distillers. She’s also been tapped by other publishers, including Food Network Magazine, Phaidon and Yankee Magazine, for her local dining expertise.

Verde Sole Zinfandel

Christian Vitone, of Amherst, has created a really nice Zinfandel as his first release for his new company, Vitone Family Wines. Vitone has all the blessings of his familial Italian heritage. His grandfather made wine in the basement by purchasing grapes shipped East from California; the family enjoyed wines with every meal while he was growing up.

Growing Season

The Seedling Café sprouts a leaf It may not be the most hospitable season or favorable economic climate for growing a new restaurant, but two young hopefuls have dug in and transplanted their sprouting café to nurture a new leaf…

Hot new restaurants 2005

Takumi: Serenity and the Sea By Rachel Forrest Stepping into Takumi is like stepping into a Zen garden. The new Japanese restaurant in Nashua is a place of serenity, where design imitates nature. A bed of white stones glitter near…