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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Sugar and tea have a love story that goes way back.
As The Salt's Maria Godoy has written, they are a "power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics," and, of course, the slave trade.
Tea, especially ...
Monday, September 07, 2015
If you're enjoying a late-summer fruit pie this Labor Day, consider what went into growing and harvesting that fruit. Chances are, it took a lot of human hands to ensure its skin would be perfect and smooth when you bought it.
While machines have replaced human hands for a lot ...
Sunday, September 06, 2015
Most of America's pigs dine on slop or corn-and-soy-based feed — pretty boring stuff.
But some pigs feast upon truly delectable food that's just past its prime: bread, dough, pastries and other bakery byproducts. Farmers have even been known to feed their pigs Cap'n Crunch and chocolate.
These woolly ...
Friday, September 04, 2015
It's that time of year when some gardeners and tomato-coveting shoppers face a vexing question: What on earth am I going to do with all these tomatoes I grew (or bought)?
A select few up to their elbows in tomatoes may have an additional quandary: How am I going to ...
Friday, September 04, 2015
We're not shy about our affinity for the Cherokee Purple, a purplish package of sweet, acid and savory tomato greatness.
But every year, the Cherokee Purple's preeminence (in our mind, anyway) is challenged by new heirlooms we've never tried before. This year, we're wowed by the Paul Robeson, a ...
Monday, August 31, 2015
If, like me, you're an amateur taster of beer and wine, inevitably you've asked yourself why you don't taste that hint of raspberry or note of pine bark that someone else says is there.
Genetics certainly have something to do with why we have different perceptions of tastes. Scientists have ...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Bespoke, artisanal water could, conceivably, be a thing. Artisanal ice is real, after all.
The artisanal water we discovered recently is, however, just a vivid figment of filmmaker Paul Riccio's imagination.
"I had just rolled my eyes one too many times watching something about the artisanal food ...
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Sugar gives the human brain much pleasure. But not everyone revels in cupcakes with an inch of frosting, or milkshakes blended with candy bars, though these crazily sugary treats are increasingly the norm.
Scientists have known for a decade that cats and other felines don't have taste buds for ...
Friday, July 24, 2015
July 24 is Pioneer Day in Utah, honoring the arrival of Brigham Young and other Mormon settlers at Salt Lake Valley in 1847. State offices and banks are closed, employees have the day off, and there are parades and fireworks throughout the state.
Non-Mormons in Utah celebrate the day ...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Friday, July 03, 2015
Chocolate might be headed toward a crisis, depending on whom you ask.
That's at least what the 2015 Cocoa Barometer has to say. It's an overview of sustainability issues in the cocoa sector, written by various European and U.S. NGOs, and was released in the U.S. this week. And ...
Thursday, June 25, 2015
There were plenty of tasty tidbits packed into the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report that came out back in February.
As we reported, the panel of nutrition experts that wrote the report said it was OK to eat an egg a day. The scientific evidence now shows it won't ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.
That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: ...
Friday, June 19, 2015
Would you drink fewer cans of soda if a national tax jacked up the price?
When it comes to schemes to counter the staggering rates of obesity and diabetes around the world, there's a growing consensus that taxes that force consumers to reckon, via their pocketbooks, with their food and ...
Friday, June 05, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the last couple of years, we've detected a faint buzz about crispy crickets and crunchy mealworms. Companies pedaling scorpion lollipops and peanut butter-and-jelly protein bars made with cricket flour have thrust their wares into our hands and mailboxes.
It's truly gotten easier to snack on bugs, should you want ...
Friday, May 01, 2015
#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...