Arts & Life

1:38pm

Mon September 30, 2013
The Salt

Remembering Marcella Hazan, Who Brought A Taste Of Italy To America

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 8:09 pm

Marcella and Victor Hazan in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla.
Laura Krantz NPR

Marcella Hazan, whose cookbooks helped revolutionize Americans' conceptions of what real Italian cooking tastes like, died Sunday at her home in Longboat Key, Fla. She was 89.

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11:25am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: McDonald's Mighty Wings

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 2:10 pm

Mouth's eye view
NPR

Chicken wing restaurants continue to pop up everywhere in this country — there are Wingstop, Buffalo Wild Wings, Aaron Sorkin's West Wings. Now, McDonald's is getting in on the act with Mighty Wings. They're available in three-piece, five-piece, and Who-Am-I-Kidding-I've-Got-Nothing-Left-To-Prove-piece.

Peter: I was as surprised to find an actual bone in this as I would be to find a bone in a banana.

Eva: How McDonald's got the bones in the nugget is the modern version of the classic ship in a bottle mystery.

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4:53am

Mon September 30, 2013
Arts & Life

Book News: Marcella Hazan, Italian Cookbook Author, Dies

Marcella Hazan and her husband, Victor, in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla.
Laura Krantz NPR

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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1:35am

Mon September 30, 2013
The Salt

Kombucha: Magical Health Elixir Or Just Funky Tea?

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:34 am

Kombucha made by artisan tea brewer Bill Bond in Akron, Ohio, comes in an array of flavors, such as lemongrass, ginger, blueberry and watermelon.
Peggy Turbett The Plain Dealer /Landov

Chances are, you've seen it in your local grocery store. Maybe you've even mustered the courage to taste it — or at least take a whiff.

Once mostly a product of health food stores and hippies' kitchens, kombucha tea is now commercially available in many major grocery stores.

And people aren't necessarily scooping it up for its flavor. Its taste has been described as somewhere between vinegar soda and carbonated apple cider.

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3:02pm

Sun September 29, 2013
Author Interviews

How Two Brothers Waged A 'Secret World War' In The 1950s

Originally published on Sun September 29, 2013 4:30 pm

Courtesy of Times Books

John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles were the forefathers of using covert operations to upset foreign governments — with the aim of overthrow.

They learned the reach of American power abroad when they were partners at an influential New York law firm. Later, with John Foster Dulles serving as secretary of state and Allen Dulles as CIA chief, they shared power in the President Dwight Eisenhower's administration.

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