Food & Food Culture

1:11pm

Tue March 5, 2013
The Salt

Who Grew Your Pint? How Craft Brews Boost Local Farmers

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 3:27 pm

Throwback Brewery in New Hampshire is one of almost 20 New England breweries using malts from Massachusetts' micro-malt house Vally Malt.
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Brent Manning is a maltster on a mission. The co-founder of Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, N.C., wants people to be able to taste local grains in North Carolina's beers, just as vino aficionados can identify the provenance of fine wines.

"In the wine industry ... they will tell you that the No. 1 Syrah grape grows on this hillside over here because it's a bit rockier," Manning explains. "It's that very same connection to the soil and the underlying geology that creates these nuances in flavors."

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11:16am

Tue March 5, 2013
The Salt

Give Me Liberty, And Give Me Government-Subsidized Broccoli

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 10:32 am

Most people polled in a new survey said government programs to make fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable sound like a great idea.
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Americans are all for government efforts to get them to eat more healthfully, as long as they don't feel like they're being bullied into it. That's what people said in a new survey about government efforts to influence how we eat, like New York City's ban on supersized sodas.

In the past decade, state and federal governments have launched dozens of new laws and programs to promote healthful eating and exercise. They've put a lot of effort into measuring what works, but surprisingly little effort into finding out what the people at the receiving end think.

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9:44am

Tue March 5, 2013
The Salt

From Crock-Pots to 'Cook-Overs': Your Dinnertime Confessional Tips

Originally published on Tue March 5, 2013 1:14 pm

Meals On The Run
Dinnertime Confessional Tumblr

We touched a nerve recently when we asked about dinnertime as part of On the Run, our series exploring how crucial everyday decisions are made about food and exercise.

"No matter how close a relationship I develop with the Crock-Pot," wrote mom Celeste Higgins, it's still hard to get dinner on the table before 8 p.m.

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3:16pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Salt

In Kazakhstan, No Horror At Horse Meat

Originally published on Mon March 4, 2013 4:24 pm

Signs advertise the type of meat sold in each section of the Green Market in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Though the thought of horse meat in British lasagna or Ikea meatballs may be stomach-churning to some people, in some cultures the practice of eating horse meat is not just acceptable, it's a treat. NPR's Peter Kenyon just returned from the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan and checked out the meat market at the Green Bazaar in Almaty.

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1:22pm

Mon March 4, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Chicken And Waffles

Originally published on Mon March 11, 2013 12:22 pm

A look within
NPR

Chicken and waffles is a great dish — nobody would deny that, except for chickens. But it's not always the easiest thing to eat. You've got bones to deal with, plus sticky syrup, and worst of all, finite stomach capacity. Chicago restaurant Bel 50 has a solution: a boneless fried-chicken sandwich, on waffle bread.* Also in there: apple slaw and honey mustard glaze.

Ian: It looks like my breakfast ate my lunch.

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