Food & Food Culture

5:00am

Fri May 3, 2013
Agriculture

Missouri River Home To Endangered Pallid Sturgeon

The pallid sturgeon is sometimes called a modern dinosaur. Fossils show its ancestors were in fact alive at the time of the dinosaurs.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

More than 20 years after being listed as an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon is just treading water in the Missouri River. Thanks to an ongoing restocking program, the fish population is stable but not recovering.

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1:21am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Salt

Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 10:14 am

Edward Lee's first cookbook, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories From a New Southern Kitchen, features Korean-southern comfort food.
Courtesy of Artisan Books

Korean and Southern food may not seem like a natural pair. But now it's one more example of traditions emulsifying in the great American melting pot. Korean-American chef Edward Lee makes that case with his new cookbook Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories From a New Southern Kitchen.

Fusion cooking comes naturally to Lee: He grew up in an immigrant neighborhood of Brooklyn surrounded by Jamaicans, Indians, Iranians and Jews.

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1:32pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Found Recipes

This Little Piggy Cookie Is A Sweet Mexican Find

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 4:22 pm

A few years ago, Pati Jinich had never heard of Piggy Cookies. But after numerous recipe requests and a chance encounter with the treats in her home country, they've become a family favorite.
Courtesy of Penny De Los Santos

Mexican Piggy Cookies are known by many names — cerditos, cochinitos, marranitos or puerquitos. Sweetened with unprocessed cane sugar and honey, and spiced with cinnamon, the cutout cookies puff when you bake them.

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1:29pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Salt

Can Salmon Farming Be Sustainable? Maybe, If You Head Inland

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 4:43 pm

These sockeye salmon were raised at a land-based fish farm in Langley, British Columbia.
Courtesy Willowfield Enterprises

Is salmon farming ever sustainable?

For years, many marine biologists have argued that the floating, open-ocean net pens that produce billions of pounds of salmon per year also generate pollution, disease and parasites.

In some places in western Canada, the open-ocean salmon farming industry has been blamed for the collapse of wild salmon populations in the early 2000s — though other research has challenged that claim.

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9:37am

Thu May 2, 2013
The Salt

Grocery Home Delivery May Be Greener Than Schlepping To The Store

Originally published on Mon May 6, 2013 8:20 am

Amazon Fresh delivery man Tim Wilkie totes food to a house on Mercer Island, Wash.
Joe Nicholson AP

Home grocery delivery sounds like a frill for people too lazy to schlep to the store. But having food delivered can be more environmentally friendly than driving to the store, researchers say.

Having groceries delivered can cut carbon dioxide emissions by at least half, compared to driving to the store, according to a new study. That's because the delivery truck offers the equivalent of a "shared ride" for the food.

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