Recipes

1:23am

Mon February 25, 2013
The Salt

The Microwave Miracle Of Cooking In Mugs

Originally published on Tue February 26, 2013 2:50 pm

Washington Post Food and Travel Editor Joe Yonan whips up some macaroni and cheese in an NPR mug.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Lunchtime is around the corner, and your tummy is rumbling. If you've got a microwave, a mug and a few basic ingredients, you can cook up a meal right in the office.

Morning Edition's David Greene recently started microwaving scrambled eggs in a mug for those early mornings on hosting duties. It led him to wonder about the other possibilities of this culinary art.

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11:18am

Fri February 15, 2013
The Salt

How To Make A Chinese New Year-Worthy Potsticker

Originally published on Wed February 20, 2013 12:59 pm

The finished dumplings, properly fried to a light crisp. The half-moon shape was meant to resemble ancient Chinese currency. Eating the dumplings was believed to bring fortune and prosperity.
Daniel M.N. Turner NPR

Even though he estimates he's made hundreds of thousands of them, Scott Drewno says pork potstickers never get old. In fact, they are the food the executive chef of The Source by Wolfgang Puck, a fine dining Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, D.C., says he would take to a desert island.

"They're everything you want in a dish — salty, savory, filling," says Drewno, as he lovingly holds up one of three bowls of ground pork he planned to season and stuff into dumplings before our eyes.

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7:08am

Sat February 2, 2013
The Salt

Super Bowl Sunday, A La Sandwich Monday

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 1:17 pm

The waffle layer requires careful placement and suspension of disbelief.
NPR

Seven Layer Bean Dip is a staple of Super Bowl parties, but there's an inherent risk: What if you show up with a seven layer dip, and someone else brings eight layer dip? It's humiliating. Last year, we created this 32 Layer Bean Dip recipe to help you win the Dip Arms Race, once and for all.

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2:14pm

Sun January 20, 2013
Food

Distilling Presidential History Into 44 Cocktails

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 3:04 pm

Washington, D.C., bartender Jim Hewes distills presidential history into cocktails.
Liz Baker NPR

As Washington, D.C., gears up for the 57th presidential inauguration, political parties are in full swing. We're not talking about run-of-the-mill partisan bickering. We're talking about inaugural celebrations: balls, galas and cocktail parties. Emphasis on the cocktail.

The Round Robin Bar in the Willard Hotel is just a stone's throw from the White House. Bartender Jim Hewes has been serving up drinks there for nearly 30 years.

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10:23am

Thu January 17, 2013
The Salt

4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 1:12 pm

Some of the author's favorite foods, like yogurt, just didn't taste good during chemo.
iStockphoto.com

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it was clear that I would be thinking about a lot of things — myriad doctor visits, multiple tests, surgeries and chemotherapy.

Here are some things I knew about chemotherapy going in: it is unpleasant; it poisons your body; it makes you nauseated.

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