Arts & Life

2:47am

Fri November 16, 2012
StoryCorps

An Unusual Friendship, Forged Over Thanksgiving

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 12:04 pm

Larry Rolf (left) and Denny Daniels are best friends who were both married to the same woman — though at different times. After she died, the two helped each other cope.
StoryCorps

Larry Rolf and Denny Daniels know their relationship is an unlikely one. They're best friends, and they were both married to the same woman — her name was Sharon — though not at the same time.

They met on Thanksgiving, in 1990, just outside of Minneapolis. Denny and Sharon were dating. Larry and Sharon had broken up, and Larry had re-married 13 years prior.

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4:15pm

Thu November 15, 2012
The Salt

Oh Goodies: Wal-Mart Goes Mail-Order Gourmet

Originally published on Mon November 19, 2012 12:51 pm

The November box from Wal-Mart's Goodies Co. certainly looks festive, but only time will tell if it survives the scrutiny of the foodie community.
Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is throwing its hat in the gourmet food ring just in time for the holidays this year. Wednesday, the megastore company launched a monthly food subscription service that sends customers a sampling of novel food products each month.

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2:52pm

Thu November 15, 2012
The Salt

A Dash Of Latin Flavor On The Thanksgiving Table

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 2:59 pm

Chef Jose Garces' quinoa soup.
Jason Varney

When Chef Jose Garces, the Philadelphia-based restaurateur and author of The Latin Road Home, thinks back to the Thanksgiving table of his youth, he remembers the turkey, and his father's chicken giblet gravy.

But his parents, who emigrated to Chicago from Ecuador in the 1960s, whipped up Ecuadorean staples as well.

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1:31pm

Thu November 15, 2012
The Salt

Cheaper Fruits And Vegetables Alone Can't Save Food Deserts

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 3:12 pm

Five days a week, the Peaches & Greens truck sells affordable fruits and vegetables to families on public assistance, people without a car, homebound seniors and even local workers who otherwise would grab fast food or candy for a snack.
Carlos Osorio AP

Tens of millions of Americans can't follow the government's guidelines for healthful eating because they can't afford or access enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes it's because they live in what's known as a "food desert," places devoid of markets with a good variety of quality fresh foods.

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3:29pm

Wed November 14, 2012
The Salt

Wake Up Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes With A Touch Of Kimchi

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 5:37 am

Thanksgiving gets a lift from kimchi, the fermented cabbage found on the Korean table.
TheDeliciousLife Flickr.com

Think Mom's same old Thanksgiving mashed potatoes are boring? Jejune? Predictable?

Debbie Lee's are anything but. And they all started with a happy accident.

Lee is the owner and operator of the Los Angeles-based Korean-American restaurant Ahn Joo, and the author of Seoultown Kitchen: Korean Pub Grub To Share With Family And Friends. While Korean by heritage, Lee didn't grow up eating traditional Korean foods.

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