Food & Food Culture

4:39am

Tue June 24, 2014
The Salt

Try 'I Tradizionali,' A Temporary, Culinary Tattoo

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 6:35 am

Marina Cinciripini and Sarah Richiuso.
I Tradizionali

Cooking is a messy endeavor, and few recipe books escape drips, spills and splatters. But help is at hand.

Two young Italian designers have come up with I Tradizionali, a collection of beautiful and temporary tattoos of Italian recipes that fit on your forearm.

Do the shallots go in before or after the peppers? How many eggs make the perfect frittata? Not to worry, and don't reach for the cookbook — just glance at your arm.

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1:28am

Tue June 24, 2014
The Salt

Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 3:54 pm

Blue agaves grow in a plantation for the production of tequila in Arandas, Jalisco state, Mexico, in December 2010. In the past 20 years, tequila has become fashionable all over the world, demonstrating that producers' international sales strategy has been a great success.
Hector Guerrero AFP/Getty Images

The Mexican town of Tequila in the western state of Jalisco is the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit. Any bottle of tequila must be made from the Weber Blue species of agave, grown and distilled in this region.

Field after field of agave gives this land a blue hue, defining an economy and its traditions.

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2:47pm

Mon June 23, 2014
The Salt

Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 5:30 pm

The Romanesco broccoli in the upper left corner is part of the brassica family, just like these colorful cauliflower varieties.
Sang An/Courtesy of Ten Speed Press

It can be a bitter pill to swallow when science proves your mother was right. And that seems to be happening again and again when it comes to brassica. Even if you're not familiar with the term, you've undoubtedly swallowed the concept. Brassica is the genus of cruciferous vegetables, covering everything from broccoli to kale to cabbage. And the more we put them under the microscope, the more we find that they really are good for you.

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1:52pm

Mon June 23, 2014
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Burger King's Extra Long Cheeseburger

Do not adjust your set.
NPR

Past innovations in sandwich architecture have largely focused on height: the Big Mac, the Windows 7 Whopper, Dubai's 2,717-foot-tall Burg Dubai.

Finally, someone is thinking horizontally. Burger King has unveiled the Extra Long BBQ Cheeseburger. It's two beef patties and onion rings on a long roll.

Seth: This is great because I was really hoping to play a game of pickup after work. Wait ... that's not a football?

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11:46am

Mon June 23, 2014
The Salt

School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 1:18 pm

The political food fight over rolling back school nutrition standards is at an impasse for the moment. But advocates on both sides aren't backing off, and there are new players in the game.

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