Food & Food Culture

3:43pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Found Recipes

Drowning In Zucchini? 3 Recipes Can Help

Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 1:57 pm

iStockphoto.com

There's no shame in admitting it: Mid-August may be the point in the summer when you throw up your hands when it comes to zucchini. The vegetable is both the joy and bane of gardeners and cooks. Joy because there are so many possibilities — bread, fritters, stuffed blossoms and ratatouille. And bane because the plants never seem to stop growing, producing squash nearly nonstop until you're up to your eyeballs in the green things.

Kate Workman, author of The Mom 100 cookbook and blog, knows that pain.

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10:18am

Thu August 15, 2013
The Salt

Even Carnivores Are Putting More Fake Meat On Their Plates

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 11:34 am

Burger King's veggie burger is among the many meat substitute options on the market.
NPR

From Bill Gates to Google's Sergei Brin, influential investors are putting their money where their mouth is. The pet cause of the tech world, it seems, is the need to find good-tasting substitutes to conventional animal products, like chicken-less eggs or in vitro beef, to avert environmental crisis from rising consumption.

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8:57am

Thu August 15, 2013
The Salt

If You Liked That Wine, You Should've Put A Ring On It

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 1:53 pm

Not just for single ladies:
Courtesy of Remy Martin

Oh, Beyonce would be so proud.

Blurring the lines between jewelry and glassware, a Turkish art student has designed a set of rings made specifically for sniffing and sipping Remy Martin cognac and other adult beverages.

One ring perches a petite wineglass upon your finger. Another is a miniature snifter, attached to your hand — so you'll always be ready if you stumble upon some Robin Thicke limited edition V.S.O.P.

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10:42am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Salt

How A Seed Saver Discovered One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 1:04 pm

A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011.
Sherry Shiesl Tatiana's TOMATObase

Fortunately for those of us who are suckers for novelty, every year fruits and vegetables seem to come in more bewitching colors, shapes and flavors. Lately, we've been tickled by the cotton candy grape and the vibrant orange Turkish eggplant.

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1:05am

Wed August 14, 2013
The Salt

Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 11:48 am

A melon washing station sprays cantaloupes with clean water and sanitizer.
Kristin Kidd

Two years after cantaloupe were linked to one of the worst foodborne outbreaks in U.S. history, lawyers have filed a fresh round of lawsuits. Meanwhile, farmers are trying to win back customers after their signature crop was tarred by a broad brush.

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