Food & Food Culture

8:53am

Mon June 24, 2013
The Salt

Not Local Food, And Not Afraid To Say It

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 11:17 am

These organically farmed ingredients travel the world to join forces in a Boloco burrito.
Heather Rousseau NPR

A burrito is a thing of beauty. Swathed in tortilla, clad in foil, simple ingredients come together and something magical happens.

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6:24am

Sat June 22, 2013
Food

Don't Buy That Picnic Salad; Find It Near The Blanket

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 6:52 am

Nova Kim gathers wild greens for a picnic salad near her home in Fairlee, Vt.
Herb Swanson

For one Vermont couple, "local" doesn't mean heading to the farmers market. It means finding a natural salad bar at your picnic spot — or maybe even in your backyard.

Nova Kim and Les Hook live on a lush farm between a large lake and the Connecticut River near the Vermont-New Hampshire border. Over the decades, they've become skilled gatherers of edible wild foods, which they sell to high-end restaurants. But on this drizzly day, they're in their own kitchen, making dressing for a picnic green salad.

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3:59pm

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Paula Deen's Contract Is Toast After Quick-Fire Criticism

Paula Deen is the host of the Food Network's Paula's Home Cooking and Paula's Best Dishes.
Chia Chong

11:29am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Salt

Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 1:09 pm

For octopus flesh to be tender enough to grill, it must be dried in the sun at least one full day.
Joanna Kakissis for NPR

The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, and it's still on the menu of the country's many psarotavernes, or fish taverns.

On the islands, where the catch is often fresh, octopus is grilled over charcoal, seasoned with fresh lemon and served with ouzo. Friends and families often share this special summer meze during a hot day at the beach.

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10:32am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Salt

Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 3:18 pm

Dan Brown pets "Sprocket," his family's 4-year-old, sole milking cow, before hosing her down at his farm in Blue Hill, Maine. Brown has become the poster child for Maine's food sovereignty movement.
John Clarke Russ Bangor Daily News

New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole Boston Tea Party thing?

So perhaps it's not so surprising that in Maine, towns have been staging another revolution: They've declared independence from state and federal regulations on locally produced foods.

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