Food & Food Culture

5:00am

Tue April 30, 2013
Agriculture

This Little Piggy Has A Market Niche

When these baby pigs get bigger, Iowa farmer Randy Hilleman will move them from this nursery to an open-ended hoop house where they can move between indoors and out.
Amy Mayer Harvest Public Media

The pork business certainly has its challenges. Hog farmers continually grapple with high feed prices, environmental hiccups and criticism from animal welfare groups.

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2:00pm

Mon April 29, 2013
The Salt

If TV's Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 4:27 pm

What is a "tea blend?"
Sasha Courtesy of Adagio Teas

Apparently, fan fiction and fan art aren't the only options for expressing your love of Sherlock, Doctor Who and The Hunger Games. There's also tea.

If you visit the online tea store of Adagio Teas, you'll find a collection of "Fandom Blends." They're the teas that customers have mixed and named after characters in favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.

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1:35pm

Mon April 29, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 2:33 pm

Carl's Jr.
Carl's Jr.

Artisan health food giant Carl's Jr. is currently testing a new summer menu item: the Pop-Tart Ice Cream Sandwich. The timing couldn't be better, as it'll help you gain that final pesky 75 pounds before hitting the beach.

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9:53am

Sat April 27, 2013
The Salt

Don't Call It 'Turkish' Coffee, Unless, Of Course, It Is

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 1:46 pm

Throughout the region that was once the Ottoman empire, people make coffee pretty much the same way: using coffee beans ground into a fine powder, then boiled in a little brass pot that the Turks call a cezve.
maxpax/via Flickr

When I was in Istanbul in March, I stopped by a tiny cafe called Mandabatmaz, near Taksim Square. Ten Bulgarian tourists were inside, waiting for demitasses of rich, strong coffee "so thick even a water buffalo wouldn't sink in it," according to a translation of the cafe's name.

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1:37pm

Fri April 26, 2013
The Salt

Why Caffeine In Coffee Is A Miracle Drug For The Tired

Originally published on Thu January 9, 2014 1:46 pm

Many believe that humanity's caffeine addiction has wrought a lot of good.
istockphoto.com

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