Food & Food Culture

9:40am

Mon April 15, 2013
The Salt

First, You Growl: When Your Dog's Food Is Recalled For Salmonella

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 11:43 am

Salmonella and other pathogens can be in pet food, not just people food.
iStockphoto.com

Ashley Chaifetz is getting a Ph.D. in food safety policy, so you'd figure she knows a thing or two about keeping bad microbes out of her house.

So she was more than a little surprised when she got an email from her online pet food purveyor, saying that they'd sold her dry dog food that might be contaminated with salmonella.

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5:00am

Mon April 15, 2013
Agriculture

Seeking Profits In Private Labels

Walmart's "Great Value" brand is an example of private label food. After acquiring Ralcorp, ConAgra is now the largest private label food supplier in the U.S.
Grant Gerlock Harvest Public Media

You may not think much about store brands as you shop for groceries, but it’s a business worth nearly $60 billion per year.

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10:03am

Sun April 14, 2013
The Salt

Junior League Cookbooks: Crowdsourced Recipes, Old-School Style

"Tea-Time at the Masters" is a popular Junior League of Augusta cookbook first published in 1977. It's now in its 17th reprint.
Courtesy of The Association of Junior Leagues International

The Masters Tournament — you think golf, we think food.

Well, now we think food because this week we were tipped off to a cookbook created for the storied tournament in Augusta, Ga.

The Junior League of Augusta, a women's volunteer and civic organization, published Tea-Time at the Masters back in 1977, but it's still in print.

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1:29pm

Fri April 12, 2013
The Salt

When Snacking Attacks: A Vending Machine Remembrance

Farewell: the vending machines in the cafeteria at 635 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Daniel M.N. Turner NPR

Many office workers will tell you that proximity to a vending machine is both a blessing and a curse.

A walk to the automated food dispenser takes all of 11 seconds for me. It can be a welcome break from hours in front of a computer, or an antidote to absurd deadlines or gnawing hunger pains. But of course, the sugary, salty contents also shout at you, interrupting your writing and editing, in less dire situations — especially when they're so close by.

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12:45pm

Fri April 12, 2013
The Salt

Bands Aren't The Only Things That Incubate At Music Festivals

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 6:04 pm

Customers line up for an ice cream van at the 2011 Glastonbury Music Festival in southwest England.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Coachella, the massive outdoor music festival that kicks off this weekend in Indio, Calif., has become an "incubator" not just for new bands, but for rising food entrepreneurs, according to a story in the San Jose Mercury News earlier this week.

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