Food & Food Culture

3:53am

Sat January 19, 2013
The Salt

Inaugural Balls Where Food Isn't An Afterthought

Guests arrive for the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington back in 2005 to celebrate President Bush's second term.
J. David Ake AP

Like everyone else in Washington, D.C., right now, we're gearing up for the long inaugural weekend, bracing ourselves for various events and balls around town that can be thrilling, patriotic, touristy and traffic-jamming, all at the same time.

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12:59pm

Fri January 18, 2013
The Salt

Mexican Mole Has Many Flavors, Many Mothers

Originally published on Thu January 24, 2013 7:33 am

Three of the six moles served at Casa Oaxaca of Washington, D.C. Some of these mole recipes were passed down to chef Alfio Blangiardo by his grandmother.
Karen Castillo Farfán NPR

8:51am

Fri January 18, 2013
The Salt

Mixed Pickle: The Sweet And Sour Legacy Of Dutch Trade

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 6:36 am

Pickles and herring, Amsterdam-style.
albertstraub Flickr.com

In Amsterdam, a popular street snack of brined herring comes with chopped onions and a side of sour pickle. The history of Dutch trade, too, is buried under those onions.

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10:23am

Thu January 17, 2013
The Salt

4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 1:12 pm

Some of the author's favorite foods, like yogurt, just didn't taste good during chemo.
iStockphoto.com

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it was clear that I would be thinking about a lot of things — myriad doctor visits, multiple tests, surgeries and chemotherapy.

Here are some things I knew about chemotherapy going in: it is unpleasant; it poisons your body; it makes you nauseated.

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8:24am

Thu January 17, 2013
The Salt

Yes, Virginia, Crabs Likely Feel Pain, But They're Still Delicious

Boiling is the easiest way to dispatch a crustacean, but there are some signs that the creatures can feel pain.
iStockphoto.com

Whether crustaceans feel pain is generally something people try not to think about while munching on a crab cake or a lobster roll. Few of us would like to think that our dinner suffered during preparation, but still, we can't help but be a little curious.

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