Food & Food Culture

3:04pm

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Women With A Berry-Snacking Habit May Have Healthier Hearts

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 8:08 am

Regular consumption of blueberries, such as these found at Butler's Orchard in Maryland, may prevent heart attacks in middle-aged women.
Maggie Starbard NPR

When it comes to supernutritious foods, the blueberry has long had a health halo floating over it.

Going back to Colonial times when Native Americans and English settlers ground up blueberries and added them to porridge, in both dried and fresh forms, there have been hints of health-promoting effects.

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12:46pm

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

The Cost Of Being A Nation Of 'Soul Food Junkies'

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 8:27 am

As a new documentary shows, a plate of soul food is loaded with questions about history, identity and health.
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn PBS

11:53am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Country-Fried Bacon

Originally published on Tue January 15, 2013 8:09 am

A look within.
NPR

There are those who say "just because you can doesn't mean you should," and there are those who try to respond to that, but they can't, because their mouths are full of deep-fried bacon.

Robert, his daughter Talia, and I went to Wiener And Still Champion, a restaurant just north of Chicago, to try some.

Talia: It's like they asked themselves "how do you make bacon more unhealthy?" and then they did it.

Ian: It was this, or sharpen it into little bacon blades and start stabbin'.

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1:21am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Young Adults Swapping Soda for The Super Buzz of Coffee

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Students are drinking more coffee to stay awake.
iStockphoto.com

If you live in a college town, you might have noticed that campus coffee shops are still buzzing late into the evening.

And that makes sense. New survey data from the NPD group, which tracks trends in what Americans eat and drink, finds that 18- to 24-year-olds are turning to coffee, rather than caffeinated sodas, as their pick-me-up of choice.

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1:20am

Mon January 14, 2013
The Salt

Cross-Culture Cilantro Sauce And Other Secrets Of Gran Cocina Latina

Originally published on Mon January 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Presilla's Ecuadorian Spicy Onion and Tamarillo Salsa, made right in David Greene's kitchen.
Selena Simmons-Duffin NPR

Chef and culinary historian Maricel Presilla owns two restaurants and has written many cookbooks. But her newest book, Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America, is her attempt to give fans a heaping helping of the many cultures she blends into her world.

"It's my whole life," she tells Morning Edition host David Greene. "There are recipes there of my childhood, things that I remember my family, my aunts doing. But also things that I learned as I started to travel Latin America."

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