Food & Food Culture

11:08am

Tue January 8, 2013
The Salt

Elvis Left The Building Long Ago, But His Food (And Music) Lives On

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 5:12 pm

A still-trim Elvis Presley enjoys a sandwich in 1958. His love of fatty foods hadn't caught up to him yet.
Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Elvis Presley was better known for his music than his gourmet tastes. But he did have a famous affinity for the fried goodness of the American South — and he had the waistline to prove it.

In honor of what would have been the King of Rock 'n' Roll's 78th birthday, let's take a look at some of his legendary eating habits.

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3:07pm

Mon January 7, 2013
The Salt

The $1.76 Million Tuna: Great For Publicity, Bad For The Species

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a bluefin tuna in front of his Sushi Zanmai restaurant in Tokyo on Saturday. He paid more than $1.7 million for the fish.
Shuji Kajiyama AP

It's become an annual tradition: bidding up an outrageous price for a Pacific bluefin tuna during the first auction of the new year at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market.

And on Saturday, a bluefin tuna big enough to serve up about 10,000 pieces of sushi fetched a mind-boggling price: $1.76 million. That's about three times as much as last year's tuna and equates to about $3,600 per pound for the 489-pound fish.

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12:58pm

Mon January 7, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: Steak And Kidney Pie

Originally published on Mon January 21, 2013 1:16 pm

9:26am

Mon January 7, 2013
The Salt

Skinny Isn't All That: Survey Finds Fewer American Women Are Dieting

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 6:41 am

Fewer women are dieting — and fewer people agree that thinner necessarily equals more attractive, according to NPD's latest survey of national eating trends.
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12:31pm

Fri January 4, 2013

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