Food & Food Culture

1:53pm

Thu December 13, 2012
The Salt

Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

Originally published on Thu December 13, 2012 3:16 pm

A high-end tea set in a Saharawi home in Western Sahara.
Eliza Barclay NPR

If you want to get anything done in Western Sahara, be prepared to drink tea โ€” very, very sweet tea.

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1:28pm

Thu December 13, 2012
Food

A Sweet Bread, A Wash Basin And A Shot Of Whiskey

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Cookbook author Marilynn Brass says eating Virginia Lima's traditional Portuguese Sweet Bread is like biting into a cloud.
Andy Ryan

For the holidays, why not give a gift that tastes like a cloud? Portuguese Sweet Bread may be as close as you can get, according to Marilynn Brass, one-half of the cookbook duo the Brass Sisters.

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1:29am

Thu December 13, 2012
The Salt

Archaeologists Find Ancient Evidence Of Cheese-Making

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 10:19 am

Archaeologists believe that ancient farmers used pots made from these pottery shards to make cheese รขย€ย” a less perishable, low-lactose milk product.
Nature

As any cheese maker will tell you, it's not that hard to make cheese. You just take some fresh milk, warm it up a bit, and add something acidic to curdle it. Then, once it has cooled, you drain off the whey โ€” the liquid part โ€” and you're left with cheese.

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3:53pm

Wed December 12, 2012
The Salt

From Belgium To Piggly Wiggly: U.S. Beer Fans Snatch Up Elusive Ale

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 4:39 pm

A customer departs Total Wine of Towson, Md., with a gift pack of Belgium's Westvleteren 12 Trappist ale.
Bill Chappell NPR

To many beer fans, the arrival of the Westvleteren 12 Trappist ale in American shops today is a chance to try a beer they've only read about on beer-geek blogs and sites โ€” where it's often given a "world class" rating of 100.

But finding the beer can be tricky โ€” it's not available in all states, and some stores sold out of their allotment within hours of opening Wednesday.

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2:51pm

Wed December 12, 2012
The Salt

Georgia Town Makes Claim For Fruitcake Capital Of The World

Originally published on Wed December 12, 2012 4:29 pm

The Claxton Bakery in Georgia makes millions of pounds of fruitcake each year.
Stephen Morton AP

In the small town of Claxton, Ga., two bakeries make more than 4 million pounds of fruitcake each year. Both bakeries say Claxton is the fruitcake capital of the world, despite a similar claim made by a company in Corsicana, Texas.

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