Food & Food Culture


Mon September 3, 2012
The Salt

No More Shame: Boxed Wine Now Comes In A High-End Fashion Purse

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:14 pm

Vernissage is trying to revamp boxed wine to attract a more sophisticated customer.

Ladies, if the thought of showing up at a party or a picnic with a box of wine seems a little gauche, there's now a product for you: Vernissage's "bag-in-a-bag" of wine. It's boxed wine, shaped like a handbag.

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Mon September 3, 2012

Preaching Good Health From The Pulpit

Grant Jones, executive director, Center for African-American Health
Center for African-American Health


Sat September 1, 2012
The Salt

Want To Grill Like A Zillionaire? There's An App For That

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:14 pm

The iGrill on display at Macworld 2011in San Francisco.
Tony Avelar Bloomberg via Getty Images

There are so many cooking apps out there, it's easy to get lost. Good thing the iGrill has Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on its side.

Sales of the $80 device spiked by 400 percent after Zuckerberg updated his Facebook status on Aug. 19 with an enthusiastic thumbs up for the iGrill, a cooking thermometer that uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

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Sat September 1, 2012
'Weekend Edition's' Taste Of Summer

Swimming And Snacking On Egypt's North Coast

Originally published on Sat September 1, 2012 1:31 pm

Freska are small, sweet treats — thin, crispy wafers sandwiching patties of sesame, peanuts or coconut, often held together by honey or sugar.
Kimberly Adams

In the summer, many middle- and upper-class Egyptians flee the sweltering heat and humidity of Cairo to a string of private beach communities that hug the Mediterranean coast. Here, the weather is cooler and the breeze off the sea carries the shouts of snack sellers. Those vendors make it possible for beachgoers to purchase snacks without leaving the shade of their umbrellas.

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Fri August 31, 2012
The Salt

Urbanization Puts Farms In Africa's Cities At Risk

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 2:15 pm

An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens.
donkeycart Flickr