Food & Food Culture

10:47am

Tue November 1, 2011
The Salt

'Trade You Snickers For Smarties': The Economics of Halloween Candy

Originally published on Tue November 1, 2011 1:05 pm

Sierra Lewter grabs a coveted candy after trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Melissa Forsyth NPR

Budgets may be tight, but that didn't stop Americans from throwing down more money for Halloween candy this year than ever before.

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2:59am

Thu July 21, 2011
Business

Entrepreneur Bets On Happiness With Grilled Cheese

Entrepreneur Jonathan Kaplan, who created the Flip camera and sold it to Cisco, is opening a chain of grilled cheese restaurants in August.
The Melt

Jonathan Kaplan describes himself as a "serial entrepreneur." He started his first businesses when he was a kid, with a paper route, snow shoveling, then landscaping. He's had a printing company, and a DJ service, playing Sweet 16 parties and bar mitzvahs — all before Kaplan hit college.

He's picked up speed since then, founding several technology companies, including the one that created the Flip digital camera. He sold that to Cisco for more than $500 million. The company later discontinued the camera.

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5:14am

Wed April 13, 2011
Kitchen Window

A Passover Recipe As Easy As Matzo Pie

Originally published on Wed April 13, 2011 6:43 am

Alex Trimble for NPR

Toward the opening of the Passover Seder, participants point to the matzo on the table, and announce: "This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are needy come and celebrate Passover." It's a lovely sentiment, remembering the struggles of previous generations of Jews, and opening your home to all those who suffer to this day. But bread of affliction? No more.

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5:50pm

Tue January 11, 2011
Recipes

Recipe: Traditional Italian Almond Biscotti

My mom's almond biscotti are satisfyingly firm rather than jaw-breakingly hard and are chock-full of toasted whole almonds and laced with fragrant orange zest. They are ideal for dunking in a mug of hot coffee. This recipe calls for 3 jumbo-sized eggs. If you can't find them, then use 4 large eggs.

Makes about 36 biscotti (3/4-inch-wide cookies)

3 cups unsalted whole almonds

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

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