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Tagged with “salt” (14)

  1. Is There a Place for Salt?

    Sheila Dillon asks if there is a place for salt in our cooking and if all salts are equal.

    Salt has long been prized, but in recent years it has become, for many, something to be avoided: to reduce or even eliminate. At the same time, there are new salt making businesses popping up all over the UK, celebrating salts with - they claim - unique characteristics due to their location and methods of production; they are salts of a place. In this edition of The Food Programme Sheila Dillon asks if there is a place for salt - in our kitchens and on our plates.

    Featuring chef and writer of ‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Samin Nosrat, lexicographer and etymologist (and Dictionary Corner resident) Susie Dent, Senior Health Correspondent for online news site vox.com Julia Belluz, salt makers Alison and David Lea-Wilson, and the chef and author of ‘Salt is Essential’: Shaun Hill.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09zt49r

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  2. Sugar and salt: Industrial is best

    Henry Hobhouse’s book Seeds of Change: Five Plants That Transformed Mankind (now six, with the addition of cacao) contains the remarkable fact that at the height of the slave trade a single teaspoon of sugar cost six minutes of a man’s life to produce. Reason enough to cheer the abolition of slavery, I suppose. But that doesn’t mean that everything is sweetness and light in the business of sugar. Or salt. A photo gallery in The Big Picture made that very clear, and inspired Rachel Laudan, a food historian, to write in praise of industrial salt and sugar.

    http://www.eatthispodcast.com/sugar-and-salt-industrial-is-best/

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  3. Lexicographer Ben Zimmer on the etymology of taking something with a grain of salt.

    A phrase with roots in Ancient Rome has confounded English speakers for centuries.

    Mike Vuolo and Bob Garfield discuss the etymology and history of the phrase with a grain of salt with Wall Street Journal language columnist Ben Zimmer

    http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_valley/2016/03/lexicographer_ben_zimmer_on_the_etymology_of_taking_something_with_a_grain.html

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  4. Salt and its Diverse History

    Steph McGovern sets out to explain the role of Salt in our history. She hears how it has taken root in our language, visits a chemistry class to find out about how it is produced and its importance to our physical well being. She talks to history professor Peter Wallenstein about the unexpected importance of salt in military strategy right up until the 20th Century.

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  5. Covering Mix

    1. Pretty in Pink by Psychedelic Furs covered by The National
    2. Fuzzy by Grant Lee Buffalo covered by Hazeldine
    3. This Corrosion by Sisters of Mercy covered by Lambchop
    4. Vapour Trail by Ride covered by Trespassers William
    5. New Dawn Fades by Joy Division covered by Salter Cane
    6. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths covered by The Lancaster Orchestra

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