Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Farmers are mining the sea for salt on the same shore where the salt industry boomed 170 years ago. Fans of local food are buying up the favorite condiment collected close to home.
A low-sodium diet may cause more health problems than a medium-sodium diet, a new report found. But some health advocates say focusing on the potential risks of a low-sodium diet distracts from the more important conversation about how to get Americans to start consuming less salt.
Love that bacon, but realize that porking up on processed meat ups the risk of cancer and heart disease. That’s the word from a big new study that tracked the eating habits of almost a half-million Europeans over 20 years.
Many health experts say we should eat less salt, but that’s not easy. Salt is added to almost everything that we cook or bake. Are we born with a taste for that much salt, or do we just like what we’ve always eaten? Scientists say it’s some of both.
In a pre-recorded but never-before-aired program, Mark Kurlansky joins us to discuss his new book, “The Food of a Younger Land.” It examines the diversity and variety of pre-war American cuisine. Using abandoned documents from the Federal Writers Project, Kurlansky looks at a forgotten America where food varied greatly from city-to-city and state-to-state.