April Fulton http://wwno.org en The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist http://wwno.org/post/martini-american-cocktail-may-have-international-twist There's no cocktail more distinctly American than the martini. It's strong, sophisticated and sexy. It's everything we hope to project while ordering one.<p>Baltimore-born satirist H.L. Mencken is said to have called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is the martini perfectly American? Maybe not entirely.<p>So in honor of <a href="http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-martini-day">National Martini Day</a> on Wednesday, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.<p>The history of the martini is a murky one. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:50:00 +0000 April Fulton 37777 at http://wwno.org How To Make A Chinese New Year-Worthy Potsticker http://wwno.org/post/how-make-chinese-new-year-worthy-potsticker Even though he estimates he's made hundreds of thousands of them, Scott Drewno says pork potstickers never get old. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:16:25 +0000 April Fulton 29436 at http://wwno.org Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism' http://wwno.org/post/whole-foods-founder-john-mackey-fascism-and-conscious-capitalism <strong>UPDATE at 12:35 p.m., ET, Jan. 17:</strong> Many of you wrote in to tell us you were taken aback by Whole Foods top executive John Mackey characterizing the health law as fascism in an NPR interview, and apparently, he's feeling a little sheepish.<p>About three minutes into his otherwise amiable chat with <em>CBS This Morning</em> hosts on on Thursday, Mackey <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139170n">walked back</a> his comments in response to a direct question from Norah O'Donnell:<p><blockquote><p>"Well, I think that was a bad choice of words on my part ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:04:00 +0000 April Fulton 27109 at http://wwno.org Comfort And Joy: Making The 'Morning Edition' Julia Child Thanksgiving http://wwno.org/post/comfort-and-joy-making-morning-edition-julia-child-thanksgiving Like many of us who consider ourselves food adventurers most of the year, when it comes to Thanksgiving, we just want the turkey and mashed potatoes we grew up with. Well, OK, maybe just a teensy bit better than what we grew up with, but along the same lines.<p>For inspiration, the <em>Morning Edition</em> Thanksgiving crew turned to the cookbooks written by the first woman who showed Americans that comfort food could be fresh, special and loaded with real butter — Julia Child. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:19:00 +0000 April Fulton 23786 at http://wwno.org Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It http://wwno.org/post/theres-too-much-food-waste-here-are-five-things-people-are-doing-about-it The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing.<p>About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970s. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:24:00 +0000 April Fulton 18335 at http://wwno.org Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist http://wwno.org/post/discarded-food-cans-turn-canvas-british-street-artist <strong></strong>Those eyes grab you first. Only after a couple of beats do you realize you're looking at the painted bottom of a flattened metal can left on the street, and not some mysterious fairy.<p>These can art people come from the imagination of a British artist known as <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mydogsighs/">My Dog Sighs</a>, who has left a piece of art on the street for someone to find every Friday for the last 10 years.<p>Above, check out a small sampling of some of his work. Below, he talks with The Salt about where he gets those cans and his funny name.<p><strong> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:42:00 +0000 April Fulton 16039 at http://wwno.org