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Food FYI: Salt, what cures zombies

May 18, 2012 |  9:00 am

SaltSALT STORIES

Mark Kurlansky, author of "Salt: A World History," talks salt: its importance in the French Revolution, the geological relationship between salt domes and oil deposits, and curing zombies (as in de-zombifying them, not pickling them). [The Smithsonian]

CRASHING BIDEN'S SPAGHETTI DINNER

While campaigning in Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden stops at Naples Spaghetti House and bumps into a Mitt Romney campaign spokesman. Awkward. [The Observer]

STARBUCKS JUICE 

Starbucks expands its Evolution Fresh juice bar concept: bottled juices, juices on tap, custom blends and packages for juice cleanse diets. [Nation's Restaurant News]

OLD VIN JAUNE

A 240-year-old bottle of vin jaune is sold at Christie's for $49,000. It reportedly has flavors of nuts, spices, curry, cinnamon, vanilla and dried fruits. [Decanter]

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times

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