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Food FYI: The cost of junk food vs. healthful food

May 17, 2012 |  9:00 am

Food pricesWEIGHING FOOD COSTS

The cost of food depends on how you measure it, according to a new USDA report. Junk food isn't necessarily cheaper than grains, dairy and greens. [Los Angeles Times]

'TO CUT A KNIFE'

Joel Bukiewicz, a knife maker in Brooklyn, talks about how he decided to make his first knife using an old grinder found in his parents’ barn. He now has a knife shop called Cut. [The Story]

BURRPLE, THE APP

The new Burrple app lets users document their meals by uploading photos with info such as place, type, time and category tags. An Instagram for food fanatics. [CNET]

MAKE CHIVE BLOSSOM VINEGAR

Fill a small jar about halfway full with chive flower heads, then pour over Champagne vinegar. Let sit in a cool, dark place for a week or two, then strain. [Lottie + Doof] 

THE ART OF NAPKIN FOLDING

In "The Beauty of the Fold," Charlotte Birnbaum shows that, contrary to popular belief, napkin folding is not a Japanese invention; it can be traced to a German meat cutter. [Edible Geography]

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-- Betty Hallock

Photo: Lourdes Segade/Bloomberg

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