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Ann’s Snack Bar in Atlanta Stays Busy as It Looks for a Buyer — ATLANTA - As real estate deals go, the sale of Ann's Snack Bar may be a true test of the value of cult food in a bad economy. In other words, just how much is a Ghetto Burger worth?

There’s No Mayonnaise Like My Mayonnaise — MAULDIN, S.C. - The South has a penchant for odd loyalties, which goes a long way toward explaining why a man from North Carolina last year ordered a customized Duke's mayonnaise jar in which to store his remains.

Anatomy of a Classic: Lamb Barbacoa — Texas and Mexico share so much beyond a border. Take the art of barbecue, as ancient as a pit in the desert or as modern as a Big Green Egg on a suburban patio. For chef Hugo Ortega, who with his wife, Tracy Vaught, runs Hugo's restaurant in Houston's Montrose district, Mexican barbacoa is soul food.

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Cidade declara guerra ao desperdício — Baseado principalmente no constrangimento, o primeiro programa urbano de compostagem dos EUA está funcionando. Desde janeiro, ao encontrar lixeiras com alface, pizza ou restos de comida, os coletores de lixo colam adesivos vermelhos para informar a casa infratora (e todo o bairro) que a lei de compostagem foi violada.

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At White Oak Pastures, Grass-Fed Beef Is Only the Beginning — BLUFFTON, Ga. - Here in the cab of a muddy pickup truck, with a stubby Ranch Hand rifle on the console and windows so fogged it's hard to see the ruts in the pasture, you tend to believe anything the driver says.

Even Composting Comes With Sticker Shock — EVERETT, Wash. - The most bedeviling problem for the company that turns most of the Puget Sound region's kitchen waste into compost is on a piece of fruit. Almost every piece of fruit. It's that little sticker that tells you whether the fruit, and many kinds of vegetables, are organic, where they came from and which code a supermarket cashier should punch into the cash register.

Efficiency in the Kitchen to Reduce Food Waste — SEATTLE - The nation's first citywide composting program based largely on shame began here in January. City sanitation workers who find garbage cans filled with aging lettuce, leftover pizza or even the box it came in are slapping on bright red tags to inform the offending household (and, presumably, the whole neighborhood) that the city's new composting law has been violated.

Brooklyn�s Flavor Route to the South — A COOK should always say yes when offered something that will "stink up your pot real good." Skip to next paragraph Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times Michelle V.
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RT @gardenandgunmag: We asked our favorite musicians for albums every music-loving Southerner ought to know. #RecordStoreDay

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RT @debhammacher: woot! Hail to the #South. #Pulitzer Winners: SC Paper Wins Public Service Prize; NYT Wins 3

Apr 20, 2015

And here's our @nytimes video, in which I eat a ghetto burger and Ann Price tells us how it came to be. via @nytvideo

Apr 20, 2015

Ann Price, inventor of Atlanta's ghetto burger, dead at 72. Here's my story on her attempt to sell her restaraunt.

Apr 20, 2015

Found @SuzanneGoin's excellent parm pudding recipe in my copy of Sunday Suppers at Lucques. Here it is digitally.…

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