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Before Big Speech, Ann Romney Wins Raves — With Tiny Cakes

Ann Romney's address to the Republican National Convention tonight is meant to humanize her husband, Mitt, and chip away at his "likability gap" with President Obama. So how does she relieve the pressure? By baking her grandmother's Welsh cakes for the press corps.

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Tampa's Gift To Sandwich Lovers: A History Of "The Cuban"

This spring, Tampa, Fla., bested Miami when it was voted the true home of the Cuban sandwich by readers of NPR's food blog "The Salt." The debate continues, however, over the sandwich's exact origins, and the proper mix of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese and mustard served on Cuban breads. We explore Tampa's culinary gifts, including -- and beyond -- the Cuban sandwich.


In India, 100-Year-Old Lunch Delivery Service Goes Modern

If you work in an office in India, lunch might travel through a complex network of kitchens, bicycle deliverymen and train stations before ending up on your desk. Dabba wallahs have been delivering meals for a century, but over the years, lunchbox fare has changed dramatically.

What Does Mormon Food Culture Say About Mitt Romney?

Mormon food culture comes from spiritual teachings and the pioneering ways of a new religion in a new country as it evolved westward. Knowing more about it may provide some insights into the personal beliefs of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Portland Company Aims To Tame Food Truck Trash

Reusuable take-out box service is the latest effort to "green" Portland's growing food truck scene. GO Box founder Laura Weiss estimates the year-old service has already prevented 10,000 disposable boxes from entering the waste stream.

Maine's Needhams: A Sweet Treat Of Earthy Potatoes

Needhams are a traditional Maine candy made with chocolate, coconut and an unlikely state staple: potatoes. Maine's official state treat is the whoopie pie, but many still look fondly on the coconutty goodie their grandmothers used to make.