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12:22am

Wed December 26, 2012
The Salt

Don't Fear That Expired Food

Originally published on Wed January 2, 2013 5:57 am

The expiration date on foods like orange juice and even milk aren't indicators of when those products will go bad.
iStockphoto.com

Now that the Christmas feast is over, you may be looking at all the extra food you made, or the food that you brought home from the store that never even got opened.

And you may be wondering: How long can I keep this? What if it's past its expiration date? Who even comes up with those dates on food, anyway, and what do they mean?

Here's the short answer: Those "sell by" dates are there to protect the reputation of the food. They have very little to do with food safety. If you're worried whether food is still OK to eat, just smell it.

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11:14pm

Tue December 25, 2012
The Salt

The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey And Nostalgia For 'The Good Stuff'

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 8:04 am

Templeton bottles, filled and almost corked.
Noah Adams NPR

It used to be said that only old men drink rye, sitting alone down at the end of the bar, but that's no longer the case as bartenders and patrons set aside the gins and the vodkas and rediscover the pleasures of one of America's old-fashioned favorites.

Whiskey from rye grain was what most distilleries made before Prohibition. Then, after repeal in 1933, bourbon, made from corn, became more popular. Corn was easier to grow, and the taste was sweeter.

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11:12pm

Tue December 25, 2012
Best Music Of 2012

Top 10 Top 40 Of 2012

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 4:51 am

Ellie Goulding
Courtesy of the artist

11:12pm

Tue December 25, 2012
Music Interviews

Perfume Genius: A 'Creepy, Beautiful Mix'

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 3:07 am

Perfume Genius.
Angel Ceballos Courtesy of the artist

4:27am

Tue December 25, 2012
Around the Nation

Is Santa's Sleigh Powered By Caribou?

Originally published on Tue December 25, 2012 6:42 am

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