April Fulton http://nwpr.org en The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist http://nwpr.org/post/martini-american-cocktail-may-have-international-twist There's no cocktail more distinctly American than the martini. It's strong, sophisticated and sexy. It's everything we hope to project while ordering one.<p>Baltimore-born satirist H.L. Mencken is said to have called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is the martini perfectly American? Maybe not entirely.<p>So in honor of <a href="http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-martini-day">National Martini Day</a> on Wednesday, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.<p>The history of the martini is a murky one. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:28:00 +0000 April Fulton 29614 at http://nwpr.org The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It http://nwpr.org/post/theres-too-much-food-waste-here-are-five-things-people-are-doing-about-it The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing.<p>About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970s. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:38:00 +0000 April Fulton 13913 at http://nwpr.org Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist http://nwpr.org/post/discarded-food-cans-turn-canvas-british-street-artist <strong></strong>Those eyes grab you first. Only after a couple of beats do you realize you're looking at the painted bottom of a flattened metal can left on the street, and not some mysterious fairy.<p>These can art people come from the imagination of a British artist known as <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mydogsighs/">My Dog Sighs</a>, who has left a piece of art on the street for someone to find every Friday for the last 10 years.<p>Above, check out a small sampling of some of his work. Below, he talks with The Salt about where he gets those cans and his funny name.<p><strong> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:33:00 +0000 April Fulton 11832 at http://nwpr.org Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist