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Doable Challenge: Try Citrus or Vinegar Instead of Salt

By Megan O. Steintrager Last week, for our Slash the Sodium Doable Challenge, I urged you to up your use of herbs and spices instead of reaching for the salt shaker. This week, I want to explore sour flavors. While I know that a squeeze of lemon juice or splash of vinegar can perk up vegetables, grains, fish, poultry, and more, I used to always add tart ingredients and salt. But lately I’ve been experimenting with using those tart flavors and skipping the added salt altogether. The biggest revelation: fresh grilled corn on the cob with lemon juice (I had lemon wedges for grilled wild salmon and just used it on the corn too). In addition to citrus like lemons, limes, oranges, and so forth, experiment with less common tart flavors (such as yuzu or tamarind) and/or with different vinegars — you can even make your own infused vinegars. What do you say, how about skipping the shaker (or at least taking it easy on it) this week and instead punching up your food with something that makes your mouth pucker a bit? Here are some recipes to inspire you, below. Greek Salad with Pickled Beet Olives Citrus Vinaigrette Pepper Vinegar Chicken and Parsnip “Fries” wiht Spicy Vinegar Chicken Skewers with Meyer Lemon Salsa Roasted Balsamic Red Onions Mahi-Mahi with Blood Orange, Avocado, and Red Onion Salsa (pictured)

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Teased: Third Rolls-Royce Wraith teaser looks inward

By Jeffrey N. Ross

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith teaser #3 - door panel

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After shadowy images of the 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith in profile and of the car’s rump, the slow striptease of this hyper-luxury coupe finally starts to show us what the inside of the car will look like. We’ll get our up-close look at the 2014 Wraith at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5th, but to tide us over until then, Rolls-Royce has provided a pair of images showing just some of the details that will be present inside.

Promising the interior of an “ultra-luxury yacht,” the Wraith will get plenty of soft leather and real wood paneling, and as we suspected, this car will share a lot of interior bits with its sedan counterpart, the Rolls-Royce Ghost. We can somewhat see this from the second image provided showing the placement of the clock and the air vents that look almost identical to what can be seen currently on the Ghost. On the Wraith, though, the clock’s hands feature “Blood Orange” tips, which not only contrast the high-gloss, piano black finish of this instrument panel but also is designed to pay homage to the aviation side of Rolls-Royce.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith Interior Teased, Inspired by Yachts, Airplanes, and France [2013 Geneva Auto Show]

By John Lamm

Sir Frederick Henry Royce, OBE, was the 1st Baronet of Seaton. He was likely not a tease, but that hasn’t stopped the company he helped found from slowly revealing details on its upcoming Rolls-Royce Wraith. We’ve been told that it will be the most powerful Rolls ever built. That its 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12 will trigger a world standstill. And we’ve seen a shadow—get it?—of the car’s ear end. And now we have some details on the car’s interior.



The Wraith’s sitting room will have appointments both “luxurious” and “contemporary,” mimicking the car’s exterior, the release says. As you might expect, bountiful portions of wood will be featured, but not just any wood—it’s an open-pore type Rolls has dubbed “Canadel Panelling.” Areas of the cabin not covered in wood will be finished with the “softest ‘Phantom-grade’ leathers.” The inspiration for the Wraith’s interior, according to Rolls, comes from luxury yachts and the seaside towns in which they dock.

Rolls-Royce goes on to tell us that “the horseshoe sweep of Wraith’s cabin . . . echoes the cove at Le Canadel in the south of France where Sir Henry Royce and his design team spent their winters.” (Have you been to England in the winter? We’d have headed for France, too.) The Wraith also will nod to the company’s history in the aviation industry: The hands on the analog clock are tipped with Blood Orange coloring, like the needles in avionics gauges.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith, yacht- and airplane-inspired interior and all, will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show. The car’s name is plucked from Roller history, and it describes “the ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially seen shortly before or after their death.” In that sense, we suppose using the name is smart marketing in this age where everyone thinks vampires are awesome, but another definition has the word “used in similes and metaphors to describe a pale, thin, or insubstantial person or thing.” A $300,000 car with 600 horsepower (or more) is hardly insubstantial—Sir Royce may have been a tease after all.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at Car & Driver