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The Sodium Hidden in Your Deli Sandwich

Monday, June 15, 2015

Takeout sandwiches can contain a huge amount of sodium, hidden in the deli meat, cheese, and bread. Many sandwiches have more sodium than the daily recommended allotment.
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A New York Times Food Editor's Lunch Laments

Monday, June 15, 2015

New York Times food editor Sam Sifton spends all day thinking about food. But his post lunch hours are often filled with regret and self-loathing.
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Bringing Women's Voices Back to Iran

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Islamic revolution of 1979 banned female singers from appearing in public in Iran. They are no longer allowed to perform solo, unless to an exclusively female audience.
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Celebrating 50 Years of NYC Landmarks

Monday, June 15, 2015

Much of what makes New York City unique, including Broadway theaters, Central Park, and Carnegie Hall, is thanks to the New York City Landmarks Law.
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How the Summer of 1947 Explains India and Pakistan Today

Monday, June 15, 2015

 In the summer of 1947, some of the most brutal and widespread ethnic cleansing in Southeast Asia erupted, searing a divide between India and Pakistan. 
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The Paradox of Cuba's Boxers

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cuba produces a culture where elite athletes forgo multimillion-dollar opportunities to stay and box for their country, while living in penury. 
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Understanding History, Challenging Cultural Norms

Monday, June 15, 2015

50 years of NYC landmarks. Brin-Jonathan Butler's memoir after a decade in Cuba. Bringing banned women's music back to Iran. India and Pakistan's violent history. 
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A Top Chef Judge's Wide World of Produce

Friday, June 12, 2015

James Beard Award winner Hugh Acheson talks about his new seasonal cookbook, The Broad Fork.
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Leonard Lopate Weekend: Dr. Ruth, Pentagon Contracts for Stoners, "The Wolfpack"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Our three favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them! 
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The Fats and Oils That Give You the Perfect Meal

Friday, June 12, 2015

For today's Please Explain, we’ll talk cooking with fats and oils. Picking the right cooking oil is crucial when cooking, from pie crusts, to roasting, to sauteing, to cooking a steak.
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Barbecuing Along with The New York Times

Friday, June 12, 2015

We're cooking along with The New York Times! Sam Sifton will join us to talk about last week's challenge, compound butter, and this week's project: barbecue.
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Guest Picks: Hugh Acheson

Friday, June 12, 2015

We were happy to learn that the James Beard Award-winning Top Chef judge is a "massive" NPR fan.
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The Hidden Lives of Pigs

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pigs are social, self-aware, and smart. They can even learn to operate a modified computer. Barry Estabrook investigates their hidden lives, and the state of pork in this country.
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Hugh Acheson's Cantaloupe and Mint Soup with Crab and Curry Oil

Friday, June 12, 2015

The mint and cantaloupe make a perfect base for a summer soup.
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Hugh Acheson's Raspberry Cobbler with Drop Biscuit Topping

Friday, June 12, 2015

A truly scrumptious cobbler, wonderfully soupy with drop biscuits nestled into it, soaking up all of the fruit goodness from a mix of juicy berries. 
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Hugh Acheson's Tomato Salad with Crisped Farro, Purslane, Arugula, and Roasted Tomato-Miso Vinaigrette

Friday, June 12, 2015

Great tomatoes sprinkled with kosher salt are enough to make me giddy, but this recipes adds an awesome vinaigrette, some wonderfully fresh greens and the crisp texture of fried farro. 
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Pigs, Barbecue, and The Best Oils for Your Recipes

Friday, June 12, 2015

Barry Estabrook on the commercial pork industry. Cooking with The New York Times. Hugh Acheson's new seasonal cookbook. Please Explain is all about cooking with fats and oils. 
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Paralyzed for Decades, Now Walking With a Bionic Exoskeleton

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Amanda Boxtel, who was paralyzed in 1992, talks about being able to walk again using a robotic exoskeleton.
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For Seven Siblings Trapped in an NYC Apartment, Movies Were a Window to the World

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Angulo siblings were raised in isolation in a New York City apartment. All they knew of the outside world was gleaned from films they watched obsessively and recreated meticulously.
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Using Software to Make an Untraceable Assault Rifle

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Technology has made it far easier to make a working weapon with no serial number, and a senior writer at WIRED tests out these technologies himself and makes an assault rifle. 
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