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Every few months we dedicate our Friday shows to all things food. We'll look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political, and talk to chefs, restaurant critics, food writers. We'll also have recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations.

Recently in Food Fridays

Can Packing a Lunch Change Your Life? We Tried to Find Out

Friday, July 17, 2015

Food Fridays is coming to a close. During our 6 week run this year, we decided to take up a cause: Lunch. We called it Hack Your Lunch, and tried to change people’s lunch habits forever.
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Your Burning Questions (About Cooking), Answered!

Friday, July 17, 2015

New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark and New York Times food editor Sam Sifton join forces for our last “Cooking Along with the Times” segment.

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The Weapon In Your Kitchen

Friday, July 17, 2015

Predating the fork and spoon, the earliest knives were used as weapons. But as our culture developed over the centuries, so did the ways we use our knives.

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Expanding Free Lunches for New York's Kids

Friday, July 17, 2015

Executive director of City Harvest Jilly Stephens and chef Bill Telepan discuss feeding kids when school is out.

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Bringing Fresh Food, and Work Opportunities, To Cypress Hills

Friday, July 17, 2015

Jhon Zhimnay has been involved with the Cypress Hills, Brooklyn Youthmarket for the last 5 years, and was recently promoted.

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Oatmeal Pancakes

Friday, July 17, 2015

Oatmeal pancakes are a tried-and-true twist on the breakfast classic, and these ones go especially well with homemade blueberry syrups.

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Strawberry Smoothie

Friday, July 17, 2015

Throw some bananas and some greenmarket strawberries into a blender, and you're good to go with a healthy and tasty smoothie! 

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Cucumber-Dill Soup with Scallions

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kids will love this chilled soup, developed by Bill Telepan and his daughter, Leah, and its simple enough for them to make it too (just ask mom or dad for help with the food processor.)

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Recipe: Bill Telepan's Potato Salad

Friday, July 17, 2015

Potato salad is an essential part of any summer picnic or barbecue, and this recipe from Bill Telepan and Wellness in the Schools features a nice added crunch thanks to the scallions.

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Cooking at Home, Providing For the Community

Friday, July 17, 2015

Feeding kids when school is out. Melissa Clark and Sam Sifton answer your cooking questions. The creation and evolution of the Youthmarket. Please Explain is all about knives!

Sweet and Savory Pies That Break All the Rules

Friday, July 10, 2015

The New York Times' Melissa Clark checks in on how listeners fared at making ice cream at home. Then, she'll issue a new "Cooking along with the Times" challenge: galettes and crostadas!

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Recipe: Maangchi's Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Friday, July 10, 2015

There are hundreds of different kinds of kimchi, but the baechu-kimchi is king of them all. 

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Recipe: Maangchi's Korean Fried Chicken

Friday, July 10, 2015

Coated with a sweet, sour, spicy sauce, yangnyeom-tongdak is a relatively modern dish in Korea: it’s take-out food, rarely made at home.

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Bibimbap, Bulgogi, and Other Korean Dishes You Can Make at Home

Friday, July 10, 2015

Maangchi won the admiration of home cooks and chefs alike via her YouTube channel. Her new book shows how to cook Korean dishes like Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken, and Bibimbap at home.

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Light Up Your Bacon: Taking Better Food Photos

Friday, July 10, 2015

Make your meals shine on social media! Pictures of food are ever-present on social media, but many leave a lot to be desired. Here are the do's and don'ts of food photography.

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Pulling the Perfect Shot

Friday, July 10, 2015

The arrival of the humble espresso radically changed the way people consume caffeine across the world, and on today's Please Explain, we learn all about it.

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Understanding Food Photography, Embracing Korean Cooking!

Friday, July 10, 2015

How to take a great food photo. Melissa Clark talks ice cream and sweet and savory galettes! Maangchi talks about making Korean dishes at home. Please Explain is all about espresso!

Melissa Clark Returns to Cook Along With Us

Friday, June 26, 2015

Food Columnist, Melissa Clark returns to talk with us about the perfect summer treat to make at home: ice cream and sorbets. 

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The Road to Recovery in the Kitchen

Friday, June 26, 2015

At 28, Jessica Fechtor was focused on school and her new marriage. An aneurysm abruptly left her without smell and partial sight, and she turned to the kitchen to find her way home. 

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An Everything Guide to Farming and Eating Mussels, Clams, and more

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mussels, clams, oysters, and scallops are all bivalves with much more to them than just being delicious. We explore their ecosystems, how to farm them, and how to prepare them. 

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