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310: Junk Food Engineering: Why Food Companies Weaponize Sugar, Salt and Fat

Friday, March 28, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate junk food engineering with author Michael Moss to find out how food companies weaponize ingredients to create addiction. We’ll find out all about pepper mills from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs ranging from pure entertainment to celebrity showcases. Yet they aren’t much help to the everyday cook. That's why America’s Test Kitchen wants to find a better way to make a food program for radio. America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

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