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The Takeaway

Watson: The Culinary Computer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sure, IBM's artificially intelligent computer system, Watson, can win Jeopardy. But can he make dinner?

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The Takeaway

Holiday Hack: The Science Behind Overeating

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

'Tis the season to stuff ourselves at the holiday dinner table and doze off. But there is a science behind what happens when we overeat and what you can do to make it to dessert.

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The Sporkful

Marc Maron's Drug of Choice Is Sausage Gravy And Biscuits

Monday, December 01, 2014

We debate the merits of melon balls, the pros and cons of temperature contrast in sandwiches, and whether the high from eating sausage gravy is worth the food shame-induced crash.

The Takeaway

The Sporkful's Tips for Eating Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of WNYC's Sporkful podcast, shares his best tips on how to eat your Thanksgiving dinner. 

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The Sporkful

Is It Wrong To Eat String Cheese Without Peeling It Into Strings?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rhonda in Memphis rants against nacho cheese, Cindy in Portland needs frosting advice, and Chris and Renee in Berkeley can't agree on how to eat string cheese. We take your calls! 

The Sporkful

Rachel Maddow, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich and Slate's Julia Turner: Eat More Better Book Release Spectacular!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

We celebrate the release of Dan's new book, Eat More Better, by talking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow about cocktail philosophy and Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich about sandwich science.

The Sporkful

Bagels!

Monday, October 06, 2014

On The Media's Brooke Gladstone calls modern fluffy bagels "a betrayal." Anthony Weiner calls BuzzFeed's bagel judging event "offensive.” What's the right way to do bagels?

The Leonard Lopate Show

There's Nothing Gross about Eating Your Kids' Chewed-up Meatloaf

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, and Hillary Frank, host of The Longest Shortest Time, discuss how to eat well  or try to — while parenting. Plus, Leonard declares a winner in Hillary & Dan's great graham cracker debate.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Out of the Kitchen with Lucky Peach

Friday, May 09, 2014

A feast from the food mag Lucky Peach: Chinese drinking games, killer marmalade, a murderous mushroom, and Marc Maron's cookware.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Should You Eat Like a Greek?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Are you getting your daily nuts, olive oil, fish and sofrito? Gina Kolata, medical reporter for the New York Times, discusses a big new study touting the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

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Radiolab

Gutless

Monday, April 02, 2012

Back in 2009, Jon Reiner was feeling as healthy as he ever had. Jon has Crohn's disease--an autoimmune condition that affects his gastrointestinal system--but it had been in remission for a year. He was eating like a horse and felt terrific. But then one afternoon, a strange and ferocious pain ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Science of Taste

Friday, March 16, 2012

Barb Stuckey, professional food developer and author of Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good, explains the science of taste, and shows how our individual biology, genetics, and brain create a personal experience of everything we taste.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Pollan's Illustrated Food Rules

Monday, January 02, 2012

Michael Pollan talks about the latest edition of his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, this one includes illustrations by Maira Kalman. It’s a guide for eaters, which presents rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. He discusses local food, organic food, the cost of food, the benefits of cooking at home, and how he came up with the food rules he recommends.

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The Takeaway

Diners' Guide Gives Working Condition of Restaurants

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Restaurant diners across the nation have a new guide to chew on when deciding where to eat out. However the ratings have nothing to do with food and focus more on the labor practices of some of the nation’s 150 top earning eateries. The Takeaway speaks with Saru Jayaraman,  co-founder and director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centre United, a non-profit that helps restaurant workers organize for better working conditions within the industry and Dave Rutigliano owner of the Southport Brewing Company.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Pollan's Illustrated Food Rules

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Michael Pollan talks about the latest edition of his book Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual, this one includes illustrations by Maira Kalman. It’s a guide for eaters, which presents rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. He discusses local food, organic food, the cost of food, the benefits of cooking at home, and how he came up with the food rules he recommends.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Eat Some Worms

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Yorker staff writer Dana Goodyear discusses her article in this week's magazine about entomphagy (eating insects) and the gourmet virtues of insects as a food source.

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Micropolis

Marty Markowitz Eating. And Eating.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

There is no New York City public official better suited to the spectacle of food -- whom the citizenry wants to see eating -- than Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

This is not simply an issue of body type, although that certainly factors in. The fact is, Marty exudes a certain jocularity, a game-ness that's very old-school. Have a baby that needs to be held? Give it to Marty! Have a catchphrase that bears repeating, such as "Fuhgeddaboutit!"? Marty'll say it!

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The Takeaway

Eat This, Save the World!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

When it comes to environmentally responsible eating, we’re often told what not to eat: Don’t eat tuna because it’s overfished. Don’t eat Chilean sea bass because it’s bottom-trawled. Don’t eat beef because of carbon dioxide emissions from cows.

But what we’re not often told is that putting jellyfish on the menu will help save the world.

 

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The Takeaway

How Do You Decide What to Eat?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Many factors go into choosing what you eat: concerns about your health or a belief in animal rights; worrying about your weight or just liking the taste. What do you consider when picking your meals?

Leave a comment or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

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