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These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Monday, September 01, 2014

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.

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All Things Considered

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

Monday, September 01, 2014

A new diet study concludes that a low-carbohydrate diet leads to almost three times more weight loss than a traditional low-fat diet where carbs made up 40 to 45 percent of calories.

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Morning Edition

Mugs Aren't Just For Liquids, Make A Microwave Meal In Them

Monday, September 01, 2014

David Greene swaps recipes for cooking in a mug with Joe Yonan, author of the "Cooking for One" column for The Washington Post. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 25, 2013 on Morning Edition.)

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Oklahoma Joe's Restaurant Comes Home

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Oklahoma Joe's, in Kansas City, is changing its name after 17 years in business. It's time to claim the name of the city they are famous for.

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The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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Can Oxfam Nudge Big Food Companies To Do Right?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Oxfam is scoring the 10 biggest food companies on a scale of 1 to 10 on a host of issues, from worker rights to climate change. But will promises translate into concrete changes?

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

238R: The Most Dangerous Fungi: Inside the World of Mushroom Hunters

Friday, August 29, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Langdon Cook, the author of The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America, about the dangerous business of foraging for wild mushrooms. We’ll be tasting goat cheese, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Red Velvet cake. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Catalan Beef Stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.

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The World

A tidier, more polite lobster roll ... courtesy of Canada

Friday, August 29, 2014

The lobster roll is a summertime favorite in New England. Fresh lobster, a little mayo, some dill and a splash of lemon juice. All mixed together, and then slapped on a hot dog bun. But up north in New Brunswick, you can find some delicious Canadian variations on the lobster roll. Leave it to Chicago-based food writer Steve Dolinsky to try them all.

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A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision of Vanilla

Friday, August 29, 2014

The top source of vanilla beans sends its fragrant crop abroad for processing into extract. Now a former Peace Corps volunteer aims to boost Madagascar's economy by building a bean-to-bottle business.

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Features

You Can Pop Champagne at a Manhattan Denny's -- for $300

Friday, August 29, 2014

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Eggs. Bacon. Pancakes. Sausage. Dom Perignon. It's all part of a balanced breakfast at the new Denny's in the Financial District. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Delicious Knish

Friday, August 29, 2014

A worldwide journey in search of the origins of the knish, from Brooklyn to Poland and back again.

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When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

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Morning Edition

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.

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Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define 'Culturally Acceptable Food'

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some governments recently said that agricultural investments should supply "culturally acceptable food." Now they're trying to define what that is.

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At Houses Of Worship, Women Serve Food For A Higher Purpose

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Across the U.S., women work the kitchens of temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, putting on both simple meals and complex feasts. They see their work as serving God by serving others.

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Weekly Innovation: A Sad Desk Microwave For Your Sad Desk Lunch

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

If this product design becomes a reality, you won't even have to leave your desk to heat up your Lean Cuisine.

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Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.

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The World

This English chef is bringing working-class 'bread and dripping' to his finest patrons

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

You could call Tom Sellers a "culinary wunderkind." At 26, he already has his own award-winning restaurant in London. Now, he's trying to bring "bread and dripping" — a traditional dish for many working-class Britons — to the plates of England's most refined foodies.

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The Takeaway

America Is Over The Burger

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Millennials, in particular, are turning away from hamburger chains, but coffee sales are booming, and the deal between Burger King and Tim Hortons is right in step with those changes.

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