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How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of Wired, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Clean Your Grill, And Other Hot Holiday Tips From Alton Brown

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Whether you're barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here's how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

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

Friday, May 22, 2015

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. Originally aired March 27-April 3, 2014. Available for rerun May 21-28, 2015.

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All Things Considered

In New Jersey, A Beef Over Pork Roll Sparks Rival Festivals

Friday, May 22, 2015

What is pork roll? As one fan puts it, "It's like Spam meets bacon." And this Saturday, Trenton, N.J., will host not one but two competing festivals devoted to this Garden State meat delicacy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Melissa Clark on Memorial Day Cooking, Dan Ariely, Workplace Etiquette

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's 3 favorite segments from the last week, in case you missed them! 
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The Takeaway

Perfecting the Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Memorial Day Weekend, and if you are planning to head to your local park for a picnic, we're here to help you get it right. 

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Morning Edition

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Friday, May 22, 2015

The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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Morning Edition

Adios, Trans Fats: FDA Poised To Phase Out Artery-Clogging Fat

Friday, May 22, 2015

Any day now, the FDA could announce a final rule aimed at removing much of the remaining trans fats out of the food supply. It could amount to a near ban on the fats, which wreak cardiovascular havoc.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ireland Votes, Santa Barbara Cleans Up, and a Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, we explore the oil spill in California, and we've got tips on perfecting your Memorial Day picnic.

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Popular myth has long credited New York's soft water for the city's irresistibly crusty, chewy bagels. But the chemistry behind a superior bagel is more complicated.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Avian Flu Effects

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Reporters talk about the continuing outbreak of avian flu that's affected the U.S. poultry business.

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Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.

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Morning Edition

Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.

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McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.

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FDA Wants To Pull Back The Curtain, Slightly, On Farm Antibiotics

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration wants to know which farm animals are getting treated most heavily. But the FDA's proposal still falls short of the best European data practices.

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All Things Considered

ConAgra Foods To Face Criminal Charge For 2007 Peanut Butter Recall

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A subsidiary of ConAgra Foods is poised to plead guilty to a criminal charge and pay the largest-ever criminal fine in a food safety case after an outbreak in its peanut butter sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.

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All Things Considered

Midwest Farmers Rush To Dispose Of Chickens Killed To Contain Avian Flu

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The USDA says 38 million chickens must be killed to stop the spread of one of the worst outbreaks of avian flu in North America. Northwest Iowa officials are scrambling to dispose of the dead birds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pizza, Pambazo & Pho

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Come along on a tour of NYC through 12 dishes brought by immigrants of different eras, from pizza to pho.  

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The Takeaway

Saying Goodbye to David Letterman

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tonight, David Letterman will take to the stage of the Late Show one last time.

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