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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Dorito Effect

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Mark Schatzker argues that since the late 1940s, we have been slowly leeching flavor out of the food we grow. 

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All Things Considered

Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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Morning Edition

Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Panera Bread says it's dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. But while it says that includes artificial sweeteners, it's leaving sodas with them on the menu.

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Tea Tuesdays: Butter Up That Tea, Tibetan-Style

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Yak butter tea is often referred to as the national drink of Tibet. It's been consumed in the Himalayas for centuries and helped inspire the Bulletproof Coffee craze in the U.S.

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Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?

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Fresh Air

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

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The Takeaway

It Ain't About the Margaritas: The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

A margarita-fueled, taco-filled day is not a bad day. But it's also not a true celebration of Mexican independence.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Honoring Courage or Hostility, Moving Beyond Margaritas, and Being Big Bird

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding the PEN American and Charlie Hebdo, we dig into the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch drop by.

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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Sandwich Monday: We're Full

Monday, May 04, 2015

The Sandwich Monday team says "See you later." Then we say, "Are you gonna eat that?"

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

Monday, May 04, 2015

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.

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The Sporkful

The Man Who Made 5 Million Burritos (with Jesse Thorn)

Monday, May 04, 2015

We debate burrito construction and the LA/SF rivalry with MaxFun's Jesse Thorn and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. Plus Matt Yglesias compares Chipotle burritos to iPhones.

America's Test Kitchen Radio

401R: Dan Jurafsky: The Language of Food

Friday, May 01, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired January 1-8, 2015. Available for rerun April 30-May 7, 2015.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Leonard Lopate Weekend: Why We Have Pets, How To Eat Spaghetti, Kristin Chenoweth

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Leonard Lopate Show's favorite segment's from the week, in case you missed them! 
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'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Friday, May 01, 2015

Jon Krakauer has long been haunted by the question of how the subject of his book died in the Alaskan wilderness. In a journal, he and a scientist show that the seeds he consumed can contain a toxin.

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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Friday, May 01, 2015

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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WNYC News

Stricter Rules Fail to Dent Black Market for Vendor Permits

Friday, May 01, 2015

There’s a shadowy backstory to kimchi tacos and falafel platters served out of food trucks. Many vendors pay high prices to “rent” other people’s permits on the black market.

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WNYC Digital

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

Burritos are great, but they're not sandwiches. Pedestrians rule New York. Charles Mingus tried potty training his cat and you can, too! These are the week's most popular stories.

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Why We Can't Take Chipotle's GMO Announcement All That Seriously

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chipotle says providing "food with integrity" means dropping genetically modified ingredients. But critics say the company's new policy is inconsistent and even dishonest.

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How British Farmers Are Making Rapeseed (Canola) Posh And Flavorful

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In the U.K., rapeseed is getting a royal treatment. It's called cold-pressing, and it's a method of processing the oilseed to bring out the best of its mustardy flavor.

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