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Innovation Hub: The Whole Tradition Show

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Leading up to this Thanksgiving holiday, Innovation Hub wonders: do traditions still serve a purpose, or should they be overhauled?

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Specials

The Sporkful: Thanksgiving Is For Eaters

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Take Thanksgiving head-on with help from The Sporkful's Dan Pashman and public radio's favorite personalities like Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Robert Krulwich, Brooke Gladstone and more.

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The 3-Bird Turducken Has Nothing On This 17-Bird Royal Roast

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Frenchman who was the world's first restaurant critic launched the world's first serial food journal in 1803. To wow readers, he offered a recipe for rôti sans pareil, the roast without equal.

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Morning Edition

Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Put To The Test At Amish Market

Friday, November 21, 2014

A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she'd love to make and sell Susan Stamberg's mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.

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All Things Considered

Moderate Drinker Or Alcoholic? Many Americans Fall In Between

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that 1 in 3 adults drinks excessively. That means eight or more drinks per week for women, and 15 or more drinks a week for men.

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WNYC News

NYC To Invest $25M in Hunts Point Facility

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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The funds will pay for energy backup and better quality electric generators at the Hunts Point food distribution center.

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All Things Considered

How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.

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The Takeaway

Forget Eggs—The NYT Gets Grape Salad on Its Face

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Times assigned each state a Thanksgiving recipe—Minnesota unfortunately landed “grape salad.” Why do New Yorkers have such a hard time understanding the food of the Midwest?

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Better than Tofurkey: Melissa Clark's Alternative Thanksgiving Recipes

Thursday, November 20, 2014

There are plenty of people who would rather make something other than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. Melissa Clark shares some of her ideas and recipes for alternatives. Share yours!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Honey Roasted Duck with Apple and Potato Confit

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Another alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving is sweet and tender roasted duck.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Maple-Bacon Glazed Pork Loin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If turkey isn't a favorite food, you could serve roast pork with Brussels sprouts and butternut squash instead.

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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Thanksgiving Turkey Alternatives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Turkey alternatives. Beijing in 1998 and what the city was like at that time. Western etiquette guide for Chinese businessmen. The environmental and health affects of tar sands mining.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Test of Powers, A Genius Filmmaker, and A Battle Against Dude Culture

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Takeaway explores President Obama's anticipated announcement on immigration, we remember iconic director Mike Nichols, and we explore the sexist scandal surrounding Uber.

Just What Is In Pumpkin Spice Flavor? (Hint: Not Pumpkin)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the season, but does anyone think there's real pumpkin in the "science goo" in our lattes? Turns out flavor companies have come up with a simple chemical recipe for it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why is Turkey Called Turkey? Your Other Language Questions Answered

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, looks at the etymologies of some “New World foods” found on our Thanksgiving tables.

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Morning Edition

Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce creates much waste.

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Morning Edition

No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. That may be hard on consumers, but the prices are helping ranchers purchase expensive feed and rebuild herds.

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The Takeaway

The Hard Truth About 'All Natural' Labels

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The FDA's been pushed to regulate food labels on all sorts of things. But they won't touch labels on "natural foods" or GMOs.

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