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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Glass Or No Glass? That Is The Grill Lid Question

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Would you be a better cook if you could see your food on the grill without lifting the lid? We take a peek under the hood of an innovative glass-top grill that claims to help prevent the dreaded burn.

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Morning Edition

Some Food Companies Are Quietly Dumping GMO Ingredients

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Many mainstream companies are creating GMO-free foods, but they're not publicizing the changes. Meanwhile, some are also fighting state initiatives that would require them to label GMOs ingredients.

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Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

Monday, July 21, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

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All Things Considered

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

Monday, July 21, 2014

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by caring for the planet, not dominating it.

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From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

Monday, July 21, 2014

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

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Morning Edition

To Save These Pigs, Ky. Farmer Says We Have To Eat Them

Monday, July 21, 2014

Travis Hood is raising a rare species of pig called the Red Wattle. He's part of a small but growing movement across the country to hold on to biodiversity and save heritage breeds.

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Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Writer Will Potter raised money through Kickstarter to buy drones and other equipment to investigate animal agriculture in the U.S. He says drones will help him circumvent so-called "ag-gag" laws.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

Friday, July 18, 2014

Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We'll find out.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

321: Mean Streets: Rags to Riches with Boston's Top Chef Barbara Lynch

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week, Boston’s own Barbara Lynch tells her story to America’s Test Kitchen—how she stole an MBTA bus at age 13, how she opened her first restaurant when she still owed the IRS $75,000, why she boxes for exercise, and what she said to the man who refused to believe that he had been served a duck. We’ll find out which seven kitchen gadgets you shouldn’t live without, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the sudden popularity of juice bars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled pork tenderloin steaks. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Friday, July 18, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

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Selected Shorts

A Mad Tea-Party

Friday, July 18, 2014

This reading by Christopher Lloyd of an excerpt from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Cannolis and Carroll,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

 

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Selected Shorts

The Occasional Pignoli Tart

Friday, July 18, 2014

This reading by Amber Tamblyn of Ann Hood’s “The Occasional Pignoli Tart” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Cannolis and Carroll,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Friday, July 18, 2014

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

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WNYC News

First J.C. Penney. Then Target. Now Food Courts?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The iconic mall eateries come to the city, but please, call them “Food Halls.”

 

 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Cannolis and Carroll

Friday, July 18, 2014

A champion cannoli stuffer, and a Mad Hatter, in two stories read by Amber Tamblyn and Christopher Lloyd. Hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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All Things Considered

QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Craft Beer Jam - Hops, Aroma and Flavor

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our fourth annual Craft Beer Jam continued July 16, 2014 with a tasting and beer-focused conversation on hops, one of the main building blocks of beer.  

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The Sporkful

Spiral Cut Watermelon: A Summertime Treat For Any Size Face

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Melon balls look nice, but they roll all over the plate. Squares and rectangles are fine but boring. By employing the same spiral cut technology used for Easter hams, we can eat watermelon better.

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