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Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fast-food restaurants are often demonized as the epitome of unhealthiness. But a study suggests sit-down joints may be no better when it comes to sodium, saturated fat and the risk of overeating.

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Morning Edition

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.

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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

Monday, July 06, 2015

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

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Road Trip with WNYC

Flyover Edition: Michigan's Weirdest Museum

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Sporkful talks to the curator of the Moist Towelette Museum, and explores important questions regarding napkin color and scented hand soap.

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The Takeaway

Occupational Hazards: Food Thieves And Food Manners

Monday, July 06, 2015

43 percent of people say they've been the victims of office food theft. What's the best way to navigate the brutal terrain of the office fridge?

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The Sporkful

Wyatt Cenac: Jerk Chicken In Every Pot

Monday, July 06, 2015

Comic Wyatt Cenac takes us for curry goat in his old neighborhood and tells us how it feels to go out to eat in the place where you grew up -- and suddenly realize you're an outsider.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Uncertain Future For Greece, U.S. Women's Soccer Wins World Cup, and (Un)Courteous Office Dining

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at hope for a humane solution for Greece, an Iranian nuclear agreement sticks over sophisticated surveillance equipment, and Chicago's July 4th turns deadly.

Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

Sunday, July 05, 2015

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.

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What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.

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All Things Considered

Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.

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Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The new champion, who came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, bested eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by two dogs on Saturday.

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A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

420: Prohibition Part Two: Cocktails and Politics in the Roaring Twenties

Friday, July 03, 2015

Would you believe that the modern American nightclub was born out of the era of outlawed alcohol? In part two of our prohibition series, we investigate this and other unintended consequences from banning liquor in the roaring twenties. We’ll taste Mexican lagers, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the best way to grill pork kebabs. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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PRI's The World

This Fourth of July, a tip from a Japanese grill

Friday, July 03, 2015

If you find yourself in a robata-yaki — that is, a Japanese barbecue joint — you'll be greeted with delicious skewers of chicken "oysters," seafood, and shishito peppers. Featuring its famous binchotan charcoal, Japanese barbecue offers an interesting alternative to traditional American grilling.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Friday, July 03, 2015

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

Friday, July 03, 2015

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality. But generations later, foodies are still puzzling over how to define "American food."

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White House: We Have A Beef With GMO Regulations

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.

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Do Organic Farmers Need Special Seeds And Money To Breed Them?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Organic farmers say they need crop varieties that were bred specifically for conditions on their farms. Clif Bar & Company decided to back their cause with up to $10 million in grants.

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Morning Edition

Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Morning Edition

Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.

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