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Recipe: Martha Stewart's Three Garlic Pasta

Thursday, March 05, 2015

On the occasion of Leonard's 30th anniversary at WNYC, Martha Stewart offered her recipe for Three Garlic Pasta (because good things come in 3s... and 30s!).

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Best Bites: 30 Years of Food on The Leonard Lopate Show

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

From Food Fridays to James Beard Awards, the best of food on the Leonard Lopate Show.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.

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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Xi'an Famous Foods

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jason Wang, co-owner of Xi'an Famous Foods, tells the story of how Anthony Bourdain influenced the family business, and what comes next for the now successful chain.

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From War To Plow: Why USDA Wants Veterans To Take Up Farming

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sara Creech's nursing career fell apart after she returned from Iraq with PTSD. She found purpose — and a new path — on the farm. Now, the USDA is giving veterans like her more financial support.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iran Nuclear Talks; Jeffrey Sachs; Xi'an Famous Foods

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The owner of Xi'an Famous Foods; Columbia's Jeffrey Sachs; the university's future; Iran nuclear talks; and a look at whether Congress should set its own foreign policy.

Sandwich Monday: The Funnel Cake Corn Dog

Monday, March 02, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new twist on a classic. It's a corn dog that uses funnel cake in place of corn meal to encase a hot dog.

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Your Grandparents Spent More Of Their Money On Food Than You Do

Monday, March 02, 2015

Shelling out dough at the grocery store can often feel painful. But Americans on average actually spend far less on food relative to their income than they did 50 years ago.

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Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Low and Slow: The Lost Art of Braising

Monday, March 02, 2015

James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Michael Ruhlman talks about braising and his new book, How to Braise. 

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Recipe: Michael Ruhlman's Braised Chicken Thighs, Coq au Vin Style

Monday, March 02, 2015

Originally a French preparation for stewing a tough old rooster, coq au vin re­mains a great method for preparing chicken, notably the legs or, here, just the thighs.

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The Sporkful

The Moist Towelette Museum Is A Thing

Monday, March 02, 2015

Dan talks to the Moist Towelette Museum's curator, then discusses whether napkin color affects meal enjoyment and whether restaurants should be banned from using scented hand soap.

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Cooking With The Whole Family

Monday, March 02, 2015

Robert Scheer on government surveillance. Michael Ruhlman on braising. Lidia Bastianich's new children’s book about growing up on the farm, raising chickens, and gathering their eggs.

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

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Silly, Saucy, Scary: Photos Show The Many Faces Of Ugly Fruit

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wonky produce can take on absurdly entertaining shapes. But one food activist says learning to love these crazy contours is key to stopping mounds of food waste.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

407: How to Cook A Puffin: The New Cooking of Iceland

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sea bird eggs, tea-poached skate, and smoked puffin are just a few of the menu items at Dill Restaurant in Reykjavik. This week, we travel to Iceland with Jody Eddy, the co-author of North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland to learn about this fascinating cuisine. We’ll be tasting sharp cheddar, and we’ll decode wine descriptions with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to long-lasting vinaigrette. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Family Business: Sylvia's

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tren'ness Woods-Black of Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem talks about her grandmother Sylvia Woods, known as "The Queen of Soul Food", and how Harlem has changed since it opened.

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When Food Is Too Good To Waste, College Kids Pick Up The Scraps

Friday, February 27, 2015

Millions of tons of food are wasted on college campuses around the country, and students are noticing. Some of them are now rescuing food to make tasty meals for the needy and compost for gardens.

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Morning Edition

Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Friday, February 27, 2015

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.

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