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Correction: Italians And Celiac Disease

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A correction to our story about gluten-free options in Italy, the land of pizza and pasta. Italian children are not routinely tested for celiac disease, as we incorrectly reported.

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How Fishermen's Bragging Rights Gave Birth To Fine Art

Sunday, August 30, 2015

In 19th century Japan, fishermen found a foolproof way to record trophy catches: a "fish rubbing" inked onto paper, creating a permanent record of their size. Gyotaku soon evolved into fine art.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bloody Mary's have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

409: The Dead Pit: The True, Shocking Story of The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Friday, August 28, 2015

This week, we speak to New York Times reporter Michael Moss about the Dead Pit, a USDA livestock research facility in Nebraska that has caused the deaths of thousands of animals in the name of higher profits. We’ll taste vegetable broth, and we’ll discover Italian white wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to almost hands-free risotto. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired March 19-26, 2015. Available for rerun August 27-September 3, 2015

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#NPRreads: Middle East Air Quality, Lead Poisoning, And Jell-O

Friday, August 28, 2015

Around the newsroom and around the world, here's what we're reading this week.

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All Things Considered

In A Remote Part Of Washington, A Scramble To Save Cattle From Flames

Friday, August 28, 2015

More than 1,000 square miles of wildfires are burning in the state. In the isolated Okanogan Valley, where power and phone lines have burned, cattle ranchers are doing what they can to spare herds.

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The Takeaway

Food Fight: How Chinese Spying Threatens U.S. Agriculture

Friday, August 28, 2015

After Chinese agriculture officials were caught spying, some FBI bureaus have made agriculture technology the number two most important security issue, second only to terrorism.

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How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Home-School Lobby, Playing Politics, Dangerous Food Fights

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Takeaway examines a new investigation from Slate and ProPublica, gerrymandering in Florida, and Chinese spying.

Morning Edition

Despite The Drought, California Farms See Record Sales In 2014

Thursday, August 27, 2015

While the drought has put a strain on California agriculture, its farms actually set a record for total sales — $54 billion — in 2014. How? By pumping more water from their wells.

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Morning Edition

Farmworkers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel In California Drought

Thursday, August 27, 2015

More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

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Morning Edition

Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.

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Why Thick Flour Tortillas Never Made It Big And Thin Tortillas Did

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Flour tortillas thick as pancakes and dotted with brown blisters are a beloved Southwestern staple. So why haven't they broken out of the region and become available at supermarkets nationwide?

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Morning Edition

Why French Winemakers Are Seeing The World Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Many vintners in southern France used to make a few bottles of rosé only for themselves. Now demand for the pale, dry wine has skyrocketed, transforming the lives of the region's winemakers.

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PRI's The World

Why is lime flavor suddenly everywhere?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How crazy is America's lime obsession? Two Latino comedians break it down in an Austin 7Eleven.

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All Things Considered

In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

There's a new contender in the century-old quest for perfect, guiltless sweetness: allulose. It's sugar — but in a form that our bodies don't convert into calories. Perfect? Not quite.

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All Things Considered

Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cattle rustling is a growing problem in Oklahoma, Texas and other beef-producing states. High beef prices and drug addiction are fueling the resurgence.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Cara Nicoletti

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cara Nicoletti came by the show to talk about her new book Voracious. She also told us about some of the books, and food, that she hungers for. 

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All Things Considered

Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Great Books, and The Great Meals Inside Them

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cara Nicoletti, a former butcher at Brooklyn’s The Meat Hook and former pastry chef, discusses her new book, Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books.

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