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Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tired of the same old pumpkin pie or squash side dish? Morning Edition challenged Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen to shake up Thanksgiving with recipes that put a new spin on the humble gourd. His chosen recipes include barley risotto with butternut squash and maple-pumpkin stack cake.

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Soundcheck

Introducing New Music To Your Parents: Listeners' Picks; Glenn Kotche Meets Michael Anthony; Rubblebucket

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In this episode: Thanksgiving is just one day away, and that means that it's the perfect time to introduce your parents to some new music. We hear from some of our listeners about their attempts at doing just that -- and we also listen to some voicemails that we received about the New York City nightclub Area, which we talked about in our Vanished Venues series earlier this week. 

Plus: Find out what happens when James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Anthony of New York’s Gramercy Tavern and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche meet for the first time on Soundcheck.

And: The infectiously fun electro-Afrofunk pop band Rubblebucket performs in the Soundcheck studio.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Tips on Creating a Thanksgiving Menu for Every Dietary Restriction

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian — has your Thanksgiving menu being undermined by food allergies and ethical objections? Tell us about what you don’t eat or share how you've catered to the dietary restrictions of your friends and family.

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Susan Stamberg's Other Favorite Holiday Cranberry Dish

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Every year, on Thanksgiving, Susan Stamberg recalls a cranberry relish recipe that's now infamous in public radio land. But another cranberry dish has also graced her holiday table through the years — a cranberry chutney that is sweet, tart and packs a kick of cayenne pepper.

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Don't Stuff The Turkey And Other Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster of the public TV series share tips for buying, seasoning and cooking a turkey (hint: bigger isn't necessarily better, keep lots of salt around, and give the bird a break before carving). They also give advice on how to make some of their favorite side dishes.

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Studio 360

Did Norman Rockwell Ruin Thanksgiving Turkey?

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Scene: Chicago
From WBEZ — Monica Eng is also co-host of the food podcast Chewing the Fat.

Millions of Americans will sit down to Thanksgiving dinners of unevenly cooked turkey — dinners that look suspiciously like the one in Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want" painting now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. The overcooked white meat will require pools of gravy ...

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Sandwich Monday: Oprah's 'Love Sandwich'

Monday, November 25, 2013

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the "Love Sandwich," inspired by a sandwich Oprah makes for Stedman. Will it be one of our Favorite Things?

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Features

An Omnivore's Dilemma: Would You Eat Michael Pollan Microbe Cheese?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Making your own cheese and yogurt is all the rage these days. Now a scientist has taken the DIY craze to an entirely new level. She and an artist have made cheeses using the microcritters on their own skin, as well as those from famous folks. The curds are on display at a museum.

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How Johnnie Walker Is Chasing The World's Middle Class

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Scotch whisky is the ninth best-selling brand of distilled spirit in the world. Journalist Afshin Molavi says it has grown globally by appealing to the expanding middle classes in places like Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and India.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Thanksgiving Timeline and Tips from NY Times Dining Section Columnist Melissa Clark

Friday, November 22, 2013

New York Times Dining columnist Melissa Clark gets us organized for Thanksgiving

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: How Jacques Torres Does Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22, 2013

Master pastry chef Jacques Torres offers some advice for bakers and talks about what's on his Thanksgiving menu. He describes how he makes upside down apple tart and shares his recipe for chocolate chip cookies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread

Friday, November 22, 2013

Sweet gingerbread made with tart cranberries.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Roasted Acorn Squash, Honey, Smoked Paprika, and Sage Salt

Friday, November 22, 2013

Melissa Clark's recipe for roasted acorn squash—for Thanksgiving or any time this winter.

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This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

Friday, November 22, 2013

The days of mystery meat are far from over in the nation's school cafeterias. That's judging by an online project assembling thousands of photos of school lunches submitted by students from across the nation. But it's not all bad news: The images also show that in some cafeterias, change has already arrived.

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A Handful of Nuts, a Lifetime of Benefits?

Friday, November 22, 2013

In a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers reported an association between daily nut consumption and a reduction in the risk of dying from cancer, heart disease, and other major chronic diseases. Lead author Charles Fuchs discusses these findings.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Book of Schmaltz

Friday, November 22, 2013

Michael Ruhlman sings the praises of schmaltz (or rendered chicken fat), a staple ingredient in traditional Jewish cuisine. But schmaltz is at risk of disappearing from use due to modern dietary trends and misperceptions about this versatile and flavor-packed ingredient. The Book of Schmaltz: Love Song to a Forgotten Fat takes a fresh look at traditional dishes like kugel, kishke, and kreplach, and also ventures into contemporary recipes that take advantage of the versatility of this marvelous fat.

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Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

Friday, November 22, 2013

This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. NPR's Susan Stamberg explores how to combine the best dishes for the double holiday, which won't happen again for another 70,000 or so years. And of course, she shares the recipe for her famous Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Video: How to Poach an Egg

Friday, November 22, 2013

Leonard Lopate learns how to poach an egg.
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Recipe: Mollie Katzen's Spinach-Mushroom Mac and Cheese

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mushrooms, spinach, and pasta bathed in a beer-cheese sauce.

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Recipe: Mollie Katzen's Brussels Sprout Gratin with Potatoes and Spinach

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mollie Katzen makes a meal of Brussels sprouts cooked with potatoes, onion, garlic, and spinach and baked under a layer of grated cheese and coarse bread crumbs.

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