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Off The Menu: Realness Is A Matter Of Taste

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A new documentary about the spread of Asian-American cuisine got us wondering about how we remix pieces of culture — and how we police them for authenticity.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

329R: Mario Batali Speaks! Up Close and Personal with a Celebrity Chef

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week, we interview chef extraordinaire Mario Batali, who owns 20 restaurants around the world. We’ll put kitchen towels through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste cold weather beers with expert Lauren Clark. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio Originally aired October 9-16, 2014. Available for rerun March 12-19, 2015.

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All Things Considered

A Pie For A Pie ... Day, That Is

Friday, March 13, 2015

Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 ...

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Making Pies For Pi Day: Think Inside The Circle

Friday, March 13, 2015

As math lovers know, it's almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.

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Behold! The Cosmos Created From The Contents Of A Kitchen

Friday, March 13, 2015

From spices, flour, milk, water and food coloring, a photographer creates startlingly realistic-looking images of space. These photos are convincing enough to impress an astrophysicist.

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All Things Considered

A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Craft beer is a rapidly growing industry, and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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Southerners Are Getting Creative With Their Favorite Nut: Pecan

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The pecan has become the latest obsession of Southern farmers, chefs and craft breweries. They're giving the buttery nut new opportunities to shine in the form of oil, flour and even beer.

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The Takeaway

Sugar Lobby Scores Sweet Deals by Souring Government Research

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Takeaway discusses how the influential and powerful sugar industry has shaped government research on dental care for years.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Extremism Goes Mainstream, The Poetry of Immigration, and Ordering Reincarnation

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, author Luis Alberto Urrea drops by, and we examine some new drama with the Dalai Lama.

Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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All Things Considered

Some Organic Food Labels Are A Little Fishy

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The USDA is looking at standards for organic farmed fish, but many organic and consumer groups are unhappy with the recommended guidelines because they don't meet the strict standards of other organic foods.

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From Ancient Sumeria To Chipotle Tacos, Cumin Has Spiced Up The World

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cumin has been popular since the dawn of written history: It's the only English word that can be traced directly back to Sumerian. Since then it has insinuated itself into cuisines around the world.

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How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

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Tea Tuesdays: The Scottish Spy Who Stole China's Tea Empire

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

In the mid-1800s, Britain was a global superpower with a big weakness for tea, all of which came from China. But a botanist with a talent for espionage helped Britain swipe the secrets of tea.

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Fresh Air

'Test Kitchen': How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America's Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.

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The Accidental Hunter: For One Outdoorsman, Roadkill Is His Only Red Meat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

When a car hits and kills a deer or other creature, Jeff Potter swoops in and recovers the meat, then feeds it to friends and family. No one has ever gotten sick, he says.

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Morning Edition

Circadian Surprise: How Our Body Clocks Help Shape Our Waistlines

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We have different clocks in virtually every organ of our bodies. But living against the clock — eating late at night or working overnight — may set the stage for weight gain and chronic disease.

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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Monday, March 09, 2015

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Salad Dressing

Monday, March 09, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Funagrette "Cheesy Pizza" flavored salad dressing. We never thought a salad could make us feel so bad about our eating habits.

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The Sporkful

True Crime: Investigating An Office Fridge Food Theft

Monday, March 09, 2015

It’s Elkhart, Indiana, 2001. Two inches of Heather Coleman's turkey club disappear from her office fridge. The thief is nowhere to be found. And Heather’s life will never be the same.