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Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.

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We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people takes a break and leaves his desk to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Chocolate is increasingly popular and under assault from diseases that infect cocoa plants. Scientists are working to find varieties that will resist diseases and keep the world's sweet tooth happy.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Martha Stewart's Recipe for Green Juice, and Other Ways to Eat Clean

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Martha Stewart takes a break from her usual roster of cakes and cookies and makes a case for unprocessed foods and a primarily plant-based diet.

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Dump The Lumps: The World Health Organization Says Eat Less Sugar

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

WHO says there's strong evidence that excessive sugar is bad for us. So it's recommending that we cut back significantly.

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McDonald's Says It Won't Be Serving Chicken Raised On Antibiotics

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Over the next two years, McDonald's will transition its U.S. restaurants to a new antibiotics policy. Several of the chain's competitors have also committed to curb antibiotics in their supply chain.

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Bon Bon Jovi, Piggy Izalea, Pork Floyd: Fun With Foodie Band Names

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Zagat asked people to tweet their best foodie band names, and the Internet let the puns fly.

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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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Spain's Wine Exports Soar 22 Percent — But Profits Fall

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

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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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The Leonard Lopate Show

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.