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Pizza-Delivering Drones? Domino's Gives It A Shot

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Domino's Pizza has developed a prototype for aerial pizza delivery. A promotional video follows a custom-built, remote-controlled helicopter as it soars above the countryside carrying two large pizzas. But aviation rules make it unlikely that drone delivery will arrive anytime soon.

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We All Scream For Ice Cream

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Every culture loves its ice cream, or the frozen treat that stands in for it. From Mexican paletas to Indian kulfi, flavors like avocado, cardamom, berries and more infuse these cool treats.

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Can Going Vegetarian Help You Live Longer? Maybe

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Fresh research finds that men who ate vegetarian diets were less likely to die from heart disease and other heart conditions. But if you're looking for the definitive study that might persuade meat lovers to become vegetarian, this may not be it.

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Coronation Chicken: A Lowly Sandwich Filling With A Royal Pedigree

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation in a ceremony Tuesday at Westminster Cathedral. But the event also marks the anniversary of a cold chicken-and-curry dish that is the culinary equivalent of the famous British stiff upper lip.

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In Philly, Lo Mein Is Going Low Sodium

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Philadelphia is working with about 200 takeout restaurants, providing free cooking lessons and tips on adding flavor without salt. The training has helped restaurants cut the sodium in popular dishes by up to 20 percent.

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The French Learned To Make Wine From Italians 2,400 Years Ago

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

These days, French vintners are globally renowned for their fine wines. And now, thanks to some nifty molecular archaeology, we know they picked up those winemaking skills from some helpful ancient Italians as early as 425 B.C.

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Why Use Bread When Doughnuts Make A Good Sandwich?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Friday is National Doughnut Day. You might want to try Dunkin' Donuts latest creation: bacon and egg between a glazed doughnut.

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Grass: It's What's For Dinner (3.5 Million Years Ago)

Monday, June 03, 2013

If you want to go paleo in your diet, invest in a lawn mower. An examination of fossilized teeth from early humans and their ancient forebears reveals our ancestors switched from an ape diet of fruits and leaves to eating grasses and sedges about 3.5 million years ago.

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Sandwich Monday: Dunkin' Donuts Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

Monday, June 03, 2013

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts. It's only in Boston, but a taste this disgustingly delicious won't stay local for long.

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Wal-Mart Pledges Fresher Produce By Cutting Out The Middleman

Monday, June 03, 2013

The retailing giant says it will launch training for 70,000 associates to help them spot fruits and vegetables that should no longer be on shelves. The move follows complaints that understaffing was leading to low-quality produce of dubious freshness in stores.

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Sushi Chef Was Confidant To North Korea's Kim Jong Il

Monday, June 03, 2013

Little is known about the men who have led North Korea. But one person with great insights into Kim Jong Il and his successor Kim Jong Un is a Japanese sushi chef. He provided Kim Jong Il both sushi and loyalty for many years. Renee Montagne talks to novelist Adam Johnson about his encounter with the chef, which he writes about in the latest issue of GQ magazine.

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France Sells Presidential Wines To Update Palace Wine Cellar

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Some of the finest wines from the cellar of the Elysee presidential palace in France were auctioned off Thursday and Friday. Proceeds from the auction will be used to reinvest in more modest wines from up-and-coming young wine growers.

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Specials

Hidden Kitchens: The Raw & The Cooked

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday, 6am on 93.9FM, Saturday, 2pm on AM820 and Sunday, 7am on AM820, 8pm on AM820.

An hour-long journey into the world of clandestine cooking, kitchen rituals and traditions. Tales of kitchens that suddenly pop up, kitchens that stay underground to survive, kitchens that are the keepers of a culture. Cooking traditions that spring from the most unlikely moments of history. Hosted by Academy Award-winning actress, Frances McDormand

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Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest styles of eating in the world. But in many regions, including Denmark and Sweden, it's not easy to follow when olive oil is hard to find. Now Nordic researchers are exploring the health benefits of a Nordic diet, based on local foods like herring and bilberries.

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Can A Huge Hog Deal Pose A National Security Risk?

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Chinese company plans to buy U.S. pork giant Smithfield Foods for nearly $5 billion. The deal may undergo review by an interagency panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. The panel has played a significant role in shaping foreign investments in this country for nearly four decades.

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Michigan Tracks Cattle From Birth To Plate

Friday, May 31, 2013

Would you like to know the life history of that steak before you eat it? Technology exists to give you that information, at least in Michigan, where the state government requires all cattle to carry an electronic tag for tracking purposes.

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No, Frosted Mini-Wheats Won't Make Your Kids Smarter

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Breakfast foods purveyor Kellogg has agreed to create a $4 million fund to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it ran a deceptive marketing campaign for the sugary treat. The ads, which ran several years ago, claimed eating the cereal boosted kids' attentiveness by nearly 20 percent — but the science didn't back that up.

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Kellogg's Agrees To Settlement In Frosted Mini-Wheats Suit

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Robert Siegel speaks with Tim Blood, managing partner of the law firm Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon, about the class-action suit accusing Kellogg's of making false claims in its Frosted Mini-Wheats advertisements, as well as other cases he's pursued. Blood talks about what kind of people file these suits, and why.

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Congress Poised To Make Crop Insurance Subsidies More Generous

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Farmers have been getting these government checks for years. Essentially, insurance allows farmers to lock in price guarantees — while taxpayers foot 60 percent of the premiums. Critics say such subsidies help the rich get richer and minimize risk so much, they incentivize farming on marginal lands.

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Beets At The Root Of This Honey And Tarragon Cocktail

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bartender Chad Phillips developed the "Beet Me in St. Louis" cocktail for his fiance. It combines two things they bonded over early in their relationship: Beefeater Gin and beets.

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