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Gals Who Grill: What Will It Take For Women To Man The Q?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The grill "is the one and only male-dominated appliance in America," says a researcher who recently crunched the numbers. He found that men are more than twice as likely as women to be the primary grillers at home. One reason? Grilling can feel like a form of recreation.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

218: Bartenders Tell All!

Friday, May 24, 2013

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with two bartenders, Jeff Burkhart and Rosie Schaap, about why bartending is actually more about mixing people than drinks. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Spice-Rubbed Steak on the grill. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

218: Bartenders Tell All!

Friday, May 24, 2013

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with two bartenders, Jeff Burkhart and Rosie Schaap, about why bartending is actually more about mixing people than drinks. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Spice-Rubbed Steak on the grill. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Or Lumps?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes — but deciding which one to use depends on what you're after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal — aka "natural" hardwood charcoal — have their advantages and disadvantages.

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Reinventing Farming For A Changing Climate

Friday, May 24, 2013

Scientists say climate change could increase pests and weeds, lengthen growing seasons and turn dry soil to dust. Farmers are already on the offensive, adopting no-till cropping methods to conserve water and experimenting with different seeds. And scientists are using a technique called gene silencing to develop new crops--without tinkering with the plants' DNA.

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A Seat At The Table With The 'Queen Of Creole Cuisine'

Friday, May 24, 2013

Leah Chase's restaurant in New Orleans has served the likes of Thurgood Marshall, Sarah Vaughn and Duke Ellington. Now the legendary chef has earned the Ella Brennan Lifetime Achievement in Hospitality Award. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chase about her latest accomplishment.

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Guava Paste And Tamarind? What To Do With Weird Food Gifts

Friday, May 24, 2013

Have a food that has you stumped? Submit a photo and we'll ask chefs about our favorites.

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Oprah Winfrey's Latest Venture Is Farming In Hawaii

Thursday, May 23, 2013

After Oprah Winfrey's friend and health adviser learned that 90 percent of the food on Maui is flown or shipped in from outside, he convinced her to turn a portion of her estate on the island into a farm. Winfrey is giving away the food she's now growing on 16 acres of land, but it may soon be for sale.

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This 9-Year-Old Girl Told McDonald's CEO: Stop Tricking Kids

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Over the years, McDonald's has gotten a lot of flack for marketing to kids. At a shareholders meeting Thursday morning, Hannah Robertson, age 9, took the fast-food giant's CEO to task.

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Canned Peaches Are As Nutritious As Fresh. Really?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

What's more, when it comes to some nutrients, like vitamin C, canned peaches pack an even bigger punch than fresh, researchers say. The reasons have to do with how the canning process alters the fruit's cell walls. So eat 'em up!

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In Raw Milk Case, Activists See Food Freedom On Trial

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Activists say the case against Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger is about raw milk — and much more. His supporters have turned the case into a rallying cry for personal food freedom and the rights of farmers and consumers to enter into private contracts without government intervention.

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Could African Crops Be Improved With Private Biotech Data?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A plant scientist at Mars Inc. has appealed to the world's biggest life sciences companies to help him — by sharing what they already know about 100 crops that could provide better nutrition in Africa. But can the kings of agricultural intellectual property get onboard with open source agricultural information for Africa?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Danny Meyer

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Restaurateur Danny Meyer was on the Lopate Show's Food Fridays series recently to talk about the food that chefs cook for each other for the family meals at each of his restaurants. He also told us what toppings he puts on his favorite pizza.

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How Genomics Solved The Mystery Of Ireland's Great Famine

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Although scientists have known that a funguslike organism caused the potato blight that triggered the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1840s, they didn't know which strain was the culprit. But they do now, thanks to the genes in some 19th century potato samples.

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Real Butterscotch: The Beauty Of Sugar And Dairy Transformed

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

When a few humble elements are combined in perfect balance, butterscotch is born. And food writer Deena Prichep says she turns this childhood favorite into a dinner-party star with counterpoints like flaky salt or crunchy nuts.

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Nutrition Group Says Chocolate Milk Is OK, No Need For Aspartame

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The nation's largest group of nutritionists is urging the FDA to reject the dairy industry's petition to change the definition of milk. The petition aims to allow aspartame or other alternatives to be used to sweeten milk in an effort to boost consumption in schools.

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African Cities Test The Limits Of Living With Livestock

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hipsters may just be discovering the joys of backyard chickens, but in African megacities, people have been bringing their animals into the slums with them for decades. That's creating a new ecosystem of animals and huge numbers of people living closely together like never before.

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Vertical 'Pinkhouses:' The Future Of Urban Farming?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Architects have come up with spectacular concepts for vertical farms that would grow crops in city skyscrapers. But many horticulturists think the future of vertical farming isn't in skyscrapers, but rather in large, indoor warehouses lit up magenta by superefficient LEDs.

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Washington State Butcher Spikes Pig Feed With Weed

Monday, May 20, 2013

Despite its name, the "pot pig" experiment isn't an attempt to develop a new meaty treat for stoners. Instead, a Seattle butcher is feeding marijuana seeds, stems and root bulbs to swine as a cheeky money-saving measure.

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Sandwich Monday: The Saltwich

Monday, May 20, 2013

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we celebrate an expert panel's recommendations about salt intake by taking in as much salt as we can, with The Saltwich.

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