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Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

Friday, March 01, 2013

This is a classic of late summer and early fall, and it's great for freezing to eat all year long.

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Recipe: Whole-Grain Mustard

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mustard has many faces. Sharp or sweet, subtle or super-spicy, there’s a mustard out there to complement any type of food.

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Recipe: Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad

Friday, March 01, 2013

You may think this vegetable is way too bitter to eat raw, but you'll be surprised by just how well this simple salad stands up next to your favorite subtle fish or chicken recipes.

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Recipe: Happy Wild Salmon

Friday, March 01, 2013

This delicious dill-yogurt sauce will make fish-eaters out of anyone (even your kids).

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Recipe: Wine Vinegar

Friday, March 01, 2013

Vinegar is just wine that’s been encouraged to go bad. Sure, there are plenty of variables, but do you really need anything more than a little wine and some patience? We say no.

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Why Processed Food Is Cheaper Than Healthier Options

Friday, March 01, 2013

Earlier in the week in our "On the Run" series, we heard a mom explain how mac and cheese was more affordable than fresh fruit. Morning Edition reached out to Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a nutritionist and economist, to explain why that would be true.

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Wild Bees Are Good For Crops, But Crops Are Bad For Bees

Friday, March 01, 2013

When it comes to pollinating our favorite crops — from coffee to watermelon — honeybees can't do it alone. Wild bees in the field play a critical role in creating bumper crops, a massive new study reports. But these bees are disappearing, and scientists say the rise of crop monocultures is partly to blame.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Superfoods

Friday, March 01, 2013

This week’s Please Explain is all about so-called superfoods—natural, whole foods that are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients. Dr. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, and co-author of The Happiness Diet and the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Kale, explains which foods are healthiest—from nuts to fish to olive oil to grass-fed beef—for our bodies and our brains.

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Food Fridays with Leonard Lopate

Friday, March 01, 2013

For the next 10 weeks, we’re dedicating our Friday shows to all things food. From the kitchen to the school cafeteria to restaurants to the FDA, the series will look at food through a variety of lenses—culinary, social, cultural, political. The series will include interviews with chefs, restaurant critics, food writers, and will include recipes, cooking tips, how-to demonstrations, and discussions on tipping servers, catering, obesity, and lunch at work.

On today’s show, Chef Tom Colicchio and directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson discuss the documentary “A Place at the Table,” about the more than 49 million people who are food insecure in this country. New York magazine’s food critic Adam Platt discusses food trends. Julia Collin Davidson, of America’s Test Kitchen, talks about the DIY Cookbook. Plus Please Explain is all about superfoods.

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Tom Colicchio on Hunger in America

Friday, March 01, 2013

The chef on a new movement to end huger.

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New York Magazine's Adam Platt on Food Trends

Friday, March 01, 2013

Adam Platt, New York magazine's food critic, tells Leonard Lopate about food trends that come and go, and current trends he wishes would pass more quickly.

More: Check out the first ever Food Fridays!

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DIY Kitchen Projects

Friday, March 01, 2013

Julia Collin Davison, of America's Test Kitchen, shares recipes for making things at home that we usually buy—like ketchup, red wine vinegar, corn chips, peanut butter, pickles, and cheeses. She’s one of the editors of The America’s Test Kitchen DIY Cookbook, which includes favorite do-it-yourself kitchen projects.

Tell us what you want to learn to make at home?

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Food Fridays: What Do You Want to Learn How to Make?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Our first Food Friday includes a look at how to make red wine vinegar, sriracha sauce and other condiments at home. Do-it-yourself projects are a big part of our Food Fridays series, so tell us: What do you want to learn how to make? Is it beer? Bread? Greek-style yogurt? Pickles?

Tell us in comments section below, and we’ll see if we can include it in a future Food Fridays DIY segment!

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China's Horses May End Up In Russia's Kabobs

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The horse meat scandal might be playing out in Europe, but China is the biggest producer in the global market for horseflesh, a new infographic reveals.

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Ag Department Warns Budget Cuts Will Affect Food Inspectors

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The secretary of Agriculture says if the sequester cuts go into effect, he'll have to furlough food safety inspectors. What would that mean for food companies and consumers?

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Budweiser May Seem Watery, But It Tests At Full Strength, Lab Says

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Class-action lawsuits accuse Anheuser-Busch of watering down Budweiser and other beers and then misleading consumers about their alcohol content. The company denies the claims; in tests commissioned by NPR, samples of Budweiser were found to be in line with their advertised alcohol content.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Budget; Sandy and the Netherlands; Sen. Murphy

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has presented his budget. New Jersey Senate Republican Leader Thomas Kean Jr. and Gordon MacInnes, President of New Jersey Policy Perspective, react to the Governor’s proposals – including the expansion of Medicaid in the state. Then, a NY1 reporting trip to the Netherlands found lessons for storm mitigation for this area after Sandy. Plus: our series on fashion continues with a look at sustainability; U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.); leadership coach Dennis Kimbro tells the stories of black millionaires; and where do you draw the line with taboo foods?

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Open Phones: Food Taboos and What You'd Eat

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The horse meat scandal in Europe has us thinking about food taboos. Rachel Sanders, associate food editor at Buzzfeed, joins us to take your calls on where you draw the line when it comes to food.  Offal? Insects? Transfats?  Is there a line you won't cross when it comes to food?  Call us at 212-433-WNYC, 212-433-9692.

 

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Video: Machine Unlocks The 'Physics' Of Separating Oreos

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ad man David Neevel's quest to rid himself of his unwanted crème drives him to create a robotic Oreo separator machine, in this charming satirical video in celebration of the snack cookie.

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Do Parents Really Know What Their Kids Are Eating?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Most parents think that their kids eat healthfully. But in reality, they may not know much about their kids' eating habits, especially as their children get older. Many kids don't talk to their parents about what they eat, and sneak unhealthy snacks after school.

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