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A Traditional Strudel Recipe 'Pulled' From The Past

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That's why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.

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Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.

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VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O'-Lanterns

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.

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Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Mexican tradition celebrates the dead and welcomes their return to the land of the living once a year. Enticing them to make the trip is where the food, drink and musical offerings come in.

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Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Two American Obsessions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Food and Bob Dylan. Are both overrated? A reformed foodie weighs in on the former. Then, the New Yorker's Editor-in-Chief makes a case for Dylan's greatness.

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Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to reverse it since it relies on the crops.

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All Things Considered

To Make Bread, Watch The Dough, Not The Recipe

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.

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A Family's Fall Harvest Blooms In 'A Kitchen In France'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.

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All Things Considered

I've Got The Ingredients. What Should I Cook? Ask IBM's Watson

Monday, October 27, 2014

IBM's supercomputer has crushed Jeopardy! Now chefs are using Watson to come up with new kinds of recipes that work around dietary restrictions and other limitations.

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All Things Considered

Soda-Makers Try To Take Fizz Out Of Bay Area Tax Campaigns

Monday, October 27, 2014

Voters will decide on a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley and a 2-cent-per-ounce tax in San Francisco. But the soda industry's lobbying group has spent millions blasting the measures.

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Sandwich (Replacement) Monday: Soylent

Monday, October 27, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Soylent, a meal-replacement substance. It's the thing to eat if you hate eating.

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.

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The Sporkful

Is It Wrong To Eat String Cheese Without Peeling It Into Strings?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rhonda in Memphis rants against nacho cheese, Cindy in Portland needs frosting advice, and Chris and Renee in Berkeley can't agree on how to eat string cheese. We take your calls! 

An Unlikely Friday Night Pizza Cafe Has A Big Heart

Sunday, October 26, 2014

One night a week, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza out of an empty corner cafe in Cincinnati, and diners pay what they can. The couple sees their work as God's mission in the community.

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A New Lending Library — For Your Kitchen

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fondue sets, ice cream makers and juicers are fun to have, but they take up a lot of cash — and counter space. A new Toronto start-up offers subscription-based access to borrowed appliances.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

330: The Day Meat Fell from The Sky: A Halloween Special

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week, for Halloween, we’re bringing you a scary story. On March 3rd, 1876, large chunks of red meat fell from the sky for a period of several minutes, covering land the size of a football field near Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The cause of the Kentucky Meat Shower remains a mystery to this day, so we’ll speak to experts and scientists to find out what could have caused this strange historical event. We’ll find out all about wine savers from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about scary foods. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect cherry crisp in a skillet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Community

WNYC at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival

Friday, October 24, 2014

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We had a great time at the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. Here are some photos! 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Mad Men's Matt Weiner, Ira Glass & Sarah Koenig, '04 Food

Friday, October 24, 2014

Three of our favorite segments this week: #BL25 talks to Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner; Ira Glass and Sarah Koenig on "Serial"; and Danny Meyer and Dan Barber on food in 2004.
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