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Sandwich Monday: The Roman-Style Burger

Monday, August 18, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Travel the World in Your Kitchen

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mark Kurlansky and his daughter Talia share their tradition of cooking international recipes from around the world.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Mark and Talia Kurlansky's Haitian Blanc Manger Mamiche

Monday, August 18, 2014

An old French recipe adopted by wealthy Haitians nationwide.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Mark and Talia Kurlansky Haitian Griyo de Porc

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pork used to be the most common meat in Haiti. This recipe is adapted from the traditional one that calls for "Creole pig."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Mark and Talia Kurlansky's Haitian Grilled Octopus

Monday, August 18, 2014

Talia's tips for this recipe: This octopus dish was thoroughly delicious. However, for it to be edible you have to make the octopus tender. You simply boil a pot of hot water and place the octopus inside, then you take the octopus out, cool it, poke it, and see if it’s tender enough to stick a fork through its body. The routine goes like this: boil then cool, boil then cool.

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Morning Edition

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Monday, August 18, 2014

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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Morning Edition

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Multi-tasking, Measuring, Progressive Politics

Monday, August 18, 2014

Multi-tasking, cooking with Mark Kurlansky and his daughter, why America never adopted the metric system, and how Teddy Roosevelt helped create the progressive movement.

Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

323: Eating White Dirt: Investigating The World's Strangest Food Obsession

Friday, August 15, 2014

This week, we investigate the world’s strangest food obsession: eating white dirt. We talk to Adam Forrester whose documentary “Eat White Dirt” will be released this fall. We’ll be tasting frozen yogurt, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about his philosophy on cherry pie. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Strawberry Mousse with lots of berry flavor. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

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Why Hungry Seniors Aren't Getting Enough To Eat

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.

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Sayur Manis: Delicious, But Also Deadly, Greens From Borneo

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.

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All Things Considered

Would You Share The President's Fries?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.

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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thursday, August 14, 2014

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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All Things Considered

Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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Edible Flowers Find A Sweet Companion In Chocolate

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chefs and gardeners have long used edible blossoms as a garnish for salads and entrees. Now, food entrepreneurs are giving them a big role in mixed drinks and chocolate.

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All Things Considered

Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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Unlocking France's Secrets To Safer Raw Milk Cheese

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A British cheesemonger wants to translate a French guide to raw milk microbiology into English. She says it has the potential to revolutionize our approach to cheese flavor and safety.

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The Takeaway

Can The U.S. Help Iraq Save Itself?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis remain trapped atop Mount Sinjar, and on Sunday evening, Britain's Royal Air Force was forced to abort an aid drop amid fears that the thousands below could be injured. Here, The Takeaway examines what it takes to make humanitarian missions successful.

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