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321: Mean Streets: Rags to Riches with Boston's Top Chef Barbara Lynch

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week, Boston’s own Barbara Lynch tells her story to America’s Test Kitchen—how she stole an MBTA bus at age 13, how she opened her first restaurant when she still owed the IRS $75,000, why she boxes for exercise, and what she said to the man who refused to believe that he had been served a duck. We’ll find out which seven kitchen gadgets you shouldn’t live without, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the sudden popularity of juice bars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled pork tenderloin steaks. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

Friday, July 18, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

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Selected Shorts

The Occasional Pignoli Tart

Friday, July 18, 2014

This reading by Amber Tamblyn of Ann Hood’s “The Occasional Pignoli Tart” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Cannolis and Carroll,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Selected Shorts

A Mad Tea-Party

Friday, July 18, 2014

This reading by Christopher Lloyd of an excerpt from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Cannolis and Carroll,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

 

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Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

Friday, July 18, 2014

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

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WNYC News

First J.C. Penney. Then Target. Now Food Courts?

Friday, July 18, 2014

The iconic mall eateries come to the city, but please, call them “Food Halls.”

 

 

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Cannolis and Carroll

Friday, July 18, 2014

A champion cannoli stuffer, and a Mad Hatter, in two stories read by Amber Tamblyn and Christopher Lloyd. Hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

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All Things Considered

QUIZ: Which Of These State Fair Foods Are Faux?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Combinations of batter, cheese, bacon and sugar at state fair food concessions seem to get more elaborate and outrageous every year. So we were inspired to put our state fair food sense to the test.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Craft Beer Jam - Hops, Aroma and Flavor

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our fourth annual Craft Beer Jam continued July 16, 2014 with a tasting and beer-focused conversation on hops, one of the main building blocks of beer.  

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The Sporkful

Spiral Cut Watermelon: A Summertime Treat For Any Size Face

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Melon balls look nice, but they roll all over the plate. Squares and rectangles are fine but boring. By employing the same spiral cut technology used for Easter hams, we can eat watermelon better.

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All Things Considered

This Dirty Little Weed May Have Cleaned Up Ancient Teeth

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Turns out that for 7,000 years, snacking on nutsedge may have helped people avoid tooth decay. But at some point, the root it lost its charm. By the 1970s, it was branded "the world's worst weed."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

There's Nothing Gross about Eating Your Kids' Chewed-up Meatloaf

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful, and Hillary Frank, host of The Longest Shortest Time, discuss how to eat well  or try to — while parenting. Plus, Leonard declares a winner in Hillary & Dan's great graham cracker debate.

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Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

After a taste of Singaporean sup tulang, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.

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Morning Edition

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A craft brewer in Maine is partnering with a most unusual item — seaweed. If the beer takes off, the state's emerging seaweed aquaculture industry may benefit.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Growing Good Eaters

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dan Pashman, host of “The Sporkful,” and Hillary Frank, host of “The Longest Shortest Time,” share tips on what to feed kids and how to raise adventurous eaters. We’ll learn about the adventures of five Frenchmen who sought refuge in America during the French Revolution, and the ways they helped shape American history. Elizabeth Mitchell tells the story of the visionary French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty and brought it to New York. Plus, our word maven Patricia T. O’Conner talks about words from WWI and she answers listener questions about language and grammar!

Captain Ahab's Revenge: Brewing Beer From An Ancient Whale Bone

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Yeast scraped from a 35-million-year-old whale fossil is the key ingredient in a "paleo ale" from a Virginia brewery. Like many scientific innovations, the idea came about late one night over a pint.

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U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Make Mealtime Happier: A Google+ Hangout on Kids and Eating

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Join The Longest Shortest Time host Hillary Frank, The Sporkful host Dan Pashman and pediatric dietitian Heidi Kecskemethy for an online chat at 3 p.m. Eastern. Submit your questions!

Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Camu camu will soon dethrone açai — an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.

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