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334R: An Insider's Tour of Julia Child's Kitchen

Friday, April 10, 2015

This week, we investigate why Julia Child’s kitchen is one of the top tourist attractions in Washington, DC. We also chat with Jean-Jacques Paimblanc, who cooked many dinners in that humble space. We’ll be tasting salted butter, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Skillet Roast Chicken and Potatoes. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

Friday, April 10, 2015

Each year, millions of pounds of Mexican produce are rejected just past the border even though it's tasty and edible. Instead of the landfill, it's now going to needy families across the U.S.

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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

Friday, April 10, 2015

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.

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PRI's The World

Help wanted: A few brave chefs to cook for hungry seasick migrants

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Thousands of migrants seeking safe-haven in Europe are expected to risk their lives this summer crossing the Mediterranean in ramshackle boats. So two humanitarian organizations are teaming up to help avert disasters at sea.

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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Sabra Hummus Announces A Recall Over Listeria Fears

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The national recall covers several products with a "best by" date of May 11 or May 15. The products are predominantly the "Classic" variety of the hummus, in a range of sizes.

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Morning Edition

These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.

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All Things Considered

The Navajo Nation's Tax On Junk Food Splits Reservation

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Navajo Nation started taxing junk food and soda. No other tribe has passed such a law. But half of the tribe is unemployed and say they can't afford expensive food.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Two Babes in a Food Fight

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A blogger who goes by Science Babe went after the popular blogger and anti-GMO champion Food Babe earlier this week, calling her crusade against toxins total bunk. Who's right?

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In Korea, Spam Isn't Junk Meat — It's A Treat

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch — and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.

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Morning Edition

Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

As the craft beer industry grows, so are options for learning to brew. More colleges are now introducing degree programs to teach the art and science of beer-making.

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Tea Tuesdays: How Tea + Sugar Reshaped The British Empire

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

When tea met sugar, they formed a power couple that altered the course of history. It was a marriage shaped by fashion, health fads and global economics. And it doomed millions of Africans to slavery.

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All Things Considered

California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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The Takeaway

Ballpark Figures: Milwaukee's Sausage Racers

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

All week we're celebrating baseball's unsung heroes. Here, Michael Dillon tells us why he decided to stage a giant costumed sausage race at the home of the Milwaukee Brewers.

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The Takeaway

Political Science: Where Evidence & Ideology Collide

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Plenty of politicians say they're not scientists. But when politics bumps up against science, there are consequences for all of us.

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Morning Edition

Busy Chef Strives For Balanced Mix Of Home Life, Culinary Ambitions

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Restaurant owner and Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio tries to find the right recipe for blending work, family duties and the pressures of being on the road.

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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

Monday, April 06, 2015

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new food for athletes: liquid pizza. It's Clif Bar's "energy food" made with tomatoes, carrots, quinoa, sunflower seed butter and sugar.

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Does Your Food Have A Bad Case Of The Blahs? Put An Egg On It!

Monday, April 06, 2015

If you're wondering what to do with all those eggs left over from Easter, we're here to help. Inspired by Portlandia and Beyonce, we'll show you ways you can put an egg on it.

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