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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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Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tracking the calories in food you eat can be tedious. But a GE scientist is working on a device that fits over your plate and automatically tells you exactly how much energy is in your meal.

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The Sporkful

How to Find Deliciousness in Your Kids' Table Scraps

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eating off children's plates is part of everyday dining for parents. But can you find hidden gems? Watch Dan Pashman's video guide to what's edible and what's just too gross.

Sandwich Monday: The Teriyaki Tofu Burger From Gabutto Burger

Monday, July 14, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger that replaces the beef with a deep-fried tofu patty.

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Sweet Deal? Chocolatier Lindt Buys Russell Stover

Monday, July 14, 2014

The purchase would make the combined company the No. 3 chocolate maker in North America. The deal's value is estimated at around $1.5 billion.

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Morning Edition

Saskawhat? A Novel Berry Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Monday, July 14, 2014

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, a shrub that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.

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Morning Edition

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

Monday, July 14, 2014

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

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What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Stay Cool, Drink Real Food

Friday, July 11, 2014

It’s the high season for cool, slushy drinks. Nina Planck, author of several Real Food cookbooks, says her fermented watermelon cooler illustrates one of her key principles: when she processes food, she does it in ways that enhance nutrition, flavor, and shelf life.

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If Exercise Is Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

Friday, July 11, 2014

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.

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Selected Shorts

Letter to a Frozen Peas Manufacturer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This reading by Robert Sean Leonard of Lydia Davis’s “Letter to a Frozen Peas Manufacturer” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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Economists Say Inflation Is Tame; Consumers Aren't Buying It

Friday, July 11, 2014

On paper, inflation has been low this year. But consumers buying food or fuel may disagree. Prices for beef, eggs, fresh fruit and many other foods are much higher than overall inflation.

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Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cooking with Nora Ephron, and dining with Emma Bovary.

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Selected Shorts

Madame Bovary (an excerpt)

Friday, July 11, 2014

This reading by Christina Pickles of an excerpt from Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Peas, Pancakes, and Pretensions,” hosted by Robert Sean Leonard.

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