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Morning Edition

In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.

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The Sporkful

Is the Creator of Stuffed Crust Pizza Sorry?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tom Ryan invented the Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza, as well as McDonald’s McGriddle. We talk to this culinary mad scientist about his innovations and how to best enjoy them.  

All Things Considered

In The Making Of Megafarms, A Mixture Of Pride And Pain

Monday, June 16, 2014

A tiny fraction of America's 2 million farmers produces most of our food. They are the winners of a long-running competition for land and profits that has also drained the life out of small towns.

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Finally! A Decent Espresso On The International Space Station

Monday, June 16, 2014

An Italian aerospace firm, in conjunction with coffee company Lavazza and the Italian space agency, have jointly developed a system for producing zero-gravity espresso.

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Sandwich Monday: The B50 Burger

Monday, June 16, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a bold new idea in hamburgers: a patty that's 50 percent beef and 50 percent bacon.

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Morning Edition

Hunting For Alien Bug And Seed Invaders At Baltimore's Port

Monday, June 16, 2014

A few weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spotted an unfamiliar moth in a shipment of organic soybeans. It was a small victory in the effort to prevent the spread of exotic pests.

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A Mother's Beloved Cooking, A Daughter's Bittersweet Inheritance

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cooking helps Tahira Ahmed connect her new country and her homeland. But for her first-generation American daughter, the mixture of food, family and identity is fraught with worries and expectations.

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The Milkman's Comeback Means Dairy At The Door And More

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The milkman has been out of style for decades, but all over the country, trucks have started delivering fresh milk, organic vegetables and even humanely raised chickens to your door.

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Ballpark Food: As American As Hotdogs With Bacon And Pesto

Sunday, June 15, 2014

It's not just peanuts and Cracker Jacks anymore. As we head into summer, Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast tells NPR's Rachel Martin how to size up ballpark dining options from sushi to gelato.

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It's Pink, It's Fresh, It's Everywhere: Rosé Is Rising!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Years ago, your wine snob friends would have laughed if you brought a rosé out for Father's Day. Now rosé is the summer's coolest wine, not to mention a lot more complex than you thought.

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Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Scientists have given traditional Swiss chocolate-making a colorful twist by devising a method to imprint shiny holograms onto the sweet surfaces — sans harmful additives.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

318: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, June 13, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best cream cheese brownies. 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

318: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, June 13, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best cream cheese brownies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Science of Booze

Friday, June 13, 2014

We're familiar with its effects. But what's the magical chemistry behind fermented beverages? And what in the world goes into a "Corpse Reviver #2?"

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Radishes Are the Real Fast Food

Friday, June 13, 2014

Radishes are fast to grow, fast to prepare, and delicious. Gabrielle Langholtz, author of The New Greenmarket Cookbook, explains why they provide instant gratification for farmers and cooks alike.

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Pakistani Juice Drink Packs A Sweet And Spicy Punch

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sometimes NPR's foreign correspondents take a break from war and other serious business to enjoy daily life in their adopted cities. Here our Pakistan correspondent tries a 'miracle' drink.

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Exercise And Protein May Help Good Gut Bacteria Get Their Groove On

Friday, June 13, 2014

A new study of athletes suggests exercise may help support a rich, diverse mix of bacteria in the gut. But scientists say the athletes' high-protein diet may also be supporting the community.

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All Things Considered

POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola

Thursday, June 12, 2014

By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.

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Starbucks Makes Itself More Addictive With Wireless Phone Charging

Thursday, June 12, 2014

If you have a capable device, no more cords or outlets required to charge your smartphone — not at Starbucks locations, anyway.

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All Things Considered

A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em

Thursday, June 12, 2014

For those who love a green lawn, those pesky yellow flowers can be an eyesore. For Irish chef Darina Allen, they're the key ingredient in a sweet, summertime treat.

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