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Sandwich Monday: The Wonut

Monday, May 05, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the latest donut hybrid. The cronut combined croissants and doughnuts; the wonut combines waffles and doughnuts.

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The Lime Shortage: Still Messing With Your Margarita

Monday, May 05, 2014

Several factors are straining lime production in Mexico, from heavy rains to a disease infecting trees. But criminal gangs are adding to the high prices by stealing from orchards and hijacking trucks.

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All Things Considered

Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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What You Need To Know About the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will start after 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Here are some crucial things to know about the race, including what to drink.

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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that's killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.

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Fresh Air

Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

Saturday, May 03, 2014

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

301R: Cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi

Friday, May 02, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we get a special cooking class with chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. We’ll be tasting canned whole tomatoes, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Chicken Parmesan. 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

301R: Cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi

Friday, May 02, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we get a special cooking class with chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. We’ll be tasting canned whole tomatoes, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Chicken Parmesan. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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This Hamster Gets To Eat Two Tiny Burritos

Friday, May 02, 2014

Do your pets eat better than you? A hamster with a taste for Tex-Mex food gets to feast on homemade burritos, courtesy of his very own chef.

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All Things Considered

Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Friday, May 02, 2014

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Friday, May 02, 2014

Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're not far off from the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Morning Edition

Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Friday, May 02, 2014

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Say Yes to Nopales

Thursday, May 01, 2014

They're spiky on the outside, but they have a heart of slime — nopales are a Mexcian favorite that can be found in grocery stores and bodegas throughout the city. Food writer Lesley Téllez shares advice on how to shave off the spines, unleash the ooze, and cook up some tasty stuffed nopales. 

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Mamma Mia! Italian Chains Make Fast-Food Fare Look Light

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A new report details the diet-busting fare at popular Italian chains, like Maggiano's 1,680-calorie shrimp scampi pasta dish. It has about three times the calories of one Big Mac.

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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Thursday, May 01, 2014

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Was Your Seafood Dinner Illegally Caught?

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The United States imports nearly 90 percent of its seafood, and according to a new study, nearly a third of imported seafood is caught illegally. Journalist Richard Conniff talks about illegal catches, mislabeled fish, seafood trafficking, and what is being done about the problem.

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Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food

Thursday, May 01, 2014

A team of NPR journalists traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border seeking stories of people and crossing. One discovery they couldn't quite swallow was a street snack called tostilocos.

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Renegade Cider Makers Get Funky To Cope With Apple Shortage

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Few U.S. farmers grow the tannic apples traditionally used to make hard cider. So craft cider makers are using eating apples and adding chili, chocolate and tropical juices to boost their flavor.

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Smiting The Mite To Save The Bees (And The Crops They Pollinate)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A government scientist says that to help keep more bees from dying we need to focus on helping beekeepers fight the varroa mite. But some groups say pesticides are just as problematic.

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Sweet On Sundaes

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

With these ice cream desserts, it's the construction, not the cooking, that counts. They're a teensy bit fancy, but not too dressed up for a picnic or a barbecue.

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