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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The country's move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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All Things Considered

Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.

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Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

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Morning Edition

Kosher Food Producer Manischewitz Sold To Bain Capital

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Manischewitz has been bought by a unit of the private equity firm Bain Capital for an undisclosed amount. The new owner wants the 126-year-old brand move beyond its niche on the kosher shelves.

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Some Appetizing Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Passover's ceremonious meal can take a very long time. Small bites with traditional ingredients can help sustain dinner guests, with a nod to the holiday's meaning and to the spirit of hospitality.

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This Pie Chart Is Delicious And Statistically Sound

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Back in 2012, The Salt surveyed readers on their favorite pies during our Pie Week series. Recently, an Australian reader tells us she pie-charted our results with mouth-watering real pie.

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Why Chocolate Is A Bargaining Chip In The Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Russia banned chocolate made by the leading Ukrainian presidential candidate at a time when political tensions are high between the countries. And we wanted to know: Is the chocolate any good?

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they've given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient "pseudo-cereal."

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The Sporkful

The Science and Religion of Matzoh

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

To better understand and appreciate matzoh, Dan travels to the Manischewitz factory to interview a Southern Baptist matzoh expert named Randall Copeland and Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz.

All Things Considered

The Future Of Clean, Green Fish Farming Could Be Indoor Factories

Monday, April 07, 2014

Aquaculture in the U.S. has lagged because of opposition from environmentalists and people living on the coast. But entrepreneurs say they've found a way to produce fish on land with little pollution.

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Disease Detectives Are Solving Fewer Foodborne Illness Cases

Monday, April 07, 2014

The government has reported 42 percent fewer foodborne illness cases in the past decade and solved less than half of them, a report finds. But that doesn't necessarily mean the food supply is safer.

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Micropolis

One Indian Man Eats and Tells

Monday, April 07, 2014

As a South Asian growing up in Texas, Arun Venugopal never thought twice about eating with his hands while at home but in public in front of his friends and strangers alike, it was a different story. Arun hits Wall Street to see if this taboo of his childhood is still relevant in NYC today.

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'Beer Culture' Revered As Belgium's Heritage

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Beer in Belgium is such serious business. The country applied to have its beer culture recognized and protected by UNESCO. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Belgian beer connoisseur Erik Verdonck.

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All Things Considered

A Spicy Gold Rush: Turmeric's Rise To Superfood

Saturday, April 05, 2014

There's a gold rush going on, but it has nothing to do with metal. Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson says the yellow Indian spice, with its healing properties, is seeing growing popularity in the U.S.

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Newbie Urban Gardeners May Not Be Aware Of Soil's Dirty Legacy

Saturday, April 05, 2014

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, a report finds, but they're clueless about how to avoid other types of contaminants.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Rooting for Rutabagas

Friday, April 04, 2014

As a cross between a cabbage and a turnip, the rutabaga is an underdog vegetable easily overlooked. Concuco Farm's Hector Tejada helped shine the spotlight on rutabagas with advice on how to store and prepare them. 

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All Things Considered

Cuisine And Culture Transform A Dallas Neighborhood

Friday, April 04, 2014

Trinity Groves, a 15-acre restaurant incubator, brought Chinese-Latin food and economic vitality back to West Dallas. What was once a dangerous neighborhood is now a hot spot for international eats.

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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Friday, April 04, 2014

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Carla Hall's Chile, Pea, and Coconut Chutney

Friday, April 04, 2014

Spicy, punchy, and powerful peas.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Alfred Portale's Baby Beet Salad, Shaved Fennel, Orange, and French Feta Cheese with Orange Balsamic Dressing

Friday, April 04, 2014

Roasted beets are a longtime favorite of Chef Portale’s. Always aesthetically minded, the chef’s eye finds the color appealing, while the sweet, bright flavor of beets and the beautiful color complemented by seasonal elements allows this salad to appear in various forms at Gotham.

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