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Morning Edition

Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eight hundred years ago, tea traveled to Japan from China in simple, ceramic storage jars. These ancient jugs, now on display in Washington, D.C., helped launch Japan's tea culture.

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Sandwich Monday: The Subway Flatizza

Monday, March 17, 2014

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Subway's new flatbread pizza. To save time and humiliate anyone trying to order it, the chain is calling it a Flatizza.

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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

CAFFEINE!; the Metro-North report; Crimea’s Decision

Monday, March 17, 2014

Did you know that the caffeine in soda is usually made in China? Murray Carpenter is author of Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us and he’ll explain the drug. Plus: what a federal report on the Metro-North crash found about how the rail service was too lax about safety; the latest on the Crimean referendum; and more.

Here's The Thing

Robert Lustig and Martin Horn

Monday, March 17, 2014

Alec Baldwin talks with two people on the front-lines of two of society’s most serious challenges: obesity and prison reform.

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Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Looks like the old adage about when it's safe to eat dropped foods may actually be effective for wet, sticky stuff like candies. For carpet-dusted snacks, you can take your sweet time, a study finds.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

308: Picnics on Mars: Packing for A Trip to The Angry Red Planet

Friday, March 14, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we take a trip to Mars with Pascal Lee, the co-founder and chairman of the Mars Institute, to find out what astronauts will eat over the two-and-a-half year voyage. We’ll be tasting frozen orange juice, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the ethics of eating meat. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfectly roasted root vegetables. 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

308: Picnics on Mars: Packing for A Trip to The Angry Red Planet

Friday, March 14, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we take a trip to Mars with Pascal Lee, the co-founder and chairman of the Mars Institute, to find out what astronauts will eat over the two-and-a-half year voyage. We’ll be tasting frozen orange juice, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the ethics of eating meat. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfectly roasted root vegetables. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Companies Tap Celebrity Power For Extreme Vegetable Makeover

Friday, March 14, 2014

If mom can't nudge kids to eat veggies, Maybe Disney teen stars will be more effective. Increasingly, companies are marketing healthy food to kids. Turns out, it's good for their bottom line, too.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: For Lobster Eaters Only

Friday, March 14, 2014

Cooking live lobster can be squirm-inducing culinary task. But if you're determined to do so, Red Hook Lobster Pound's Susan Povich has some advice. 

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See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

Friday, March 14, 2014

The more fast food you encounter where you live and work, the likelier you are to be obese, research shows. That suggests policies limiting fast-food outlets in neighborhoods may be onto something.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

Friday, March 14, 2014

Author Melissa Clark tells us what staples to pitch, how long to keep things like flour and rice, and gives us things to make with the ingredients we already have in our cabinets.

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Grilled Cactus, Rice Soup, And Other Food For Lent

Friday, March 14, 2014

Many of the world's Christians are now observing the solemn period of Lent. Food blogger and historian Frederick Douglass Opie offers a taste of the different food traditions of Lent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Melissa Clark's Spiced Nut Sandies

Friday, March 14, 2014

If you want to use up some of the nuts in your pantry, make these buttery, nutty cookies.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Melissa Clark Cleans Out the Kitchen; "Teenage"; Lorrie Moore; Please Explain

Friday, March 14, 2014

On today’s show: Melissa Clark shares tips on spring cleaning your kitchen -- and what pantry supplies should be replaced as the weather warms up. Director Matt Wolf talks about his documentary, “Teenage,” and how the idea of being a teenager is more recent than you’d think! Lorrie Moore discusses Bark, her first collection of short stories in 15 years. And this week’s Please Explain is all about glaciers!

Morning Edition

States' Rebellion Against Food Stamp Cuts Grows

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Congress planned to shave $8.6 billion from the food stamps program by closing a loophole, cutting benefits to 850,000 households. But it left states an out to avoid the cuts, and many are taking it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Will This Banana Go Extinct?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A deadly fungus that's spread throughout Asia and into Africa could threaten production of America's most popular fruit.  

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All Things Considered

Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Did you know how fast these green shoots, the season's iconic vegetable, can grow? Or that they come in male and female versions? Or that what we eat in the U.S. is mostly now grown abroad?

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A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. Its new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of joe.

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Advice For Eating Well On A Tight Budget, From A Mom Who's Been There

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Learning to garden and cook with cheap, healthful produce helped JuJu Harris survive while raising seven kids on public assistance. In a new cookbook, she shares her tips for struggling moms.

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