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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why Do We Waste So Much Food and How Can We Stop?

Friday, October 17, 2014

And one-third of the food we grow in this country is never eaten. Elizabeth Royte talks about the high rate or wasted food and what can be done about it.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Where Does the Word Ketchup Come From? And Other Questions on the Language of Food

Friday, October 17, 2014

For this week’s Please Explain, linguist Dan Jurafsky tells us about the language of food—from the origins of ketchup to the words we use to describe food.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Behind the Scenes: Meatpacking Industry and 'Top Chef'

Friday, October 17, 2014

Investigating the the American meatpacking industry. Gail Simmons on “Top Chef.” Please Explain the language of food.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Dan Pashman on Chip Dipping, Soggy Sandwiches, and How to Eat More Better

Friday, October 10, 2014

The host of The Sporkful podcast analyzes everyday foods and finds ways to make every bite more delicious.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

An Italian Invasion of NYC's Greenmarket

Friday, October 10, 2014

How the agri-food centre of Bologna approaches sustainability, food insecurity, food waste, and the loss of local farmland, and what New York's greenmarkets can learn from the Italians.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jesse Schenker comes clean about his tumultuous past and how he overcame drug addiction and dangerous obsessions to become an acclaimed chef and restaurateur.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Many Varieties of Seeds Are Becoming Extinct. Meet Two People Who Are Bringing Them Back.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Decades ago, as agriculture became centralized, seeds were selected for yield, and many varieties nearly went extinct.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eat Better, Live Better

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman. Chef and restaurateur Jesse Schenker talks about battling drug addiction. This week’s Please Explain is all about seeds!

The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Bake the Perfect Loaf of Bread

Friday, October 03, 2014

Samuel Fromartz describes his quest to hone his breadmaking skills and his knowledge of bread, from seed to flour to the biochemistry of sourdough. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mercury Rising: Which Fish - and How Much - Is Safe to Eat

Friday, September 26, 2014

Eating too much fish could mean consuming too much mercury. On this week's Please Explain, an experts from Consumer Reports tell us which fish is safest, which to avoid.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ever Wonder How the Hotel Astor Served their Virginia Ham in February, 1933?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wonder no more. The New York Public Library just released 17,389 historic New York City menus online. If you're planning a throwback dinner party, here's your resource. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cooking For Your Family With America's Test Kitchen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Feeding your family doesn't have to be stressful or boring. Here's how to make it fun and delicious. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: America's Test Kitchen's Skillet Apple Crisp

Friday, September 26, 2014

This is the perfect dessert for apple-picking season. ATK recommends Golden Delicious apples in this recipe, but Honeycrisp or Braeburn apples also work well.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: America's Test Kitchen's Pumpkin Bread

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin bread made with cream cheese and buttermilk.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: America's Test Kitchen's Oven-Baked Buffalo Wings

Friday, September 26, 2014

For this barroom classic, ATK set out to ditch the deep fryer but still turn out wings that wouldn’t disappoint.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Splitting the Bill Shouldn't Cause a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, September 19, 2014

Philip Galanes offers advice and answers questions on the best way to deal with some of the prickly issues of dining out.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Not-So-Secret Recipes Behind 'Brooklyn's Favorite Ice Cream'

Friday, September 19, 2014

Here's how Ample Hills Creamery makes flavors like "I Want To Marry This" (maple ice cream with chocolate covered bacon) and "The Munchies" (pretzel ice cream with chips and M&Ms). 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Nose-to-Tail Eating

Friday, September 19, 2014

Find out the philosophy behind using the whole animal and how to prepare organ meats, pig's feet, tongue and more.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Recipe: Ample Hills Creamery's "I Want To Marry This!"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Keep your spouse away from this maple ice cream with pieces of chocolate covered bacon bark. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Pleasures and Perils of the Farming Life

Friday, September 12, 2014

Three local organic farmers talk about the business and rewards of farming and why they became farmers.

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