Deena Prichep

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The Great Norwegian Porridge Debate, Or Tradition Vs. 'Science'

Friday, March 09, 2018

In 1864, a male scientist tried to "porridge-splain" how to make proper gruel to Norwegian women who had been making it for centuries. It caused quite a stir and didn't work out so well for him.


At Summer Camp, Girls Build Sandboxes And Confidence In Their Own Abilities

Saturday, July 29, 2017

In Portland, Ore., little girls are soldering copper, pouring concrete and running electrical wiring. At the Girls Build camp, local tradeswomen teach them the ins and outs of construction.


This Father's Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren't Welcome In Delivery Rooms

Sunday, June 18, 2017

For many fathers, the birth of a child is a hugely emotional moment. But not that long ago, few fathers were allowed to participate in the process.


This Dinner Party Invites People Of All Faiths To Break Bread Together

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Iftar is the nightly meal breaking the Ramadan fast. The Open Iftar project stages meals outdoors, encouraging Muslims and non-Muslims to move beyond religious divides to get to know each other.


Food To Cure What Ails You: When Cookbooks Treated Meals As Medicine

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

At the turn of the 20th century, when access to professional care was spotty, many cookbooks served up recipes for the sick — some (brandy) more appealing than others (toast water).


Wake Up And Smell The Matzo: A Passover Breakfast Tradition

Monday, April 10, 2017

A dish of soaked and scrambled matzo might not sound terribly exciting. But for many Jews, matzo brei is a Passover treat they look forward to all year.


Want To Eat Green For St. Patrick's Day? Do It The Irish Way — With Seaweed

Friday, March 17, 2017

Algae was long a part of Irish cuisine. Nutrient-rich, it helped some survive the Great Famine. Irish cooks reviving the practice say it's not just good for you – it's a zap of flavor from the sea.


Jewish Synagogues Celebrate Purim With Plays

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Jewish holiday Purim begins tonight. The celebration involves a reenacting of a story and it's called a Purim spiel. But they don't always stick to the past.


Bacon, Eggs, Cheese — And Spaghetti? The Italian Twist On A Hangover Cure

Sunday, January 01, 2017

This New Year's day, consider a bowl of pasta carbonara for a hangover fix. Made with spaghetti, eggs, cheese and pork, some say it's just as effective as bacon, egg and cheese on toast.


'Chrismukkah': Interfaith Families Negotiate A Christmas-Hanukkah Combination

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Navigating the holidays can be hard enough for interfaith families. But especially this year — when the first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve.


In Sun-Starved Sweden, Bright Yellow Saffron Spices Up Winter

Friday, December 23, 2016

So how did these prized threads from the crocus flower end up lacing through dark northern winters? It's a story of high-value seasonings, Sicilian saints and pagan rituals.


Cannabis Growers Seek Blue Ribbons For Their Buds At Oregon's State Fair

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This year, Oregon's Legislature designated marijuana, which is legal there for recreational use, as a farm crop. It debuted among funnel cakes, livestock and zucchini this summer at the state fair.


In Peru, Sipping The Season With A Cocktail De Algarrobina

Friday, December 25, 2015

Blending up eggs, milk, sugar, booze and with a bit of spice grated on top — sounds like eggnog, right? But use pisco instead of rum; sweetened, condensed milk in place of fresh milk and cream and a special ingredient — and you've got a cocktail de algarrobina. In ...


Don't Call It A Christmas Tree: How Russia's 'Yolka' Survived The Revolution

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Like a lot of kids in Moscow, Svetlana Shmulyian loved New Year's Eve.

"If there was once a year that a Soviet kid got to eat red caviar, it was on the night of the New Year!" she says. And one of her favorite traditions (besides the caviar) was the ...


From Russia, With Mayonnaise: Cookbook Revisits Soviet Classics

Monday, December 14, 2015

Food does much more than feed us — it tells the story of who we are. And in the former USSR, that story is full of shortages, public cafeterias, party leader feasts and herring. And quite a bit of mayonnaise.

In The CCCP Cookbook: True Stories of Soviet Cuisine, Moscow-based ...


'Food Of Oman' Serves Up Surprising Cuisine At Crossroads Of Cultures

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Setting out to cook a meal from Felicia Campbell's new book, The Food of Oman, can take you to a range of places: Middle Eastern grocers (black limes, rosewater), Asian markets (powdered coconut milk), and even the hardware store (a paint chipper, the closest hack for the tool used to ...


The Jewish Fruitcake: Honey Cake Is A Sweet And Stodgy Tradition

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sunset Sunday night, and in symbolic hope for a sweet year to come, many American Jews will eat a slice of honey cake. But while honey cake is sentimental, it's not always beloved.

Marcy Goldman is the author of several baking ...


Adopting A Buddhist Ritual To Mourn Miscarriage, Abortion

Saturday, August 15, 2015

More Americans are using mizuko kuyo to grieve the loss of a child, whether it be from a miscarriage or an abortion. Those who participate say it helps them learn to balance love and loss.


Put That Wok To Work: A Trick For Smoking Fish Indoors

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of Weekend Edition's Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.

This week: We learn how to ...


The Ramadan Breakfast Of Champions To Get You Through A Day's Fast

Sunday, July 12, 2015

We're coming up on the final week of the month of Ramadan. It's the time of year when observant Muslims avoid all food and drink during the holy month's daylight hours — if they're able.

When Ramadan falls during the height of summer — as it does this year — ...