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Anthony Bourdain And Jeremiah Tower On 'The Last Magnificent'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400

Jeremiah Tower and Anthony Bourdain join NPR's Lynn Neary to talk about the new documentary The Last Magnificent. It's the story of how Tower, once a major culinary figure, rose then disappeared.



Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400

A tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn is home to the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual candy maker. Eugene J. studied chemical engineering before opening an experimental candy shop.



Waste Not, Want Not: Why Aren't More Farms Putting Poop To Good Use?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:00:30 -0400

Digesters convert livestock manure into electricity. Farmers can use it to power their operations or even sell some back to the grid. But some have found the technology too pricey to maintain.



Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:42:00 -0400

In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.



Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:00:30 -0400

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.



Peanut Butter Bars To Soothe The Soul

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:19:00 -0400

There's nothing like your mother's baking to make the world right.



#CuriousGoat: Submit A Question About World Hunger And Famine

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:51:00 -0400

More than 20 million people across four countries in Africa and the Middle East are at risk of starvation and famine. NPR is taking your questions on the topic.



Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.



Immigrants Make This Farm Town Work. Now They're Applying For Citizenship

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:43:00 -0400

Many immigrants come to Morgan County, Colo., for its plentiful, if grueling, jobs in agriculture. Now, fears about changes to immigration policy under Trump are prompting many to act.



For The Baristas' Sake, Don't Get A Unicorn Frappuccino

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

There's a trend of food with unicorn colors. A Starbucks employee posted a video saying he's "never been so stressed," making "unicorn Frappuccinos." He said he had sticky hands, clothes and hair.



The Truth About Ugly Foods: They're Delicious, Abundant And Good For The Planet

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:25:00 -0400

From ugly fish like sea robin to the discarded parts of livestock, like ox cheeks and chicken feet, a new book celebrates repugnant-looking but flavorful foods, and urges us to eat more of them.



Vegan Cookbooks Spill The Beans About Aquafaba, The Eggless Egg White

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:33:00 -0400

The discovery that the liquid from canned beans can be whipped into an egg white substitute has taken the vegan world by storm. Now DIY recipes are being codified into cookbooks.



Unicorn Frappuccino: A Digital Age Drink

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:39:00 -0400

Starbucks released its Unicorn Frappuccino amid a swirl of social media buzz. "It looks nice," says one customer. And in the age of likes, snaps and tweets, the fantasy may be all that matters.



Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400

Since 1998, Fair Trade USA has been certifying farms overseas that met its standards for workers and the environment. Now, the group is looking closer to home, starting with an Arizona organic farm.



When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Their Families

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

About 23,000 military families rely on food stamps, according to Census figures. But advocates say that number is only a partial picture of the need among people who are currently serving.