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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 05:00:11 -0400

Author Von Diaz's cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta.

For St. Patrick's Day, A True Tale Of 8 Sailors Saved By Guinness

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 07:00:11 -0400

If you're picking up a glass of Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, savor it while pondering this story from 1917, when Ireland's famous stout was cause for true celebration: It saved lives.

Why Irish Whiskey Is Experiencing A Resurgence

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:14:00 -0400

Carol Quinn, archivist for Irish Distillers, makers of Jameson whiskey says records of Ireland's special blend go back to the 14th century. Quinn discusses the resurgence of Irish whiskey.

The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:00:00 -0400

Before the Soviet period, "Russian food had color," says Vladimir Mukhin of Moscow's world-famous White Rabbit restaurant. He aims to honor those flavors, as well as locally source his ingredients.

When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:10 -0400

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

Not A Happy Hour: Critics Slam Health Alliance With Beer Giant

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:39:00 -0400

The Global Fund is partnering with Heineken for logistical help in the fight against AIDS, malaria and TB. Is that a smart plan — or, as some health advocates charge, an unsuitable match?

VIDEO: We Went Foraging For Winter's Wild Edibles

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:00:12 -0400

People might not think of winter as a fruitful season for foraging wild edibles, but nutritionist and expert forager Debbie Naha says there's actually a lot out there that you can find year-round.

Women In Hospitality Come Together Over Shared Passion For Food Business

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:36:00 -0400

Part event-planning company, part online publication, D.C.-based Pineapple Collaborative is expanding to other cities, connecting women who work in the traditionally male-dominated food industry.

Two Puerto Rican Chefs Weathered The Worst; Now Honored By The Best

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:23:00 -0400

After hurricanes Irma and Maria, these chefs defied the destruction, kept their restaurants open and fed hungry victims. Will they be finalists for the culinary world's prestigious James Beard Awards?

Not Just The Boys' Beer Club: Female Crafters Tap Their Skills For Brew Day

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:33:00 -0400

Women around the U.S. joined forces to make batches of beer last week. The event is part of a global initiative to highlight women's growing influence on a traditionally male-dominated industry.

Do Backyard Chickens Need More Rules?

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:10:00 -0400

Drawn in by fresh eggs, or the possibility of feathered friends, people continue to flock toward backyard chickens. One researcher wonders if local laws are doing enough to keep people and birds safe.

This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:00:06 -0400

Historical photos show fishermen with chinooks almost as tall as they are. A century's worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.

An Ode To Leftover Curry: The Next-Day Treasure Of Coastal India

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 08:00:06 -0400

Necessity is the mother of invention, and in this case, the reason behind kalchi koddi, a tasty staple of Goa.

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

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:34:00 -0500

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.

In The Recycling World, Why Are Some Cartons Such A Problem?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:05 -0500

Because of layers of material that can be difficult to separate, many containers for juices and broths have traditionally been destined for landfills. But recycling them is getting easier.