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Chef Calls 'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' The 4 Elements Of Good Cooking

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:12:00 -0400

Chef Samin Nosrat talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about what she calls the four essentials of good cooking. Nosrat's new cookbook is called Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.



Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:30:00 -0400

The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.



Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:14:00 -0400

Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don't earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.



Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:43:00 -0400

In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.



Congress and Farmers Are Shocked By Proposed USDA Cuts

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:21:00 -0400

The Trump administration wants to cut both food aid to the poor and subsidies for the nation's farmers. Supporters of both programs are joining forces to fight the cuts in Congress.



Nacho Cheese Sauce Tainted With Botulism Kills California Man

Tue, 23 May 2017 00:45:00 -0400

An outbreak of botulism caused by nacho cheese sauce from a gas station has hospitalized nine people and killed one man in northern California.



In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:35:00 -0400

Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.



If Raw Fruits Or Veggies Give You A Tingly Mouth, It's A Real Syndrome

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:51:00 -0400

Pollen allergies can trigger reactions to fruits and vegetables. The condition — known as oral allergy syndrome — can come on suddenly and often goes undiagnosed.



Cloud Eggs: The Latest Instagram Food Fad Is Actually Centuries Old

Sun, 21 May 2017 07:00:00 -0400

The fanciful dish was meant to impress nearly 400 years ago, so don't roll your eyes at photos of these pretty edibles: They're actually a time-honored tradition tinged with a bit of kitchen science.



For A Sister, Strawberry Season In Paris Brings Bittersweet Memories

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:50:00 -0400

In the month of May, when strawberries pop up in outdoor markets in Paris, a sister remembers her late brother, who loved a particular variety. He died five years ago this month.



Soda Sellers Battle For Hearts And Minds In Philly

Sat, 20 May 2017 08:02:18 -0400

While the soda industry is taking Philadelphia to court to abolish its tax on sweetened drinks, it's also making sure that shoppers know just how much tax they're paying on every bottle.



PHOTOS: When The Hindenburg Was The Height Of Luxe In-Flight Dining

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:05:00 -0400

Before it became a byword for disaster, the hydrogen-lifted airship heralded an era of fine dining in the skies — with an all-electric kitchen, a cocktail lounge, wine cellar and multi-course meals.



Government Confirms A Surge In Foreign Guest Workers On U.S. Farms

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:59:00 -0400

Government statistics show a big increase in the number of foreign guest workers approved to work on American farms this year. It's up 36 percent over the same period last year.



Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate?

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:00:00 -0400

The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.



Many Of California's Salmon Populations Unlikely To Survive The Century

Wed, 17 May 2017 18:00:00 -0400

Climate change, dams and agriculture are threatening Chinook salmon, the iconic fish at the core of the state's fishing industry, a report predicts. And 23 other fish species are also at risk.