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How A Broken-Hearted Young Girl Found Healing In Her Grandmother's Vadais

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:20 -0500

Love can come from where you least expect it. And while a girl learns from her grandmother how to make her favorite Indian breakfast treat, she finds that food, family and love are often intertwined.



Health Insurance Woes Add To The Risky Business Of Farming

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:20 -0500

There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.



The 'Haze Craze': Beer Lovers' Newfound Obsession With Murky IPAs

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 -0500

East Coast brewers have been making unfiltered, unpasteurized, hazy IPAs for about a decade. Their customers love the aromas and murky look of the beers. Now, the hazy beer craze has gone national.



Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese-Americans Remember WWII Incarceration

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:19 -0500

Many of the incarcerated were farmers, coerced to work the land in the camps. The food they grew was meant for the incarcerated but camp administrators sold it on the open market. Resistance ensued.



'Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook' Comes Back After Falling Out Of Print

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:38:58 -0500

Pamela Strobel brought Southern soul food cooking to Northern audiences back in the 1960s, and her cookbook brought the food into homes. Now, two brothers are re-launching her cookbook.



How 'Cheap Eats' Affect The People Who Make And Serve The Food

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:38:58 -0500

Chef and restaurant owner Diep Tran talks about how "Cheap Eats" lists might be good for customers, but bad for underpaid and overworked restaurant workers.



As California's Organic Farming Pioneers Age, A Younger Generation Steps In

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0500

The pioneers of organic farming are starting to retire. While some are passing on their farms to family to preserve their legacy, others are getting help finding like-minded strangers.



New Guidelines Seek To Provide Clarity On Food Expiration Dates

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500

There's no federal standard for indicating food expiration dates. Now, new guidance for food companies suggests using one of just two descriptors, "best if used by" and "use by."



How Fancy Cheese May Save Some Small-Scale Dairies

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Because of unstable milk prices, small-dairy owners are also selling artisanal cheeses to help them stay afloat. The idea is catching on — in Iowa, the number of on-farm cheese-makers has doubled.



Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:31:00 -0500

Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.



Freda DeKnight: A 'Hidden Figure' And Titan Of African-American Cuisine

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:55:00 -0500

DeKnight was Ebony's first food editor and author of a best-selling African-American cookbook in the '40s. Her recipes presented a vision of black America that was often unseen in mainstream media.



Crop-Protecting Fungicides May Be Hurting The Honey Bees

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:17 -0500

Bees have been dying in unprecedented numbers. A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.



LA's Moves To Protect Immigrant Street-Food Vendors Come With A Catch

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0500

LA is the only major U.S. city where selling food on the sidewalk is illegal. President Trump's immigration policies have pushed the city council to change the law. But the devil is in the details.



For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:21:00 -0500

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.



Chef José Andrés To Close Restaurants For The 'Day Without Immigrants'

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:29:00 -0500

The celebrity chef will shut five of his restaurants Thursday. It's part of a national boycott calling on immigrants not to go to work in response to President Trump's immigration policies.