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Stories on food, nutrition, recipes, cooking, cookbook reviews, and health. Download Food and Hidden Kitchen podcasts and subscribe to RSS feeds.

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Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

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Episode 730: Self Checkout

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:54:23 -0400

A doctor treating psychiatric patients in an emergency room created the first self-checkout machine in his spare time. Now he can't stand self checkout. So we take him shopping.

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Soda Industry Tries To Woo Public Health Groups With Sponsorship Deals

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:27:00 -0400

As the soda industry gears up to spend $9.5 million to oppose the soda tax proposals in San Francisco, Oakland, Calif, and Albany, Calif., critics point out the industry has also been wooing public health groups with sponsorship deals.

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California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:31:00 -0400

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

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Cut Down On Bee-Killing Pesticides? Ontario Finds It's Easier Said Than Done

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:41:00 -0400

Pesticides called "neonics" are popular among farmers, but also have been blamed for killing bees. In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on neonics, with mixed results.

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In Coal Country, Farmers Get Creative To Bridge The Fresh Produce Gap

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:33:00 -0400

At least a quarter of people in West Virginia struggle to afford groceries. In one county, two farmers are finding new ways to help their neighbors sell the food they grow and eat more healthfully.

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Farmers, Antitrust Activists Are Worried That Big Ag Is Only Getting Bigger

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:41:00 -0400

Five of the largest agrochemical chemical companies are currently involved in mergers that may lead to four companies controlling many of the basics that big grain farmers use to grow food globally.

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Sweet Home Cafe Lets Visitors Taste The Rich History Of African-American Food

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:04:00 -0400

Sweet Home Cafe, the restaurant inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, offers visitors a chance to taste the varied African-American contributions of American cuisine.

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Vegan Chefs Show How To Make Even A Carrot The Centerpiece Of A Meal

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:21:00 -0400

V Street, the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables.

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Episode 627: The Miracle Apple

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:01:00 -0400

How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.

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Coffee And Climate Change: In Brazil, A Disaster Is Brewing

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0400

Climate change is threatening the world's coffee, a new report says. In the biggest coffee supplier on the planet, Brazil, rising temperatures are being felt to devastating effect.

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African-American Museum Cafe Serves Up Black History With Every Forkful

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:31:00 -0400

The restaurant inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a menu designed to showcase the breadth of black contributions to our nation's cuisine.

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Malfatti, The Dumpling That Became A Napa Valley Legend

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 12:27:00 -0400

Born of a "mistake," these dumplings have become a beloved staple of Italian restaurants in California's Napa Valley. They're packed with cheese, spinach and local Italian-American history.

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