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At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:31:00 -0400

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.



19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:38:00 -0400

Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.



What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.



California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:15:00 -0400

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.



Homegrown Indian Beverage Industry Takes On Cola Giants With Nostalgic Flavors

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:38:00 -0400

A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.



Tyson Foods Promises Better Conditions And Safety For Meat Workers

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:36:00 -0400

Meat-processing employs more than a half-million people. An investigation found they've got some of the most dangerous factory jobs in America and suffer from injury, low pay and lack of work breaks.



How A Wild Berry Is Helping To Protect China's Giant Pandas And Its Countryside

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.



The Cocktail King Of Cuba: The Man Who Invented Hemingway's Favorite Daiquiri

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:15:00 -0400

Earning a spot on the author's list of most beloved drinks was no small feat. But bartender Constantino Ribalaigua, of Havana's now 200-year-old El Floridita, created a still-legendary cocktail.



Eat, Sleep, Repeat: How Kids' Daily Routines Can Help Prevent Obesity

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 -0400

A new study finds that preschool-age children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.



What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:52:00 -0400

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.



A Watergate Villain Walks Into A Berkeley Restaurant. What Could Go Wrong?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:30:00 -0400

A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.



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.



Anthony Bourdain And Jeremiah Tower On 'The Last Magnificent'

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:00 -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.



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.