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Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:16:00 -0400

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

A Wake-Up Call: Coffee Recalled By FDA For Having Viagra-Like Ingredient

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:01:00 -0400

Regulators took issue with the tortuously named "New of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee," which didn't declare a chemical akin to the erectile dysfunction drug's active ingredient.

The Un-Pretty History Of Georgia's Iconic Peach

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:02 -0400

The state isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are Georgia peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself.

What's It Really Like To Work In A Prison Goat Milk Farm? We Asked Inmates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:31:00 -0400

Whole Foods has been forced to stop selling goat cheese made from milk that came from a prison farm, where inmates work for less than a dollar an hour. Yet the inmates themselves aren't complaining.

'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.

The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

Chipotle Stock Dips After Some Va. Customers Report Illness

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:31:00 -0400

Chipotle temporarily closed a Sterling, Va., restaurant to sanitize it. A company representative told NPR that the reported symptoms were consistent with norovirus.

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Pairs Well With Tea

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:21:00 -0400

Pinkies up, Janeites! We mark the bicentennial of Austen's death with a look at her relationship with a beloved cuppa.

More Than Bread: Sourdough As a Window Into The Microbiome

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:47:00 -0400

Home bakers in the U.S., Europe and some other countries have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Can you drink cappuccino after breakfast? Should you take espresso in a cup or a glass? Italy, perhaps the spiritual home of coffee, has much to say about when and how to enjoy it.

Chinese Laborers Built Sonoma's Wineries. Racist Neighbors Drove Them Out

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:51:00 -0400

Enjoying a chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon? In the 1800s, Chinese immigrants helped introduce those iconic varietals to California's wine country. But as vineyards grew, so did anti-Chinese fervor.

The African Roots Of A Classic Southern Dish

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:01:00 -0400

It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.

No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn't Cutting It

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:23 -0400

U.S. bees are in trouble, and one of the major threats is a deadly parasite called varroa mite. So researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.

Nonprofit Helps California's Asian-American Farmers Grow Their Businesses

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:41:00 -0400

Traditional Asian greens like crisp daikon roots for pickling are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

Preference Or Prejudice? Central Europeans Ask Why They Get Cheaper Ingredients

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:22 -0400

Fish sticks with less fish. Lunchmeat with less meat. Central European nations say packaged foods sold there have lower quality standards than the same brands in the West. They want the EU to step in.