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At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:18 -0500

The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released — and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.

Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grownups

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:13:00 -0500

With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.

North Platte Canteen: Where The Heartland Opened Its Heart In WWII

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500

At this bustling Nebraska railroad hub, volunteers — mostly women — greeted and fed about 6 million soldiers. And the taste of those home front meals was a comfort to troops on the battlefield.

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:59:00 -0500

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

A hunger researcher and two restaurateurs teamed up to open EAT Café, a restaurant that aims to provide a sit-down dining experience even to people who typically can't afford to eat at restaurants.

How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:30:00 -0500

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated the nation's cuisine for centuries.

Why Is Brown Rice Sushi So Awful? Here's The Science

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.

A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:40:00 -0500

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:31:00 -0500

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, United Nations food agencies are struggling to keep the region's population from succumbing to starvation.

Nestle Says It's Found A Way To Reduce Sugar In Chocolate By 40 Percent

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:29 -0500

Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.

Chef Behind General Tso's Chicken Dies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

The man who gave the world General Tso's Chicken has died. Peng Chang-kuei was 97.

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:50:00 -0500

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

NPR Holiday Leftovers Presents: Nina Totenberg's Cranberry Sauce

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:34 -0500

Weekend Edition is featuring the holiday recipes of NPR staff. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg about her very own cranberry sauce recipe.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:02:00 -0500

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Hot-Dog Tiaras And Other '70s Dinner Party' Delicacies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500

A food blogger's fascination with retro entertaining pays off in a colorful volume of curious eats.