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Our Robot Overlords Are Now Delivering Pizza, And Cooking It On The Go

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:23:00 -0400

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:48:00 -0400

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.

Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:17:00 -0400

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.

Beekeepers Benefit From The Hive Mind In Community Apiaries

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:28 -0400

Modeled after community gardens, the sweet setups allow beekeepers to maintain hives in public spaces. Beekeepers harvest not just honey but the collective knowledge of their colleagues.

Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:38:00 -0400

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.

How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:40:00 -0400

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.

Arts And Craft Beers: Brewers Draw Drinkers' Eyes With Snazzy Tap Handles

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:26:00 -0400

As craft brewers try to make their brews stand out in an increasingly crowded field, they're driving the expansion of a singular business: custom-made beer taps.

They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:58:00 -0400

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.

While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:51:00 -0400

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.

As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:50:00 -0400

Scientists have discovered a soil microbe with a gene that kills the corn rootworm, an insect that farmers spend $1 billion each year trying to control.

What Happens When Yelp Restaurant Reviews Turn Political?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:32:00 -0400

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.

If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.

We Really Do Get A Little More Santa-Like, Physically, During The Holidays

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:12:00 -0400

All that holiday grubbing does indeed pack on the pounds. How much? Researchers tracked the weights of 3,000 people in Germany, Japan and the U.S. and found a weight spike after every major holiday.

Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:58:00 -0400

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.