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September 30, 2014 4 Comments

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

September 25, 2014 4 Comments

Seattle To Fine Residents For Trashing Food Waste

A new measure in Seattle will fine residents if more than 10 percent of their garbage is food waste in an attempt to curb waste going to landfills.

September 23, 2014 2 Comments

Kathy Gunst Falls For Winter Squash

‘Tis the season for winter squash. Resident Chef Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and a guide for tasting and selecting squash.

September 16, 2014 7 Comments

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Kathy Gunst Takes Soup From Summer To Fall

Our resident chef shares recipes for tomato soup, a potato and leek soup and a zucchini-fennel soup.

September 1, 2014 6 Comments

Searching For The Best BBQ On Labor Day And Beyond

As Americans gather around the grill to say goodbye to summer, we revisit a conversation about the best barbecue in America.

August 21, 2014 19 Comments

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.

August 15, 2014 Comment

On Stage: Chef Rick Bayless’ Dinner Theater ‘Cascabel’

The chef and restaurateur says “I got tired of going to plays that were about food, in which the audience neither smelled or tasted the food.”

August 14, 2014 2 Comments

New Studies: Low-Salt Diet May Be Harmful

Three new studies challenge the low salt intake levels recommended by groups like the American Heart Association.

August 11, 2014 Comment

After Surge, Beef Prices Start To Fall

The drought pushed beef prices to record highs this year, but there are now signs that beef prices are starting to slip.

August 11, 2014 17 Comments

Make The Most Of Summer Corn Before It's Gone

Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her favorite corn recipes, including breakfast corn fritters and corn chowder.

August 7, 2014 Comment

Russia Bans Food Imports From U.S.

In response to sanctions, Russia will ban all imports of dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables from the U.S., E.U., Australia, Canada and Norway.

August 6, 2014 2 Comments

Mo Rocca’s Cooking Show Features Recipes From Grandparents

The comedian and NPR personality loved his grandmother’s cooking, but never learned to cook.

August 1, 2014 Comment

Many Interests, Many Dollars Have Big Influence On Farm Bill

A joint analysis by Harvest Public Media and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting revealed the lobbying efforts.

July 31, 2014 Comment

Summer Drinks To Beat The Heat

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares eight recipes, including sun teas, fruit-flavored syrups, a smoothie, a lime rickey and gazpacho.

July 29, 2014 6 Comments

The Case For Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the “sport,” as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes

The grocery store’s 25,000 employees don’t have a problem with their own working conditions; rather, they want their ousted CEO back.

July 24, 2014 Comment

You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes

Rudy Kurniawan sold more than $35 million in “vintage” vinos in 2006. Now, he’s the first to be tried and convicted for wine fraud in the U.S.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Why Don’t We Eat Our Own Fish?

Most of the fish Americans eat is imported – about 90 percent. At the same time, the U.S. is exporting about one-third of its catch.

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September 29 5 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29 24 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 5 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now's Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you've never heard of: Jonny Miller.