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July 29, 2015 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef’s garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29, 2015 542 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 24, 2015 5 Comments

Food Innovators Develop Seaweed That Tastes Like Bacon

Researchers say a fast-growing new form of a seaweed tastes like bacon when fried.

July 14, 2015 7 Comments

Hot Foods For Hot Days: 2 Spicy Summer Recipes

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says eating spicy food on a hot day can actually make you feel cooler.

July 10, 2015 5 Comments

Wet Spring In Midwest Is A Big Challenge For Farmers

Missouri is struggling to soak up 150 percent more rain than it gets in a typical spring, and Illinois had its rainiest June on record.

July 7, 2015 Comment

Starbucks Is Raising Its Drink Prices

The price of raw coffee is going down, but Starbucks is raising its prices due to higher rents and wages, it says.

July 3, 2015 Comment

As Greek Government Falters, Food Relief Put In The Hands Of The People

With closed banks, shuttered aid programs and frozen imports, a number of nonprofits are stepping in to make sure Greeks are fed.

July 2, 2015 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

June 30, 2015 Comment

In California Drought, Grape Growers Face A Trade-Off

The drought could affect production of low-cost bottles, but if can you shell out for the more expensive stuff, you might be in for a treat.

June 23, 2015 3 Comments

Garlic Scapes, Green Garlic And Roasted Garlic: Recipes And Tips

Our resident chef shares a primer on garlic, as well as recipes celebrating the ingredient she prizes above all.

June 22, 2015 4 Comments

Dining In The Dark: Foodies Gain New Understanding Of Eating Without Sight

At O.Noir in Montreal, the dining room is pitch black and part of the proceeds benefit the visually impaired.

June 17, 2015 Comment

Pioneering Researcher Rejoices Over FDA Trans Fats Order

Fred Kummerow, who turned 100 this year, has spent nearly six decades researching the health dangers of artificial trans fats.

June 16, 2015 Comment

FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

The artificial fats are used in processed foods and in restaurants, and have been found to raise the risk of heart disease.

June 11, 2015 2 Comments

Celebrating The Foods And Flavors Of Cuba

A new cookbook tells the story of the generations of Cubans and Cuban Americans and the food that ties them together.

June 9, 2015 Comment

Problems With Seafood Go Beyond Overfishing, Says ‘American Catch’ Author

We revisit our conversation with Paul Greenberg about his book “American Catch: The “Fight For Our Local Seafood.”

June 8, 2015 Comment

2 Recipes From ‘The Picnic’ Cookbook

With the summer season underway, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joined us today with recipes suitable for a picnic, like salad and parfaits in Mason jars. Kathy also mentioned a new cookbook called “The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket,” by Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson and Andrea Slonecker. The authors shared these […]

June 8, 2015 3 Comments

Recipes For A Summer Picnic

From a salad in a jar to sun-brewed fresh mint tea, our resident chef shares picnic-friendly recipes and tips.

June 8, 2015 6 Comments

What It Takes To Start 100 Restaurants

Richard Melman is founder and chairman of Chigaco-based Lettuce Entertain You, which runs restaurants across the country.

June 5, 2015 15 Comments

Tijuana Becomes A Foodie Destination

South of the world’s busiest border crossing, the Mexican city of Tijuana has a rising reputation as a quality food destination.

June 5, 2015 Comment

Exploring San Diego’s Famous Mexican Food Scene

After landing in San Diego this week, host Robin Young did a shout-out asking KPBS listeners for the best Mexican joints outside Tijuana.

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July 29 2 Comments

Garden-Inspired Cooking With Kathy Gunst

We visit our resident chef's garden in Maine, make gazpacho and get a recipe for a plum tart with hazelnut crust.

July 29 542 Comments

Two Sides Of The GMO Debate

We moderate a debate over a bill that would bar states from forcing food manufacturers to label genetically modified foods.

July 28 168 Comments

Religious Groups Upset Over Boy Scouts’ Decision To Lift Ban On Gay Leaders

The chairman of Trail Life USA, a group that formed after the Boy Scouts opened its membership to gay youth, explains his position.

July 28 6 Comments

Shamir: From Country To Pop

The 20-year-old talks about his new album, his androgynous voice and how his disco-pop sound has evolved.