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August 26, 2015 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 20, 2015 3 Comments

Is Breakfast Really So Important?

The answer isn’t simple, says NPR food and nutrition correspondent Allison Aubrey. It depends what you eat and who you are.

August 19, 2015 2 Comments

Wildfire Destroys Huge Warehouse For Apples

Just as Washington state’s apple harvest is about to start, one of the world’s largest apple marketing and packing co-ops has burned up.

August 18, 2015 34 Comments

There’s Another Way To Cook A Lobster: Grill It

Our resident chef likes to grill lobster, as opposed to boiling it, both for culinary and humanitarian reasons.

August 17, 2015 2 Comments

Americans Ate Sushi In The Early 1900s

Sushi has been around in America longer than you might think. We explore the history with food historian H.D. Miller.

August 14, 2015 Comment

Mangoes For The Masses

Mangoes to Share has donated over 700 pounds of mangoes this summer to homeless shelters.

August 14, 2015 Comment

McDonald’s Plans To Close More Restaurants Than It Opens This Year

The fast-food giant has been struggling to lift itself from its worst sales slump in more than a decade.

August 10, 2015 4 Comments

Coca-Cola Health Campaign Under Scrutiny

Critics say the message is designed to reverse Coke’s image as a contributor to the obesity epidemic.

August 7, 2015 2 Comments

Celebrating The Farmers Market

From juicy peaches to bunches of kale, nothing says summer like a trip to the farmers market.

August 5, 2015 Comment

‘Kitchens Of The Great Midwest’ Mines Minnesota Memories

J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his culinary adventures, to his debut novel.

August 5, 2015 Comment

The Giant Catfish Of Virginia

Blue catfish were introduced to local waterways decades ago for sport, but are now considered an invasive species.

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 1010 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.

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August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.

August 26 13 Comments

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

August 25 Comment

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

August 25 3 Comments

Jimmy Carter’s Fight To Eradicate The Guinea Worm

The former president and founder of The Carter Center said he wants the last guinea worm to die before he does.