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March 25, 2015 Comment

Kraft And Heinz To Merge, Bringing Together Prominent American Brands

The deal will form the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, bringing together American brands from Jell-O to Heinz Ketchup.

March 23, 2015 4 Comments

Interweaving Family History With Healthy Soul Food

The mother-daughter team of Alice and Caroline Randall write a memoir-cookbook that dives into the often fraught relationship black women have with the kitchen.

March 18, 2015 3 Comments

Midwest States Push To Legalize Raw Milk

Unpasteurized raw milk is illegal at the federal level, but it is gaining popularity. In order to limit its sale, some Midwestern states are trying to legalize it.

March 17, 2015 22 Comments

Kathy Gunst Does Breakfast

Never skip breakfast again with these recipes from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst.

March 16, 2015 4 Comments

Combating Bait And Switch In The Seafood Industry

The Obama administration has unveiled a plan to detect and stop seafood fraud.

March 5, 2015 15 Comments

4 Recipes For Beet Lovers

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for roasted beet salad, beet napoleons, beet hummus and more.

February 25, 2015 12 Comments

Bringing Together African-American And Kosher Cuisines

Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.

February 20, 2015 14 Comments

Home Sick? Try These Recipes

Our resident chef shares recipes to make you feel better, including Greek lemon soup, chicken soup and ginger tea.

February 19, 2015 7 Comments

Injecting Creativity Into Overscheduled Lives

Think you’re too busy to be creative? Artist Danny Gregory has some ideas for you – like drawing your breakfast.

February 19, 2015 15 Comments

A Closer Look At The Non-Browning Apple

The head of the Canadian company that created the genetically-engineered apples explains how and why they did it.

February 18, 2015 Comment

Sampling Chinese Cuisines With Ming Tsai

Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. We celebrate by revisiting our conversation last year with James Beard Award-winning chef Ming Tsai.

February 17, 2015 9 Comments

‘Freight Farms’ Grow Local Flavor, Year-Round

Two entrepreneurs are modifying shipping containers to grow stacks of hydroponically-grown plants and vegetables.

February 16, 2015 Comment

U.S. Dairy Farms Struggle To Find Workers

The dairy industry relies heavily on immigrant labor. Without immigration reform, some farmers say they can’t find enough workers.

February 12, 2015 24 Comments

Chipotle-Backed ‘Pizzeria Locale’ Is Expanding

The co-founders of Pizzeria Locale discuss the plans to expand the pizza place from Colorado to Kansas City, Mo.

February 11, 2015 Comment

Mimi Sheraton’s ‘1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die’

Sheraton has written about food for some six decades. Her latest book is a bucket list of foods to try before you die.

February 10, 2015 Comment

China’s Pork Feeds People And Economies

More than half of the world’s pigs are in China. We look at what growing industrial pork production means for China and the world.

February 10, 2015 117 Comments

Ranchers Fight Drought With Desert Cows

Researchers and ranchers want to bring back the Criollo, a cattle breed that not only tolerates, but thrives in desert environments.

February 9, 2015 12 Comments

Getting Ready For Mardi Gras

King Cakes, fancy balls and brandymilk punch are some of the staples of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans.

February 5, 2015 17 Comments

Making Indian Food At Home

Anupy Singla shows Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson a thing or two in the kitchen about how to make Indian food.

February 3, 2015 6 Comments

Kathy Gunst Goes Californian!

Our resident chef makes her home in Maine, but lives in San Francisco for part of the winter, which has inspired some new recipes.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 26 3 Comments

Noah Baumbach On Middle Age And ‘While We’re Young’

In the writer-director's new film, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts' characters befriend a younger, free-spirited couple.

March 26 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men's tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 25 4 Comments

DJ Sessions: Opera Greats Past And Present

Peter Van de Graaf shares some of his favorites, from the late German tenor Fritz Wunderlich to American soprano Renee Fleming.

March 25 17 Comments

The College You Go To May Not Matter As Much As You Think

Frank Bruni writes in his new book that there are many colleges that are great, but just don't get as much press.