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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.

July 11, 2014 74 Comments

GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test

Researchers hope to fight vitamin A deficiency in Uganda with genetically engineered bananas, as long as tests in Iowa go well.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

Meet This Preteen Wedding Cake Baker

Would you trust a 12-year-old to make your wedding cake? You might if it’s Imogen Von Mertens. We meet her and sample her cupcakes.

July 9, 2014 Comment

Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Custer turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

July 8, 2014 5 Comments

Is The Cupcake Craze Coming To An End?

New York-based cupcake maker Crumbs is closing all of its shops across the country. Is it a sign the gourmet cupcake fad is crumbling?

July 8, 2014 8 Comments

Turning Fresh Herbs Into Simple Summer Sauces

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares seven recipes, including this “green sauce,” which can be a dip or spread.

July 2, 2014 2 Comments

Grill Time: New Twists On July 4th Favorites

Our resident chef shares recipes for bacon burgers, goat cheese crostada, vegetable kebabs, potato salad and more.

June 26, 2014 6 Comments

Summer Seafood Recipes From Chef Kathy Gunst

For our resident chef Kathy Gunst, summer means fish. She shares tips for cooking seafood and four of her favorite recipes.

June 20, 2014 3 Comments

Growers Give Seeds To Libraries

In an effort to preserve the plants they grow, farmers are depositing their seeds in libraries like this one in Concord, Massachusetts.

Robin and Jeremy

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

August 18 33 Comments

More Americans Are Flocking To The South

A New York Times interpretation of census data finds the South is seeing significant in-migration for the first time.

August 18 10 Comments

As Pot Laws Relax, Restrictions On Research Still Tight

The firing of a University of Arizona doctor highlights the complexity and politics of marijuana research.

August 15 8 Comments

Facing Backlash, SeaWorld Expands Killer Whale Habitats

SeaWorld has faced criticism over its treatment of captive killer whales since the release of the documentary, "Blackfish."

August 15 9 Comments

Training Police To Put Aside Their Biases

Criminologist Lorie Fridell says police officers can and should be trained to recognize their own internal biases.