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May 19, 2016 Comment

Seasonal Ingredients And How To Use Them

As local produce makes its way into stores and farmers markets, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst wants to know: What’s in season?

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

In Portland, Curried Tofu With A Side Of Kale Chips

Restaurants in Portland have catered to a unique demand from customers, focused on local and sustainable food.

May 10, 2016 14 Comments

The Science And Culture Of Picky Eating

Food preferences are hyper personal, but scientists have tried to figure out why some people have food aversions.

May 3, 2016 3 Comments

A Guide To Herbs For Your Garden And Table

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says herbs are a must-have for would-be gardeners and cooks.

April 22, 2016 Comment

Favorite Passover Recipes From Chef Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef shares recipes for spiced charoset, pavlova (flourless meringue cake) and chicken soup.

April 19, 2016 13 Comments

Harlem Voters Are Ready For The New York Primary

Robin Young spoke with a number of voters as they attended Sunday gospel services and dined out at the famous soul restaurant Sylvia’s.

April 14, 2016 15 Comments

How To Make Really Good Pizza At Home

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst shares recipes for two kinds of pizza dough and three different pizzas.

April 8, 2016 3 Comments

Farming By The Numbers

The latest tech start-up boom is not coming from Silicon Valley. It’s in the Midwest.

April 7, 2016 Comment

New Genetically Engineered Pigs Bred To Fight Disease

Researchers in Kansas and Missouri recently developed pigs resistant to a deadly virus that costs the U.S. pork industry millions annually.

April 6, 2016 4 Comments

Zingerman’s Offers Sandwiches And A Unique Business Strategy

Employees at the store have access to data about the company and each staff member had the chance to purchase the first shares of company stock.

April 1, 2016 28 Comments

Fact And Fiction About Monsanto

Following our interview with Monsanto’s CEO, NPR’s Dan Charles joins us to dig into some of the claims he made.

March 21, 2016 4 Comments

Main Course Salads To Segue Into Spring

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst combines warm and cold elements and winter and spring ingredients.

March 18, 2016 6 Comments

Coke Hopes Designer Milk Will Offset Soda’s Decline

Coca-Cola is partnering with a dairy cooperative to distribute high-protein, high-calcium, low-sugar, lactose-free milk.

March 14, 2016 2 Comments

Why Waffle House Has Its Own Record Label

Even when the songs aren’t explicitly about food, they manage to work Waffle House into their lyrics.

March 10, 2016 Comment

Is McDonald’s Liable For Labor Violations At Franchise Stores?

Some franchise stores are accused of violations such as firing workers who participated in strikes calling for a $15 minimum wage.

March 8, 2016 2 Comments

Baklava And Politics Are On The Menu At Dearborn Cafe

In a bakery founded by a Lebanese immigrant, we sit down with three members of the city’s large Arab-American community.

March 3, 2016 Comment

Are Recipes Ever Truly Original?

Can a person really claim a recipe as his or her own? Our resident chef weighs in – and shares two recipes.

March 3, 2016 5 Comments

Shake Shack Takes Its Upscale Burgers Around The World

Some compare Shake Shack’s rapid global expansion to what Starbucks did with coffee. We speak with CEO Randy Garutti.

February 29, 2016 Comment

Geothermal Greenhouse Grows Citrus In Nebraska Winter

In the Midwest, some creative growers have been tapping into the Earth’s own internal heat to warm greenhouses.

February 25, 2016 102 Comments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol

Tom Vilsack heads a department that oversees a wide swath of government programs, including food safety and food stamps.

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

May 23 29 Comments

The Politics Of Home Ownership

Author Brian McCabe finds that our belief about home ownership as a way to improve civic life doesn't necessarily pan out

May 23 15 Comments

How Political Cartoonists Are Watching The Presidential Campaign

For cartoonists Marshall Ramsey, Darrin Bell and Gary Varvel, it's been a mixture of hilarity and sadness.

May 20 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 20 12 Comments

Oklahoma Bill Criminalizing Abortion Is Most Likely Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill making it a felony to perform an abortion, unless it is to save the life of the mother.