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February 25, 2015 11 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.

January 30, 2015 4 Comments

Recipes: Boston Vs. Seattle Super Bowl Snacks

Maine chef Kathy Gunst and Seattle chef Jess Thompson share East and West Coast versions of chowder, seafood and the classic Super Bowl snack: wings.

January 29, 2015 10 Comments

McDonald’s CEO Steps Down Amid Falling Sales

The change in CEO comes after the fast food chain recently reported a 21 percent drop in global profit for its latest quarter.

January 28, 2015 3 Comments

Brisket Shortage Has BBQ Lovers Gnashing Their Teeth

Drought conditions are forcing ranchers to thin their herds, and that means a shortage of the cut of beef that’s emblematic of Texas barbecue.

January 26, 2015 5 Comments

Limitations Of Winter Freeze Inspire Maine Chef

The food at Vinland in downtown Portland is 100 percent locally sourced, even in the dead of winter.

January 21, 2015 12 Comments

How Food Ads Get Into Our Brains, And What We Can Do To Avoid Mindless Eating

Brian Wansink, director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab and author of “Mindless Eating” and “Slim by Design,” shares insight and advice.

January 16, 2015 Comment

Corn And Soy Farmers May Not Benefit From Bumper Crops

While the farmers saw record harvests in 2014, they’re selling the crops at a lower price. An agricultural economist joins us.


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

February 26 32 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26 2 Comments

Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies.

February 25 Comment

DJ Sessions: New Music From Nashville

For this week's DJ Session, Marcia Campbell shares songs from Teea Goans, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton and Earls of Leicester.

February 25 102 Comments

Feminist Gamer Withdraws From PAX East, Citing Safety Concerns

Video game developer Brianna Wu discusses the threats against her and her role as a feminist leader amid the Gamergate controversy.