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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.

June 30, 2015 Comment

In California Drought, Grape Growers Face A Trade-Off

The drought could affect production of low-cost bottles, but if can you shell out for the more expensive stuff, you might be in for a treat.

June 23, 2015 3 Comments

Garlic Scapes, Green Garlic And Roasted Garlic: Recipes And Tips

Our resident chef shares a primer on garlic, as well as recipes celebrating the ingredient she prizes above all.

June 22, 2015 4 Comments

Dining In The Dark: Foodies Gain New Understanding Of Eating Without Sight

At O.Noir in Montreal, the dining room is pitch black and part of the proceeds benefit the visually impaired.

June 17, 2015 Comment

Pioneering Researcher Rejoices Over FDA Trans Fats Order

Fred Kummerow, who turned 100 this year, has spent nearly six decades researching the health dangers of artificial trans fats.

June 16, 2015 Comment

FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

The artificial fats are used in processed foods and in restaurants, and have been found to raise the risk of heart disease.

June 11, 2015 2 Comments

Celebrating The Foods And Flavors Of Cuba

A new cookbook tells the story of the generations of Cubans and Cuban Americans and the food that ties them together.

June 9, 2015 Comment

Problems With Seafood Go Beyond Overfishing, Says ‘American Catch’ Author

We revisit our conversation with Paul Greenberg about his book “American Catch: The “Fight For Our Local Seafood.”

June 8, 2015 Comment

2 Recipes From ‘The Picnic’ Cookbook

With the summer season underway, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joined us today with recipes suitable for a picnic, like salad and parfaits in Mason jars. Kathy also mentioned a new cookbook called “The Picnic: Recipes and Inspiration from Basket to Blanket,” by Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson and Andrea Slonecker. The authors shared these […]

June 8, 2015 3 Comments

Recipes For A Summer Picnic

From a salad in a jar to sun-brewed fresh mint tea, our resident chef shares picnic-friendly recipes and tips.

June 8, 2015 6 Comments

What It Takes To Start 100 Restaurants

Richard Melman is founder and chairman of Chigaco-based Lettuce Entertain You, which runs restaurants across the country.

June 5, 2015 15 Comments

Tijuana Becomes A Foodie Destination

South of the world’s busiest border crossing, the Mexican city of Tijuana has a rising reputation as a quality food destination.

June 5, 2015 Comment

Exploring San Diego’s Famous Mexican Food Scene

After landing in San Diego this week, host Robin Young did a shout-out asking KPBS listeners for the best Mexican joints outside Tijuana.

June 3, 2015 4 Comments

Rice Is Sticky Issue In Trade Talks

U.S. farmers want to export more rice to Japan and other Asian nations, but Japan doesn’t want or need U.S. rice imports.

May 27, 2015 8 Comments

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut To Phase Out Artificial Ingredients

The fast food chains have committed to phase out food coloring and additives, including trans fats and artificial preservatives.

May 26, 2015 3 Comments

Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you’ll get 100 different answers.

May 26, 2015 23 Comments

Egg Buying 101: Cage-Free, Omega-3, Organic And More

When it comes to buying eggs, there are many options. We get an egg-buying tutorial from an expert.

May 25, 2015 3 Comments

Not Your Mother’s Pot Brownie

A Boulder-based baker of marijuana-infused products is capitalizing on the growing popularity of “edibles” with a cookbook.

May 25, 2015 2 Comments

Getting More Flavor At The Grill

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst offers recipes for rubs and marinades to add more flavor into your grilled meat, fish and vegetables.


From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

July 3 Comment

Kids Books Feature Famous Figures As Children

Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.

July 3 Comment

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer and Cleveland poet and bookstore owner R. A. Washington share their picks.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.