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January 30, 2015 2 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 9 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 2 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 4 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.

January 15, 2015 6 Comments

6 Top Food Trends In 2015

Two foodies join us to take a look at the latest food trends, which include savory yogurt and full-fat dairy.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

USDA Hunts For Avian Flu In Pacific Northwest

The USDA and Washington state officials are testing flocks for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu.

January 12, 2015 8 Comments

Pasta Recipes And Tips From Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef came back from Italy with new pasta recipes to share, as well as eight tips for making great pasta.

January 8, 2015 3 Comments

California Dairy Owners Find Greener Pastures In Midwest

Some dairy owners in the nation’s number one dairy state are selling their cattle and heading to the Midwest.

January 7, 2015 20 Comments

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

A cardiovascular research scientist discusses why added sugar is so bad for us, and why we can’t stop eating it.

January 2, 2015 2 Comments

Is The Supermarket The Next Big Food Trend?

The next trend in dining? It might be eating out at the supermarket, many of which are beginning to add sit-down eating areas to their floor plans.

December 30, 2014 Comment

Cataloging The World’s Endangered Foods With ‘The Ark Of Taste’

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst attended a conference bringing attention to the disappearing varieties of global foods and food products.

December 24, 2014 Comment

Gourmet Magazine Editor Ruth Reichl Dishes About First Novel

Acclaimed for her non-fiction, Reichl has turned her talents to fiction in “Delicious!”

December 23, 2014 Comment

BBQ, The Perennial Flavor In North Carolina Politics

Jeremy Hobson meets grill master Bob Garner, who explain the deep ties between food and the art of campaigning.

December 16, 2014 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook “Jewish Soul Food.”

December 11, 2014 Comment

Meals For Needy Kids Can Now Include Dinner, Too

In Portland, Oregon, the city is paying Meals on Wheels to expand its program for senior citizens to also include families in poverty.

December 11, 2014 Comment

L.A., New York, Chicago Schools Say ‘No’ To Chicken Raised With Antibiotics

School districts in several big cities this week banned the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics to use in school lunches.

December 10, 2014 20 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Holiday Favorites

Just in time for the holidays, our resident chef shares recipes for her favorite holiday ham glaze and her favorite food gift: buttercrunch.

December 10, 2014 2 Comments

The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2014

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.


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January 29 Comment

DJ Sessions: Go Deadhead

The Grateful Dead celebrates 50 years since the band's start this year.

January 29 11 Comments

Middle-Aged And Living Alone

"There might be an initial honeymoon period, but what does living alone eventually do to you?" Sandra Tsing Loh asks.

January 28 15 Comments

Zillow And ‘The New Rules Of Real Estate’

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

January 27 116 Comments

Nun Hopes For More Gender Equality In The Church

Sister Joan Chittister describes how the Vatican's tone toward nuns has changed and shares her hopes for the Catholic church.