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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 10 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 Comment

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.

December 9, 2014 2 Comments

McDonald’s Tries To Put The Brakes On Steep Decline

The fast food chain reports its U.S. sales fell 4.6 percent last month compared to a year ago — more than double what analysts expected.

December 8, 2014 Comment

With The Cost Of Beef Up, Pasture Prices Rise, Too

Grant Gerlock from Harvest Public Media brings us a story about how fewer cattle means a higher price on pastures.

December 8, 2014 4 Comments

Menu Calorie Count Mandate Adds Up To $5 Billion In ‘Lost Pleasure’

This new lost pleasure calculation is part of the new regulations that are geared to discourage people from eating junk food and curbing obesity.

December 5, 2014 Comment

A Food Fight In Dallas As Restaurants Protest One Critic

Some restaurants are refusing let Leslie Brenner pay, on the theory her reviews can’t be taken seriously if she dined for no charge.

November 28, 2014 10 Comments

In Newark, A Thriving Farm With No Sun Or Soil

In an old nightclub downtown, the startup AeroFarms has opened an aeroponic farm – a type of soil-free farming.

November 27, 2014 7 Comments

Budweiser Shifts Focus To Millennials, Moves Away From Clydesdales

Instead of trotting out the horses, its main holiday advertising campaign will feature hip twenty-somethings and a Twitter hashtag.

November 27, 2014 2 Comments

Ferguson Cake Shop Buoyed By Money And Support

Natalie Dubose sold her cakes at flea markets for years to save up to open her own bakery this summer. It was damaged in the riots.

November 25, 2014 Comment

What New FDA Calorie Labeling Rules Mean For Businesses

A number of businesses that sell food are worried about how they will comply with the new rules from the Food and Drug Administration.

November 25, 2014 Comment

From Apple To Butterscotch Chiffon, Advice From A Master Pie Maker

Jean Mercer and her family make 80 kinds of pie at their cafe in Gladwin, Michigan. She shares some of her pie-making wisdom.

November 25, 2014 11 Comments

Lightening Up Traditional Thanksgiving Fare

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst has created lighter versions of listeners’ favorites, from mashed potatoes to green bean casserole.

November 24, 2014 Comment

Colorado’s Beer Boom Lacking In Local Hops

Some call Colorado’s Front Range the “Napa Valley of beer.” But unlike Napa, Colorado doesn’t grow most of the key ingredients.

November 24, 2014 Comment

The Economics Of Thanksgiving 2014

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax says gas and food are cheaper, flights are still pricey and shopping is expected to be robust.

November 24, 2014 2 Comments

Not Quite Natural: The Science Behind Pumpkin Spice

It probably won’t surprise you that there isn’t any pumpkin — or any spice — in your pumpkin spice latte.

November 24, 2014 Comment

Veterans Get Help For Thanksgiving

An Iraq War veteran in Massachusetts made it a personal project to provide turkeys to veterans and their families.

November 21, 2014 6 Comments

A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese

Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.

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

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December 18 Comment

College Counselor: ‘A Deferral Is Not A Denial’

Lisa Micele shares tips for applying to college — especially for students who have been deferred under early decision.

December 18 17 Comments

America’s Political Dynasties

Americans under 38 have only experienced one presidential election that did not involve a Bush or a Clinton.

December 17 2 Comments

Atticus Lish’s ‘Preparation For The Next Life’

The author's debut novel centers on an unlikely romance between an Iraq veteran and a Uyghur from China.

December 17 3 Comments

Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

The CellScope Oto is a clip-on gadget that turns a smartphone into an otoscope — the tool doctors use to check out a patient's eardrum.