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September 16, 2014 6 Comments

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

September 2, 2014 Comment

Kathy Gunst Takes Soup From Summer To Fall

Our resident chef shares recipes for tomato soup, a potato and leek soup and a zucchini-fennel soup.

September 1, 2014 6 Comments

Searching For The Best BBQ On Labor Day And Beyond

As Americans gather around the grill to say goodbye to summer, we revisit a conversation about the best barbecue in America.

August 21, 2014 19 Comments

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

August 20, 2014 Comment

Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.

August 15, 2014 Comment

On Stage: Chef Rick Bayless’ Dinner Theater ‘Cascabel’

The chef and restaurateur says “I got tired of going to plays that were about food, in which the audience neither smelled or tasted the food.”

August 14, 2014 2 Comments

New Studies: Low-Salt Diet May Be Harmful

Three new studies challenge the low salt intake levels recommended by groups like the American Heart Association.

August 11, 2014 Comment

After Surge, Beef Prices Start To Fall

The drought pushed beef prices to record highs this year, but there are now signs that beef prices are starting to slip.

August 11, 2014 17 Comments

Make The Most Of Summer Corn Before It's Gone

Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares her favorite corn recipes, including breakfast corn fritters and corn chowder.

August 7, 2014 Comment

Russia Bans Food Imports From U.S.

In response to sanctions, Russia will ban all imports of dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables from the U.S., E.U., Australia, Canada and Norway.

August 6, 2014 2 Comments

Mo Rocca’s Cooking Show Features Recipes From Grandparents

The comedian and NPR personality loved his grandmother’s cooking, but never learned to cook.

August 1, 2014 Comment

Many Interests, Many Dollars Have Big Influence On Farm Bill

A joint analysis by Harvest Public Media and the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting revealed the lobbying efforts.

July 31, 2014 Comment

Summer Drinks To Beat The Heat

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares eight recipes, including sun teas, fruit-flavored syrups, a smoothie, a lime rickey and gazpacho.

July 29, 2014 6 Comments

The Case For Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the “sport,” as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes

The grocery store’s 25,000 employees don’t have a problem with their own working conditions; rather, they want their ousted CEO back.

July 24, 2014 Comment

You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes

Rudy Kurniawan sold more than $35 million in “vintage” vinos in 2006. Now, he’s the first to be tried and convicted for wine fraud in the U.S.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Why Don’t We Eat Our Own Fish?

Most of the fish Americans eat is imported – about 90 percent. At the same time, the U.S. is exporting about one-third of its catch.

July 11, 2014 74 Comments

GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test

Researchers hope to fight vitamin A deficiency in Uganda with genetically engineered bananas, as long as tests in Iowa go well.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

Meet This Preteen Wedding Cake Baker

Would you trust a 12-year-old to make your wedding cake? You might if it’s Imogen Von Mertens. We meet her and sample her cupcakes.

July 9, 2014 Comment

Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Custer turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

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

September 15 26 Comments

A Call To Reject Corporal Punishment As Part Of Black Culture

An incident of child abuse by an NFL player has raised questions about the use of corporal punishment as a form of discipline in the African-American community.

September 15 26 Comments

Would You Pay To Get Your Kid Into A Top College?

A San Francisco company charges parents for a consulting package based on the odds their student will get into a certain university, with prices up to a million dollars.

September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.