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February 4, 2016 Comment

Farming With Less Fossil Fuels

By some estimates, about a fifth of the nation’s energy supply is spent on producing food. Some farmers are trying to cut back.

February 2, 2016 9 Comments

Exploring Healthy Snacks At The Fancy Food Show

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst attended the Winter Fancy Food Show and found that healthy-sounding snacks were all the rage.

January 29, 2016 Comment

Longtime D.C. Restauranteur Serves Food, And Presidents

One place to find Washington’s movers and shakers is a block from the White House at The Bombay Club, owned by Ashok Bajaj.

January 21, 2016 7 Comments

Showcasing American Cheeses: Recipes And Recommendations

A Boston restaurateur and our resident chef come together to give us a primer on cheese and five recipes.

January 20, 2016 7 Comments

Saffron – Why Iran’s ‘Red Gold’ Is So Prized

With the sanctions against Iran lifting, the U.S. will start seeing more of the world’s most expensive spice coming from Iran.

January 20, 2016 Comment

Chipotle’s Plan To Bounce Back After Crisis

The chain best known for burritos is attempting to repair its image and prevent any future outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

January 19, 2016 4 Comments

#Cook90: An Experiment In Cooking Every Day

Epicurious editor David Tamarkin wasn’t doing a lot of cooking at home, so he gave himself a challenge.

January 18, 2016 2 Comments

Remembering MLK At An Atlanta Restaurant Where He Used To Dine

Legend has it that Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders organized marches at the tables of Paschal’s restaurant.

January 12, 2016 6 Comments

Cold Weather Causes Cauliflower Shortage

Low temperatures in California and Arizona are behind the popular wintertime vegetable’s scarcity and price spike.

January 8, 2016 4 Comments

As KFC Trucks Nashville Hot Chicken Around The Nation, A Look At The Original

Legend has it that hot chicken started as a would-be punishment for a cheating husband. Blake Farmer brings us the story.

January 7, 2016 Comment

Building A Better Honeybee

It’s become a very tricky business to keep bees alive. And not because of colony collapse disorder.

January 7, 2016 4 Comments

New Dietary Guidelines Call For Less Sugar, Sodium

The guidelines call for Americans to cut back on sodium, and lower their sugar intake to 10 percent of their daily calories.

January 6, 2016 18 Comments

Healthy Recipes For The New Year From Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef brings us recipes that not only work for acid reflux, but can also fit into a low-fat or low-meat diet.

January 6, 2016 26 Comments

Texas Researchers Link Sugar Consumption To Breast Cancer Tumors

The study found that sugar, particularly the fructose that’s found in high-fructose corn syrup, significantly increases cancer risk.

December 25, 2015 Comment

A Korean Cooking Lesson For Christmas

In May, YouTube sensation Maangchi showed us how to make a kimchee pancake. Learn how to do it yourself in time for the holidays.

December 16, 2015 6 Comments

Best Cookbooks Of 2015: Kathy Gunst’s Picks

Our resident chef sifted through piles of cookbooks to find her new favorites. She also shares recipes from three.

December 16, 2015 Comment

A Grocer’s View Of The Economy And Food Deserts

Jeff Brown of Brown’s Super Stores, operates seven profitable ShopRite supermarkets in low-income areas in and around Philadelphia.

December 10, 2015 24 Comments

How The Food Industry Engineers The Need To Eat

It is no secret that the rise in obesity in America has something to do with food. But how much?

December 8, 2015 2 Comments

Kentucky Distillery Appoints First Woman Master Distiller In Modern Times

For chemical engineer Marianne Barnes, the journey to being part of a distillery as it’s built from the ground up has been a surprise.

December 4, 2015 Comment

How Climate Change Is Affecting French Menus

French winemakers are reporting grapes with an ever higher sugar content and chefs are finding it more difficult to get truffles.


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February 4 4 Comments

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

The duo talks about their new album, "Let Me Get By," and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

February 4 Comment

Do Babies Understand FaceTime And Skype?

It's reassuring for parents and grandparents far away from their little loved ones, but what do babies get out of it?

February 3 16 Comments

Telling The Story Of ‘The Invisibles’: White House Slaves

Of the first 18 presidents of the United States, 12 were slave owners, even though some spoke out against slavery.

February 3 111 Comments

Why Bernie Sanders Resonates With Young People

At the Iowa Democratic caucuses, he won 84 percent of voters aged 17 to 29, compared to Clinton's 14 percent.