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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Filling in as a judge, James Tooill critiques barista Michael Butterworth's coffee. (Gabe Bullard/WFPL)

Baristas from around the country will compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships in Seattle this week.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
Michael Gibney, author "Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line." (Ungano & Agriodimas/Facebook)

Michael Gibney’s new book “Sous Chef” lets readers experience 24 hours in the kitchen of an upscale New York restaurant.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
If you download a coupon for a General Mills product like Reese's Puffs or Lucky Charms, or "like" a product on Facebook, you may be barred from suing company under General Mills' new privacy policy. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

If you’ve downloaded a General Mills coupon or interacted with the company on social media, you may lose the right to sue the company.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
"Middle Eastern-Style Meatballs with Spiced Yogurt-Mint Sauce" is among four recipes our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Bottles of Sriracha hot chili sauce. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Residents of Irwindale, California, complain that the odor from the facility burns their eyes and throats.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wild Oats, a popular organic food brand in the 1980s, will soon be on the shelves in the grocery section of your local Walmart. Wild Oats products are projected to sell for 25 percent less than other national organic brands, and will likely bring about a huge shift in organics supply chain. (Bill Lile/Flickr)

A new line of economy-priced organic products at Walmart could mean new competition for stores like Whole Foods.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
Ingredients in Nestlé Smarties, including plant-based dyes. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

American companies are removing artificial dyes linked to hyperactivity from products in Europe, but not at home.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is in the process of establishing industry-wide regulations aimed at tightening up security.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Coffee prices have doubled since January due in part to a drought in Brazil, the world's largest coffee producer. (Stirling Noyes/Flickr)

Coffee prices have spiked since January, due largely to a massive drought in Brazil.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
Illinois hog farmer Phil Borgic says the PED virus killed many of his piglets. The virus is expected to cut pork supplies this year. (Peter Gray/Harvest Public Media)

A virus infecting piglets is projected to lead to a spike in price for pork products this year.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Kathy's husband John taps a maple tree. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

In Maine, it’s maple syrup season. Our resident chef shares five delicious recipes, including maple bacon and maple cheesecake.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Long vilified for concerns of raising the risk of heart disease, experts are now questioning whether foods high in saturated fat, like butter, as as damaging as we've been led to believe. (Casey Bisson/Flickr)

A growing number of experts are questioning the link between saturated fat consumption and heart disease.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Gal bi, prime beef short rib, and Kobe style beef, Ggot sal, with all the side dishes, banchan. (Parks BBQ/Facebook)

Jenee Kim, owner and chef behind Park’s BBQ in Los Angeles, cooks up some signature dishes for host Jeremy Hobson.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Birds Eye frozen vegetables executives Michael Barkley, Mark Schiller, Kristopher Corbin and Chef Michael Christensen race on veggie bikes at the PHA Building a Healthier Future Summit in Washington D.C., Mar. 13, 2014. (Johnny Bivera/Feature Photo Service for Bird's Eye)

NPR’s Allison Aubrey says companies are learning that marketing health can also be good for business.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
A bioterror attack that introduced a virus like foot-and-mouth disease could devastate the U.S. livestock industry. Regulators are proposing new rules meant to protect the food system from terror attack. (Jeremy Bernfeld/Harvest Public Media)

With few documented incidents of malicious contamination, is the potential for food terrorism fact or fiction?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Kathy's "Meyer Lemon Tart." (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst brings us four recipes, from a blood orange syrup for drinks or desserts, to a Meyer lemon tart.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

We take a closer look at the food additive after Kellogg’s move to only purchase it from environmentally and socially-conscious suppliers.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kauai Guava smoked salt from Hawaii is a mild and sweet smoked salt. (The Meadow)

Here & Now’s resident chef brings a sampling of gourmet salts for Robin and Jeremy to try.

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Monday, February 3, 2014
Hotel Astor, December 7, 1904, Byron Company. (From the book "Repast: Dining Out at the Dawn of the New American Century, 1900-1910" by Michael Lesy and Lisa Stoffer)

When did Americans, raised on the food of the Puritans — some meat or fish, some potatoes, some corn — start eating the food of immigrants who came after them? We take a look at the history.

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Friday, January 31, 2014
Military researchers in Natick are using cutting-edge pizza technology to create state-of-the-art slices that can last up to three years at 80 degrees. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Military researchers are using cutting-edge pizza technology to create state-of-the-art slices — but only for the few, the proud and other members of the U.S. military on combat missions.

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April 22 Comment

What Do We Have To Teach Plato?

Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein discusses her new book "Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away."

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Children’s Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color?

African-American children's book authors Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers weigh in.

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Remembering Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

We remember the boxing champion, who was twice wrongly convicted of murder, with his longtime friend and defender.

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‘Wait Wait’ Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

For the second year in a row, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me" is running with a legally blind athlete.