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November 27, 2015 Comment

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Feasting On Fuel

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

November 26, 2015 Comment

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

According to the National Farm Bureau’s annual price survey, a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost you about $50.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

There’s a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Friendsgiving: The Best Fall Holiday?

It has all the trappings of a standard holiday-season gathering, with one notable absence: blood relatives.

November 24, 2015 Comment

A New Way To Measure Taste: The Electronic Tongue

Food scientists at Washington State University have an unusual new partner to help them evaluate drinks, medicines and sweeteners.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times’ food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 20, 2015 8 Comments

Nicki Hobson’s Thanksgiving Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Jeremy Hobson’s sister, who is a chef, shares her recipe for macaroni and cheese that can be made with jalapeños or green chiles.

November 19, 2015 5 Comments

Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup: A Bittersweet Legal Battle

In a Los Angeles courtroom, sugar producers are suing members of the high fructose corn syrup industry.

November 18, 2015 17 Comments

Cranberry Recipes: Sauce, Butter, Syrup And Scones

Resident chef Kathy Gunst celebrates cranberries with these four recipes, including her “favorite holiday condiment.”

November 18, 2015 2 Comments

USDA Computer Program Is Overdue, Over Budget

The MIDAS computer system was meant to modernize how the U.S. government pays farmers and ranchers. But things went wrong.

November 11, 2015 Comment

Experimenting In The Kitchen With Kenji Lopez-Alt

He shares recipes and lessons from his new book, “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.”

November 10, 2015 2 Comments

Campbell’s Cuts Ingredients From Its Chicken Noodle Soup

The company is ditching some of the ingredients in its broth, including potassium chloride, monosodium glutamate and chicken flavor.

November 4, 2015 2 Comments

E.Coli Outbreak Linked To Pacific Northwest Chipotle Restaurants

The chain has closed 43 restaurants after health officials say 37 people were sickened by E. coli that has been traced to restaurants in Washington and Oregon.

November 3, 2015 Comment

‘Prison Ramen’ Gives A Taste Of Life Behind Bars

Gustavo “Goose” Alvarez was serving time in the California Institute for Men in Chino, California, when a prison riot led to an unexpected meal, fellowship and an idea for a cookbook.

November 2, 2015 8 Comments

Kathy Gunst On The Popular And Ever-Versatile Chicken

Resident chef Kathy Gunst shares three chicken dishes for the coming cold months.

October 29, 2015 3 Comments

At The Table With Alice Waters, A Pioneer In Local Food

The renowned Berkeley chef and restaurateur has made a name and a career in promoting local, organic food.

October 28, 2015 4 Comments

College Student Serves Up Gourmet Meals In His NYC Dorm Room

Jonah Reider’s “supper club amongst friends,” which seats four people, four nights a week, has a waiting list of over 750.

October 26, 2015 39 Comments

WHO: Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer

The World Health Organization says meat processed through salting, curing, smoking and other methods can cause cancer.

October 22, 2015 7 Comments

Mushroom Recipes For Fall

Seek out wild foraged mushrooms at your local farmer’s market to make these recipes from our resident chef.


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

November 26 8 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.