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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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Friday, January 31, 2014
Two different chilis made by Kathy Gunst, along with cornbread, garnishes and hot sauces are pictured. (Qainat Khan/Here & Now)

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says chili “can be made a thousand different ways: beans, no beans, pork, beef, just vegetables, killer spicy, mild and smoky.” She shares three recipes.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Kirstin Chen is author of "Soy Sauce for Beginners." (Sarah Deragon)

In Kirstin Chen’s debut novel, “Soy Sauce for Beginners,” 30-year-old year Gretchen returns to her family’s soy sauce business after her marriage in California falls apart.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Chef Ming Tsai prepares food in the Here & Now kitchen. (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Restaurateur and celebrity chef Ming Tsai cooks up a Chinese New Year feast in Here & Now’s kitchen, and joins us for a conversation about Chinese customs and cuisine.

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Robin and Jeremy

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

April 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

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.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 7 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.