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November 21, 2014 2 Comments

A Hobson Thanksgiving Tradition: Spicy Mac And Cheese

Nicky Hobson, sister of Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson, shares her recipe for the picante version of this classic comfort food.

November 17, 2014 2 Comments

Scientists Try To Bring Back The Original New Mexico Chile

The state’s chile industry is in decline – suffering from drought and competition from China and other countries.

November 13, 2014 25 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To Potatoes

Our resident chef gives us a primer on potatoes and shares recipes, including baked potato wedges and her take on potato gratin.

November 13, 2014 18 Comments

Send Us Your Thanksgiving Recipes!

Are you looking to make Thanksgiving just a little healthier? Send us your recipes by Nov. 17 and our resident chef will create a lighter version.

November 12, 2014 146 Comments

What’s Behind The Gluten-Free ‘Obsession’?

A third of Americans say they’re trying a gluten-free diet, even though celiac disease affects only 1 percent of the population.

November 10, 2014 2 Comments

Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining

A French restaurant in Cleveland not only offers artisan cuisine, it also gives former inmates a job and the chance to learn a new skill.

November 7, 2014 Comment

An Old Drink Captures The Spirit Of A New Berlin

Schilkin is an East Berlin distillery with a long history. It’s finding economic salvation in the new spirit of Berlin.

November 3, 2014 2 Comments

Prune Chef Gabrielle Hamilton Pens A Cookbook

The cookbook is written with notes scribbled in the margins – her tips and wisdom accumulated over the past 15 years.

October 31, 2014 Comment

Salt Damage Threatens World Food Supply

Thousands of acres of land are being lost each day because of damage caused by salt, according to a U.N. analysis.

October 28, 2014 Comment

Cooking With The Fruit Of Fall

Apples are abundant, but so are pears, pomegranates, persimmons and figs. Our resident chef shares six recipes.

October 22, 2014 14 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

October 20, 2014 2 Comments

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

October 16, 2014 6 Comments

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

October 15, 2014 2 Comments

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

October 6, 2014 Comment

Barbecue, The Perennial Flavor Of North Carolina Politics

Jeremy Hobson meets grill master Bob Garner and Rufus Edmisten, who explain the deep ties between food and the art of campaigning.

October 3, 2014 3 Comments

Brighten Up Lunch With Kathy Gunst

Lunch getting boring? Kathy Gunst has some recipes to reinvigorate that sandwich!

September 30, 2014 4 Comments

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

September 25, 2014 5 Comments

Seattle To Fine Residents For Trashing Food Waste

A new measure in Seattle will fine residents if more than 10 percent of their garbage is food waste in an attempt to curb waste going to landfills.

September 23, 2014 2 Comments

Kathy Gunst Falls For Winter Squash

‘Tis the season for winter squash. Resident Chef Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and a guide for tasting and selecting squash.

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 219 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.