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January 21, 2015 12 Comments

How Food Ads Get Into Our Brains, And What We Can Do To Avoid Mindless Eating

Brian Wansink, director of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab and author of “Mindless Eating” and “Slim by Design,” shares insight and advice.

January 16, 2015 Comment

Corn And Soy Farmers May Not Benefit From Bumper Crops

While the farmers saw record harvests in 2014, they’re selling the crops at a lower price. An agricultural economist joins us.

January 15, 2015 6 Comments

6 Top Food Trends In 2015

Two foodies join us to take a look at the latest food trends, which include savory yogurt and full-fat dairy.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

USDA Hunts For Avian Flu In Pacific Northwest

The USDA and Washington state officials are testing flocks for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain of avian flu.

January 12, 2015 8 Comments

Pasta Recipes And Tips From Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef came back from Italy with new pasta recipes to share, as well as eight tips for making great pasta.

January 8, 2015 3 Comments

California Dairy Owners Find Greener Pastures In Midwest

Some dairy owners in the nation’s number one dairy state are selling their cattle and heading to the Midwest.

January 7, 2015 20 Comments

Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?

A cardiovascular research scientist discusses why added sugar is so bad for us, and why we can’t stop eating it.

January 2, 2015 2 Comments

Is The Supermarket The Next Big Food Trend?

The next trend in dining? It might be eating out at the supermarket, many of which are beginning to add sit-down eating areas to their floor plans.

December 30, 2014 Comment

Cataloging The World’s Endangered Foods With ‘The Ark Of Taste’

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst attended a conference bringing attention to the disappearing varieties of global foods and food products.

December 24, 2014 Comment

Gourmet Magazine Editor Ruth Reichl Dishes About First Novel

Acclaimed for her non-fiction, Reichl has turned her talents to fiction in “Delicious!”

December 23, 2014 Comment

BBQ, The Perennial Flavor In North Carolina Politics

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

December 16, 2014 4 Comments

Jewish Cuisine — It’s Not Just Chopped Liver

Janna Gur shares some history of Jewish cuisine, as well as three recipes from her new cookbook “Jewish Soul Food.”

December 11, 2014 Comment

Meals For Needy Kids Can Now Include Dinner, Too

In Portland, Oregon, the city is paying Meals on Wheels to expand its program for senior citizens to also include families in poverty.

December 11, 2014 Comment

L.A., New York, Chicago Schools Say ‘No’ To Chicken Raised With Antibiotics

School districts in several big cities this week banned the purchase of chicken raised with antibiotics to use in school lunches.

December 10, 2014 20 Comments

Kathy Gunst’s Holiday Favorites

Just in time for the holidays, our resident chef shares recipes for her favorite holiday ham glaze and her favorite food gift: buttercrunch.

December 10, 2014 2 Comments

The 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2014

Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

December 9, 2014 2 Comments

McDonald’s Tries To Put The Brakes On Steep Decline

The fast food chain reports its U.S. sales fell 4.6 percent last month compared to a year ago — more than double what analysts expected.

December 8, 2014 Comment

With The Cost Of Beef Up, Pasture Prices Rise, Too

Grant Gerlock from Harvest Public Media brings us a story about how fewer cattle means a higher price on pastures.

December 8, 2014 4 Comments

Menu Calorie Count Mandate Adds Up To $5 Billion In ‘Lost Pleasure’

This new lost pleasure calculation is part of the new regulations that are geared to discourage people from eating junk food and curbing obesity.

December 5, 2014 Comment

A Food Fight In Dallas As Restaurants Protest One Critic

Some restaurants are refusing let Leslie Brenner pay, on the theory her reviews can’t be taken seriously if she dined for no charge.


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January 23 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23 4 Comments

How To Keep That Fitness Resolution

It's that time of year when the post-New Year's crowd at the gym starts to thin. We get advice on how to stick with it.

January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.