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July 29, 2014 6 Comments

The Case For Competitive Eating

Crazy Legs Conti is a defender of the “sport,” as he calls it, and a long-time Major League Eating (MLE) competitor.

July 25, 2014 Comment

Market Basket Employees Protest Labor Changes

The grocery store’s 25,000 employees don’t have a problem with their own working conditions; rather, they want their ousted CEO back.

July 24, 2014 Comment

You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes

Rudy Kurniawan sold more than $35 million in “vintage” vinos in 2006. Now, he’s the first to be tried and convicted for wine fraud in the U.S.

July 24, 2014 7 Comments

Why Don’t We Eat Our Own Fish?

Most of the fish Americans eat is imported – about 90 percent. At the same time, the U.S. is exporting about one-third of its catch.

July 11, 2014 74 Comments

GMO Bananas Must Pass Their First Test

Researchers hope to fight vitamin A deficiency in Uganda with genetically engineered bananas, as long as tests in Iowa go well.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

Meet This Preteen Wedding Cake Baker

Would you trust a 12-year-old to make your wedding cake? You might if it’s Imogen Von Mertens. We meet her and sample her cupcakes.

July 9, 2014 Comment

Man Dies At South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in Custer turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

July 8, 2014 5 Comments

Is The Cupcake Craze Coming To An End?

New York-based cupcake maker Crumbs is closing all of its shops across the country. Is it a sign the gourmet cupcake fad is crumbling?

July 8, 2014 8 Comments

Turning Fresh Herbs Into Simple Summer Sauces

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst shares seven recipes, including this “green sauce,” which can be a dip or spread.

July 2, 2014 2 Comments

Grill Time: New Twists On July 4th Favorites

Our resident chef shares recipes for bacon burgers, goat cheese crostada, vegetable kebabs, potato salad and more.

June 26, 2014 6 Comments

Summer Seafood Recipes From Chef Kathy Gunst

For our resident chef Kathy Gunst, summer means fish. She shares tips for cooking seafood and four of her favorite recipes.

June 20, 2014 3 Comments

Growers Give Seeds To Libraries

In an effort to preserve the plants they grow, farmers are depositing their seeds in libraries like this one in Concord, Massachusetts.

June 19, 2014 5 Comments

Sink Disposal Vs. Garbage Can: What To Do With Non-Composted Food Waste?

For those who don’t have the ability or desire to compost, what’s next best? The answer is a complicated one.

June 17, 2014 Comment

Are Room Service And Hotel Mini Bars Becoming Obsolete?

We ask Beth Scott, head of food and beverage for Hilton Worldwide, and Bjorn Hanson of New York University’s hospitality program.

June 6, 2014 2 Comments

School Lunches: Growing Your Own And Tips For Eating Better

It’s one thing for a small, private school to incorporate gardening and healthy eating into its curriculum, but what can poorer schools do?

June 6, 2014 Comment

Restaurateur in Columbus, Ohio, Honored With Knighthood

The French government knighted a restaurant owner in Columbus for his friendship and service to World War II veterans.

June 4, 2014 Comment

Kathy Gunst’s Guide To Salad Greens

As an additional resource for the summer salad recipes she shared with us today, resident chef Kathy Gunst shares this guide to greens.

June 4, 2014 7 Comments

Summer Salad Recipes From Kathy Gunst

With the weather getting warmer, our resident chef shares summer salad recipes and ideas.

May 26, 2014 Comment

Grilling Pizza With Kathy Gunst

Tired of burgers and hot dogs? Our resident chef has a grilled pizza recipe sure to rejuvenate your Memorial Day barbecue.

May 19, 2014 5 Comments

As Meat And Dairy Prices Climb, Cattle Production Goes Into High Gear

On the front lines of this Northwest herd expansion is your friendly artificial insemination technician.

Robin and Jeremy

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

July 28 5 Comments

Rob Reiner Reflects On Making Movies From ‘And So It Goes’ To ‘Princess Bride’

The actor and director has been making people laugh for decades.

July 28 4 Comments

New HBO Documentary ‘Love Child’ Looks At Gaming Addiction

"Love Child" tells the story of a South Korean couple whose baby starved to death while they cared for a virtual child.

July 25 Comment

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

July 25 Comment

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.