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'The Four Top': BS Food Terms, Flavor Bombs And Bycatch Curious

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016

In the second episode of "The Four Top," we kvetch about B.S. food terminology, learn why inherent flavor will save our lives and cast our net around bycatch, the best new thing in seafood.

Grind Your Own Fresh Garam Masala For Zingiest Indian Curries

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016

Grind whole spices at home to make fresh, fragrant garam masala, the simple foundation for zingy-flavored Indian curry dishes.

Ready, Set, Flake: Is 'Bake Off' About To Crumble?

NPR | Sept. 15, 2016

The future of the smash-hit baking competition is in question after a move from the BBC to independent broadcaster Channel 4 prompted beloved hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to step down.

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50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

NPR | Sept. 14, 2016 1:09 p.m.

Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Economy | local | Business | NW Life | Food | News

'The Four Top': Breakfast Insanity, Dining Out On Apps And Talking Trash About Food Waste

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 4:45 p.m.

In the debut episode of "The Four Top," we talk trash about food waste, unpack the baffling breakfast-ization of dinner and test-drive the hottest dining apps for your phone.

Arts | Food

Remembering Culinary Griot And NPR Commentator Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

NPR | Sept. 4, 2016 3:24 p.m.

Smart-Grosvenor contributed hundreds of commentaries to NPR, often about her culinary explorations and travels. She died Saturday at age 79.

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5 Things To Know About The Project Pabst Music Festival

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Portland

This weekend, MusicFestNW presents Project Pabst, a celebration of music, art and the Rose City against the backdrop of a fast-dwindling summer.

Arts | Food

Hot Enough For You? Cool Off With A Brief History Of Frozen Treats

NPR | Aug. 18, 2016 2:40 p.m.

The Roman Emperor Nero was said to enjoy snow topped with honey. Persians liked to drink sharbate over ice. But a scientific discovery in the 1500s paved the way for our modern ice creams.

Arts | Food

From Darkroom To Kitchen: A Time Capsule Of Recipes From Midcentury Photographers

NPR | Aug. 16, 2016 8 a.m.

Ansel Adams' poached eggs. William Eggleston's cheese grits casserole. Four decades after being hidden away in a museum, a collection of images and recipes from famed artists finally sees the light.


Food Manga: Where Culture, Conflict And Cooking All Collide

NPR | Aug. 15, 2016 9:49 a.m.

In Japan, a country rich with visual storytelling, food has skyrocketed as a genre of manga — and the stories often depict a struggle for self-improvement.

Family | local | Food | Cooking

Scandinavian Celebrations: Savor These Swedish Meat Pies

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 4:15 p.m.

Chow down on Loven Oven's popular Swedish meat pies at the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City or follow Lulu the Baker's adaptation and make them at home for a summer feast. 


Portland Doughnuts Meet Their Match: Beiler's In Philadelphia

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 7:34 p.m.

While covering the Democratic National Convention, OPB's Jeff Mapes and Allison Frost encountered a doughnut that rivals all others.


Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.

OPB | March 24, 2016