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Galentine's Day: Celebrating Women, Waffles And, OK, More Waffles

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017

Monday's the day to celebrate the best unofficial holiday made just for women: Galentine's Day. And for that, we thank our lady of Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope.

'The Four Top': Martha And Snoop Mix It Up | Dictatorial Dining | Single-Subject Cookbooks

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017

Meet the only cooking show that brings high society together with high society: "Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party." Next, get to know the hardline rules restaurants are increasingly laying down for customers to follow. Finally, what's the appeal of the single-subject cookbook?

Ring In 'Lemony Snicket' On Netflix With A Series Of Unfortunate Recipes

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017

In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?

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'The Four Top': The Juice Cleanse | Digital Foraging | Food On The WWI Homefront

OPB | Jan. 3, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Our roundtable of culinary experts pulverize those popular cold-pressed juice cleanses, scan the digital realm for the newest ways to forage for wild edibles and commemorate the century anniversary of the United States' involvement World War I, when the homefront fought with Victory Gardens and Meatless Mondays.

Books | Food

Encore: Chef And Memorist Eddie Huang On Culinary And Cultural Identity

NPR | Jan. 2, 2017 2:16 p.m.

American-Taiwanese chef Eddie Huang's first memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, became a hit TV sitcom. His latest book is a story about his culinary travels in China.


Behold: Susan Stamberg's Special Recipe For Caviar Pie

NPR | Dec. 31, 2016 5:56 a.m.

For the last installment of Weekend Edition's holiday recipe series, NPR founding mother Susan Stamberg tells Scott Simon about her special New Year's Eve recipe for Caviar Pie.


A '$4 Slushie' Tops Critic's List Of Best Cocktail Of The Year

NPR | Dec. 30, 2016 1:51 p.m.

New Yorker writer Emma Allen shares her favorite cocktail of 2016 with NPR's Robert Siegel. "The Painkiller" — which Allen calls "a $4 slushie" — is served at Johnson's in Bushwick, N.Y.

Food | Arts

Desserts To Help Ring In The New Year

NPR | Dec. 25, 2016 5:56 a.m.

Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about desserts for your New Year's Eve party. This week, it's citrus pavlova cake.


No Matter The Menu, Wertheimer's New Mexico Family Comes To The Table

NPR | Dec. 25, 2016 4:34 a.m.

Holiday meals can be packed with tradition — and in some families, contention when traditions broken. But in the end, NPR's Linda Wertheimer's family always gathers around the table for a good meal.

Food | Arts

VIDEO: Wrap Up These Tamales For A Christmas Eve Feast

NPR | Dec. 24, 2016 8:36 a.m.

Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition for many Latinos. But they're also labor intensive and daunting for the newbie. Never fear: Mexican chef Pati Jinich shows us how to master this holiday favorite.

Food | Arts

Christmas Cookie Cocktails: Nice, Naughty Drinks For (21+) Boys And Girls

NPR | Dec. 20, 2016 11:24 a.m.

They sound completely disgusting. But cookie-dough-themed cocktails are a trend this holiday season, including at a D.C. pop-up where they're the most popular drinks.

NW Life | local | Food

'The Four Top': The Tyrannical Traditional Table | Fake Food Holidays | Culinary Class Divide

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016 6 a.m.

With the help of Megan Scott, the fresh new face of "The Joy of Cooking," our panelists question fake food holidays before tackling the troubling class divide between foodies and those less fortunate.

Food | Arts

NPR Taste Test: Upside Down Cake To Turn Your Holiday Party All The Way Up

NPR | Dec. 18, 2016 4:39 p.m.

Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about sweet treats to prepare for your holiday party. This week, it's pear upside down spice cake.


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