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A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

NPR | June 26, 2017

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

'Epicurious' Editor Goes Inside The Home To Find Greatest Chefs

NPR | June 21, 2017

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with David Tamarkin, editor of the website Epicurious, about his recent project compiling a list of "The 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time."

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

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Savor Locavore Dishes From A Fresh Crop Of PNW Cookbooks

OPB | June 17, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Local fruits and vegetables star in a fresh crop of Pacific Northwest cookbooks and we've pulled six intriguing but simple recipes, from Dandelion Salad Sandwich to Roasted Strawberry Purée.

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What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad? Roald Dahl's Magical Parenting With Food

NPR | June 16, 2017 11:28 a.m.

Food played a big role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dahl's other books. His daughter remembers fanciful "midnight feasts" and says her father used mealtime to test out new characters.

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Dial Heat Up Or Down In 'Fiery Ferments' Carrot-Lime Salad

OPB | June 15, 2017 6 p.m.

Spicy Carrot and Lime Salad is an ideal starter recipe from "Fiery Ferments." It's quick and easy, plus you can dial the pepper heat from mild to mouth-on-fire.

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'PNW Veg' Recipe: Tofu That Actually Tastes Like Something

OPB | June 13, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Crispy, well-seasoned tofu? A reinterpreted caprese salad is among 100 recipes in Kim O'Donnel's new "PNW Veg," celebrating our region's plant-based culinary bounty.

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A Perfect Thyme For Bourbon Cocktails And Radish Snacks

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Celebrate June's long days (and evenings) sipping Bourbon Thyme Cocktails from Parkdale farmer Andrea Bemis — a food blogger turned cookbook author.

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Fresh Local Strawberries Sweeten 'Candy Is Magic'

OPB | June 8, 2017 12:45 p.m.

In her debut book "Candy is Magic," Portland's Jami Curl reveals her secrets for transforming sugar and fresh local berries into delectable sweets at home.

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The Big Picture: How Food Photos Have Told Our Story Over The Decades

NPR | June 6, 2017 9:31 a.m.

The new book Feast for the Eyes is a collection of images that portray the many ways we relate to food: as advertisements, art and even political statements.

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'The Four Top': The Evolution Of Grocery Stores | Does Cured Meat Kill? | Serious TV Chef

OPB | June 5, 2017 2:17 p.m.

From corner store to Costco, the grocery has changed over time. What's the future of food retail? Next, the World Health Organization has warned us not to eat processed meat. Does that mean we have to give up artisanal salumi? And finally, a couple of new culinary shows are taking the genre in a more serious direction.

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A Dandy Salad Sandwich From Jenn Louis' 'Book Of Greens'

OPB | June 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.

In "The Book of Greens," Jenn Louis – chef/owner of Ray restaurant in Portland – has created a distinctive, completely portable salad: the Dandelion Salad Sandwich.

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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

NPR | June 2, 2017 1:33 p.m.

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He's even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue to home cooks.

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