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Turn Up The Heat With Sautéed-Radish Rice Bowls

OPB | June 24, 2016

Push the peppery heat of radishes up a notch by sautéing them and their greens to create quick, fragrant brunch-or-lunch rice bowls.

Darjeeling 2.0: Last Auction Of India's 'Champagne Of Teas' Goes Digital

NPR | June 21, 2016

When most tea auctioneers switched to online sales, J Thomas was the last holdout, insisting on selling Darjeeling at live auctions just as it has always done. That all changed this month.

'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

NPR | June 08, 2016

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.

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Savor Portland Rose Festival With Rustic Strawberry Galette

OPB | June 8, 2016 12:15 a.m.

To celebrate the Portland Rose Festival, bake up these tangy Rustic Strawberry Galettes With Rose Hip Marmalade, created by a prince from the 1958 Junior Court.

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English Pea And White Bean Salad Kicks Spring Into High Gear

OPB | May 27, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Savor this easy, flavorful English Pea And White Bean Salad With Spring Herb Chimichurri from the new "Portland Farmers Market Cookbook."

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

NPR | May 27, 2016 8:20 a.m.

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.

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Sweet And Savory Roasted Asparagus Spears

OPB | May 13, 2016 midnight

For a quick and easy sweet-savory dish, roast Parmesan-topped asparagus spears and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

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Hats Off To Kentucky Derby Drinks ... With A Northwest Twist

OPB | May 3, 2016 1:15 p.m.

Assemble these icy-fresh, Northwest flavor-laced drinks, settle your wide-brimmed Southern-belle hats and celebrate the Kentucky Derby!

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50 Shades Of Shakespeare: How The Bard Used Food As Racy Code

NPR | April 24, 2016 4:09 p.m.

The eggplant and peach emoji are standard code for racy thoughts these days, but food has been used for sexual innuendo for centuries. Shakespeare was a pro. (Happy Shakespeare Week!)

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In Honor Of #NationalPoetryMonth: Your Favorite Poems About Food And Farming

NPR | April 24, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Gastronomy and poetry are a natural pairing. After all, both provide necessary nourishment. We asked you to share your favorite selections about farming and food and gathered them up here.

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The Gospel According To Wendell Berry, On Screen

NPR | April 24, 2016 7:07 a.m.

America's foremost farmer-philosopher, Wendell Berry, is the subject of a new documentary. It celebrates the writer's work, and the rural community in Kentucky in which he's rooted.

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In Shakespeare's Plays, Mealtimes Were A Recipe For Drama

NPR | April 20, 2016 3:24 p.m.

It's difficult to name a play in which Shakespeare doesn't cook up a bit of conflict around the table. The juiciest plot twists often happened when characters gathered for a meal.

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We Eat Tomatoes, Why Not Tornadoes? A New Kids' Book Clears Up The Confusion

NPR | April 20, 2016 5:21 a.m.

Can I Eat That? by food critic Joshua David Stein gets young readers curious about their food. And it's fun for adults, too!


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