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Not For You, Cindy Lou! These Tasty Holiday Treats Are For Grownups

NPR | Dec. 07, 2016

With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.

Filberts Vs. Hazelnuts: Celebrate Oregon's Nutty Late-Fall Bounty

OPB | Dec. 02, 2016

Whether you call them hazelnuts or filberts, this season's abundant Willamette Valley crop is in, and it's time to celebrate a rebound led by the Oregon State University-developed Jefferson tree.

Thanksgiving Tips, Memories From Oregon Purveyors Of Food And Drink

OPB | Nov. 23, 2016

What makes Thanksgiving special for food and drink purveyors around Oregon? Nostalgia, tradition and gravy.

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Celebrate A Cornucopia Of New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 11:45 a.m.

Enjoy a sampling of tempting dishes and culinary wisdom from a cornucopia of cookbooks published recently in the Pacific Northwest.

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Pacific Northwest Pies: All About The (Cran)berries

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 4 p.m.

The approachable new "Art of the Pie" cookbook's Olympic Peninsula author knows how to slice it for fall-winter holidays: In the Pacific Northwest, pie-baking is all about the (cran)berries.

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'The Four Top': So What About Soylent? | Craft Beer's Dirty Little Secret | Fear The Great White Yeti

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 7 a.m. | Portland

We uncover craft beer's dirty little secret and examine the cult phenom that is the Yeti cooler company — but not before sipping Soylent, the embattled Silicon Valley food replacement.

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Kitchen Techniques Flavor Naomi Pomeroy's New Cookbook

OPB | Nov. 20, 2016 6 a.m.

Award-winning Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy shares hard-earned know-how in her new cookbook, "Taste & Technique." Try her Pan-Seared Wild Mushrooms with Parsley and Parmesan as a Thanksgiving side.

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Roasted Garlic And Baba Ganoush Fire Up Northwest Flavors

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

Vancouver, B.C., restaurant chef Andrew Richardson's new cookbook offers fired-up Northwest flavors in these two simple recipes for versatile Whole Roasted Garlic and creamy Baba Ganoush.

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Up Your Kitchen Game With Craft Salt Cooking

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Serve your holiday guests Salty Dalmatians concocted with secret ingredients, from Portlander Mark Bitterman's new craft-salt cookbook.

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Mama Stamberg's Relish Faces Its Toughest Critics: NPR Staffers

NPR | Nov. 18, 2016 9:10 a.m.

It's tradition: Every year, Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law's cranberry relish recipe onto the air. To be honest, we've given her a hard time about it, and this year, she's seeking redemption.

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Assassin's Steak Tartare: Popular Detective Series Gets Its Own Cookbook

NPR | Nov. 15, 2016 9:38 a.m.

The Yashim detective series features an intrepid sleuth chasing mysteries in 19th century Istanbul. He cooks while he puzzles over clues. Readers who clamored for the recipes have gotten their wish.


'The Four Top': Dining In The Instagram Era | Secret Menu Items | Martha Stewart's Meal-Prep Kits

OPB | Nov. 7, 2016 11:05 a.m.

In our fifth episode, we shed light on the "secret menu" subculture, try out Martha Stewart's new meal-prep delivery service and zoom in on the profound effect Instagram has had on restaurant menus.

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'The Four Top': Session Beers Back | Fast Casual Dining | The War On Minimum Wage

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 midnight

What's "fast casual dining"? Is it OK to love the simple session beer? And what do new minimum wage laws mean for restaurants? Listen to “The Four Top” from Oct. 24, 2016.


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