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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro Once Wrote A Screenplay About Eating A Ghost

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017

Written in the '80s, The Gourmet is an absurdist satire exploring the politics of food and the hedonistic culture of consumerism that treats it as a recreational drug. It's still strikingly relevant.

Sip Away Autumn Chills With Bauman's Apple Cranberry Warmer

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017

The fall harvest underway in Oregon's Willamette Valley orchards yields pure apple juice from dozens of varietals, for brewing this quick, flavorful stovetop drink.

In 'This Blessed Earth,' The Outdated Romance Of The Family Farm

NPR | Oct. 10, 2017

Journalist Ted Genoways spent a year on a small farm in rural Nebraska, and he says American nostalgia for the family farm overlooks the pressures farmers face and the realities of food production.

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Hunger, Both Physical And Emotional, In 'The Comfort Food Diaries'

NPR | Oct. 2, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Emily Nunn's sharp memoir chronicles an epic road trip she took in search of comfort — culinary and otherwise — after losing her job, her brother and her fiance and a descent into alcoholism.

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'The Four Top': Cultures Are Not Trends | Portland's Popularity | Challenges For Female Restaurant Workers

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

When is it wrong to use terms like "ethnic" and "trend"? Why is Portland such a hot food city? And what's the state of the restaurant industry for female workers?

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Portland Chef's Viet-Creole Gumbo Steeped In Family History

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

From a new cookbook of Portland restaurant recipes, Anh Luu's Vietnamese-Creole gumbo tells the story of her family's journey from Vietnam to New Orleans to Oregon.

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'The Four Top': CRISPR Over GMOs? | Endangered Foods | Banking Seeds In Vaults

OPB | Sept. 11, 2017 6 a.m.

Will a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR make GMOs obsolete? Should we fear the "bananapocalypse"? And what's the deal with "The Doomsday Vault"? Listen to Episode 27 of "The Four Top" podcast to find out.

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Go Big With Portland's 'Tasty' Diner Favorites At Home

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 2:45 p.m.

Portland's "Tasty" epicurean team has crammed a new cookbook with global diner favorites for any time of day. Fermenting super versatile kimchi is way easier than you think.


Laser Pointers And Hand Signals: A Deaf Chef In The Kitchen

NPR | Aug. 31, 2017 11:20 a.m.

David Uzzell is deaf and works as a chef at a Washington D.C. restaurant. Being deaf makes communication in the kitchen challenging. But Uzzell's colleagues have come up with some workarounds.

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'The Four Top': When Critics Go Viral | Food Journalism 2.0 | Reservations On No Reservations

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 6 a.m.

Why do some restaurant reviews go viral? What has happened to food journalism? And why don't our favorite restaurants take reservations? Listen to Episode 26 of "The Four Top" to find out.

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'The Four Top': Pregnancy Food Warnings | The State Of Fake Meat | Dirt On Clean Eating

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 7:16 a.m. | Portland

Does anyone take pregnancy food warnings seriously? What's the current state of fake meat? And why is "clean eating" considered to be harmful? Listen to Episode 25 of "The Four Top" to find out.


When Falling In Love Meant Embracing A New Cuisine

NPR | Aug. 7, 2017 12:01 p.m.

When a meat-and-potatoes white girl from the Midwest fell for an Indian vegetarian, it raised complicated questions about what it means to pass on our food cultures from one generation to the next.

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How Long Does It Take To Melt Portland's Favorite Ice Creams?

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:35 p.m. | Portland

We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.


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