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'The Four Top': Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

OPB | March 27, 2017

Are you being spammed by "spon con"? Is food-and-drink cobranding idiotic or innovative? And why is American brewpub food so universally terrible? To find out, tune into Episode 15 of “The Four Top.”

'The Four Top': Checkout Talk | Death Of The Dinner Party | 'Average' Home Cook

OPB | March 13, 2017

Do grocery-store checkout conversations give you social anxiety? Are dinner parties dead? And who, exactly, is the "average" home cook? "The Four Top" panelists consider these questions.

Warming Latin American Stews For A Chilly Spring

OPB | March 10, 2017

During these dreary, so-called spring months, Latin American stews — takeaway from a local cart or concocted in your kitchen — will chase away the chill.

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'The Four Top': Food Network Champion Tells All | Are Laptop Squatters Killing Cafes? | Surprising Reasons Why Kids Should Cook

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 6:30 a.m.

What's really happening behind the scenes at the Food Network? Are so-called "laptop squatters" bad for business or good for café culture? And could a cooking class improve your child's test scores? To find out, listen to episode 13 of “The Four Top.”

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Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

NPR | Feb. 24, 2017 11:34 a.m.

alt hed: As The World Churns: An Epic History Of Butter

Arts | Food | Entertainment

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

NPR | Feb. 17, 2017 8:01 a.m.

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.

Food | Books

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

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

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?

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

NPR | Jan. 17, 2017 11:52 a.m.

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?


'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.

Food | Books

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.

Arts | Food

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.


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