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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

NPR | July 03, 2015

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.

Do Try This At Home: Hacking Chicken Sous Vide

NPR | June 25, 2015

Sous-vide makes meat moist and flavorful, but can take up to 96 hours, not to mention a $500 machine. Chef Christina Tosi shares a technique she uses to cheat in her home kitchen: the "Bird in a Bag."

Tell Us: How Do People Celebrate Juneteenth In Your Area? #WouldntBeJuneteenthWithout

NPR | June 16, 2015

In the South, it's red soda. In Detroit, it's Motown jams. Tell us on Twitter what your regional Juneteenth celebrations are like!

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This Cajun Chicken Pizza Will Remind You Of Your Salad Days

NPR | May 29, 2015 4:44 p.m.

Chef James Rigato makes delicious seasonal dishes at his restaurant in Michigan. But perhaps what he is best known for is the pizza he created when he was just a teenager.

Arts | Food

Tea Tuesdays: Cold Weather, Gogol And The Rise Of The Russian Samovar

NPR | May 26, 2015 3:17 p.m.

The giant, metal, hot-water urns are at the center of Russian tea culture — and national identity. How that came to be may have as much to do with Russian literature as common usage.


Tempted To Eat Your Baby's Table Scraps? You're Not Alone

NPR | May 10, 2015 2:37 p.m.

Dan Pashman of WNYC's The Sporkful podcast weighs in on the benefits of eating kids' leftovers. "Graham crackers are better after they've been gummed by my younger daughter," he says.

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Sandwich Monday: We're Full

NPR | May 6, 2015 12:18 p.m.

The Sandwich Monday team says "See you later." Then we say, "Are you gonna eat that?"

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'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon

NPR | May 5, 2015 2:59 p.m.

Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

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Sandwich Monday: Deep-Fried Cheese Curds

NPR | April 27, 2015 11:26 a.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They're a regional specialty and the reason we haven't left the Midwest.

Arts | Food

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

NPR | April 24, 2015 1:32 p.m.

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

Arts | Books | Food

Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

NPR | April 24, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.

World | Nation | Elections | Books | Food

#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

NPR | April 17, 2015 11:38 a.m.

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

Science | Food

The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

NPR | April 15, 2015 5:11 a.m.

Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.