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Cook It At Home: Jose Chesa and Cristina Báez's Squid Ink Paella

OPB | April 14, 2015

Cristina Báez and Jose Chesa, owners and chefs of Ataula restaurant, prepare squid ink paella. Get the recipe so you can make this traditional Spanish dish for your family and friends.

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

NPR | May 26, 2015

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

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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Cathy Erway Hopes To Inspire Conversation With 'The Food Of Taiwan'

OPB | April 1, 2015 midnight

The latest cookbook from food writer, blogger and podcast host Cathy Erway includes recipes for a wide range of Taiwanese homestyle and street food. Read our Q&A with Erway and get her recipe for beef noodle soup.

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Musician Bibi McGill's Kale Chips Take Her From Super Bowl To Salad Bowl

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Beyonce's lead guitarist hails from Portland, where she runs her own kale chip business. We visit Bibi McGill in her kitchen to learn more about her famous recipe.

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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.

Food | Entertainment | Arts

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.

Food | Arts

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.

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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.

Food | Elections | Books | World | Nation

#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."

Food | Science

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.

Food | Entertainment | Arts | Nation

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

NPR | April 14, 2015 2:38 p.m.

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso, and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.

Food | Arts | World

Tea Tuesdays: Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

NPR | April 14, 2015 12:26 p.m.

Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.

Food | Entertainment | Science

Kitchen Science: We Used Peeps To Calculate The Speed Of Light

NPR | April 13, 2015 2:57 p.m.

There's a new use for those stale Easter marshmallows you still have lying around: calculating a constant that governs the universe.


Cook It At Home

We visit the homes of some of the Portland-area's most notable chefs and food-industry entrepreneurs and watch how they prepare their favorite dishes.

Cook It At Home | Dec. 09, 2013