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

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016

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.

'Adventures In Chicken': A Rich, Buttery-Tangy Salad For Fall

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016

From a Portlander's new cookbook: Toss pistachios with caramelized fennel, tangy goat cheese and crispy-juicy roasted chicken for a scrumptious fall salad.

'The Four Top': Recipe Theft, Born-Again Chefs And Tipping … Over?

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016

Is tipping over? Find out in the third episode of “The Four Top.” Also on the menu: recipe theft and born-again chefs.

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My Beer Sold Out (Or When Small Beers Go Big Time)

KLCC | Oct. 3, 2016 midnight | Eugene, Oregon

Recently, corporate labels including MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch have acquired independent breweries, including Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing and Eugene’s Hop Valley.

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'The Four Top': BS Food Terms, Flavor Bombs And Bycatch Curious

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 9:30 a.m.

In the second episode of "The Four Top," we kvetch about B.S. food terminology, learn why inherent flavor will save our lives and cast our net around bycatch, the best new thing in seafood.

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Grind Your Own Fresh Garam Masala For Zingiest Indian Curries

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Grind whole spices at home to make fresh, fragrant garam masala, the simple foundation for zingy-flavored Indian curry dishes.

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Ready, Set, Flake: Is 'Bake Off' About To Crumble?

NPR | Sept. 15, 2016 12:40 p.m.

The future of the smash-hit baking competition is in question after a move from the BBC to independent broadcaster Channel 4 prompted beloved hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to step down.

Business | Food | Health

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

NPR | Sept. 14, 2016 1:09 p.m.

Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

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'The Four Top': Breakfast Insanity, Dining Out On Apps And Talking Trash About Food Waste

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 4:45 p.m.

In the debut episode of "The Four Top," we talk trash about food waste, unpack the baffling breakfast-ization of dinner and test-drive the hottest dining apps for your phone.

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Remembering Culinary Griot And NPR Commentator Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

NPR | Sept. 4, 2016 3:24 p.m.

Smart-Grosvenor contributed hundreds of commentaries to NPR, often about her culinary explorations and travels. She died Saturday at age 79.

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5 Things To Know About The Project Pabst Music Festival

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Portland

This weekend, MusicFestNW presents Project Pabst, a celebration of music, art and the Rose City against the backdrop of a fast-dwindling summer.

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Hot Enough For You? Cool Off With A Brief History Of Frozen Treats

NPR | Aug. 18, 2016 2:40 p.m.

The Roman Emperor Nero was said to enjoy snow topped with honey. Persians liked to drink sharbate over ice. But a scientific discovery in the 1500s paved the way for our modern ice creams.


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