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PHOTOS: When The Hindenburg Was The Height Of Luxe In-Flight Dining

NPR | May 20, 2017

Before it became a byword for disaster, the hydrogen-powered airship heralded an era of fine dining in the skies — with an all-electric kitchen, a cocktail lounge, wine cellar and multi-course meals.

'Tar Baby': A Folk Tale About Food Rights, Rooted In The Inequalities Of Slavery

NPR | May 15, 2017

Versions of the story of Bre'r Rabbit outwitting Bre'r Fox exist around the world. At heart, a new book argues, they're really about who controls access to food and subverting the powers that be.

'Paradise Lost': How The Apple Became The Forbidden Fruit

NPR | May 9, 2017

Some 350 years ago, Milton's epic chronicled the Fall of Man, wrought by the red fruit. Except that it might've been a fig or peach or pear. An ancient Roman made a pun – and the apple myth was born.

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | May 8, 2017 6:15 a.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': Sanctuary Restaurants | Undocumented Labor In Food | Peruvian Cuisine

OPB | May 8, 2017 6 a.m.

Could the dining establishment bring social and political change to our nation? And in a similar vein, our second course will center around the role of undocumented workers in the food industry. Finally, we'll explore globally influenced Peruvian cuisine.

Nation | News | Food

Just How Organic Is Your Milk? Well, It Depends On The Dairy It Came From

NPR | May 7, 2017 8:53 a.m.

Is there a difference between organic milk bought in a grocery store and milk bought straight from farmers? Washington Post reporter Peter Whoriskey talks with NPR's Scott Simon about his findings.

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Ginned Up: Canada Recalls Bottles Of Bombay Sapphire For Being Extra-Boozy

NPR | May 5, 2017 10 a.m.

Thousands bottles of Bombay Sapphire gin in Canada were not properly diluted, leaving them with nearly double the intended alcohol content by volume — 77 percent, or 154 proof.

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'The Four Top': Fabulous Lady Food Bloggers | The Language Of Flavor | Online Wine Clubs

OPB | April 24, 2017 5 a.m. | Portland

Are fabulous food bloggers good or bad for the food industry? How do professional critics describe taste? And finally, online wine clubs: Should you belong to one, or are they a waste of money? Listen to Episode 17 of “The Four Top." 

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Not My Job: We Quiz The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten, On Footwear

NPR | April 22, 2017 9:45 a.m.

In 1978, Garten left her government job and bought a specialty food store in the Hamptons. That store grew into a career, a series of cookbooks and a popular show on the Food Network.


Peanut Butter Bars To Soothe The Soul

NPR | April 22, 2017 7:28 a.m.

There's nothing like your mother's baking to make the world right.

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Eat Now Or Forever Hold Your Piece: The Layered History Of Wedding Cake

NPR | April 18, 2017 5:17 a.m.

The iconic white confection is a relatively modern invention, says the author of a new book on the history of wedding feasts. But the rituals around the cake and other foods go back centuries.

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Both The Food And The Music Are Made From Scratch At This Texas Joint

NPR | April 15, 2017 10:45 a.m.

For more than 35 years, the Hilltop Cafe has been serving up both seafood and the blues on a lonesome highway in Texas Hill Country. Patrons flock to hear owner Johnny Nicholas perform his tunes.


Chefs' Secret For More Flavorful Tortillas? Heirloom Corn From Mexico

NPR | April 14, 2017 10:56 a.m.

Most tortillas in the U.S. are made with mass-produced corn flour. But specialty ingredient company Masienda is providing American chefs with heirloom corn grown in Mexico for its richer flavor.


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