Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

Culinary Historian Michael Twitty On The Politics & Power Of Food

OPB | July 07, 2014 midnight

Michael Twitty studies the intersection of food, culture and history in the colonial and antebellum South. Find out what it was like to prepare a traditional Southern meal for the Time Team America archaeologists.

Jazzy Vegetarian: Spectacular Summer Salads

OPB | July 02, 2014 midnight

Nothing is more welcoming on a hot summer day than a freshly prepared salad. Try quick and healthy recipes for easy cucumber salad, red quinoa and avocado salad, and more.

Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

NPR | June 23, 2014 1:47 p.m.

The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.

Recipe: Strawberry Blueberry Pinot Noir Sangria

Statesman Journal | June 19, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Sangria's a great summer party satisfier, refreshing, fruity and easy to make in a large batch. Try this recipe for strawberry blueberry pinot noir sangria.

Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From

NPR | June 19, 2014 1:36 p.m.

From ruby red tuna to turquoise lingcod, the fish we eat can span the color spectrum. Flesh color can also tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.

For These Vegans, Masculinity Means Protecting The Planet

NPR | July 22, 2014 11:32 a.m.

A group of men in New York are challenging the stereotype that eating meat signifies manliness. Instead, they say that manhood can be proven by protecting the planet, not dominating it.

Sandwich Monday: The Menage A Trois

NPR | July 21, 2014 3:38 p.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Menage A Trois sandwich from Ike's Place in San Francisco. It features chicken with three sauces and three cheeses.

From Scratch Or Not? French Restaurant Law Stirs Controversy

NPR | July 21, 2014 2:04 p.m.

A French law requires restaurants that sell homemade food to display a label on their menu to distinguish them from places that use frozen or vacuum-packed food. But critics say the law is too vague.

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

NPR | July 19, 2014 9:22 a.m.

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

U.S. Customs Seize Giant African Snails Bound For Dinner Plates

NPR | July 19, 2014 9:21 a.m.

Officials say the snails are "highly invasive, voracious pests" that eat paint and stucco off houses. But the snails are a prized delicacy in West Africa, where they're marinated or grilled on sticks.

Not My Job: French Laundry Chef Thomas Keller Gets Quizzed On Actual Laundry

NPR | July 19, 2014 9:10 a.m.

Keller has done pretty well running a restaurant called The French Laundry, but how many clothes has he cleaned? We'll find out.

White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

NPR | July 19, 2014 12:20 a.m.

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

NPR | July 18, 2014 1:57 p.m.

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

Sizing Down Food Waste: What's The Worst Thing To Toss?

NPR | July 17, 2014 4:11 p.m.

Americans throw out a lot of food. And a lot of meat. That means our waste has a bigger impact on the global food supply than vegetarian discards. Why? Blame it on hidden calories.

'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice

NPR | July 17, 2014 8:12 a.m.

A pilot found himself hungry during a mid-flight delay. But instead of just buying a pizza for himself, he bought 50 pizzas for the entire Frontier Airlines plane.

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