Why eat preserved cod when fresh is so readily available? The salt transforms it into savory, complex comfort food, and nearly every country bordering the Atlantic Ocean has a version of it.
OPB | March 04, 2014 midnight
Vietnamese salad rolls are extremely satisfying and wonderfully healthy. They work well as a lunch to take to work or school, as well as a delicious party appetizer.
NPR | Feb. 26, 2014 8:02 a.m.
On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you're meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.
NPR | Feb. 22, 2014 10:49 a.m.
A stewed dish cooked very low and slow, cholent has roots in the Jewish Sabbath. This ancient stew directly inspired the Crock-Pot – and maybe the French cassoulet and Boston baked beans as well.
NPR | Feb. 20, 2014 1:02 p.m.
Food writer Julia della Croce got quite a surprise when she discovered a purple variety of sweet potato at the market — and her signature Italian dumplings got a kick of color.
NPR | Feb. 19, 2014 6:38 a.m.
Brown and spotty at its best, the humble staple shines in these sweet breakfast and dessert recipes.
OPB | Feb. 11, 2014 midnight
From stuffed figs to marshmallow skewers and more, check out these simple and delicious recipes for Valentine's Day treats.
NPR | March 07, 2014 12:18 p.m.
If you really want to fight food waste, eat fish heads, the U.N. says. They're nutritious and delicious, but most fish heads get thrown back in the sea as trash or turned into livestock feed.
NPR | March 06, 2014 4:50 p.m.
If few people can pronounce the compound azodicarbonomida, why was it in Subway's bread? This question, raised by a popular food blogger, has put the curious food additive in the spotlight.
NPR | March 06, 2014 7:14 a.m.
Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)
NPR | March 05, 2014 1:31 p.m.
A company claims to have created a "fit beer" that can help replenish the body after a workout. We turned to science to see if beer and exercise can really go hand-in-hand. The answer? Yes – and no.
NPR | March 05, 2014 8:53 a.m.
Yes, climate change raises the risk that avocados will become extra pricey. But Chipotle says that news reports suggesting it could be forced to drop guacamole from the menu are vastly overstated.
NPR | March 05, 2014 6:54 a.m.
A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it's still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.
NPR | March 04, 2014 9:41 a.m.
IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.
NPR | March 03, 2014 11 a.m.
We try the Shamrock Shake, which is not a dance move.
NPR | Feb. 28, 2014 10:50 a.m.
Non-genetically modified farming is not organic. It's a whole lot cheaper and essentially uses conventional farming techniques. But some consumers think they're the same thing.
NPR | Feb. 27, 2014 2:02 p.m.
America's farmers aren't growing enough organic corn and soybeans for our organic animals. Farmers in China, India and Argentina are filling the gap, but tight supplies have led to shortages.