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'The Four Top': Pregnancy Food Warnings | The State Of Fake Meat | Dirt On Clean Eating

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017

Does anyone take pregnancy food warnings seriously? What's the current state of fake meat? And why is "clean eating" considered to be harmful? Listen to Episode 25 of "The Four Top" to find out.

When Falling In Love Meant Embracing A New Cuisine

NPR | Aug. 7, 2017

When a meat-and-potatoes white girl from the Midwest fell for an Indian vegetarian, it raised complicated questions about what it means to pass on our food cultures from one generation to the next.

How Long Does It Take To Melt Portland's Favorite Ice Creams?

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017

We visited three of Portland's favorite ice cream shops to find out whose single scoop would last the longest in record-breaking heat.

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NW Life | Books | Food

'The Four Top': Figurative Salads | Cookbook As Literature | The Ideal Kitchen

OPB | July 31, 2017 6 a.m.

Did you know that an ice-cream cocktail can be classified as a "salad"? Do you use cookbooks or do you merely read them? And what does the ideal kitchen look like?

Food | local

'The Four Top': Au Courant Canned Beverages | Nudist Natural Wine | Nutrition Info On Booze?

OPB | July 17, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

Why are craft beers and fine wines now being sold in aluminum cans? And what's the so-called 'natural wine' movement all about? Should nutrition information be printed on alcoholic beverage labels?

NW Life | Food

'The Four Top': Kombucha Madness | The Mystery Of Q | Food And Politics

OPB | July 4, 2017 12:29 p.m.

How did kombucha become such a hit? Could an enigmatic Taiwanese concept change the way we all eat? Forget your mom's rule about no politics at the dinner table.

Food | Arts

Summer Potluck Dishes To Withstand The Heat And Please Crowds

NPR | June 30, 2017 7:45 a.m.

Say you're headed to an outdoor cookout or barbecue or a family reunion but you don't want to show up empty-handed. What do you bring? Chefs Edward Lee, Amy Thielen and James Rigato offer suggestions.


A Middle Eastern Spin On A Classic Latino Dessert: Rose Cardamom Tres Leches

NPR | June 26, 2017 9:43 a.m.

In celebration of Eid al-Fatir, food blogger Abeer Najjar shares one of her favorite fusion desserts. She says the rose water and cardamom adds a floral and earthy flavor to this classic cold cake.

Food | Arts

'Epicurious' Editor Goes Inside The Home To Find Greatest Chefs

NPR | June 21, 2017 2:56 p.m.

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with David Tamarkin, editor of the website Epicurious, about his recent project compiling a list of "The 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time."

NW Life | Health | Business | Food | local

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

NW Life | Books | Food | Cooking

Savor Locavore Dishes From A Fresh Crop Of PNW Cookbooks

OPB | June 17, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Local fruits and vegetables star in a fresh crop of Pacific Northwest cookbooks and we've pulled six intriguing but simple recipes, from Dandelion Salad Sandwich to Roasted Strawberry Purée.

Entertainment | Books | Food | Arts

What If Willy Wonka Was Your Dad? Roald Dahl's Magical Parenting With Food

NPR | June 16, 2017 11:28 a.m.

Food played a big role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Dahl's other books. His daughter remembers fanciful "midnight feasts" and says her father used mealtime to test out new characters.

NW Life | Food | local

Dial Heat Up Or Down In 'Fiery Ferments' Carrot-Lime Salad

OPB | June 15, 2017 6 p.m.

Spicy Carrot and Lime Salad is an ideal starter recipe from "Fiery Ferments." It's quick and easy, plus you can dial the pepper heat from mild to mouth-on-fire.


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