The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

NPR |Nov. 26, 2014 9:37 a.m.

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

For Native Alaskans, Holiday Menu Looks To The Wild

NPR |Nov. 26, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Thanksgiving menus traditionally celebrate the bounty of late fall. In rural Alaska, that means walrus, moose, fermented fish heads and akutaq, or Eskimo ice cream – salmonberries mixed with Crisco.

Want A Calorie Count With That? FDA Issues New Rules For Restaurants

NPR |Nov. 25, 2014 10:11 a.m.

Years in the making, the new rules will require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie information on their menus. Even movie theaters and vending machines are covered.

These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 3:36 p.m.

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

Thanksgiving, Frozen: A 6-Day Guide To What To Cook Ahead, And When

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 1:15 p.m.

You don't have to leave all the cooking for Thursday. We offer tips for getting most of the meal ready in advance so you can sleep in a little later on the big day.

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

Why Would Someone Choose Silence For 17 Years?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect. For 17 of those years he didn't speak a word.

How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

NPR |Nov. 21, 2014 6:21 a.m.

Pico Iyer says sitting still and reflecting is hard work, but we bring so much more to our experiences and relationships when we make time to think.

Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 8:36 a.m.

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away

NPR |Nov. 18, 2014 2:05 p.m.

If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.

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