Like Ham? There's A Festival For That In French Basque Country

NPR | April 18, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. But since the Middle Ages, the town's name has become synonymous with its famous ham.

Pass The Chipotle-Marrow Matzo Balls, It's Mexican Passover

NPR | April 14, 2014 10:27 a.m.

When tequila meets Manischewitz in the same glass, Passover will never be the same. At Rosa Mexicano restaurants, the Passover menu is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico's nearly 40,000 Jews.

Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking

NPR | April 10, 2014 9:25 a.m.

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab-Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.

Afghanistan's Election Season Through The Photographer's Lens

NPR | April 04, 2014 1:19 p.m.

NPR photographer David Gilkey has been documenting Afghanistan's election campaign as the country votes for a new president on Saturday.

What 'The Simpsons' Says About Ukraine's Language Divide

NPR | April 01, 2014 5:23 a.m.

Some Ukrainians insist the show is funnier when dubbed in Ukrainian rather than Russian. In the recent crisis in Ukraine, much has been made of the divisions between Russian speakers.

Cambodia's 'Missing Pictures' Molded From Director's Own Life

NPR | March 30, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Rithy Panh's new film is a kind of documentary about Cambodians like him and his family who experienced the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Panh uses clay figurines to tell the story.

The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

NPR | March 28, 2014 6:40 a.m.

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja. They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material.

German Man To Return Paintings From Cache Of Stolen Nazi Art

NPR | March 27, 2014 8:57 a.m.

A lawyer for Cornelius Gurlitt, whose father was an art dealer in the Third Reich, says his client will begin with returning a valuable Matisse to the descendants of the Jewish owner.

Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

NPR | March 24, 2014 1:45 p.m.

An international relations lecturer is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.

Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

NPR | March 22, 2014 11:44 a.m.

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

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