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.

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.

Surviving An Adult World In Fairy Tales, And Real Life

NPR | July 18, 2014 4:54 p.m.

Since October thousands of children attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border have been taken into custody. Author Kate Bernheimer recommends a book to help reflect on the lives of these children.

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.

Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

NPR | July 16, 2014 11:43 a.m.

After a taste of Singaporean bone soup, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.

Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

NPR | July 15, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Camu camu will soon dethrone a├žai - an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.

Sandwich Monday: The Teriyaki Tofu Burger From Gabutto Burger

NPR | July 14, 2014 1:18 p.m.

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger that replaces the beef with a deep fried tofu patty.

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning Chronicler Of Apartheid, Dies

NPR | July 14, 2014 8:57 a.m.

Gordimer found her central theme exploring the human effects of racial injustice, but her work continued long after South Africa's apartheid regime had ended.

This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck

NPR | July 10, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

NPR | July 10, 2014 3:53 p.m.

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

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