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Growing Local In Central Oregon Isn't Easy, But Farmers Are Seeing Success

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 7 a.m.

A growing number of small farmers are making a mark on central Oregon’s local food scene — despite the region’s challenging agricultural conditions.

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Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'

NPR | Oct. 17, 2017 4:16 a.m.

In interview with NPR's Here & Now about his new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, the chef drives home the enormity of the problem and the importance of changing our perspective.

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Zingerman's Bakehouse, A Michigan Icon, Rolls Out A New Cookbook

NPR | Oct. 16, 2017 8:42 a.m.

A visit to Ann Arbor wouldn't be complete without a trip to an eatery that bears the famous name. And the mouthwatering, no-nonsense recipes are designed to entice even novice bakers into the kitchen.

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With OK From EPA, Use Of Controversial Weedkiller Is Expected To Double

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 11:10 a.m.

The EPA says farmers can still spray dicamba on their crops next year — with some new restrictions. The weedkiller has been blamed for drifting into fields, damaging millions of acres of crops.

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As Trump Moves To Renegotiate NAFTA, U.S. Farmers Are Hopeful But Nervous

NPR | Oct. 15, 2017 5:04 a.m.

Farmers say exports are a crucial part of their business and they're warily watching as the Trump administration pushes to remake the long-standing trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.

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'The Chef And The Slow Cooker': An Old Technology That's Newly Relevant

NPR | Oct. 14, 2017 11:09 a.m.

Chef Hugh Acheson's new book contains more than 100 recipes for the workhorse kitchen tool of convenience. He says this old standby "really is a gateway to cooking from scratch again."

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VIDEO: Harvesting A Wild Lunch With A Master Forager

NPR | Oct. 13, 2017 4 a.m.

When most of us are hungry for lunch, we pick up supplies at the grocery store or stop by the nearby cafe with the best lunch specials. Nick Spero? He heads into the wilderness.

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The Politics Of Pizza: How Italy's Flag And Food Are Deliciously Intertwined

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 1:05 p.m.

A nation's flag can help define its identity. But only one seems to intricately link the history and character of a people to their homeland's fare.

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Smithsonian Night Market Celebrates The Art Of Asian Cuisine

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

Food is central to culture, but museums often overlook it. So for their grand reopening, the Smithsonian's Asian art museums are giving center stage to cuisine from across Earth's largest continent.

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Historical Veggies Take Root In D.C. War Garden

NPR | Oct. 12, 2017 7:33 a.m.

To commemorate 100 years since the U.S. entered WWI, the gardens outside the Library of Congress have been transformed into a traditional war garden — producing heirloom vegetables of the past.