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First Ladies Often Forge Food Trends, But Melania's Menu Is A Mystery

NPR | Dec. 9, 2016 7:18 a.m.

Eleanor brought scrambled eggs and culinary austerity. Mamie favored boxes, cans and leftovers. Jackie embraced French food and Michelle redefined the national plate. And Melania? Who knows?

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At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert

NPR | Dec. 8, 2016 12:15 p.m.

The cookbook Nothing Fancy, first published in 1984, has just been re-released — and is the closest thing to a memoir that the formidable "Julia Child of Mexico" has ever written.

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Blue Seal: The GI Ice Cream That Okinawans Made Their Own

NPR | Dec. 8, 2016 9:58 a.m.

Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.

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North Platte Canteen: Where The Heartland Opened Its Heart In WWII

NPR | Dec. 7, 2016 8:22 a.m.

At this bustling Nebraska railroad hub, volunteers — mostly women — greeted and fed about 6 million soldiers. And the taste of those home front meals was a comfort to troops on the battlefield.

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A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 4:36 p.m.

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.

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Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 2:59 p.m.

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves – then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

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Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 2:36 p.m.

A hunger researcher and two restaurateurs teamed up to open EAT Café, a restaurant that aims to provide a sit-down dining experience even to people who typically can't afford to eat at restaurants.

Nation | Books | Food

How Just 8 Flavors Have Defined American Cuisine

NPR | Dec. 6, 2016 9:50 a.m.

In her new book, Sarah Lohman says that even though America is culturally and ethnically diverse, its food is united by a handful of tastes that have permeated our nation's cuisine for centuries.

Health | World | Food

Drought-Stricken Southern Madagascar Teeters On The Edge Of Famine

NPR | Dec. 5, 2016 1:18 p.m.

Fighting extreme poverty and failing crops caused by a three-year drought, United Nations food agencies are struggling to keep the region's population from succumbing to starvation.

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'The Four Top': Have You Eaten Your Sea Vegetables? | New In Food For 2017 | Doing The Hoke-ay Poke

OPB | Dec. 5, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Wild, nutritious, delicious and planet-friendly, sea vegetables are the next big thing. So is poke, the Hawaiian cured-fish dish. But at what cost? We consider both, and weigh in on which culinary trends will take fire in 2017.