Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

NPR |Oct. 25, 2014 2:36 a.m.

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 2:54 p.m.

Lots of groups and individuals are reaching out to the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

From NFL To 'Scandal,' Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

NPR |Oct. 21, 2014 1:34 p.m.

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 6:32 a.m.

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 4:01 p.m.

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.

In The World Of Chefs, Asian-American Women Are Turning Up The Heat

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. But in this coverage, there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women.

Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 11:18 a.m.

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

SXSW Eco, Hub Of Environmental And Foodie Fervor

NPR |Oct. 15, 2014 10:24 a.m.

Like its parent music, film and interactive festival, this conference is all about networking, which means parties. The young crowd takes full advantage of Austin's food trucks and bars.

Northwest Cranberry Harvest Underway

OPB |Oct. 13, 2014 12:08 p.m.

The Northwest cranberry harvest is underway. About a quarter of the Oregon crop has been picked and about one-third of the crops in Washington and British Columbia.

Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions

NPR |Oct. 10, 2014 5:34 p.m.

Once derided as Scottish food better suited to horses than people, porridge these days is more cool than gruel. In the U.K., competitions have porridge lovers battling with their best recipes.

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