In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

NPR | April 18, 2014 4:13 p.m.

Clam-digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam-diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of fifteen clams.

Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea?

NPR | April 18, 2014 9:35 a.m.

A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Grow: A Guide To Speedy Vegetables

NPR | April 18, 2014 7:39 a.m.

Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.

Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

NPR | April 17, 2014 4:29 p.m.

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.

How Long Would You Have To Work To Buy A Burger In Your City?

NPR | April 17, 2014 1:49 p.m.

How long does the average person have to work to buy a burger in his or her neighborhood? Here's the answer for six cities across the country.

The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar

NPR | April 16, 2014 12:26 p.m.

Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

NPR | April 15, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

NPR | April 15, 2014 7:43 a.m.

Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. "This is just sort of the new norm," psychology professor Thomas Plante says.

Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

NPR | April 14, 2014 10:28 a.m.

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

NPR | April 12, 2014 12:43 p.m.

Methane from livestock accounts for a huge portion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, according to a UN report. But reducing global meat consumption isn't necessarily the answer to the problem.

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