In ancient Rome, food was a bargaining chip for position for slaves and nobles alike. At the center of Feast Of Sorrow is real-life nobleman Apicius, who inspired the oldest surviving cookbook.
Environment | Food | Business | Science | NationNPR | April 27, 2017 12:15 p.m.
Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.
A handful of new Indian beverage companies are offering traditional Indian tastes in neat, hygienic packs and bottles. The industry is growing fast and already competing with big soda companies.
Food | World | Environment | Health | ScienceNPR | April 26, 2017 9:09 a.m.
Long before it became a "superfood" in the U.S., schisandra was made into soups and jams and prized as a medicinal plant. Now the berry is at the center of a dramatic new approach to conservation.
News | Food | Environment | Fish & WildlifeNWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.
The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.
A new film profiles influential chef Jeremiah Tower. When one of the most hated men in U.S. politics walked in for dinner at Berkeley's famed Chez Panisse, where Tower worked, a colorful scene ensued.
Earning a spot on the author's list of most beloved drinks was no small feat. But bartender Constantino Ribalaigua, of Havana's now 200-year-old El Floridita, created a still-legendary cocktail.
A new study finds that preschool-aged children who didn't have a set sleep routine were more likely to be overweight by the time they hit the preteen years.
Food | Environment | Economy | World | Nation | Business | Flora and Fauna | Health | ScienceNPR | April 24, 2017 1:55 p.m.
In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.
Food | Environment | Health | ScienceNPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.
The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.