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'Badass': The 1 Word That Has Become A Lightning Rod For Many Female Chefs

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In her new book, Charlotte Druckman asks over 100 female chefs and food writers if there are any words or phrases they wish people would stop using to describe them. One word was a bit of a surprise.

'Four Top': Lynne Curry | Camas Davis | John Schiable

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What is it like to look into the eyes of an animal as it goes to slaughter? Has the environmental impact of cattle farming been misunderstood? And what is a "dual use" animal?

Eat, Drink And Be Wary: Ex-CIA Officer Reveals How Eateries Are Key To Spycraft

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"Restaurants and cafés are in many ways the lifeblood of espionage," says Amaryllis Fox in her new book. They're ideal places to clandestinely meet people with access to a government or terror group.

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Teal Pumpkins Make Halloween Less Tricky For Kids With Food Allergies

In addition to handing out candy, places that display teal pumpkins also give out non-food items such as glow sticks or stickers. The movement took off quickly on social media and continues to grow.

Food | Books | Music

'Mixtape Potluck' Is Inspired By Questlove's 'Food Salon' Dinner Parties

NPR's David Greene talks to musician Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the co-founder of the iconic hip-hop band The Roots, about his cookbook Mixtape Potluck.

Food

In Male-Dominated Pizza Circles, Women Are Grabbing A Bigger Slice Of The Pie

Men have long commanded the pizza-making scene, creating what one female champ calls a "macho problem." But that's starting to change as more women open pizzerias and gain recognition in the field.

Food | Parents | local | NW Life | Family

Setting The Table For 8,000

What's it take to feed 8,000-plus people in a day? In Verboort, Oregon, it takes community — and 30,000 pounds of meat. Here's how the sausage (and sauerkraut and applesauce) gets made for its annual fundraiser.

Food | local | NW Life

'The Four Top': Courtney Taylor-Taylor | Jay Boberg | Sheri Hood

In what ways are music and wine closely related? Why are a rock star and a couple of former record execs in the wine industry? And why do creators launch "vanity labels," whether in music or wine?

Food

How The Trade War Crushed A Growing Chinese Market For U.S. Cranberries

The U.S. has spent millions to get China to embrace the unknown fruit — and it did. Now, tariffs have driven China to buy its cranberries from other countries, leaving U.S. farmers in the lurch.

Food | Books | Arts

When We Love Our Food So Much That It Goes Extinct

A new book explores how overhunting and habitat destruction has left us with only a fraction of the foods that existed a century ago, and the changes that are needed to preserve our culinary variety.

Food

Behold: The Blooper Burger. Your Arteries Will Clog Just Thinking About It

The Blooper Burger is a monstrous sandwich sold at Atlanta Braves games and is one of many outrageous menu items served at stadium concession stands around the country.

Food

The Spirit Of Innovation Still Thrives In The Good Old Kitchen Hack

What would Robinson Crusoe have done with a watermelon cuber? His spirit of ingenuity lives on in the kitchen, as inventive cooks still think beyond the norm of conventional kitchen tools.

Food | Arts

Cookie Artist Teaches Edible Lessons In Asian American History

Jasmine Cho makes cookie portraits of people like Takao Ozawa, who was denied U.S. citizenship on the basis of race in a landmark case. Her goal: to make social justice lessons more palatable.

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