cooking http://kuow.org en How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow http://kuow.org/post/how-dark-chocolate-not-milk-chocolate-may-help-blood-flow The idea that eating cocoa-rich, dark chocolate may offer greater health benefits than milk chocolate is not new.<p>Cocoa is loaded with compounds called polyphenols that have been shown to help our bodies fend off inflammation and maybe even improve our moods.<p>And now a small <a href="http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/3/4/e001072.full">study</a> published in the <em>Journal of the American Heart Association</em> offers evidence of another possible benefit: improving vascular health by increasing blood flow.<p>Researchers studied patients with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, which affec Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:13:00 +0000 editor 37529 at http://kuow.org How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow Ruth Reichl's Path From Food Magazine To Food Fiction http://kuow.org/post/ruth-reichls-path-food-magazine-food-fiction <p>Marcie Sillman talks with author and former Gourmet Magazine editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl about her new foray into fiction. Tue, 27 May 2014 22:33:18 +0000 Marcie Sillman 35293 at http://kuow.org Ruth Reichl's Path From Food Magazine To Food Fiction Langdon Cook On 'The Mushroom Hunters' http://kuow.org/post/langdon-cook-mushroom-hunters <p>Ever wonder who heads into the woods to gather those gourmet wild mushrooms that adorn the plates in Seattle’s finest restaurants? Forager and author&nbsp;<a href="http://langdoncook.com/">Langdon Cook</a> introduces us to the motley crew that hunts out the chanterelles and morels we love in his new book, “The Mushroom Hunters.” Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:49:19 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Jason Pagano 20264 at http://kuow.org Langdon Cook On 'The Mushroom Hunters' Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names http://kuow.org/post/europe-tells-us-lay-brie-and-get-its-own-cheese-names What's in a name? It's an age-old question Juliet once asked Romeo in Shakespeare's famed play.<p>Today, it's a serious question between the U.S. and the European Union, which has said it wants U.S. food makers to stop using European names.<p>But depending on what food you're talking about, a name could be a lot, says <a href="http://kylecherek.com/">Kyle Cherek</a>, the producer and host of a TV show called <em>Wisconsin Foodie</em>.<p>Cherek argues that certain products are so unique that only one country or region should be allowed to lay claim. Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:48:00 +0000 LaToya Dennis 29797 at http://kuow.org Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening http://kuow.org/post/americans-want-antibiotic-free-chicken-and-industry-listening In an age when consumers want transparency in how their food is produced, meat producers are under the microscope.<p>And the meat industry is responding: Antibiotic-free chicken is showing up everywhere you look.<p>Industry leviathans Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods have both come out with their own antibiotic-free brands of chicken — something that might have seemed practically unthinkable several years back. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 29074 at http://kuow.org Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening Why Local Chef Greg Atkinson Almost Traded The Pan For The Pen http://kuow.org/post/why-local-chef-greg-atkinson-almost-traded-pan-pen <p>In hindsight, Greg Atkinson was destined for a life in and around the kitchen, but he didn’t necessarily predict that for himself. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:01:14 +0000 Ross Reynolds 28527 at http://kuow.org Why Local Chef Greg Atkinson Almost Traded The Pan For The Pen Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Sunchokes And Parsnips http://kuow.org/post/getting-fresh-ross-and-sheryl-sunchokes-and-parsnips <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser of the <a href="http://www.cascadeharvest.org/">Cascade Harvest Coalition</a> about what is fresh at the farmer's market this week.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:17:41 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Arwen Nicks 27403 at http://kuow.org Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Sunchokes And Parsnips What It Takes To Grow A Meal http://kuow.org/post/what-it-takes-grow-meal-0 <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.kurtwoodfarms.com/">Kurt Timmermeister</a>&nbsp;about his newest book, "Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal." Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:44:37 +0000 Jeannie Yandel & Marcie Sillman 26808 at http://kuow.org What It Takes To Grow A Meal The Fundamentals Of The Food Lover's Cleanse http://kuow.org/post/fundamentals-food-lovers-cleanse <p>Marcie Sillman talks with chef Sara Dickerman about the<a href="http://www.bonappetit.com/cleanse"> food lover's cleanse. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:07:18 +0000 Marcie Sillman 26436 at http://kuow.org The Fundamentals Of The Food Lover's Cleanse Sleep Soundly, We've Got Holiday Breakfast Ideas http://kuow.org/post/sleep-soundly-weve-got-holiday-breakfast-ideas <p>Marcie Sillman talks with chef Sara Dickerman about what to serve your overnight holiday guests for breakfast. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:23:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman 25790 at http://kuow.org Sleep Soundly, We've Got Holiday Breakfast Ideas Kate Lebo Serves Up Slices Of Pie-Horoscopes http://kuow.org/post/kate-lebo-serves-slices-pie-horoscopes <p>Poet Kate Lebo's newest collection, <span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A Commonplace Book of Pie," opens with an epigraph from Carl Sagan: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."&nbsp; </span> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elizabeth Austen 25059 at http://kuow.org Kate Lebo Serves Up Slices Of Pie-Horoscopes Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Farm Gifting And CSAs http://kuow.org/post/getting-fresh-ross-and-sheryl-farm-gifting-and-csas <p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Sheryl Wiser of the Cascade Harvest Coalition about her favorite gifts from the farm, many of which can be found at local farmers markets — many of which <a href="http://www.cascadeharvest.org/?q=looking-local-holiday-season-dont-forget-your-local-farmers-market">are still open during the winter months. </a></p><p>Her suggestions include preserves, handmade baskets, wreaths, soaps, lotions and honey.</p><p>But she says it's important to be cautious about gifting a Community Supported Agriculture subscription. <a href="http://www.pugetsoundfresh.org/csas-home-delivery">This program allows you to pay a membership to a farm</a> in exchange for a delivery of fresh goods from the farm, like produce or fruit boxes. Although a great program to be involved in, Wiser says that a CSA is as individual as a fingerprint and comes with responsibility for the person receiving it, so make sure to check before signing someone up! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:24:48 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Ross Reynolds 25666 at http://kuow.org Getting Fresh With Ross And Sheryl: Farm Gifting And CSAs A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick? http://kuow.org/post/majority-us-favor-legal-pot-will-stick <em>As we near the end of 2013, NPR is taking a look at the numbers that tell the story of this year. They're numbers that, if you really understand them, give insight into the world we live in. </em><p>This year, for the first time, national polls show a majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 25664 at http://kuow.org A Majority In U.S. Favor Legal Pot, But Will That Stick? The Chef In The Hat Braves KUOW's Fridge http://kuow.org/post/chef-hat-braves-kuows-fridge <p>Marcie Sillman and chef <span class="st">Thierry Rautureau</span> tackle the KUOW break-room fridge challenge to figure out what to make for lunch. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:50:33 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 25249 at http://kuow.org The Chef In The Hat Braves KUOW's Fridge Labels On Your Turkey And How To Not Mess Up The Gravy http://kuow.org/post/labels-your-turkey-and-how-not-mess-gravy <p>Marcie Sillman talks with food writer Sara Dickerman about making gravy and how to work with the labels on your turkey. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:37:02 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 24568 at http://kuow.org Labels On Your Turkey And How To Not Mess Up The Gravy