food

Thanksgiving Meal
2:37 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Labels On Your Turkey And How To Not Mess Up The Gravy

Flickr Photo/Eric Horst

Marcie Sillman talks with food writer Sara Dickerman about making gravy and how to work with the labels on your turkey.

Hot Sauce
6:02 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Judge Orders Sriracha Factory To Cool It

Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Peppered with complaints from citizens about burning eyes, sore throats and headaches, city officials in Irwindale, Calif., went to court to see if they could do something about smells coming from a factory that produces Sriracha hot sauce.

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Thanksgiving Prep
5:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

How To Cook A Turkey Safely (It's Harder Than You Think)

Feel the tryptophan.
Flickr Photo/Another Pint Please...

Marcie Sillman talks with Phil Wyman, a restaurant inspector for King County Public Health, about how to properly cook a turkey to avoid poisoning your loved ones.

Meat Retail
2:54 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Where’s The Beef From? Starting Saturday, Meat Labels Will Have To Tell You

Meat labeling in the US will roll about more specific information about origin including where meat was born, raised and slaughtered.
Flickr Photo/Robert Couse-Baker

Meat-eating grocery shoppers will see something new starting this Saturday: A label that includes the location of where the meat they’re buying was born, raised and slaughtered.

It has been a bumpy road to implementation since a law was passed in the US regarding meat labeling in 2002. Supporters of origin labeling include consumer groups who pushed a “right to know” argument and some farmers who argued that labeling would increase the demand for American meat.

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RadioActive Youth Media
11:25 am
Fri November 22, 2013

A Cheez-It Feast, And Other Reasons To Be Thankful

Hosts Yafiet Bezabih and Maddie Ewbank ready with their edible sound effects.
KUOW Photo/Jenny Asarnow

RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih and Maddie Ewbank challenge our chef-in-residence Sarah Rosenthal to make a Thanksgiving meal out of mac and cheese, Oreos, Cheez-Its, salsa, and more cheese. Plus, hear the story of an inspirational nun from India: Sister Lucy Kurien helps thousands of destitute women and children through her organization, Maher.

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Recipes
11:57 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That's Easy To Relish

Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish is delicious over latkes.
Selena N.B.H. Flikr

Originally published on Wed February 5, 2014 11:35 am

It's that time of year again. Time for Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish. Every year since 1972, around Thanksgiving, I've shared my mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish recipe on the radio. It's appallingly pink, like Pepto Bismol — but it tastes terrific.

This year, I bring my relish recipe to Thanksgivukkah. Next week, Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah fall on the same day. It's a rare convergence.

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Author Interview
3:41 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Teaching And Cooking In The French Kitchen

Patricia Well's book "The French Kitchen Cookbook."

Steve Scher talks with cookbook author Patricia Wells about teaching cooking in Paris and Provence and her new book “The French Kitchen Cookbook.”

FDA Proposal
3:06 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

What Are The Health Implications Of Banning Trans Fats?

Flickr Photo/Carbon Arc

Marcie Sillman talks with clinical dietitian and nutritionist Judy Simon about how banning trans fats will make people healthier in light of a new FDA proposal to do just that.

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Food Photography
2:13 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets

Modernist chefs often like to deconstruct dishes. Why shouldn't food photographers do the same?
Courtesy of the Cooking Lab

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 8:36 am

Food porn or art? That's for you decide.

But one thing is for certain: The jumbo-sized images in The Photography of Modernist Cuisine are truly awesome.

In one, a ham and cheese sandwich levitates in midair. Then, a Weber grill gets sliced in half lengthwise to expose a pink burger cooking on another page. And blueberries and peas balloon to the size of dinner plates and melons.

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Medical Ethics
12:16 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues

Say hello to your microbiome, Rob Stein. Our intrepid correspondent decided to get his gut bacteria analyzed. Now he's wondering if he needs to eat more garlic and onions.
Morgan Walker NPR

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 12:28 pm

After spending months working on a series of stories about the trillions of friendly microbes that live in and on our bodies, I decided it might be interesting to explore my own microbiome.

So I pulled out my credit card and paid the $99 needed to sign up for the American Gut Project, one of a couple of "citizen science" or crowdsourced microbiome projects.

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Food
2:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Kraft Dims Artificial Orange Glow Of Its Mac And Cheese

Some Kraft Macaroni and Cheese will no longer be so ... orange.
Matt York AP

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 3:35 pm

One of the iconic foods of American childhood is becoming a bit less startlingly orange.

Kraft Foods plans to remove artificial food coloring from mac and cheese products that are marketed for children, starting early next year.

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Ask The Dietitian
4:16 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

The Importance Of Hydration, Even When It's Not Hot Out

Flickr Photo/assortedstuff

Marcie Sillman talks with dietitian Mary Purdy about why it's so important to remember to stay hydrated during the fall and winter months.

4:12 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hunger In The Valley Of Plenty

Lead in text: 
Sometimes, the people picking our food can't access healthy food, or enough, for themselves. From KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting comes this piece on poverty.
Part 1 of 4 in "Hunger in the Valley of Plenty," a series by KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Listen to the radio series on The California Report Thursday and Friday and watch the full special Friday on KQED 9. Full schedule. By Sasha Khokha Video: Hungry in Raisin City.
Harvesting Chocolate
3:46 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Child Labor And The Dark Side Of Chocolate

Chocolate shavings.
Habermann 1 Flickr

This Halloween millions of children across the US will hit the streets looking to score some treats and maybe, if they’re ambitious, give their neighbors a fright. But perhaps more frightening is the story behind many of candy they collect.

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Food
3:13 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Washington State Only US Source Of Quality Buckwheat For Traditional Soba Noodles

Flickr Photo/Larry Halff

Izumo, Japan, spent last weekend celebrating its famous traditional soba noodle. It can be difficult to make the noodles here in the US: Good buckwheat is hard to find, even though it was once very popular in America. California-based soba expert Sonoko Sakai called all over the country before finally locating good buckwheat right here in Washington state!

Read the full story and listen to audio at PRI.

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