NPR Food Podcast
Remembering Paul Prudhomme, The Louisiana Chef Who...10/08/15
The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.
New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal
A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the Cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.
For Israeli-Born Chef, Hummus And 'Tehina' Are A Bridge To...
Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.
Budapest Foodies Hope Cuisine Can Help Heal Anti-Migrant...
Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.
Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?
Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.
Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To...
One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.
What Would Julia Child Do? Jacques Pépin Says: Add More...
In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pépin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.
Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From...
A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California's beekeeping industry on edge. Some are feeding their colonies pricey processed bee food or moving their hives out of state to forage.
How Twitter And Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl After 'Gourmet'...
Food writer Ruth Reichl has a new cookbook called My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life. It describes how she found her voice after Conde Nast shut down the magazine where she was editor.
Just Miles From France, England Produces Its Own Bubbly
If you ask for a bottle of sparkling wine from England, sommelier Andrew Stover says people look at you oddly — until now. NPR's Rachel Martin and NPR editor and sommelier Barrie Hardymon do a taste test.
Reclaiming Syria's Seeds From An Icy Arctic Vault
On a remote Arctic island, there's an underground vault filled with seeds. Now, for the first time, scientists are about to retrieve some of those seeds to replace a collection trapped in Syria.
Why Does Government Act As Tax Collector For Agribusiness?
The federal government collects money from farmers to finance ad campaigns for beef, pork and more than a dozen other commodities. Critics say this turns government into a servant of industry.
One Man's Mission To Bring Back Hydrox Cookies
The original chocolate sandwich cookie was discontinued in '99. Ellia Kassoff, who grew up with Hydrox and wanted to bring it back, learned that if someone isn't using a trademark, it's up for grabs.
Willie Mae Seaton's Legacy: A Restaurant That Defines New...
Seaton won a James Beard award for her cooking, and her restaurant, Scotch House, became internationally famous. It wasn't about scotch; it was about fried chicken. Seaton died Saturday at 99.
Daniel Thompson, Inventor Of The Bagel Machine, Dies
Daniel Thompson, who invented the folding ping pong table and the bagel machine, has died at age 94.
A Rat In New York City Shows How We All Feel About Pizza
A rodent was caught on video trying to lug a slice of pizza twice its size down a flight of subway stairs. #PizzaRat eventually abandoned the slice, mournfully looking back at what could have been.
A Carnivore's Solution To Space Constraints: The Meat...
Buying meat in bulk straight from the farmer can save you money, but where to put it all? New ventures in upstate New York are bringing back the communal freezer space.
This Pest Has Shut Down South Florida's $700 Million Fruit...
Officials have quarantined 85 square miles of farmland in a fight to halt the spread of the destructive Oriental fruit fly. The freeze comes just as growers were starting to harvest tropical fruits.
Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Deadly Salmonella...
Former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell's sentence is by far the harshest U.S. authorities have handed down in such cases. Emails revealed he and others knowingly sold tainted food.
Former Peanut Company Executive Sentenced To 28 Years In...
A former peanut company executive has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for his role in a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened dozens more.
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