NPR Food Podcast
Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes)...07/05/15
If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
What To Do With Weird Farmers Market Vegetables
The farmer's market in July is a wondrous place: juicy tomatoes, jewel-toned eggplants, sweet yellow corn. But greens that look like weeds may be more intimidating. Here's how to tame them.
Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably...
Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey...
Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.
Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole
The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.
Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal
Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.
A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The...
Aspiring doctors at the University of Chicago are learning how to teach patients about healthy eating. Nutrition advocates say this kind of training is critical to fighting obesity and diabetes.
Curb Your Appetite: Save Bread For The End Of The Meal
A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker
Tender, smoky, fall-off-the-bone ribs can take three or four hours to make the traditional way. But Baltimore chef Shirlé Koslowski uses a pressure cooker to get all that flavor in only an hour.
Drink Beck's? Anheuser-Busch May Owe You A Refund
Several of the world's largest brewers are being sued for suggesting their beers are imports. Anheuser-Busch settled a class action suit that will require it to pay out millions of dollars.
As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover
General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.
In Germany, Seasonal Eating As Way Of Life — And Excuse To...
Many fruit and vegetables just aren't available year-round in German grocery stores. So when favorites like asparagus are in season, Germans fill their baskets ... and throw some parties.
French Ecology Minister Calls For A Nutella Boycott
She asked consumers to stop eating Nutella because it's made with palm oil, which contributes to deforestation. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Glenn Hurowitz, managing director of Climate Advisers.
Do Try This At Home: Hacking Chicken Sous Vide
Sous-vide makes meat moist and flavorful, but can take up to 96 hours, not to mention a $500 machine. Chef Christina Tosi shares a technique she uses to cheat in her home kitchen: the "Bird in a Bag."
At Kentucky's Moonshine University, Would-Be Bourbon...
Bourbon is booming, thanks to the popularity of craft brands in the U.S. and new markets opening in Asia. And Kentucky, where 95 percent of the spirit is made, is the center of the bourbon universe.
Chocolate, Chocolate, It's Good For Your Heart, Study Finds
Regular chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to people who didn't eat chocolate. The researchers say it's more evidence that polyphenols may be protective.
FDA To Food Companies: This Time, Zero Means Zero Trans...
The agency is giving food companies a hard deadline to stop using trans fats in processed foods. It has determined that partially hydrogenated oils are not "generally recognized as safe" for food.
Landfill Of Lettuce: Why Were These Greens Tossed Before...
The bagged salad industry is growing quickly. Consumers love the convenience. But one unintended consequence is waste. We investigate why a truck full of edible bagged greens went to the landfill.
Scientists, Fishing Fleet Team Up To Save Cod — By...
Atlantic cod have become scarce along the coast, though catch limits have been reduced by 80 percent. Researchers are now tracking the sound of mating cod, hoping to help fishing boats avoid them.
Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's...
That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.
- Washington, DC