Food

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, “Where do you eat?” When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.
 

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February 17, 2015 | NPR · Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.
 

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February 15, 2015 | NPR · Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it’s no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.
 

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January 22, 2015 | NPR · When Hostess Brands declared bankruptcy, Jennifer Steinhauer started preparing for the snack food apocalypse. Among the foods she tackled was a pink treat she had no respect for — the Sno Ball.
 

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January 8, 2015 | NPR · The legendary singer had equally outsized eating habits, including his famous affinity for peanut butter, bananas and bacon. Celebrity chef Sean Brock has created a drink in the King’s honor.
 

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January 1, 2015 | NPR · New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.
 

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December 31, 2014 | NPR · Chef Anthony Lamas says posole, a Mexican hominy stew, is great if you’re cold, hung over or just had a long night. “It’s a cure in a bowl” that’s infinitely customizable, he says.
 

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it’s not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.
 

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December 22, 2014 | NPR · In Paris, holiday buche de Noel cakes verge on art. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan has created her own Franco-American version that’s fun to make and “just as good as birthday cake,” she says.
 

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December 20, 2014 | NPR · Mark Bailey, who detailed old Hollywood’s legendary love affair with liquor in his book Of All the Gin Joints, shares stories from a bygone era over cocktails at a legendary Hollywood bar.
 

 

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News

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for human rights and nuclear disarmament.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · For your weekend, here are three recommendations for stories that may surprise you about the rise of OxyContin, the fall of Venezuela and an undocumented immigrant who made money for Goldman Sachs.
 

Arts & Life

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Survivors Annie Clark and Andrea Pino brought a Title IX complaint against the University of North Carolina. “This is not about UNC,” Clark says. “We’re not doing this to vilify our institution.”
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Eastern Boys, a French film that is half love story, half home invasion drama.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR’s Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.
 

Music

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February 27, 2015 | WXPN · The man who chooses music for shows like Weeds and True Blood discusses making his own album.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · The retro singer-songwriter proclaims his love for a charming and alarming Hoosier girl who bats right, throws left.
 

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February 27, 2015 | NPR · Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners features this week a selection of drum fills handpicked by Steve Jordan. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
 

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