Food

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March 13, 2015 | NPR · Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 …
 

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March 13, 2015 | NPR · As math lovers know, it’s almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.
 

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March 10, 2015 | NPR · Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America’s Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.
 

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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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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · The top contenders in Nigeria’s election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · A potential nuclear deal with Iran would have big implications for national politics in both the U.S. and Iran. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks to Najmeh Bozorgmehr of the Financial Times about the talks.
 

Arts & Life

March 28, 2015 | NPR · John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders’ ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Sara Gruen is following her bestselling Water for Elephants with a tale of a young American couple who travel to Scotland during the Second World War in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.
 

Music

March 28, 2015 | NPR · John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · A self-taught visual artist who longed to make soul records, Mingering Mike ended up realizing his dreams on paper rather than vinyl. Decades later, his work is paying off.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.
 

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