Food

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn’t like to call his cookbooks “vegetarian.”
 

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.
 

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September 24, 2014 | NPR · Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life’s blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
 

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September 19, 2014 | NPR · Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Although it’s a common Chinese dish, hongshao rou (red-braised pork) can be tricky to master. The key is to use two different types of soy sauce — light and dark.
 

August 8, 2014 | NPR · Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Goat — it’s the other red meat! And it’s easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You’ve got to break down that meat, and you’ve got to give it love.
 

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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition host Renee Montagne talks to America’s Test Kitchen’s Chris Kimball about foods that are easier than you’d guess to make at home. Fresh Nutella or kale chips, anyone?
 

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July 4, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Renee Montagne visited Coolhaus Ice Cream Shop in Southern California to find out what architecture and frozen desserts have in common, and how to stack up a mean ice cream sandwich.
 

 

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News

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October 20, 2014 | KWMU · Many in the city are worried about its future, and there’s speculation there will be a “mass migration” should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
 

October 20, 2014 | NPR · The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The agency says if 2014 continues to be this hot, it’s on pace to be the hottest year on record.
 

Arts & Life

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · When police pulled a gun on Bryan Stevenson as he was sitting quietly in his car in Atlanta, he knew he had to effect change. His memoir describes his attempts, including freeing men on death row.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The Nobel laureate taught at Princeton University for 17 years. Now, her papers — some 180 linear feet of them — are returning to be housed in the school’s library. Also: a roundup of new releases.
 

Music

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The singer and activist tackles jazz standards, including “Strange Fruit” and others, on her new album. Here, she and NPR’s Steve Inskeep discuss how she connects with the present through the past.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · D’Amato’s new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · The pop singer and songwriter sounds more comfortable and assured on her second album, Tough Love. “This life is quite bizarre sometimes,” she tells NPR’s Audie Cornish.
 

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