Food

NPR
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.
 

America's Test Kitchen
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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June 29, 2014 | NPR · Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.
 

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June 12, 2014 | NPR · For those who love a green lawn, those pesky yellow flowers can be an eyesore. For Irish chef Darina Allen, they’re the key ingredient in a sweet, summertime treat.
 

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June 10, 2014 | NPR · Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they’d like to make one thing clear: It’s not just about jerk spice.
 

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May 28, 2014 | NPR · The co-founders of Cowgirl Creamery were among the first American cheesemakers to be recognized by the prestigious French cheese guild. So they know a thing or two about storing and using old cheese.
 

 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Peshmerga forces say they are still engaged in fierce battles with Islamic State militants. The fighting has triggered a mass exodus of Kurdish refugees into Turkey.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · It’s not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It’s often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.
 

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · Angela Stimpson donated a kidney to a complete stranger. Why did she do it? Researchers found that the brains of Stimpson and other altruists are sensitive to fear and distress in a stranger’s face.
 

Arts & Life

September 22, 2014 | NPR · A working-class activist anchors this graphic novel portrayal of British suffrage. Sally Heathcote is a compelling mix of visual ingenuity and historical accuracy.
 

September 21, 2014 | NPR · When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
 

Candlewick Press
September 21, 2014 | NPR · It’s Perfectly Normal, a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It’s one of the most banned books in America.
 

Music

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September 22, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.
 

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September 21, 2014 | NPR · The adventuresome string quartet asked a huge range of musicians to create new pieces modeled on artistic idols. Hear pieces inspired by figures ranging from John Steinbeck to James Brown.
 

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September 21, 2014 | NPR · Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.
 

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