Food

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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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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May 14, 2014 | NPR · Whether it’s across town or across the ocean, moving is unsettling. But re-creating a meaningful meal — one that connects us to childhood, traditions or travels — can make us feel at home anywhere.
 

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May 9, 2014 | NPR · Skillingsboller: a $10 word for sweets that cost just 1 shilling. Chef and stylist Paul Lowe says these Norwegian cinnamon buns make for a golden — and gooey — gift on Mother’s Day.
 

 

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News

August 22, 2014 | NPR · A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there’s also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the “dread factor.”
 

BBC America
August 22, 2014 | NPR · The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show’s hero, The Doctor. Capaldi tells NPR TV critic Eric Deggans the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.
 

Arts & Life

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Also: How to tell you’re in a Balzac novel; Ernest Hemingway’s letters.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Comics critic Etelka Lehoczky says the wildly discordant art styles in a new graphic novel compilation of World War I poetry work to illuminate the emotional chaos of soldiers on the Western Front.
 

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August 22, 2014 | NPR · Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the “dread factor.”
 

Music

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August 21, 2014 | WXPN · Writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores a musical movement in Argentina. She first heard the music through visual arts and describes it as ecological, spiritual and organic.
 

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August 21, 2014 | WXPN · The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone’s work influences her own.
 

August 21, 2014 | NPR · Before Ponty came to the States, he already had his concept. Fresh Air critic Kevin Whitehead reviews the digital reissue of Sunday Walk.
 

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