Food

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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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December 11, 2014 | NPR · Jay Bentley’s wife loves his recipe for pork schnitzel. The owner of the restaurant Open Range, in Bozeman, Mont., breaks it out anytime he wants to make her happy.
 

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December 10, 2014 | NPR · 2014 was a year for faraway cuisines to take up residence in U.S. kitchens — cookbook authors cast their nets for flavors from Paris, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and points in between.
 

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December 3, 2014 | NPR · If you’d like to try pepper water (it’s hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we’ve got the scoop.
 

 

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News

January 30, 2015 | NPR · There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · Citing archery’s historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
 

Arts & Life

January 30, 2015 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine’s efforts to understand the working of the human heart.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · The off-Broadway play Every Brilliant Thing tackles its dark subject through audience participation and comedy. Both critics and audience members have described it as incredibly moving.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · The movie, one of five Academy Award nominees for best foreign language film this year, is about radical Islamists occupying the city in Mali. Remarkably, it’s often on the verge of being a comedy.
 

Music

January 30, 2015 | NPR · Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA’s band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.
 

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January 30, 2015 | NPR · One of Canada’s most respected roots-music singer-songwriters performs live in West Virginia.
 

January 30, 2015 | NPR · This week, our recurring puzzler for careful listeners features a selection of fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the fill and match it to the song.
 

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