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April 17, 2014 | NPR · When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother’s Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · This cooking method — a strange mix of the precise and the forgiving — means never having to worry about rubbery, overcooked meats. But mind your eyebrows while you’re holding the blowtorch.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · Collins’ The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is named for her plucky heroine, the daughter of a former gangster. It’s got recipes for linguine and the author’s eponymous cocktail — but no health food.
 

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April 11, 2014 | NPR · When tequila meets Manischewitz in the same glass, Passover will never be the same. At Rosa Mexicano restaurants, the Passover menu is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico’s nearly 40,000 Jews.
 

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April 11, 2014 | NPR · Food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that’s an homage to eggs. And where do Americans so often go wrong? Ruhlman says we usually overcook even the simplest dish of scrambled eggs.
 

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April 9, 2014 | NPR · Passover’s ceremonious meal can take a very long time. Small bites with traditional ingredients can help sustain dinner guests, with a nod to the holiday’s meaning and to the spirit of hospitality.
 

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April 2, 2014 | NPR · This sesame-seed paste isn’t just for making hummus and that tangy sauce on your falafel. Like butter or mayo but with a nutty kick, it’s a rich addition to baked goods, a warm salad and more.
 

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March 31, 2014 | NPR · Chef Carla Hall invites us over to make spanakopita, one of her favorite Greek dishes. Her new cookbook is all about celebrating the way home-cooked meals unite us — no matter where we’re from.
 

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March 27, 2014 | NPR · When a recipe for Ebinger’s Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery’s demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.
 

March 26, 2014 | NPR · What do lemony aioli, red pepper sauce and herb gravy have in common? These versions owe their smooth, creamy consistency to nuts. Even if you’re vegan or gluten-free, they’ve got you covered.
 

 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.
 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids’ prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program’s director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.
 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · As Western leaders craft another round of sanctions to counter the Russian president’s moves in Crimea, they might do well to consult a grandmaster at chess — Russia’s national pastime.
 

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April 23, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Globe Theater aims to take the Bard’s iconic play to every country in the world. They’ll perform everywhere from prestigious theaters to Pacific island beaches.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Alan Cheuse reviews the novel In Praise of Hatred, by Khaled Khalifa. The book, which was recently translated to English, features a young Muslim girl in 1980s Syria.
 

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April 22, 2014 | NPR · NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Amy Schumer stands out by using her own sex appeal to challenge double standards about women — and, of course, she’s funny.
 

Music

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April 22, 2014 | NPR · The decorated Americana musician returns to Mountain Stage to play songs from his upcoming album, Single Mothers.
 

April 22, 2014 | NPR · Caetano Veloso has been making music for over 40 years, and he’s among the best known singers in his native Brazil. Veloso’s new album, Abracaco, is one of the most engaging in his epic career.
 

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April 22, 2014 | NPR · In “Anonymous Club,” Courtney Barnett sings of a sweetly perfect, carefree and tech-free party. But in her new video for the song, animated by Celeste Potter, cartoon monsters are consumed by sadness.
 

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