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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 19, 2014 | NPR · The military’s training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · General Motors delayed a safety recall of more than 330,000 cars, newly released federal documents show. The Saturn Ions were found to have defective power steering systems.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Search teams are digging through ice and snow on Mount Everest in hopes of finding Sherpa guides who are still missing. Survivors say the avalanche was like being trapped in a cloud.
 

Arts & Life

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he’s not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The pink on a flamingo? Stripes on a zebra? Spots on a giraffe? All explained. Simply. Elegantly. Oddly.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR’s Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.
 

Music

April 19, 2014 | NPR · Canadian jazz saxophonist Christine Jensen has begun using a full “jazz orchestra” of up to 18 players, opening new horizons for her. NPR’s Arun Rath speaks with Jensen about her new album, Habitat.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: A cat video, a live double rainbow and all the soles you can shake a camera at.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
 

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