Food

Courtesy of Jay Bentley
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.
 

Ten Speed Press
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.
 

Wilbur Sargunaraj for NPR
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.
 

Courtesy of Fiamma Piacentini-Huff and Phaidon
December 1, 2014 | NPR · Unlike other exhaustive guides to Mexico’s diverse regional foods, Mexico: The Cookbook was written by a Mexican. Margarita Carrillo’s recipes aim for simplicity to lure American readers to explore.
 

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
November 28, 2014 | NPR · Dorie Greenspan struggled to recreate a friend’s sweet dessert, but he just wouldn’t divulge his secret. “It’s nothing,” he said. “It’s so simple.” Turns out, it is simple — once you have the recipe.
 

Courtesy of Gesine Bullock-Prado
November 27, 2014 | NPR · The story behind Gesine Bullock-Prado’s elaborate chocolate-marzipan-pumpkin-mousse cake involves her late mother and a rescue cat.
 

Restaurant Associates and Smithsonian Institution
November 26, 2014 | NPR · The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country’s first tribes.
 

Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen
November 26, 2014 | NPR · It’s like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it’s your house, and they’re gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don’t panic — we’ve got recipes.
 

NPR
November 21, 2014 | NPR · A woman on the Eastern Shore of Maryland said she’d love to make and sell Susan Stamberg’s mother-in-law’s famous cranberry relish. Naturally, Stamberg had to inspect the operation and try it out.
 

iStockphoto
November 17, 2014 | NPR · Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.
 

 

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News

Reuters/Landov
December 20, 2014 | NPR · The World Health Organization has added nearly 400 more deaths from the current outbreak since its last report earlier this week.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they’ll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony’s withdrawal of The Interview.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · The inmates were sent home on a request from the new Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. It is the latest in a series of moves to draw down the prison population by sending prisoners abroad.
 

Arts & Life

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they’ll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony’s withdrawal of The Interview.
 

AP
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Slate has rocketed to fame with her online film series Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and the movie Obvious Child — but there are some other famous Jennifers out there …
 

Whitney Curtis for NPR
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

Music

Whitney Curtis for NPR
December 20, 2014 | NPR · Michel Martin has spent much of the last few months on the road, and she has been moved by the people she’s met and the stories they’ve shared with her. She remembers her ‘Top 5′ moments of 2014.
 

NPR
December 20, 2014 | NPR · She came to the desk a little unsure, and left singing “West Memphis” with intensity and passion. Williams has a voice like no other, and it shines in these intimate moments.
 

Courtesy of the artist
December 20, 2014 | NPR · From Aphex Twin’s unmistakable return to Leon Vynehall’s emotional faculty with samples, distinctive voices dominate the list of electronic albums that made an impression this year.
 

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