Food

Daniel A. Gross
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? “Father’s Advice,” a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that’s a testament to his hardworking dad.
 

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April 10, 2015 | NPR · The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit’s, ahem, culinary attributes.
 

Stewart, Tabori and Chang
March 13, 2015 | NPR · Every March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day in math classes — and in kitchens — across the country. Pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado presents her Mango Key-Lime Pie in honor of 3.141592 …
 

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March 13, 2015 | NPR · As math lovers know, it’s almost Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate than by rolling out the dough? An NPR editor known for her experimental baking shares some of her favorite recipes.
 

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March 10, 2015 | NPR · Cooking with plant foods naturally high in compounds called glutamates can stimulate the same taste receptors that meat does. America’s Test Kitchen explains in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook.
 

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February 26, 2015 | NPR · Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cabdriver, “Where do you eat?” When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.
 

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February 17, 2015 | NPR · Isolated in the West Virginia wilderness, the tiny town of Helvetia clings to its distinctly Swiss character and foodways. It all culminates with a pre-Lenten festival where food takes center stage.
 

NPR
February 15, 2015 | NPR · Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it’s no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.
 

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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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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Tech and telecom companies stepped up with much needed services. Facebook and Google offered tools to help those in the region let family and friends know they’re OK. Other firms cut calling costs.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · The number of people using these services is growing fast. Find out what happens when a writer rents out his Mini Cooper and an Airbnb tenant learns something terrible has happened to his host.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Since Hillary Clinton launched her presidential run, her family’s foundation has been scrutinized. The Clintons responded, calling it the most transparent organization of its kind. But is that true?
 

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NPR
April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

HBO
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. “Disrupt” may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
 

AP
April 27, 2015 | NPR · Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center’s annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo’s “cultural intolerance.”
 

Music

April 27, 2015 | NPR · Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
 

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

KEXP
April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

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