Food

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October 30, 2014 | NPR · It’s hard work to stretch pastry dough as large as a tabletop. That’s why few people still make tahana strudla the traditional way. But for Sasa Woodruff, the strudel is a link to her Slovak roots.
 

October 23, 2014 | NPR · Steven Raichlen says slow cooking can transform beef brisket from a dry, tough cut of meat into something “incredibly rich and soulful.”
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The Cook’s Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn’t you pack your burgers too tight? Two America’s Test Kitchen editors explain.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · Two entrepreneurs have developed new tricks to make food that’s literally illuminating, using ingredients that are as natural and unprocessed as possible. It’s just basic food chemistry, folks.
 

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October 19, 2014 | NPR · Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn’t like to call his cookbooks “vegetarian.”
 

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October 16, 2014 | NPR · Termites and mung beans are among the ingredients that can bring better nutrition to the 800 million undernourished people in the lower-income world.
 

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September 24, 2014 | NPR · Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.
 

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September 23, 2014 | NPR · Making challah for the Jewish New Year lets the baker take a moment to reflect on life’s blessings. The bread can be shaped into the traditional round, or a lion or bird to echo Bible verses.
 

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September 19, 2014 | NPR · Scott Farm in Vermont grows 100 apple varieties, some of them dating back to the 1700s. These apples may not look as pretty as the Red Delicious, but what they lack in looks they make up for in taste.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Although it’s a common Chinese dish, hongshao rou (red-braised pork) can be tricky to master. The key is to use two different types of soy sauce — light and dark.
 

 

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News

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · The Nigerian extremist group says more than 200 girls it kidnapped from a school in April are now married. The group also denies stories that it has reached a cease fire deal.
 

November 1, 2014 | NPR · When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR’s Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.
 

Arts & Life

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · Cornel West’s new book laments the decline of what he calls “prophetic fire” among black leaders, and lifts up six examples of people who were willing to risk their lives in the service of the truth.
 

November 1, 2014 | NPR · Jan Morris’s new book is an ode to Renaissance painter Vittore Carpaccio. Yes, the thinly sliced meat is named after him. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Morris about her life, work and favorite painter.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can’t have a party without good grub. So we’ve put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.
 

Music

November 1, 2014 | NPR · Sylvie Simmons has had a long and distinguished career as a music journalist, but she always had a secret desire to perform. She shares her first album, Sylvie, with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

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November 1, 2014 | NPR · The story is well-known: The former known Cat Stevens became Muslim, changed his name and gave up performing for years. The hiatus gave him a chance to “walk the talk,” he tells NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

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October 31, 2014 | NPR · In an interview with NPR’s Melissa Block, Swift addresses what’s changed since she began her career — not just for her, but for the teenaged girls who have always been her biggest supporters.
 

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