Food

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May 13, 2015 | NPR · In New Prairie Kitchen, a Nebraska food writer collects recipes and stories from Great Plains chefs and farmers. Their movement utilizes local ingredients like bison, morels and black walnuts.
 

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.
 

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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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News

May 24, 2015 | NPR · The gruesome discovery of the sites thought to contain dozens or possibly hundreds of remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, follows a similar find this month across the border in Thailand.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · The Nobel Prize winner who struggled with schizophrenia and was portrayed by Russell Crowe in the 2001 film, died with his wife in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike, officials say. He was 86.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month “will not be given and is not there to be given.”
 

Arts & Life

May 24, 2015 | NPR · Every answer is the name of a famous, one-named singer like Madonna or Beyoncé. Identify each one from its anagram, to which one extra letter is added. The singers are a mix of past and present.
 

Meera Bowman Johnson
May 24, 2015 | NPR · Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.
 

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · Let’s say you’re not a millionaire but you’re still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There’s now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.
 

Music

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May 24, 2015 | NPR · Experimental artist Holly Herndon, who mashes up collected sounds, dance music and pop, reflects on society’s relationship with technology on her new album, Platform.
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.
 

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May 23, 2015 | NPR · A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.
 

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