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Late Chicago Chef Sought To Open 'A New Page In Gastronomy'

A star of molecular gastronomy, Homaro Cantu, 38, took his own life this week. Cantu owned a Michelin-starred restaurant, but he also wanted to cure world hunger and improve Americans' eating habits.

Brooklyn Brewery Dares Diners To Eat Like Dutch Settlers

Pass the salt pork! A brewery in New York took diners back in time with local dishes from the 1650s. That means a lot of venison, sumac, fried dough and — don't worry — beer.

Culinary Siblings Give Pasta A Healthy Makeover

In a low-carb world, pasta has issues. But it's poised for a comeback, say Joseph Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who talk with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about their cookbook, Healthy Pasta.

How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties

Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.

Running A Marathon? How To Eat and Drink So You Don't Hit The Wall

There's only so much fuel you can store before a big race. A performance nutrition expert gives us the rub on how to optimize carb-loading to avoid the miserable experience of running out of fuel.

#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

The Chinese-Mexican Cuisine Born Of U.S. Prejudice

Fried yellow chilis. Baja-style fish. Not the typical Chinese restaurant fare, unless you're near the U.S.-Mexico border. The reasons why go back to an 1882 law enacted to keep Chinese out of the U.S.
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D.C. Farmers Prep For What They Say Is An Urban Agricultural Renaissance

A new law could change the landscape for urban agriculture in D.C.


How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.

Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims

The FDA has issued a warning letter to Kind about the labeling of its fruit-and-nut snack bars. It argues that the bars contain too much fat to bear the label "healthy" printed on the wrapper.