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Oregon Senator Pushes Local Pears For School Lunches

Pears sound like a healthful school lunch treat, but not if they're Comice pears. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says they don't qualify for kids who get free lunches, but a senator wants to change that.

Nigella's Tips For A Frugal Yet Festive Holiday

Here's a little Christmas secret: Dusting desserts with powdered sugar makes them look more expensive. Chef Nigella Lawson talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about her tricks for economical holiday hosting.

At The High Court, A Tribute To A 'Chef Supreme'

A new cookbook pays tribute to a master chef, the late Martin Ginsburg, husband of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Frozen lime souffle, anyone?

The Surprising Ingredient In Raw Cookie Dough That Could Make You Sick

When people get sick from eating raw cookie dough, raw eggs are usually to blame. But a 2009 outbreak of E. coli that sickened people who ate ready-to-bake Nestle Toll House cookie dough may have been caused by a surprising culprit: the flour.

When Smugglers Try To Transport Drugs In Cheese

From nacho cheese to watermelons to macaroni, drug smugglers sometimes turn to food to get their illicit cargo across the U.S. border.

Debating Genetically Modified Salmon

Biotech company AquaBounty has not yet received FDA approval for its fast-growing, genetically-modified salmon. Biotechnologist Alison Van Eenennaam and environmental scientist Anne Kapuscinski discuss the food safety and environmental concerns associated with transgenic fish.