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Greeks Stomach Economic Crisis With Help Of 'Starvation Recipes'

The author of a new Greek cookbook that features recipes from the meager days of World War II says the book resonates with Greeks today who want to make more with less.

Good Food With A Side Of Social Justice

Andy Shallal, owner of the popular Busboys & Poets restaurants in the D.C. metro area, is much more than a restaurateur. The latest Washington Post Magazine chronicles how Shallal promotes his political interests, while creating a successful business model. Host Michel Martin speaks to Shallal.

Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion

More than half of the honey that Americans consume today is imported from abroad, but some say the industry is plagued by forgery and illicit products from Asia. Five of the biggest American honey retailers are now setting up a system that they hope will clear away suspicion that illegal Chinese honey has infiltrated the honey supply.

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.