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Meatballs: A Happy Food In Hard Times

At the recent New York Wine and Food Festival, the Meatball Madness competition was sold out. That madness is spreading all over the country. Americans think of meatballs perched on top of spaghetti all covered in cheese, but meatballs are universal. Weekend Edition commentator Bonny Wolf reports on the latest foodie trend shaking things up.

Diners' Guide Rates Working Conditions Inside Restaurants

Does your favorite restaurant give its employees a living wage, or paid sick days? A new guide points consumers toward restaurants with the most employee-friendly business practices.

Turning To Big Business To Solve The Obesity Epidemic

The Partnership for a Healthier America, chaired by first lady Michelle Obama, has inked more than 20 deals with food companies from Walmart to Hyatt. The hope is that small changes to promote more healthful food within a big industry can help halt the obesity epidemic.

To Kill Or Not To Kill Horses That Others May Eat?

President Obama has signed a bill to reopen slaughterhouses for horses. While some animal welfare groups say the facilities are inhumane, others say the alternative is no better.

Tomato Pudding: 'Taste It To Believe It'

Listeners have been writing in telling us about their unique holiday food. Heather MacDonald of Mahnattan Beach, Calif., says tomato pudding is straight-up, old-school Midwestern holiday fare.

The Case For Peeking Inside The Slaughterhouse

A group of scientists at the National Research Council says in a new report that the government should routinely release data that it collects in meat-packing plants.