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Today โ€” February 20th 2019NPR Food

In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts

By Jasmine Garsd
Workers pull out cosmetically defective garlic (that will be processed separately) at the Christopher Ranch processing plant in Gilroy, Calif. About 6 percent of its garlic is bought from China; the rest is homegrown.

Gilroy, Calif., is known as the garlic capital of the world. Two Trump administration policies — one on trade, the other on immigration — are affecting the town in starkly different ways.

(Image credit: Talia Herman for NPR)

  • February 20th 2019 at 13:48
Yesterday โ€” February 19th 2019NPR Food

The Real 'Favourite' Of Queen Anne's Era? Tea, And The Gossip That Swirled Around It

By Nina Martyris

The Oscar-nominated film has reignited interest in the life (and love interests) of a corpulent, gouty, queen who liked chocolate more than tea. So why are Queen Anne and tea-drinking so closely tied?

(Image credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • February 19th 2019 at 19:19

Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

By Anna King
Bret Adee, a third-generation beekeeper who owns one of the largest beekeeping companies in the U.S., lost half of his hives — about 50,000 — over the winter. He pops the lid on one of the hives to show off the colony inside.

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

(Image credit: Greta Mart/KCBX)

  • February 18th 2019 at 22:28

Venezuela's Political Crisis Is Affecting Arepas And Driving People To Protest

By Eyder Peralta

There are many things driving tens of thousands of Venezuelans to the streets. But a small part of this is what the economic and political crisis is doing to a basic food item — arepas.

  • February 18th 2019 at 22:28
Before yesterdayNPR Food

New Girl Scout Cookie Innovation: 'Momoas'

Colorado Girl Scout Charlotte Holmberg and her mother are selling boxes of samoas with a picture of actor Jason Momoa on the side. They're calling them "momoas."

  • February 18th 2019 at 11:12

Food Banks Are Overflowing With Milk

By Glynis Board

Tariffs announced by the Trump administration have led to a glut of milk in the United States. Food pantries are suffering because they're deluged with milk and have no way to store or distribute it.

  • February 17th 2019 at 14:12

Colonial Williamsburg Serves Up The Past So You Can Try A Taste Of History

By Tove Danovich
At Colonial Williamsburg

The living-history museum in Virginia re-creates 18th-century recipes in its restaurants using ingredients grown in the traditional way onsite. But some modern palates aren't too keen on the taste.

(Image credit: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

  • February 17th 2019 at 13:00

Ketchup And See Where Your Favorite French Fries Rank With The 'Los Angeles Times'

According to Los Angeles Times food columnist Lucas Kwan Peterson Five Guys has the best French Fries. And in dead last is In-N-Out. He speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about the rankings.

  • February 13th 2019 at 22:10

'I Rue The Day We Ever Became Farmers': In Rural India, A Struggle To Survive

By Lauren Frayer
Workers sort onions at a wholesale market in Maharashtra. The state is India

"The farmer dies feeding this country, but no one fights for the farmer," says a woman whose son, a farmer, died by suicide. He was $40,000 in debt. Her husband died of a heart attack days later.

(Image credit: Sushmita Pathak/NPR)

  • February 12th 2019 at 15:07

To Protect Imperiled Salmon, Fish Advocates Want To Shoot Some Gulls

By Courtney Flatt
Gulls were eating more juvenile salmon than biologists realized, which meant fewer of the fish were making it to the ocean.

Biologists think gulls are eating more juvenile salmon than they thought, and fish advocates are proposing to kill problem gulls. But opponents say dam modification is what's needed to protect salmon.

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  • February 12th 2019 at 13:00

'Zaitoun': Recipes From The Palestinian Kitchen

NPR's David Greene talks to food writer and human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan about her latest cookbook, and the travels that inspired a collection of Palestinian recipes.

  • February 12th 2019 at 11:02

California Chef Aims To Help Restaurant Workers Prevent Suicide

By Samantha Caiola

The restaurant business can be tough on your mental health, and has led some chefs to suicide. Chef Patrick Mulvaney is helping Sacramento kitchen workers learn the warning signs and ask for help.

(Image credit: Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)

  • February 11th 2019 at 13:00

How To Get Meat Eaters To Eat More Plant-Based Foods? Make Their Mouths Water

By Maria Godoy
Focusing less on the meat-free or health aspects of plant-based dishes, like this jackfruit burger — and more on their flavor, mouthfeel and provenance — could go a long way toward getting meat lovers to choose these options more often. That

Vegetable-based dishes may be better for the Earth but don't always sound seductive on menus. Marketers, researchers and food chains think they know how to get meat lovers to make the swap more often.

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  • February 10th 2019 at 13:00

Is Fear Driving Sales Of Monsanto's Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

By Dan Charles
Brent Henderson harvests soybeans on his farm near Weona, Ark., in 2017. That crop showed symptoms of dicamba exposure. Henderson switched to Xtend soybeans the following year, he says, as "insurance" against future damage.

Some farmers say they're buying a popular new soybean seed partly because they're afraid of crop damage from herbicide drift. A new lawsuit claims the seed maker is violating antitrust laws.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

  • February 7th 2019 at 11:04

Rough Day On The Job? A Lunch Club Might Help You Bite Back Those Blues

By Tove Danovich
Lunch clubs are becoming a popular trend in offices as a way for co-workers to brighten each other

Bad food on top of a bad workday is ... bad. So some co-workers have created a bright spot — a good meal. And while the food is yummy, the care that goes into making a homemade lunch is even better.

(Image credit: Ella Olsson/Flickr Creative Commons)

  • February 6th 2019 at 13:00

The Real Super Bowl Drama Wasn't During The Game, But The Beer Commercials

There was little drama during Sunday's Super Bowl. But one ad did start a Twitter war between Bud Light and Big Corn.

  • February 4th 2019 at 23:09

Oregon Bottle Deposit System Hits 90 Percent Redemption Rate

By Cassandra Profita
A row of new reverse vending machines, which collect drink containers for recycling, greets customers at the grand opening of the BottleDrop Redemption Center in Medford, Ore.

The expanded program includes more types of containers and benefits from a cleaner mix of recyclable materials, which is easier to sell than the mishmash of waste that ends up in curbside bins.

(Image credit: Jes Burns/Oregon Public Broadcasting)

  • February 4th 2019 at 13:01

Game Brain Science: How Your Super Bowl Team Plays Can Sway What You Eat

By Maria Godoy
For passionate football fans, it

For serious fans, it's not just bragging rights on the line: Waistlines are too. Research suggests whether our team wins or loses can alter how we enjoy food, and how much we eat, even the day after.

(Image credit: Leif Parsons for NPR; Source: whologwhy/Flickr)

  • February 3rd 2019 at 13:00

Federal Appeals Court Blocks San Francisco Law On Ad Warnings For Sugary Drinks

By Richard Gonzales
Soda bottles displayed in a San Francisco market.A federal appeals court blocked a city law requiring advertisement warnings on the potential health impacts of sugary drinks.

A voter-approved law requiring large warnings about the effects of soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks was challenged by the beverage industry.

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  • February 1st 2019 at 01:24

A Syrian Chocolatier's Legend Lives On In Europe โ€” But Stays Close To Its Roots

By Joanna Kakissis
Bassam Ghraoui, who ran Syria

Ghraoui chocolate in Damascus was a place fit for queens — literally. But the family that owned it since 1805 moved from war-torn Syria to Hungary to start over, and ended up thriving.

(Image credit: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

  • January 31st 2019 at 14:02
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