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Yesterday โ€” February 25th 2020NPR Food

The Fleeting Flavor Of Philadelphia's Fat Tuesday Fastnacht Donuts

By Neda Ulaby

It's the 90th anniversary of Haegele's Bakery in Philadelphia, famous in part for the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch pastries — fastnacht doughnuts — it makes only for Shrove Tuesday.

  • February 25th 2020 at 22:18

What's Supposed To Be In A Samosa?

During President Trump's recent visit to India, the samosa — the crispy, filled pastry popular as a snack — became the subject of some unexpected controversy.

  • February 25th 2020 at 22:18
Before yesterdayNPR Food

An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns

By Dan Charles
Soybean plants grow in a field near Tiskilwa, Ill.

The Internet startup Tillable wants to match farmers with farmland available for rent. The problem? Farmers already on that land fear their farm data is being used against them.

(Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

  • February 24th 2020 at 11:03

Remembering Pioneering Restaurateur B. Smith

Chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur and lifestyle doyenne B.Smith has died after suffering for years with Alzheimer's Disease. She was 70 years old.

  • February 23rd 2020 at 23:11

Growers Of New, Pricey Strawberry Are Selling A Sweeter Experience

By Michel Martin
Hiroki Koga, co-founder of the Oishii Farm in New Jersey, cultivated the Omakase berry, which is distinguished by its strong aroma and sweetness. He says he was unimpressed with the quality of produce in the U.S.

Hiroki Koga wasn't thrilled about the quality of American produce when he moved to the U.S. from Japan. So he cultivated a sweeter variety called the Omakase berry that costs $50 for an eight-pack.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Oishii)

  • February 23rd 2020 at 01:46

Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch

By Cory Turner
Application for food.

The pending federal rule changes could push a million kids off free or reduced-price school meals, at least temporarily.

(Image credit: Jianan Liu for NPR)

  • February 19th 2020 at 12:00

98-Year-Old Girl Scout Has Been Selling Cookies Since 1932

Ronnie Backenstoe has been a Girl Scout since the Hoover administration — when boxes of cookies went for 15 cents each. She sells them from her Pennsylvania retirement home.

  • February 17th 2020 at 12:46

As Warm Winters Mess With Nut Trees' Sex Lives, Farmers Help Them 'Netflix And Chill'

By Lauren Sommer
The cold temperatures that pistachio trees need to bloom on time are becoming more scarce as winters get warmer.

Many fruit and nut trees need cold weather to bloom, which is becoming less common in a warming climate. So, farmers and scientists are teaming up to find ways to help orchards chill out and cope.

(Image credit: Lauren Sommer/NPR)

  • February 17th 2020 at 11:04

In China, Quarantine Challenges Cooks To Get Clever

By Bo Hamby
Stir-fried mantou buns with cumin and chili. Food bloggers Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas have eaten the small steamed bread often while on lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak. They had been working on a recipe for the buns before the virus hit, so they had a large supply of the ingredients. "Wanted a new way to finish it up, so stir frying it is," they wrote on their food blog.

For food bloggers Christopher Thomas and Stephanie Li, staying indoors during the coronavirus epidemic means getting creative with what's on hand. They tag dishes on Instagram #cookupinlockdown.

(Image credit: Stephanie Li and Christopher Thomas/Chinese Cooking Demystified)

  • February 17th 2020 at 11:04

Break-Ups And Throw-Ups: What It's Like To Work At A Restaurant On Valentine's Day

By Elena Schwartz
Valentine

Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurant staff. They have some ... stories.

(Image credit: Serts/Getty Images)

  • February 15th 2020 at 00:01

Clark Bars Are Back In Pittsburgh, Just In Time For Valentine's Day

By Kiley Koscinski

The Clark Bar is back today, just in time for Valentine's Day. The chocolate, peanut butter and taffy candy bar was beloved in Pittsburgh. People there think the candy's comeback is pretty sweet.

  • February 14th 2020 at 22:21

A Homegrown Campaign To Recognize The Sweet Potato In Alabama

Alabama is considering a bill to make sweet potato the state vegetable after a proposal from an unlikely group of high school students.

  • February 13th 2020 at 22:18

Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds

By Dan Charles
Methuselah, the first date palm tree grown from ancient seeds, in a photo taken in 2008.

Researchers in Israel have grown date palm trees from ancient seeds found at the same site as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those trees might soon produce fruit, re-creating the taste of antiquity.

(Image credit: Guy Eisner)

  • February 6th 2020 at 21:40

Pesticide Police, Overwhelmed By Dicamba Complaints, Ask EPA For Help

By Dan Charles
Chopped and frozen samples of damaged soybean plants are kept in storage at the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. Many contain residues of the herbicide dicamba.

Across the Midwest, millions of acres of farmland have been damaged by dicamba, an herbicide that can harm crops not engineered to withstand it. There are so many cases, regulators can't keep up.

(Image credit: Dan Charles/NPR)

  • February 6th 2020 at 13:19

Germany Has A New Receipt Law โ€” And Bakeries Are Getting Sweet Revenge

By Laurel Wamsley
Doughnuts with a receipt made of fondant were on display last week at a bakery in Moosinning, Germany. These Kassenbon Krapfen — receipt doughnuts — are a reaction to Germany

The policy is known as Kassengesetz, and it's meant to increase transparency and prevent tax fraud. Critics say it just creates mountains of wasted paper, and shops are complying in creative fashion.

(Image credit: Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images)

  • February 4th 2020 at 20:38

Crooks Go All-Out To Take Home The Grand Fries In 'McMillions'

By Linda Holmes
The documentary McMillions explores, using both archival footage and recreations, the story of the fraud uncovered within the McDonald

HBO's latest documentary series explores an enormous conspiracy to steal the winning game pieces from McDonald's' best-known promotional game.

(Image credit: HBO)

  • February 4th 2020 at 18:22

When McDonald's Was A Road To Black Liberation

By Gene Demby
Life through the golden arches

The historian Marcia Chatelain's new book, Franchise, outlines a forgotten history of McDonald's as a site of social protest and a mechanism black entrepreneurs hoped might spur black liberation.

(Image credit: Dion MBD for NPR)

  • February 4th 2020 at 14:02

In Northeast Spain, Catalonia Kicks Off Green Onion Season

By Lucรญa Benavides

Winter barbecues are a tradition in Catalonia. Instead of meat on the grill, it's locally grown onions. Family and friends get together to grill and eat the onions with a traditional Catalan sauce.

  • February 3rd 2020 at 11:02

Making Super Bowl Guacamole? Be Careful To Avoid The Pits Of An Avocado Hand Injury

By Sophia Alvarez Boyd
Doctors who regularly see knife-related avocado injuries to the hand say people are less likely to hurt themselves if they don

The Super Bowl is a big day for guacamole, which could also mean more ER visits. A recent study links avocado consumption to hand injuries.

(Image credit: Gaye Launder/Flickr)

  • February 2nd 2020 at 15:11

Miami-Inspired Dishes For Your Super Bowl Party

The 54th Super Bowl will take place in Miami on Sunday. NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with award-winning chef, Michelle Bernstein, about Miami-inspired dishes to make for a Super Bowl party.

  • February 1st 2020 at 23:23
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