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February 29, 2016 Comment

Geothermal Greenhouse Grows Citrus In Nebraska Winter

In the Midwest, some creative growers have been tapping into the Earth’s own internal heat to warm greenhouses.

February 25, 2016 102 Comments

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol

Tom Vilsack heads a department that oversees a wide swath of government programs, including food safety and food stamps.

February 16, 2016 7 Comments

Sweet And Savory Pancake Recipes From Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef shares recipes including lemon-ricotta pancakes and cheese-and-herb crepes.

February 16, 2016 2 Comments

Arizona Pecan Boom Fueled by International Demand

Many farmers are planting thousands of new acres, banking that the trend of high demand and prices will stick around.

February 12, 2016 Comment

Missouri Chocolate Maker Raises Awareness Of Cocoa Farmers’ Plight

Shawn Askinosie’s chocolate bars feature photographs of farmers who grow the beans that make his chocolate.

February 10, 2016 13 Comments

California Crab Fishermen Struggling, As Algae Blooms

Regulators indefinitely delayed the season for Dungeness crab for the first time ever, due to the huge algae bloom off the coast.

February 8, 2016 Comment

All Chipotle Locations Closed During Lunch Today For Food Safety Meeting

The company is holding a nationwide meeting with its employees to discuss food safety.

February 4, 2016 Comment

Farming With Less Fossil Fuels

By some estimates, about a fifth of the nation’s energy supply is spent on producing food. Some farmers are trying to cut back.

February 2, 2016 9 Comments

Exploring Healthy Snacks At The Fancy Food Show

Our resident chef Kathy Gunst attended the Winter Fancy Food Show and found that healthy-sounding snacks were all the rage.

January 29, 2016 Comment

Longtime D.C. Restauranteur Serves Food, And Presidents

One place to find Washington’s movers and shakers is a block from the White House at The Bombay Club, owned by Ashok Bajaj.

January 21, 2016 7 Comments

Showcasing American Cheeses: Recipes And Recommendations

A Boston restaurateur and our resident chef come together to give us a primer on cheese and five recipes.

January 20, 2016 7 Comments

Saffron – Why Iran’s ‘Red Gold’ Is So Prized

With the sanctions against Iran lifting, the U.S. will start seeing more of the world’s most expensive spice coming from Iran.

January 20, 2016 Comment

Chipotle’s Plan To Bounce Back After Crisis

The chain best known for burritos is attempting to repair its image and prevent any future outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

January 19, 2016 4 Comments

#Cook90: An Experiment In Cooking Every Day

Epicurious editor David Tamarkin wasn’t doing a lot of cooking at home, so he gave himself a challenge.

January 18, 2016 2 Comments

Remembering MLK At An Atlanta Restaurant Where He Used To Dine

Legend has it that Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders organized marches at the tables of Paschal’s restaurant.

January 12, 2016 6 Comments

Cold Weather Causes Cauliflower Shortage

Low temperatures in California and Arizona are behind the popular wintertime vegetable’s scarcity and price spike.

January 8, 2016 4 Comments

As KFC Trucks Nashville Hot Chicken Around The Nation, A Look At The Original

Legend has it that hot chicken started as a would-be punishment for a cheating husband. Blake Farmer brings us the story.

January 7, 2016 Comment

Building A Better Honeybee

It’s become a very tricky business to keep bees alive. And not because of colony collapse disorder.

January 7, 2016 4 Comments

New Dietary Guidelines Call For Less Sugar, Sodium

The guidelines call for Americans to cut back on sodium, and lower their sugar intake to 10 percent of their daily calories.

January 6, 2016 18 Comments

Healthy Recipes For The New Year From Kathy Gunst

Our resident chef brings us recipes that not only work for acid reflux, but can also fit into a low-fat or low-meat diet.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.