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January 6, 2016 26 Comments

Texas Researchers Link Sugar Consumption To Breast Cancer Tumors

The study found that sugar, particularly the fructose that’s found in high-fructose corn syrup, significantly increases cancer risk.

December 25, 2015 Comment

A Korean Cooking Lesson For Christmas

In May, YouTube sensation Maangchi showed us how to make a kimchee pancake. Learn how to do it yourself in time for the holidays.

December 16, 2015 6 Comments

Best Cookbooks Of 2015: Kathy Gunst’s Picks

Our resident chef sifted through piles of cookbooks to find her new favorites. She also shares recipes from three.

December 16, 2015 Comment

A Grocer’s View Of The Economy And Food Deserts

Jeff Brown of Brown’s Super Stores, operates seven profitable ShopRite supermarkets in low-income areas in and around Philadelphia.

December 10, 2015 24 Comments

How The Food Industry Engineers The Need To Eat

It is no secret that the rise in obesity in America has something to do with food. But how much?

December 8, 2015 2 Comments

Kentucky Distillery Appoints First Woman Master Distiller In Modern Times

For chemical engineer Marianne Barnes, the journey to being part of a distillery as it’s built from the ground up has been a surprise.

December 4, 2015 Comment

How Climate Change Is Affecting French Menus

French winemakers are reporting grapes with an ever higher sugar content and chefs are finding it more difficult to get truffles.

December 2, 2015 26 Comments

DIY Holiday Gifts You Can Make In Your Kitchen

Our resident chef shares recipes for seasoned salts, spiced nuts, chocolate-dipped buttercrunch and citrus crisps.

November 27, 2015 Comment

For Twist On Tradition, Try Mexican Mole Sauce On Turkey Leftovers

Legend has it that the sauce made with chili peppers and chocolate was created in 16th century Mexico to season a turkey dish.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Feasting On Fuel

Up to a fifth of total U.S. energy use goes into growing, transporting, processing and eventually preparing our food.

November 26, 2015 Comment

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

According to the National Farm Bureau’s annual price survey, a traditional Thanksgiving meal for a family of 10 will cost you about $50.

November 26, 2015 Comment

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

There’s a reason the North American bird we eat on Thanksgiving was named after a Eurasian country.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Friendsgiving: The Best Fall Holiday?

It has all the trappings of a standard holiday-season gathering, with one notable absence: blood relatives.

November 24, 2015 Comment

A New Way To Measure Taste: The Electronic Tongue

Food scientists at Washington State University have an unusual new partner to help them evaluate drinks, medicines and sweeteners.

November 24, 2015 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times’ food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 20, 2015 8 Comments

Nicki Hobson’s Thanksgiving Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Jeremy Hobson’s sister, who is a chef, shares her recipe for macaroni and cheese that can be made with jalapeños or green chiles.

November 19, 2015 6 Comments

Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup: A Bittersweet Legal Battle

In a Los Angeles courtroom, sugar producers are suing members of the high fructose corn syrup industry.

November 18, 2015 17 Comments

Cranberry Recipes: Sauce, Butter, Syrup And Scones

Resident chef Kathy Gunst celebrates cranberries with these four recipes, including her “favorite holiday condiment.”

November 18, 2015 2 Comments

USDA Computer Program Is Overdue, Over Budget

The MIDAS computer system was meant to modernize how the U.S. government pays farmers and ranchers. But things went wrong.

November 11, 2015 Comment

Experimenting In The Kitchen With Kenji Lopez-Alt

He shares recipes and lessons from his new book, “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science.”

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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.