Food

New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone

The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.

Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting

Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.

Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine

The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.

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Turkey Is A 'High-Maintenance Ally' In Fight With ISIS

How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.

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New Mandatory Quarantines May Drive Away Ebola Volunteers

New York and New Jersey will require a 21-day quarantine for those who had contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. Some worry the rules could discourage health workers from volunteering.

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A Diary Of Deaths Reminds Doctor Of Life

In everyday medical care, the practice of reflection is too often overlooked. Remembrance is what makes us human. Keeping tabs on who has died over the years keeps one doctor humble.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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Line Between Islamists And ISIS Blurs In Egypt

Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.

Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

The Digitized, Home-Delivered Future Of Our Food Supply

October 27, 2014
This undated product image provided by Google shows the Google Shopping Express mobile app. Same-day grocery delivery services from Google, Instacart and Postmates are expanding into more cities around the country, delivering everything from cereal to bottled water to toilet paper from nearby stores. (AP)

Will going to the grocery store be history? How the online order and delivery business is reshaping our food economy.

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

October 22, 2014
A baked food made of marijuana is seen at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

October 21, 2014
Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, actor and author. His latest book is "Food: A Love Story." (Alan Gastelum)

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir “Food: A Love Story.”

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

October 20, 2014
Mario Batali's latest cookbook is "America - Farm to Table." (Kelly Campbell)

The chef and restaurateur discusses the “farm to table” trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

Kathy Gunst Thinks Fall Greens

October 16, 2014
Kathy Gunst has delightful ways to make the most of your bok choy, kale, Swiss chard and other fall greens. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Now that summer has turned to fall, we start bidding adieu to the summer corn and say hello to fall greens.

As ‘Top Chef Boston’ Begins, A Look At Boston’s Top Chefs

October 15, 2014
After winning “Top Chef” season 10, Kristen Kish, of Boston restaurant Stir, was named the chef de cuisine of Menton in Fort Point. (AP/Bravo)

While the city is a new setting for the show, Boston has long been well represented on the hit cooking reality show.

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

October 15, 2014
Fresh fruit is displayed at a Whole Foods store on May 4, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

It Looks Like Boston Is Finally Getting A Public Food Market

October 9, 2014
This rendering shows a view of the Boston Public Market from Congress and Hanover streets. (Courtesy of Architerra Inc.)

Construction is set to begin on the long-awaited Boston Public Market, which will give the city a permanent indoor space with fresh, locally sourced goods.

Barbecue, The Perennial Flavor Of North Carolina Politics

October 6, 2014
In North Carolina, barbecue and politics have been served up together for generations. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Jeremy Hobson meets grill master Bob Garner and Rufus Edmisten, who explain the deep ties between food and the art of campaigning.

State Marks Implementation Of Food Waste Ban

October 5, 2014

Under the first-in-the-nation ban, businesses that produce at least one ton of food waste a week must recycle or reuse that material instead of sending it to landfills or incinerators.

Brighten Up Lunch With Kathy Gunst

October 3, 2014
A perfectly delicious lunch by Kathy Gunst: "green goddess" salad dressing, a thermos of soup, home made ginger ale and zucchini bread sandwich. (Qainat Khan/Here & Now)

Lunch getting boring? Kathy Gunst has some recipes to reinvigorate that sandwich!

Chef Jeremy Sewall Channels New England Roots In His First Cookbook

September 30, 2014
Chef Jeremy Sewall's hand-rolled potato gnocchi with chestnut puree and foraged mushrooms. (Courtesy Michael Harlan Turkell)

Chef Jeremy Sewall has deep roots in New England, and he’s right at home in the kitchen of Island Creek Oyster Bar in Kenmore Square, one of his three restaurants in the Boston area.

USDA Steps In To Relieve Salmon Glut

September 30, 2014
Newly labelled canned salmon, ready to fly out the door. (Carolyn Adolph/KUOW)

With an overabundance of pink salmon, the USDA is buying cans of salmon to help keep prices up and give to food banks.

The Hard And Soft Rules Of Apple Cider

September 26, 2014
On Point host Tom Ashbrook raises a toast with a glass of fresh apple cider in the On Point studios. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

All about hard cider. It’s all over these days. And sweet, fresh apple cider, too. We’ll look at the history and comeback.

Seattle To Fine Residents For Trashing Food Waste

September 25, 2014
A new measure in Seattle would fine residents who dispose of food waste rather than composting. (Kirsty Hall/Flickr)

A new measure in Seattle will fine residents if more than 10 percent of their garbage is food waste in an attempt to curb waste going to landfills.

Kathy Gunst Falls For Winter Squash

September 23, 2014
'Tis the season for winter squash. Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and tips and a guide for tasting and selecting squash. (Choo Yug Shing/Flickr)

‘Tis the season for winter squash. Resident Chef Kathy Gunst has a number of recipes and a guide for tasting and selecting squash.

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