Food

A New Take On The ‘Green’ In Green Monster: Urban Farming At Fenway

August 28, 2015
Jessie Banhazl of Green City Growers and Brendan Shea of Recover Green Roofs work on the farm at Fenway Park. (Meghna Chakrabarti/WBUR)

We tour Fenway Farm, a 5,000 square foot garden on a rooftop of Fenway Park.

Schooner Delivers Maine Produce To Boston Harbor The Old-Fashioned Way

August 28, 2015
The Adventure sits in Portland Harbor, ready to be stocked with Maine goods before setting sail to Boston. (Tom Porter/MPRN)

A 90-year-old schooner is heading to Boston, laden with three tons of Maine-grown farm produce, aiming to make a serious point about food systems and regional economics.

A Recipe For Longevity? Beans, Friends, Purpose And Movement

August 26, 2015
What is the recipe for living a long, healthy, happy life? Dan Buettner has been researching this for nearly a decade. (Pixabay)

For nearly a decade, Dan Buettner has researched the places people live longest, healthiest and happiest.

Recipes To Celebrate National Sandwich Month

August 25, 2015
Kathy Gunst's End-of-Summer Tomato Tartine is a French-style open-faced sandwich with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and fresh ricotta or goat cheese. (Kathy Gunst)

From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.

Is Breakfast Really So Important?

August 20, 2015
Breakfast: croissant, coffee and newspaper

The answer isn’t simple, says NPR food and nutrition correspondent Allison Aubrey. It depends what you eat and who you are.

Wildfire Destroys Huge Warehouse For Apples

August 19, 2015
Half-baked apples still hang from the trees just beside Carmen Collins' burnt down home outside of Chelan, Washington. She says she's not sure she will rebuild here. (Anna King/Northwest News Network)

Just as Washington state’s apple harvest is about to start, one of the world’s largest apple marketing and packing co-ops has burned up.

There’s Another Way To Cook A Lobster: Grill It

August 18, 2015
Two grilled lobsters are ready to be eaten. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our resident chef likes to grill lobster, as opposed to boiling it, both for culinary and humanitarian reasons.

Ocean Warming Blamed For Northward Shift In Lobster Population

August 18, 2015
In this 2012, file photo, Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while fishing in Mount Desert, Maine. Fisherman in northern New England have been catching record numbers of lobsters, but south of Cape Cod, the lobster population has plummeted to the lowest levels ever seen, in a northward shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP/File)

The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches.

Americans Ate Sushi In The Early 1900s

August 17, 2015
Sushi (amesis/Flickr)

Sushi has been around in America longer than you might think. We explore the history with food historian H.D. Miller.

Mangoes For The Masses

August 14, 2015
Anna Milaeva, founder of Mangoes to Share, and Steven Brownlee pick mangos from a South Miami home last month. Later that day, they donated more than 500 pounds to the Miami Rescue Mission shelters in the city's Wynwood neighborhood. (Alexander Gonzalez/WLRN)

Mangoes to Share has donated over 700 pounds of mangoes this summer to homeless shelters.

McDonald’s Plans To Close More Restaurants Than It Opens This Year

August 14, 2015
For the first time in 40 years, McDonald's will close more locations this year than it opens. (Mike Mozart/Flickr)

The fast-food giant has been struggling to lift itself from its worst sales slump in more than a decade.

Farmer’s Market Frenzy: Chefs Explain What To Do With All That Produce

August 12, 2015
Karyn Coughlin from Harlow Farm offering samples at the Boston Public Market (Courtesy Boston Public Market)

It’s the height of farmer’s market season in New England, but the question is, what should you buy? How should you cook it?

Farming Goes High-Tech

August 12, 2015
In this June 11, 2015, photo, a hexacopter drone is flown by Intelligent UAS, during a drone demonstration at a farm and winery on potential use for board members of the National Corn Growers in Cordova, Md. (AP)

As populations rise, arable land shrinks and the Earth grows warmer, we look at how technology and big data are coming deep into American farming.

Coca-Cola Health Campaign Under Scrutiny

August 10, 2015
Coca-Cola is behind an effort to promote physical activity over calorie counting, according to a report out today by the New York Times. But the initiative is not without critics. (Allen/Flickr)

Critics say the message is designed to reverse Coke’s image as a contributor to the obesity epidemic.

Celebrating The Farmers Market

August 7, 2015
Farmers markets have enjoyed renewed growth over the last 20 years across the U.S. (Charles Roffey/Flickr)

From juicy peaches to bunches of kale, nothing says summer like a trip to the farmers market.

‘Kitchens Of The Great Midwest’ Mines Minnesota Memories

August 5, 2015
J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his own culinary adventures, to his debut novel "Kitchens of the Great Midwest." (Anna Pasquarella)

J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his culinary adventures, to his debut novel.

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