Food

For Oktoberfest-Goers In Munich, A Parade And A Party

Munich kicked off this year's Oktoberfest Saturday, beginning festivities in which the city expects to host 6 million visitors. For the first time, beer prices are above 10 euros per liter.

One Year After Kenyan Mall Attack, Few Answers Have Emerged

The people behind a vicious attack were identified as Islamist militants from Somalia, but few other details about the incident have been made public.

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Which Catholics Offer Birth Control? Look To The Insurers

Catholic universities and hospitals argue they shouldn't have to offer contraceptive coverage, but many Catholic insurance companies have been making it available for years.

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

The People's Climate March is timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit in New York.

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Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

In Norwalk, Conn., a new hotel focusing on fitness targets business travelers who want to stick to healthy routines while on the road. It's a new niche for the hospitality industry.

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Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

When the Afghan presidential elections were held, each candidates proclaimed himself the winner. Correspondent Sean Carberry tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn a power-sharing deal has been hammered out.

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Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Tens of thousands of Syrian refugees are fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militants. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Deb Amos from the border about the crisis.

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Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Tens of thousands of people demanding action on climate change are expected to march in New York City, ahead of the UN Climate Summit. Joel Rose speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn from the protests.

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U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

The Islamic State is posting graphic violent images on social media to recruit fighters. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with the State Department's Alberto Fernandez about the U.S.'s aggressive response.

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Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

NPR's Michel Martin asks a panel of award-winning playwrights how diverse artists are challenging Broadway's landscape, and whether it matters.

A Better Way To End Hunger In America

September 17, 2014
Ashley Stanley: "Hunger doesn’t require expensive scientific analysis, vaccines or cures. It requires connecting existing resources to people that need it." Pictured: A school lunch salad entree option featuring low-sodium chicken, a whole-grain roll, fresh red peppers, and cilantro dressing is assembled in a lunch basket at Mirror Lake Elementary School in Federal Way, Wash., south of Seattle, Monday, May 5, 2014. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

It doesn’t require expensive scientific analysis, vaccines or cures. It requires connecting existing resources to people that need it.

Kathy Gunst Explores Community Supported Agriculture

September 16, 2014
Peppers at the Red Fire Farm CSA pickup in Boston, Mass. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Kathy Gunst joins Cook’s Illustrated executive food editor Keith Dresser at his CSA pickup and offers recipes for the seasonal CSA fare.

Heavy Meddle: Bad Apples, Rotten Tomatoes, Sour Grapes: What’s A Shopper To Do?

September 15, 2014
It’s okay to bring rotten produce back for a refund. What about fruits and vegetables that just don’t taste like they should? (Ian/flckr)

It’s okay to bring rotten produce back for a refund. What about fruits and vegetables that just don’t taste like they should?

Farm Freshness In An Urban Sprawl: Annual Food Festival Gets Cookin’ Sunday

September 12, 2014

The fifth Boston Local Food Festival gets underway Sunday on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, showcasing farmers, food trucks, cooking demonstrations and more.

Fats? Carbs? What You Should (And Shouldn’t) Eat Now

September 4, 2014
This June 30, 2014 photo shows cheese stuffed tomatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP)

Low-fat? Low-carb? Something in between? What our medical and nutrition experts told us about the best food choices for a healthy diet.

Low Carbs, High Fat, No Problem

September 4, 2014
The `country breakfast' plate at the Stamford, Conn., City Limits Diner consists of eggs, house-made hash brown potatoes, sausage, bacon and ham, plus multi-grain toast from bread baked on the premises, as photographed Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2004. (AP)

Maybe Dr. Atkins was right: a big new study says a low-carb—high fat, high protein diet—is better for us. We’ll look at what that means.

Kathy Gunst Takes Soup From Summer To Fall

September 2, 2014
Kathy Gunst makes her "Garden Tomato Soup" with several varieties of fresh tomatoes. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Our resident chef shares recipes for tomato soup, a potato and leek soup and a zucchini-fennel soup.

Searching For The Best BBQ On Labor Day And Beyond

September 1, 2014
Daniel Vaughn is author of "The Prophets of Smoked Meat." (HarperCollins)

As Americans gather around the grill to say goodbye to summer, we revisit a conversation about the best barbecue in America.

Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)

August 28, 2014
Former New England Patriots NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe smiles following a news conference on the front steps of the Statehouse, in Boston, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Bledsoe, who now operates a winery in Washington state, lobbied Massachusetts lawmakers Thursday to lift the state's ban on direct shipments of wine from out-of-state producers. (AP)

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

Arthur T. Demoulas Reinstated As CEO Of Market Basket

August 28, 2014
Market Basket employee Melbi Peraza, of Chelsea, restocks frozen shrimp at a Market Basket location in Chelsea Thursday. (Steven Senne/AP)

Workers spent much of Thursday loading up delivery trucks and getting food back into 71 New England Market Basket stores, following the remarkable conclusion of one of the most amazing stories in American business history.

The State Of America's Wine Industry

August 28, 2014
Some of the hundreds of earthquake damaged wine barrels cover and toppled a pair of forklifts at the Kieu Hoang Winery, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Napa, Calif. A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. (AP)

Drought in California, earthquake in Napa. We look at broken bottles and the health of the American wine industry.

Writer Mark Kurlansky Cooks Around The World With His Daughter For ‘International Night’

August 25, 2014
Mark and Talia Kurlansky in the kitchen -- Talia is now in 9th grade and the two are out with their first cookbook, "International Night." (Courtesy Bloomsbury)

In the Kurlansky home, there’s a Friday night tradition. Father Mark Kurlansky spins a globe and 9th-grade daughter Talia Kurlansky closes her eyes and jabs her finger at a random part of the world. Then, the cooking commences.

Some Growers Win, Some Lose In Market Basket Tiff

August 23, 2014

The 2-month-old employee revolt at the 71-store New England grocery chain coincides with what farmers say has been one of the best growing seasons in recent memory. But some growers who rely on big orders from Market Basket are not reaping the benefits as well as others.

How Can Boston Improve Its Food Truck Scene?

August 22, 2014
Roxy's Grilled Cheese was one of the first to the Boston food truck scene. (Bing/Flickr)

James DiSabatino, the “chief cheese griller” at Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, shares his food truck wisdom.

Recipes To Make The Most Of Summer Tomatoes

August 21, 2014
The tomato bounty from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst's garden in Maine. (Kathy Gunst/Here & Now)

Resident chef Kathy Gunst has all sorts of ideas for how to cook with summer tomatoes. She shares several recipes.

Bumper U.S. Corn Yield Could Top Records

August 20, 2014
Shoulder-high stalks are seen in a corn field July 5, 2006 in Prairie View, Illinois. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Bryce Knorr of Farm Futures magazine says consumers can expect to see prices drop at the gas pump, but not at the grocery store.

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