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Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

Urban foragers don't just pick their meals from the trash; many eat only the finest, freshest produce — picked from city trees. The League of Urban Canners harvests fruit from trees to make jam.

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During Pope's First Stop In Africa, Climate's On His Mind

Pope Francis is making his first-ever trip to Africa, where he is stopping in Kenya, then Uganda and the Central African Republic. All three nations are dealing with issues related to religious extremism.

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Kitchen Disasters: Top Chefs Recall Dinner Gone Wrong

Burned the turkey? You're in good company. Even accomplished chefs have suffered unsalvageable meal messes. Ruth Reichl, Jaques Pepin and Pati Jinich share their stories.

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From Retirement In Israel, Bataclan Ex-Owner Recalls Better Times

Joel Touitou Laloux's Tunisian-born, Jewish father bought the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 1976. Laloux managed the venue for decades until September, when it was sold.

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Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.

New Report Says Child Brides In Africa Could More Than Double By 2050

UNICEF is warning that the number of underage girls marrying in Africa could increase 250 percent to 310 million over the next 35 years.

On The 3rd Anniversary Of The Infamous 'Butt Fumble,' Mark Sanchez Gets The Start

The former New York Jets QB, who ran straight into his own lineman's backside on Thanksgiving Day in 2012, started for the Philadelphia Eagles today.

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Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Authorities Identify Suicide Bomber In Deadly Tunisia Bus Attack

Tunisian authorities identified the bomber as a 27-year-old Tunisian man named Houssem Abdelli. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Turkey Releases Recording Of Warnings To Russian Plane

Turkey says audio from the cockpit supports its position that Turkish pilots repeatedly warned a Russian military plane that it was violating Turkish airspace before shooting it down.

Feasting On Fuel

November 26, 2015
Chard grows in vertical racks under LEDs at the Bright Agrotech warehouse in Laramie. (Stephanie Joyce/Wyoming Public Radio)

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

A Turkey Dinner Is Cheaper Than It Used To Be

November 26, 2015
The average price of a turkey dinner in America is $50. (Ian Westcott/Flickr)

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

Why Is Turkey Called Turkey?

November 26, 2015
Why are turkeys called turkeys? (Pixabay)

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

A Locavore’s Dilemma: Meeting The Turkey Before Eating Him

November 26, 2015
Hinda Mandell: "I thought...visiting my Thanksgiving dinner in advance of the holiday would make me feel more grateful. I just wasn’t prepared for the guilt." (lunamom58/flickr)

I thought visiting my Thanksgiving dinner in advance of the holiday would make me feel more grateful. I just wasn’t prepared for the guilt.

Tony Maws Serves Up Thanksgiving Cheer

November 25, 2015
Chef and restaurateur Tony Maws in his Craigie on Main kitchen (Dina Rosendorff)

Thanksgiving, of course, is a time for families to come together and share a late autumn feast. But what about the millions of Americans who have to work on the holiday — like firefighters?

A Short History Of The Urban Turkey

November 25, 2015
A printed plate of the wild turkey from 1916. (Flickr/Biodiversity Heritage Library)

While many of us picked our Thanksgiving bird at the market, some New Englanders didn’t need to look any further than their backyard.

Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 25, 2015
Three of baker Renee McLeoud's delicious pies, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Bring your appetite! We’re gathering around the radio table with three chefs and new Thanksgiving recipes.

Fresh Ideas For Your Thanksgiving: Recipes

November 25, 2015
Chef Stacy Cogswell's walnut salad, on display in the WBUR studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Did our Thanksgiving 2016 episode make you hungry? Good news — we’ve got recipes right here.

Friendsgiving: The Best Fall Holiday?

November 24, 2015
Thanksgiving table (vxla/Flickr)

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

A New Way To Measure Taste: The Electronic Tongue

November 24, 2015
WSU Ph.D. student Kenny McMahon evaluated sparkling wine samples with the 'electronic tongue.' (Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)

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

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

November 24, 2015
Turkey (Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

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

Nicki Hobson’s Thanksgiving Mac ‘N’ Cheese

November 20, 2015
Nicki Hobson's Jalapeno Mac n' Cheese. (Karyn Miller-Medzon)

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

New Tech To Get You Over The River And All The Way To Grandmother's House

November 20, 2015
Travelling home for the holidays doesn't have to be a drag. (Flickr / Retroama)

Technology to make holiday travel a little easier: from apps to gadgets to online deals.

Here Are Our 20 ‘New Boston Food Classics’

November 19, 2015
The sticky bun at Flour Bakery was selected as one of Boston's new classics. (Jules Morgan/Flickr)

We’re talking about what The Boston Globe’s restaurant critic and food reporter calls Boston’s new food classics.

Sugar Vs. Corn Syrup: A Bittersweet Legal Battle

November 19, 2015
The nutrition label on a can of soda with the ingredient high fructose corn syrup is pictured on Sept. 15, 2011, in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP)

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

Cranberry Recipes: Sauce, Butter, Syrup And Scones

November 18, 2015
Kathy’s favorite holiday condiment is this cranberry sauce with orange, ginger, pineapple and pecans. (Kathy Gunst)

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

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