Food http://wcbe.org en Weeknight Kitchen: Chicken Larb http://wcbe.org/post/weeknight-kitchen-chicken-larb <p>We're going to wake you up this week with David Joachim's bright and simple take on Southeast Asia's minced-meat salad: Chicken Larb.</p><p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:00:00 +0000 David Joachim 59227 at http://wcbe.org Weeknight Kitchen: Chicken Larb Weeknight Kitchen: Blueberry Tamari Greens Bowl http://wcbe.org/post/weeknight-kitchen-blueberry-tamari-greens-bowl <p>This unexpectedly delicious combination of blueberries, cucumbers, and savory tamari dressing is habit forming. Served on spinach it is dandy, but if you can find delicate tatsoi (a Japanese green akin to tender bok choy) use that instead!&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:59:33 +0000 Terry Hope Romero 59214 at http://wcbe.org Weeknight Kitchen: Blueberry Tamari Greens Bowl How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow http://wcbe.org/post/how-dark-chocolate-not-milk-chocolate-may-help-blood-flow The idea that eating cocoa-rich, dark chocolate may offer greater health benefits than milk chocolate is not new.<p>Cocoa is loaded with compounds called polyphenols that have been shown to help our bodies fend off inflammation and maybe even improve our moods.<p>And now a small <a href="http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/3/4/e001072.full">study</a> published in the <em>Journal of the American Heart Association</em> offers evidence of another possible benefit: improving vascular health by increasing blood flow.<p>Researchers studied patients with peripheral artery disease, or PAD, which affec Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:52:00 +0000 editor 58809 at http://wcbe.org How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow 'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before http://wcbe.org/post/frobot-creator-taking-frozen-yogurt-where-its-never-been There has been a lot of talk of disrupting the food system lately. Bill Gates, among others, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/06/13/191029875/why-bill-gates-is-investing-in-chicken-less-eggs">has said</a> the way we produce meat is hugely inefficient — and is crying for Silicon Valley-style disruption. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 editor 58770 at http://wcbe.org 'Frobot' Creator: Taking Frozen Yogurt Where It's Never Been Before 'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply http://wcbe.org/post/great-fish-swap-how-america-downgrading-its-seafood-supply What's the most popular seafood in the U.S.? Shrimp. The average American eats more shrimp per capita than tuna and salmon combined. Most of that shrimp comes from Asia, and most of the salmon we eat is also imported. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 editor 58725 at http://wcbe.org 'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply Weeknight Kitchen: Peaches Roasted in Amaretto http://wcbe.org/post/weeknight-kitchen-peaches-roasted-amaretto <p>With good fruit, less is more as this recipe for Peaches Roasted in Amaretto demonstrates. Nectarines work equally well here. Time's a wasting -- get to it!&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Jody Williams 59216 at http://wcbe.org Weeknight Kitchen: Peaches Roasted in Amaretto In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest http://wcbe.org/post/my-name-salt-toil-and-joy-indias-salt-harvest The little white crystals are on every table at every meal, from fine dining restaurants to roadside diners to the family dinner table, ready to bring even the most hum-drum foods <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/20/161498088/three-burning-questions-answered-about-salt">to life</a>.<p>But you may never look at them the same way again after watching <a href="http://mynameissalt.com/">My Name Is Salt</a>, a slow burn of a documentary that made its North American debut in mid June at the Los Angeles Film Festival.<p>The story follows a family that moves to the saline desert calle Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:18:23 +0000 April Fulton 58039 at http://wcbe.org In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot http://wcbe.org/post/eating-broccoli-may-give-harmful-chemicals-boot We <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/02/15/146927835/can-a-diet-clean-out-toxins-in-the-body">get a little suspicious</a> when we hear the claims that it's possible to get rid of the gunk that accumulates in our cells by doing a cleanse with "clean" foods.<p>But what if some foods actually do help detox the body?<p>The results of a recent clinical trial suggest that compounds in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli (and kale) prod cells to get rid of certain air pollutants. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:45:00 +0000 editor 58000 at http://wcbe.org Eating Broccoli May Give Harmful Chemicals The Boot Weeknight Kitchen: Sweet Potato Latkes http://wcbe.org/post/weeknight-kitchen-sweet-potato-latkes <p>Simple, simple, simple is this week's recipe from the charming vegetarian cookbook&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Forest-Feast-Vegetarian-Recipes/dp/1617690813/?tag=tsplent-20&amp;elq=cdc5d95eefe7458ab39e63fdea95d6c2&amp;elqCampaignId=7460" target="_blank"><em>The Forest Feast</em></a>&nbsp;by Erin Gleeson. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Erin Gleeson 59217 at http://wcbe.org Weeknight Kitchen: Sweet Potato Latkes Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From http://wcbe.org/post/red-fish-blue-fish-where-fish-flesh-rainbow-comes From red to white to orange to blue, fish flesh can land almost anywhere on the color spectrum.<p>What's behind this huge variation? A lot of things — from genetics to bile pigments. And parsing the rainbow can tell us something about where a fish came from, its swimming routine and what it ate.<p><strong>Red yellowfin tuna</strong>: A classic of the sashimi counter, the yellowfin tuna is also the Michael Phelps of the fish world. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:37:00 +0000 editor 57920 at http://wcbe.org Red Fish, Blue Fish: Where The Fish Flesh Rainbow Comes From In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth http://wcbe.org/post/yabbies-and-cappuccino-culinary-lifeline-aboriginal-youth If you teach an aboriginal man (or woman) to make a cappuccino, can you feed his career for a lifetime?<p>That's the hope at Yaama Dhiyaan, a cooking and hospitality school for at-risk indigenous young people in Australia.<p>Students there are learning the skills to be cooks, restaurant and hotel workers, and caterers. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:41:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters 57877 at http://wcbe.org In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth Sandwich Monday: The B50 Burger http://wcbe.org/post/sandwich-monday-b50-burger Ever since Eli Whitney invented the Beef Gin in 1793, hamburgers have basically been the same: an all-beef patty, eaten as quickly as possible. But now, new technologies are allowing burgerologists to expand the medium. <a href="http://www.chefsburgerbistro.com/home">Chef's Burger Bistro</a> in Chicago has created the B50 Burger, with a patty that's 50 percent ground beef, 50 percent ground bacon. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:04:00 +0000 Ian Chillag 58040 at http://wcbe.org Sandwich Monday: The B50 Burger Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste http://wcbe.org/post/holographic-chocolates-look-beautiful-they-taste For most of us, even one bite of chocolate is enough to send our taste buds into ecstasy. Now, scientists have concocted a process to make these dark, dulcet morsels look as decadent as they taste.<p>Switzerland-based company Morphotonix has given traditional Swiss chocolate-making a colorful twist: It's devised a method to imprint shiny holograms onto the sweet surfaces — sans harmful additives. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:17:00 +0000 Melissa Pandika 58041 at http://wcbe.org Holographic Chocolates Look As Beautiful As They Taste Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking http://wcbe.org/post/dont-be-jerk-theres-lot-more-island-cooking Anyone who has eaten many plates of blackened, mangy-looking jerk chicken might get the impression that Caribbean cooking is fairly limited. The cuisine of most of the English-speaking islands is often lumped under the umbrella of stews, dumplings and pineapple-strewn desserts.<p>But <a href="http://www.2sistersandameal.com/">Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau</a> say there's much more to island cooking. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57519 at http://wcbe.org Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date http://wcbe.org/post/forbidding-fruit-how-america-got-turned-date In 1898, the U.S. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:42:23 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters and Lisa Morehouse 57493 at http://wcbe.org Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date These 10 Summer Cookbooks Will Make The Good Life Even Better http://wcbe.org/post/these-10-summer-cookbooks-will-make-good-life-even-better Toss out the china and pick up the picnic basket! Summer cookbooks are fanciful creatures — high on whimsy and shamelessly devoted to making a good life better. For some, that means lingering in the farmers markets or gardening with the kids. For others it's indulging in some usually forbidden pleasures — the fried, the icy sweet, the charred and meaty. And for some, it means crossing oceans to sample less familiar fare — without ever leaving the porch. There's something for everyone, but all go just fine with bare toes and a sun hat. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:13:12 +0000 T. Susan Chang 57415 at http://wcbe.org These 10 Summer Cookbooks Will Make The Good Life Even Better Weeknight Kitchen: Teriyaki Salmon with Pickled Vegetables and Sesame Seeds http://wcbe.org/post/weeknight-kitchen-teriyaki-salmon-pickled-vegetables-and-sesame-seeds <p>Even though we're smack-dab in the middle of grill season, it's good to have a recipe on hand for those rainy nights when you can't fire up the grill. This recipe for Teriyaki Salmon with Pickled Vegetables and Sesame Seeds from Diana Henry's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Change-Appetite-Where-Delicious-Healthy/dp/1845337840/?tag=tsplent-20&amp;elq=41399bcc4f2f45adbc1fad1997a83cdd&amp;elqCampaignId=7258" target="_blank">A Change of Appetite</a></em>&nbsp;fits the bill beautifully.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Diana Henry 59218 at http://wcbe.org Weeknight Kitchen: Teriyaki Salmon with Pickled Vegetables and Sesame Seeds The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off http://wcbe.org/post/secrets-sugar-lower-alcohol-wines-are-taking Big, bold wines have their fans. But with the arrival of summer, make room for a bumper crop of lighter, more subtle wines.<p>"Low-alcohol wines are super hot right now," says wine writer <a href="http://katherinecole.com/">Katherine Cole</a>.<p>There's Txakoli, or Txakolina, wines from the Basque region of Spain, Rieslings from Germany and New York state, and Vinho Verde from Portugal, to name a few.<p>These wines typically hover in the 9 percent to 11 percent alcohol range. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 07:29:00 +0000 editor 57236 at http://wcbe.org The Secret's In The Sugar: Lower-Alcohol Wines Are Taking Off How Chocolate Might Save The Planet http://wcbe.org/post/how-chocolate-might-save-planet When you unwrap it, break off a piece and stick it in your mouth, it doesn't remind you of the pyramids, a suspension bridge or a skyscraper; but chocolate, says materials scientist <a href="http://www.markmiodownik.net/Mark_Miodownik/Index-Page.html">Mark Miodownik</a>, "is one of our greatest engineering creations."<p>True, it begins with a <a href="http://www.icco.org/about-cocoa/growing-cocoa.html">cocoa bean</a> plucked from a tree. But no one would eat a raw cocoa bean. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 57183 at http://wcbe.org How Chocolate Might Save The Planet The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History http://wcbe.org/post/humble-knish-chock-full-carbs-and-history When <a href="http://knish.me/author/">Laura Silver's</a> favorite knish shop in New York closed it doors, she started to investigate why it shut down. And that led to a years-long research project, she tells <em>Weekend Edition</em>'s Rachel Martin.<p>Her book <em>Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food </em>explores the history of the baked delicacy filled with meat or vegetables and what it means to the people who love it.<p>Silver says her grandmother used to take her to a knish shop called Mrs. Stahl's, in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57022 at http://wcbe.org The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History