5 NPR food stories worth downloading
- Clean Your Grill, and Other Hot Holiday Food Tips From Food Network’s Alton Brown (7 min. 14 sec.) – One of my favorite celebrity cooks gives helpful tips for grilling meat, fish, veggies and even fruit; plus he answers the age-old question, "Gas or charcoal?"
Humans, The World's "Superomnivores" (17 min. 35 sec.) – An interview with author John S. Allen about his book "The Omnivorous Mind." It touches on the history of human eating, from foraged foods on the savannah to four-star meals cooked by celebrity chefs, and discusses why crunchy foods like tempura and fried chicken have universal appeal.
- Bloomberg's Sugary Drink Ban May Not Change Soda Drinkers' Habits (4 min. 0 sec.) – A Cornell University behavioral economics professor explains why he thinks the proposed ban in NYC on large-sized sugary drinks may not change anything.
- Antibiotic-Free Meat Business is Booming, Thanks to Chipotle (7 min. 6 sec.) – Demand for antibiotic-free meat is increasing from big players, not just individual foodies, and it has meat producers scrambling to adjust. That's a good thing.
Tired of Mowing Your Lawn? Try Foodscaping It Instead (3 min. 51 sec.) – As home gardening has gained popularity over the past four years, so has replacing large portions of the lawn, both in the back and front yard, with edible landscapes. Some people are actually starting foodscaping (as opposed to landscaping) businesses.
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