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Bored of Apples and Walnuts? Try Adding Date Charoset to Your Passover Table This Year

| Mar 27, 2015

Bored of Apples and Walnuts? Try Adding Date Charoset to Your Passover Table This Year

Posted by Alix Wall

Most American Jews are of Eastern European descent, which means their charoset is made from apples, walnuts, sweet wine and cinnamon. The traditional Passover food varies widely from other regions and contains different ingredients. Alix Wall spoke with three Bay Area home cooks who shared their unique family recipes.

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

| Mar 25, 2015

Heinz And Kraft: Before They Were Food Giants, They Were Men

Posted by NPR Food

Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.

Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

| Mar 25, 2015

Tender Greens’ Sustainable Life Project Helps Former Foster Kids Gain Experience in the Culinary Industry

Posted by Alix Wall

Foster kids who age out of the system are often at risk of becoming homeless. One restaurant chain is trying to do something about it.

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

| Mar 25, 2015

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

Posted by NPR Food

Researchers in Colombia have created new types of beans that can withstand high heat. Many of these "heat-beater" beans resulted from a unique marriage, 20 years ago, of tradition and technology.

Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

| Mar 25, 2015

Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

Posted by NPR Food

A recent lawsuit raised a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by European and Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.

A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

| Mar 24, 2015

A Top Weedkiller Could Cause Cancer. Should We Be Scared?

Posted by NPR Food

A respected scientific group says that glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is "probably carcinogenic to humans." Yet the actual risks — which are mainly to farmers, not consumers — remain uncertain.

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

| Mar 24, 2015

Koreans Have An Insatiable Appetite For Watching Strangers Binge Eat

Posted by NPR Food

What's behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

| Mar 24, 2015

Two New Berkeley Cafes Offer Butter In Your Coffee And Kava In Your Tea

Posted by Shelby Pope

Two new Berkeley cafes offer the latest drink trends.

The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

| Mar 23, 2015

The Digital Kitchen: Apps and Online Services To Make You a Better Cook

Posted by Angela Johnston

What if you want to become a better cook-- without shelling out thousands of dollars for culinary school? Here’s a sample of four cooking apps and online services that do more than just provide recipes.

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