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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

beverages | Mar 23, 2015

Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words ‘Race Together’ On Cups

Posted by NPR Food

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Mar 20, 2015

The Seven Edible ‘S’ Foods of the Persian New Year

Posted by Shuka Kalantari

Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans and many other cultures celebrate the Persian New Year, or Norouz on the first day of the Spring Equinox. This year Norouz is on Friday, March 20 and the celebration continues for 13 days. Families across the world elaborately decorate a table in their home with different foods, each symbolizing something good to come in the new year.

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

food trends and technology | Mar 19, 2015

Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Posted by NPR Food

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

Why Is There PBR In My Food?

bay area | Mar 19, 2015

Why Is There PBR In My Food?

Posted by Shelby Pope

How the iconic beer ended up in three Oakland dishes.

3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland’s Food Desert

Berkeleyside NOSH | Mar 19, 2015

3 Food Initiatives That Could Transform West Oakland’s Food Desert

Posted by Berkeleyside NOSH

Three initiatives close to the hearts of food-justice activists are picking up steam and promise to bring real and lasting change for the West Oakland neighborhood.

4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Mar 18, 2015

4 Tasty Little Seeds with Big Nutritional Benefits

Posted by Lisa Landers

Small but mighty, seeds like pumpkin, hemp, sunflower, and sesame are loaded with essential minerals, vitamins and disease-fighting nutrients that are often lacking from our diets.

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish -- The Story Of Yerba Mate

beverages | Mar 18, 2015

Tea Tuesdays: Gift Of The Moon, Bane Of The Spanish — The Story Of Yerba Mate

Posted by NPR Food

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

health and nutrition | Mar 18, 2015

Do TV Cooking Shows Make Us Fat?

Posted by NPR Food

Women who cooked the meals they saw prepared on television weighed more, on average, than those who simply watched, a study shows. The findings challenge the notion that home cooking is always best.

To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

food history and celebrities | Mar 17, 2015

To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick’s Day, Go For The Butter

Posted by NPR Food

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.

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