The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont's.
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economy and food costs | Apr 24, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Two growers are competing to harvest fresh figs earlier and earlier in hopes of transforming the industry for year-round production. But some fig lovers say they can hold out for summer fruit.
food trends and technology | Apr 24, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Inspired by toast's ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push "artisanal" toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.
KQED | Apr 24, 2014Posted by Wendy Goodfriend
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews a Cali-Jewish Deli that makes pickled items in Bernal Heights, a New American/Mediterranean restaurant in Berkeley, and an American Burger & Steakhouse that is also a butcher shop in Point Reyes Station.
chefs | Apr 23, 2014Posted by NPR Food
President Barack Obama stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant featured in the 2012 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi." Director David Gelb says eating there is both an amazing and nerve-wracking experience.
5-Bites Restaurant Roundups | Apr 23, 2014Posted by Jenny Oh
A popular topic at Bay Area Bites, East Oakland's Lao cuisine has been featured in previous coverage. This roundup focuses on other fine Lao restaurants located throughout Oakland, San Pablo, El Sobrante and Albany.
baking and bakeries | Apr 23, 2014Posted by NPR Food
Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.
farmers and farms | Apr 22, 2014Posted by NPR Food
For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
cocktails and spirits | Apr 21, 2014Posted by NPR Food
UPDATE: Tuesday April 21: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau told CNN that its approval of Palchohol was an error. NPR amended the headline and Monday's story accordingly.
bay area | Apr 21, 2014Posted by Kelly O'Mara
U.S. Veg Week takes place this Monday through Sunday, with events around the country. Check out cooking workshops and get discounts at participating restaurants. Or, if you're curious, take the seven-day meat-free pledge.