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‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

books, magazines, newspapers | Oct 23, 2014

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

Posted by NPR Food

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

bay area | Oct 23, 2014

Check, Please! Bay Area Revisits 3 San Francisco Southern-Style Restaurants

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Three Southern-style restaurants located in San Francisco from previous series are featured in this new Check, Please! Bay Area episode: The Front Porch, Memphis Minnie’s Barbeque Joint and Auntie April’s Chicken, Waffles & Soul Food.

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

economy and food costs | Oct 22, 2014

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

Posted by NPR Food

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 22, 2014

Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Posted by NPR Food

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances, doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

baking and bakeries | Oct 22, 2014

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

food news | Oct 21, 2014

From NFL To ‘Scandal,’ Whole Foods Buys TV Ads To Boost Its Brand

Posted by NPR Food

A pioneer in selling organic, sustainable groceries, Whole Foods now finds itself beset by competitors. So it's launching its first national ad blitz to sell socially conscious consumers on its story.

Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 21, 2014

Halloween Treat: Devil’s Food Chocolate “Dirt” Cupcakes with Gummy Worms

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Decadent and rich, these chocolate cupcakes get grossed-up for Halloween with a layer of cookie “dirt” and colorful chewy worms. They are disgustingly delicious!

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

bay area | Oct 20, 2014

Fireside Google Chat with Chef Jacques Pépin

Posted by Wendy Goodfriend

Tablehopper’s Marcia Gagliardi will be interviewing chef Jacques Pépin at Google on Friday, October 24 at 11am PST in a live chat. Have a question for Jacques? Submit your question now and watch him respond to audience questions during the chat on Friday. Chat will be archived on this post.

Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Oct 20, 2014

Halloween Savory Treat: Devilish Egg Eyeballs & Spiders

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Want to turn humdrum deviled eggs into a devilish treat for your next Halloween? Find out how to make them into deliciously icky eyeballs and menacing spiders.

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