Got food on the brain this Labor Day weekend? We do too. Thankfully, we found a healthy dose of gastro-friendly news from NPR that's sure to leave any faithful foodie feeling, well, full. NPR offers a weekly podcast just for grub-related topics, from the farm to your table and beyond.
So while you wistfully wait for your next meal, indulge in a helping of the NPR Food podcast. The stream includes stories from NPR's James Beard Award-winning food blog The Salt, as well as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition Sunday.
Dumpling ducklings Anthony Kuhn/NPR
Why You Will Enjoy Listening
Did you know dumplings (the tasty little packages stuffed with your filling of choice) existed in prehistoric times? We didn't until NPR's Dumpling Week. For the last five days, NPR reporters have been talking with culinary experts about the origins of these bite-size superstars, their curious shapes and global reach.
Ps: If dumplings doughn't do it for you, NPR has also celebrated seven days of coffee, pie and meat.
What You Can (or Didn't) Expect
Quinoa (pronounced 'keen-wa')
Quinoa (pronounced 'keen-wa') Larry Crowe/AP
There's more to food than what's on your plate, and NPR digs deep to uncover stories about food that don't always make the front page. NPR Food and Agriculture correspondent Dan Charles recently looked to quinoa, a grain newly-popular in the U.S., and explored how this Western craze is affecting Andean farmers in South America. Charles writes:
Farmers around the world are hoping to climb onto this quinoa bandwagon by growing quinoa themselves, with tractors and combines and large-scale processing plants. And some Andean farmers are asking, "What happens to us?"
Recent Stories You Must Hear
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