January 31, 2011 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat s'mores, made from an As Seen On TV Microwave S'mores Kit.
January 31, 2011 The new USDA nutrition guidelines are pretty good at telling us what to eat, like more vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat milk. It's a little less clear when they're telling us what not to eat.
January 30, 2011 For more than 13 years, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman has championed the merits of simple cooking and good eating in his column, The Minimalist. Host Liane Hansen talks with Bittman, who is retiring The Minimalist after more than 700 columns.
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Tunisians wait outside a bakery to buy bread in Tunis earlier this month.
January 30, 2011 Political unrest has broken out in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and other Arab countries. Social media and governmental policies are getting most of the credit for spurring the turmoil, but there's another factor at play.
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Commander Seasoned Beef from Taco Bell's "Super Delicious Ingredient Force" ad campaign.
January 28, 2011 Will Taco Bell's Super Delicious Ingredient Force defeat Baron von Bland? A cartoon is part of the fast-food chain's spirited defense of its seasoned beef. A lawsuit claims many of the ingredients aren't beef at all.
January 26, 2011 The crunchy-sweet concoction that became synonymous with the '60s is having a resurgence, with a boost from spices like cardamom. And it goes beyond the cereal bowl to bars, cookies and scones.
January 25, 2011 Fast-food chain Taco Bell is facing a lawsuit over whether the "seasoned beef" in its food is, in fact, beef. The suit from Alabama law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles claims Taco Bell is engaging in false advertising because their beef contains only about 35 percent beef. For more on the case, host Michele Norris talks to Dee Miles, one of the lead attorneys in the lawsuit.
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January 25, 2011 There's going to be some new symbols on processed food packages in your grocery store. Food manufacturers and grocery stores have teamed up to put nutrition information on the front of packages so consumers can make healthier choices. But some experts say the new labels might be more confusing than helpful.
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January 23, 2011 Sunday is National Pie Day, a time to honor what the American Pie Council calls "America's favorite dessert." Host Liane Hansen talks with pie evangelist and baker Beth Howard about how pie isn't just a delicious indulgence — it also helped change her life.
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January 21, 2011 Sometimes the names of foods or companies involved in product recalls are as attention-grabbing as the reasons for the actions.
January 21, 2011 Home canning is enjoying new popularity these days — and that even extends into the dark days of winter. At a canning swap in upstate New York, canners gather to trade jam and pickles and maple syrup, sharing their summer bounty with their neighbors.
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Just because this fruit's on the front of your food package doesn't mean it's really inside.
January 21, 2011 A natural foods advocacy group points out that food marketing of blueberry-flavored products can be deceptive when those products don't have any real blueberries in them.
Volunteer gleaners pick squash at Jackson Farms in Pikeville, Tenn.
January 20, 2011 On U.S. farms, gleaning is making a comeback, as a national anti-hunger organization turns to the ancient practice to help feed the poor. And gleaning also gives farmers a way to use produce that would otherwise be wasted.
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Sales of bison meat like this sirloin steak have risen in recent years, as more consumers look for red meat that is lower in fat and cholesterol than most beef.
January 20, 2011 With demand for bison meat outpacing supply, U.S. bison ranchers hope to recruit more people into their industry. A shortage of bison is pushing prices close to record highs.
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January 19, 2011 Hovering somewhere between a soup and a stew, all chowders start with a good stock, salt and starch. And in the end, a true chowder has chunks. But if you're not trying to win your local sailing club's annual chowder competition, there's plenty of room to improvise.
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