June 29, 2005 Food writer Betsy Block may never get her life in perfect order, but her fruit tart would make a desperate housewife jealous. Get her recipe and 20 short cuts to make it easy.
June 28, 2005 Writer Scott Carrier takes us on a road trip to the Yellowstone River, where he enjoys a meal of freshly picked wild morel mushrooms with a friend.
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June 23, 2005 Thousands of men turned out for the annual "Real Men Cook for Charity" event last weekend. Allison Keyes has more on amateur and celebrity chefs sharing recipes and wisdom at what has become a summer ritual in several cities across the country — and has even inspired a book, Real Men Cook: Rites, Rituals, and Recipes for Living.
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June 22, 2005 For NPR's Noah Adams, the scent of honeysuckle marks the start of summer — a scent that he and his wife capture in a delicate sorbet. He shares the recipe.
June 22, 2005 Rose-scented food has seduced characters from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Like Water for Chocolate. It's captured food writer Victoria Rowan, too, and she shares a recipe for rose-scented lemon cake.
June 21, 2005 White asparagus, or as the Germans call it, spargel, is considered a springtime treat. In the town of Beelitz, there is an annual Spargel Fair complete with a beauty queen and Oompah music. But the EU expansion could mean major change for Deutschland's culinary craze.
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June 16, 2005 A pizza contest in New Jersey has erupted in confusion over a town's best pizza. The annual Jaycees Pizza Challenge in Nutley, N.J., was initially won by Michael's Pizzeria, by five votes. But Ralph's Pizzeria demanded a recount, and came out ahead. The incident is the latest dispute in a town where three pizzerias -- including Ritacco Brothers -- display signs claiming to have been "Voted No. 1 Pizza."
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June 15, 2005 A pungent aioli dip is the perfect centerpiece for summer entertaining according to food writer Bonny Wolf. A bit of imagination, she says, will turn an easy and elegant aioli into a feast.
June 13, 2005 Food blogger Heidi Swanson shares her favorite new summer cookbooks as well as a few classics that she returns to regularly. She also includes a favorite recipe from each book.
June 5, 2005 Going to a baseball game isn't what it used to be. For one thing, the food has gone upscale. Essayist Bonny Wolf buys into Humphrey Bogart's old line: "A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz." But she also takes note of trendier cuisine.
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June 3, 2005 Got Milk? Some supermarkets are having trouble stocking organic milk as demand has outstripped supply. And strict organic regulations make it difficult to increase production. Michele Norris talks with Vermont dairy farmer George Siemen, CEO of Organic Valley.
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June 3, 2005 From hot dogs to ice cream and bread, Americans love their food. But it can sometimes mean more than a simple meal. A competitive eater and a child of the 1930s weigh in, as part of the StoryCorps oral history project.
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June 1, 2005 Food blogger Clotilde Dusoulier shares a recipe for an artichoke and goat cheese mille-feuille, an easy and elegant starter for a late spring meal.
May 31, 2005 On Monday, Alex Chadwick spoke with Slate writer David Plotz, who, after exhaustive research, declared Texas the home of the nation's best barbeque. Chadwick reads a response from a listener who begs to differ.
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May 30, 2005 David Plotz of Slate chats with Alex Chadwick about where to find the best barbecue across the country. It's a highly subjective matter, but Plotz says that for great meat, go to Texas... and avoid Memphis.
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