July 2, 2013 Long John Silver's Big Catch platter has plenty of fans. But the limited-time seafood dish is anything but healthful: The fish dish, complete with onion rings and hush puppies, comes in at a whopping 33 grams of trans fats — more than two weeks' worth, according to a nutrition watchdog group.
July 1, 2013 Scientists have completed the first long-term study of children allergic to milk who were treated with an experimental therapy based on giving them small doses of the very food that made them sick. Three to five years after the treatment, some kids remained free of allergic symptoms. But for others, severe reactions to milk had resumed.
July 1, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a St. Louis tradition: the St. Paul Sandwich. It's egg foo young, with lettuce, pickle and mayo, on white bread.
June 30, 2013 Forget the old stereotypes. Today's Houston is a fast-growing mash-up of color, culture and ethnicity. One of the most visible signs of the city's metamorphosis is in its dynamic food scene. Africans, Mexicans, Asians and African-Americans migrating north to south are all adding to the melting pot.
June 29, 2013 Kevin West, author and blogger, takes NPR's Lynn Neary to a farmers market to choose the summer's best produce for canning. "You take this experience ... and you put it in the jar. And six months from now we will re-experience that moment," West says.
June 28, 2013 Some farmers say they are willing to shoulder the extra cost and time of specialty feed because they're turned off by conventional feed mixes. A few will even take custom feed requests from chefs and diners.
June 28, 2013 In over-caffeinated Washington state, police have raided a chain of coffee stands where the scantily clad baristas were allegedly serving up way more than espressos. Meanwhile, in Germany, a plan to serve up "his and her" bratwurst proves sexist and ham-headed.
June 27, 2013 This summer, New York City is expanding food waste recycling into more neighborhoods, with an eye toward eventually making the program mandatory. Officials are hoping the changes will help improve on the city's dismal recycling rate, which remains stuck at 15 percent.
June 27, 2013 Promises from big food companies to switch to "cage-free" eggs have set off a supply chain reaction among egg producers. Some producers are adding more cage-free houses to their operations. But scientists are still trying to measure whether cage-free chickens are really better off.
June 27, 2013 Locals in eastern Tennessee have been making moonshine for centuries. But until a few years ago, it was pretty hard for most distillers to do so legally. Now, entrepreneurs have turned their moonshine heritage into a way to boost the local economy and help farmers, too.
June 27, 2013 NPR's Uri Berliner gets a taste of the commodities market with a $227 wager on coffee. The futures price for coffee has tumbled for more than three years. But as he learns from interviews with coffee roasters and a futures broker, trying to predict coffee prices is not for the faint of heart.