Food

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

The Latest Research On Intermittent Fasting

January 9, 2014

Intermittent fasting is the latest diet craze. But some experts say the benefits extend well beyond weight loss. The latest research behind this feast and famine approach to eating.

The Politics Of Food Stamps

September 23, 2013

House Republicans pass a bill to cut $39 billion from food stamp programs. We explore the politics of food stamp spending.

Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

Langdon Cook: "The Mushroom Hunters"

September 10, 2013

How exotic mushrooms make it from the field to our plates. A mushroom forager takes us into the underground world of hunting for porcinis, morels and truffles.

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

June 27, 2013

Debate over the health effects of caffeinated energy drinks, candy and snacks. Companies argue they are safe, but critics say they shouldn't be marketed to children.

Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

June 12, 2013

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

Dr. Michael Mosley: "The Fast Diet"

Dr. Michael Mosley: "The Fast Diet"

March 13, 2013

Fasting has always been part of the world's religious practices. Now it's at the center of a popular new diet. The British physician who developed the two-day-a-week fasting plan says it not only spurs weight loss, but it can reduce the risk of disease. Diane and her guest discuss the benefits of fasting.

How Processed Food Took Over The American Diet

February 28, 2013

Processed foods account for roughly 70 percent of our nation's calories. Despite the growth of farmer's markets and availability of organic produce, food additives are nearly impossible to avoid. Diane and her guests talk about what goes into our food and how it affects our eating habits.

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

Deb Perelman: "The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook" (Rebroadcast)

December 25, 2012

Deb Perelman, creator of the Smitten Kitchen blog, on the joys of cooking at home.

The Challenge Of Feeding America’s Hungry

December 5, 2012

Mayor Cory Booker of Newark is the latest politician to highlight the challenges for people who rely on government assistance for food, but some say the U.S. food stamp program needs to be cut back. The challenge of feeding America's hungry.

Bob Spitz: "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child" (Rebroadcast)

November 22, 2012

A new biography offers a portrait of one of the most fascinating and influential Americans of our time. It's the story of Julia Child's search for her own expression, published on what would have been her 100th birthday.

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