Food

William Alexander:  "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

William Alexander: "52 Loaves" (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2010

One man describes what he learned about the 6,000-year-old history of bread during his year-long quest to bake the perfect loaf.

Deborah Cadbury: "Chocolate Wars"

November 11, 2010

A relative of the Quaker family that gave their name to one of the world's most famous brands of chocolate, Deborah Cadbury tells us about the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers.

Amanda Hesser:  "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century"  (W. W. Norton & Co.)

Amanda Hesser: "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century" (W. W. Norton & Co.)

October 28, 2010

Amanda Hesser, a food columnist for "The New York Times" discusses how she compiled the most noteworthy recipes published by the paper since it started covering food in the 1850s. The resulting "The Essential New York Times Cookbook" is a...

Environmental Outlook: The Vertical Farm

October 5, 2010

By 2050 an additional three billion people are projected to living on earth - most of them in urban areas: The case for sustainable cities, urban agriculture, and vertical farms.

The Pros and Cons of Genetically Altered Salmon

September 22, 2010

Salmon that grows twice as fast as conventionally farmed fish could become the first genetically modified animal approved for American consumption. The benefits and risks -- and concerns over how the product might be labeled.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

Richard Morais:  "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

Richard Morais: "The Hundred-Foot Journey"

July 28, 2010

From kitchens in Mumbai to London, the French Alps and finally Paris, a new novel explores the mysteries of food, family and destiny.

Implications of BPA in Paper Receipts

Implications of BPA in Paper Receipts

July 28, 2010

Federal regulators have expressed concern over BPA in food and beverage containers. Now an environmental group finds the controversial chemical in a surprising source - paper receipts. The health risks of exposure to BPA.

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

The Safety of Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico

July 1, 2010

The B-P disaster has raised concerns about possible contamination of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico. Setting safety standards for consumers and the fishing industry.

William Alexander:  "52 Loaves"

William Alexander: "52 Loaves"

June 9, 2010

One man describes what he learned about the 6,000-year-old history of bread during his year-long quest to bake the perfect loaf.

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