Food & Food Culture

1:26am

Wed November 27, 2013
Food

Squash Your Thanksgiving With Tips From The Test Kitchen

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 11:23 am

Joe Keller Courtesy America's Test Kitchen

Squash is the ultimate Thanksgiving food, not turkey. So says Chris Kimball, host of the PBS show America's Test Kitchen.

"Of all the things they served in that first Thanksgiving, there might not have been turkey," Kimball says. Early revelers may have dined on small birds or venison. "The one thing we know they did have was squash. So, if you want to go back to the first Thanksgiving, this is the item to start with."

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1:23am

Wed November 27, 2013
The Salt

After Years Of Pasta, Rice Returns To A Filipino Family Kitchen

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 9:40 am

Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil with her grandmother, who taught her to make the Filipino dish lumpia, in 2009.
Courtesy of Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil

NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris dips into those stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition.

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2:09pm

Tue November 26, 2013
The Salt

In Vermont, A Wild-Game Church Supper Feeds The Multitudes

Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Adventurous carnivores from all over New England have been flocking to the Wild Game Supper in Bradford, Vt., for almost 60 years. The fare at this year's event included beaver, boar, moose and buffalo.
Herb Swanson for NPR

The wild-game supper has traditionally been a way for rural America to share the harvest before winter sets in. Food historians trace the ritual back to Colonial times, when families had to hunt in order to eat well, and some providers were better shots than others.

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11:34am

Tue November 26, 2013
The Salt

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why A Hit To A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 10:37 am

Morgan Walker NPR

Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano.

"In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam," says physicist Javier Rodriguez Rodriguez of Carlos III University in Madrid. "You better have put the bottle into your mouth, because you need to drink whatever is coming out."

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9:50am

Fri November 22, 2013
Agriculture

Why The ‘Turkey Shortage’ Won't Affect Your Thanksgiving Dinner

No need to panic, there's still plenty of turkey to be had. The "shortage" was only from one company, Butterball, and affected large, fresh birds.
Credit Martin Pettitt / Flickr - Creative Commons

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