food http://nwpr.org en 'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking http://nwpr.org/post/artisanal-ramen-instant-noodles-get-healthy-dose-hacking If there's one thing college students know well, it's a belly full of instant ramen.<p>"Ramen always has been and always will be a college staple," says Rick Brandt, a recent University of Iowa graduate.<p>And it's not just college students who turn to the noodles in lean moments: When your food budget is reduced to quarters dug out of the couch, or when hunger pangs strike at ungodly hours, ramen noodles may come to the rescue.<p>But while you can get a quick fix of salt and carbs by tossing the block of dried noodles and seasoning into the microwave, you won't be getting much in the way of n Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:01:00 +0000 editor 48233 at http://nwpr.org 'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? http://nwpr.org/post/will-changes-fdas-new-food-labels-help-consumers-make-healthier-choices <p></p><p>While I have been dinking around for months, trying to lose five pounds, two of my friends have gotten serious about weight loss. Each of them is down 50 pounds.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Kirsten Peters 45674 at http://nwpr.org Will Changes To FDA's New Food Labels Help Consumers Make Healthier Choices? The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History http://nwpr.org/post/humble-knish-chock-full-carbs-and-history When <a href="http://knish.me/author/">Laura Silver's</a> favorite knish shop in New York closed it doors, she started to investigate why it shut down. And that led to a years-long research project, she tells <em>Weekend Edition</em>'s Rachel Martin.<p>Her book <em>Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food </em>explores the history of the baked delicacy filled with meat or vegetables and what it means to the people who love it.<p>Silver says her grandmother used to take her to a knish shop called Mrs. Stahl's, in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 09:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 46805 at http://nwpr.org The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History Fighting Public Welfare Fraud In Washington http://nwpr.org/post/fighting-public-welfare-fraud-washington <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fraud investigators in Washington say they expect to announce a major case of public welfare theft next month. This small team of fraud-fighters was created three years ago after a series of media reports highlighted serious misuse of public benefits.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:04:24 +0000 Austin Jenkins 46714 at http://nwpr.org Fighting Public Welfare Fraud In Washington An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals http://nwpr.org/post/eaters-eye-view-literatures-most-iconic-meals In the opening pages of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel <em>Rebecca,</em> the narrator lays out a feast for the imagination: "Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisp wedges of toast, and piping-hot, flaky scones. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:17:00 +0000 NPR Staff 44957 at http://nwpr.org An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals Some Northwest States Working to Offset Federal Food Stamp Cutbacks http://nwpr.org/post/some-northwest-states-working-offset-federal-food-stamp-cutbacks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Olympia, Washington policymakers are pondering whether to make an end run around looming cutbacks in the federally-funded food stamp program. This would mimic what Oregon and three eastern states just decided to do.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:08:12 +0000 Tom Banse 42776 at http://nwpr.org Some Northwest States Working to Offset Federal Food Stamp Cutbacks In 'Original Local,' Thanksgiving Recipes From The First Americans http://nwpr.org/post/original-local-thanksgiving-recipes-first-americans Heid Erdrich's new book <em>Original Local</em> is part cookbook, part memoir and part meditation on the interplay of tradition and fusion in American cooking. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to the author and poet about the Native American food traditions Erdrich grew up with in the Upper Midwest.<p>Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of the Ojibwe people, whose traditional foods include berries, wild rice, and game animals. Along the way, her family's recipes have incorporated global flavors as new family members are introduced. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:49:00 +0000 Tell Me More Staff 37678 at http://nwpr.org In 'Original Local,' Thanksgiving Recipes From The First Americans Roy Choi's Tacos Channel LA And The Immigrant Experience http://nwpr.org/post/roy-chois-tacos-channel-la-and-immigrant-experience Roy Choi is a chef who's celebrated for food that isn't fancy. He's one of the founders of the food truck movement, where instead of hot dogs or ice cream, more unusual, gourmet dishes are prepared and sold. His <a href="http://kogibbq.com/">Kogi</a> trucks specialize in tacos filled with Korean barbecue.<p>Choi was born in South Korea in 1970 and moved to Los Angeles with his parents at the age of 2. His parents owned a Korean restaurant near Anaheim for a few years when he was a child. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:50:00 +0000 editor 36966 at http://nwpr.org Roy Choi's Tacos Channel LA And The Immigrant Experience LA Food Truck King Tells His Story, One Recipe At A Time http://nwpr.org/post/la-food-truck-king-tells-his-story-one-recipe-time Roy Choi ushered in a food truck "new wave" in Los Angeles, making street fare edgier, tastier. Five years ago, he and a partner launched Kogi — Korean for meat — with a small fleet of trucks offering up a Korean-Mexican fusion that inspired food entrepreneurs in cities across America where the trend caught fire. His signature creation? The short rib taco: warm tortillas, Korean barbecue beef, cilantro-onion-and lime, topped with a spicy-soy slaw.<p>He was transformed into a culinary rock star — a <em>FOOD & WINE</em> best new chef. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 07:53:00 +0000 Renee Montagne 36800 at http://nwpr.org LA Food Truck King Tells His Story, One Recipe At A Time How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets http://nwpr.org/post/how-levitate-sandwich-modernist-cuisine-spills-photo-secrets Food porn or art? That's for you decide.<p>But one thing is for certain: The jumbo-sized images in <em>The Photography of Modernist Cuisine</em> are truly awesome.<p>In one, a ham and cheese sandwich levitates in midair. Then, a Weber grill gets sliced in half lengthwise to expose a pink burger cooking on another page. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:13:00 +0000 editor 36779 at http://nwpr.org How To Levitate A Sandwich: 'Modernist Cuisine' Spills Photo Secrets