Food http://nhpr.org en Foodstuffs: New Hampshire Crowdfunders Will Not Be Deterred By Potato Salad! http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-new-hampshire-crowdfunders-will-not-be-deterred-potato-salad <p>The world of crowdfunding is awash in potato salad, thanks to a spud enthusiast in Ohio called Zack Danger Brown. Promising only that, upon raising ten dollars, he was going to make potato salad – “I haven't decided what kind yet” – <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad">Brown raised nearly $50,000 in two weeks on Kickstarter</a>. (The total was well over $70,000 before <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewziegler/the-potato-salad-kickstarter-guy-lost-30000">Kickstarter cancelled several donations it said couldn’t be verified</a>.)</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:06:47 +0000 Brady Carlson 51899 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: New Hampshire Crowdfunders Will Not Be Deterred By Potato Salad! Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch http://nhpr.org/post/wacky-grilling-recipes-jm-hirsch <p>Recently, we talked to <strong>J.M. Hirsch</strong>, food editor for the Associated Press and author of <em><a href="http://www.lunchboxblues.com/">Beating The Lunchbox Blues</a>,&nbsp;</em> about his wacky grilling habit. He was kind enough to send us a couple of his recipes and told us a few more on air. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:35:49 +0000 Alexis Chapin 51616 at http://nhpr.org Wacky Grilling Recipes From J.M. Hirsch 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival http://nhpr.org/post/71014-seinfeld-anti-hero-new-summer-grilling-ideas-and-green-river-festival <p>It’s been <em>25 years</em> since Larry David’s “show-about-nothing” debuted on NBC, but it lives on. Recently a critic made the argument that <em>Seinfeld</em> not only transformed the sitcom but paved the way for television’s anti-hero dramas. Plus, not even a month into summer, you may already be approaching capacity on grilled burgers and hot dogs. JM Hirsch, food editor for the Associated Press joins us to inject new ideas into the outdoor cooking season. And, a sneak peak of bands heading to western Massachusetts for this weekend’s Green River Festival.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:23:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51663 at http://nhpr.org 7.10.14: Seinfeld The Anti-Hero, New Summer Grilling Ideas, And The Green River Festival Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood http://nhpr.org/post/foodstuffs-neighborhood-market-searches-neighborhood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A food market can be a cultural center for a neighborhood. The owner of an Asian market in Manchester is hoping to become just that, but first he must find a new space for his store. To learn more about the Saigon Asian Market we turned to Mark Hayward of the Union Leader who <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140617/NEWS02/140619022&amp;source=RSS" target="_blank">has written about the market’s struggle with the Manchester Zoning Board of Adjustment</a>:</span></p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:21:15 +0000 Brady Carlson 50840 at http://nhpr.org Foodstuffs: A Neighborhood Market Searches For A Neighborhood Word Of Mouth Voted Best N.H. Radio Talk Show http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-voted-best-nh-radio-talk-show <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are so proud to have been voted </span><a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/July-2014/Best-of-NH-2014-Arts-and-Culture/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Best New Hampshire Radio Talk Show by the readers of <em>New Hampshire Magazine</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Six years after launching Word of Mouth, we still feel like upstarts and appreciate our listeners coming through. Thank you!&nbsp; It's pleasure to bring you stories that spark curiosity and wonder about the world around us, and will continue spreading interesting information the best way we know how: through Word of Mouth.</span></p><p>And not only was Word of Mouth voted Best New Hampshire Radio Talk Show, but NHPR was voted <a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/July-2014/Best-of-NH-2014-Arts-and-Culture/">B</a><a href="http://www.nhmagazine.com/July-2014/Best-of-NH-2014-Arts-and-Culture/">est</a> FM Radio Station!</p><p>With all that in mind, here is a look back at some of your favorite Word of Mouth stories from the past year.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:39:34 +0000 Word of Mouth 50896 at http://nhpr.org Word Of Mouth Voted Best N.H. Radio Talk Show Salem Program Teaches A New Group Of 'Junior Chefs' http://nhpr.org/post/salem-program-teaches-new-group-junior-chefs <p>The school year is drawing to a close, but next week a group of teens in Salem are heading back to the classroom - and the kitchen.</p><p>They're taking part in the Junior Chef program, a partnership between the <a href="http://www.salembgc.org/portal/" target="_blank">Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem</a> and the <a href="http://www.tuscanbrands.com/kitchen/" target="_blank">Tuscan Kitchen</a> restaurant.</p><p><strong>Eddie Payne</strong> is an executive chef with the Tuscan Kitchen. He describes the program to NHPR's Brady Carlson.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:25:50 +0000 Brady Carlson 50846 at http://nhpr.org 6.16.14: The Song Of The Summer & The Worst Songs From The World Cup http://nhpr.org/post/61614-song-summer-worst-songs-world-cup <p></p><p>According to the calendar, it’s still spring for a few more days, but <em>some</em> music critics have already anointed the song of the summer. Today on Word of Mouth we’ll reveal the warm-weather anthem you’ll be hearing all summer long. Plus, for soccer-loving countries, the World Cup inspires passion, patriotism, and songs, bad ones. We’ll listen to a selection of the worst songs also inspired by the World Cup, from around the world.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Listen to the full show and click&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Read More</strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;for individual segments.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:46 +0000 Word of Mouth 50290 at http://nhpr.org 6.16.14: The Song Of The Summer & The Worst Songs From The World Cup Giving Matters: Elderly Residents Stocking The Cupboard Courtesy of The CareGivers http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-elderly-residents-stocking-cupboard-courtesy-caregivers <p><a href="http://www.caregiversnh.org/" target="_blank">The CareGivers</a> &nbsp;is dedicated to helping elders stay in their homes, and provides services that help them do so. Elsie relies on the CareGivers for help grocery shopping and getting to appointments. And each month, she welcomes a volunteer from the <a href="http://www.caregiversnh.org/services/caring-cupboard.html" target="_blank">CareGivers Caring Cupboard</a>&nbsp;food pantry.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:57:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49713 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Elderly Residents Stocking The Cupboard Courtesy of The CareGivers 5. 27. 14: Saving Social Science, Funeral Food, And Food 2.0 http://nhpr.org/post/5-27-14-saving-social-science-funeral-food-and-food-20 <p>You’ve seen the studies: wearing seatbelts makes you happier! Facebook users are depressed! The internet harms teenage brains! But how reliable are these studies? Today Word of Mouth puts social science to the test. Then we continue with a look into a curious tradition that has been lost over the years: funeral cookies, “A snack called death.” Plus, venture capitalists in Silicon Valley aren’t just banking on the future of tech, they’re pouring money into the future of<em> food</em>… why one start-up is spending millions on an eggless-egg.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>read more </strong>for individual segments.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:38:32 +0000 Word of Mouth 49224 at http://nhpr.org 5. 27. 14: Saving Social Science, Funeral Food, And Food 2.0 5.19.14: Civil War Re-enactors, Saving The Wild Apple, and Arsenic In Rice http://nhpr.org/post/51914-civil-war-re-enactors-saving-wild-apple-and-arsenic-rice <p>In 1986 there were an estimated 50,000 Civil War re-enactors in the U.S. Since 2000 their ranks have been cut in half. Today on Word of Mouth: the decline of Civil War reenactments, and what drives someone to take on the identity of a 19th century solider. Plus, after millennia of selective breeding, there are now over 3000 known varieties of apple. But, are our beloved Galas and Honeycrisps in peril? Why the extinction of wild apple species in central Asia could spell disaster for their descendants. And, when it comes to rice, why brown may not be the healthier.</p><p>Listen to the full show and click <strong>Read more </strong>for individual segments</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:49:20 +0000 Word of Mouth 48748 at http://nhpr.org 5.19.14: Civil War Re-enactors, Saving The Wild Apple, and Arsenic In Rice Farm-To-School Programs Boost New Hampshire On The 'Locavore Index' http://nhpr.org/post/farm-school-programs-boost-new-hampshire-locavore-index <p><a href="http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/locavoreindex/" target="_blank">The 2014 Locavore Index</a> again ranks New Hampshire's local food system as one of the strongest in the country, rating third behind Vermont and Maine.</p><p><strong>Martin Langeveld</strong> of <a href="http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com/" target="_blank">Strolling of the Heifers</a>, the Vermont organization which produces the Locavore Index, talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about how New Hampshire's food system is growing and changing.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:13:17 +0000 Brady Carlson 47754 at http://nhpr.org Farm-To-School Programs Boost New Hampshire On The 'Locavore Index' N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity http://nhpr.org/post/nh-food-bank-breaking-cycle-food-insecurity <div>The work of the New Hampshire Food Bank is well established in the state, providing millions of pounds of food every year to food pantries and soup kitchens north and south. Less well-known, perhaps, are the programs it has developed that address the causes of hunger -- helping people get training that leads to employment and to food security. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:21:58 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46141 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Food Bank, Breaking The Cycle Of Food Insecurity A Food Truck Comes To Dartmouth http://nhpr.org/post/food-truck-comes-dartmouth <p>Dartmouth College - that hallowed, prestigious Ivy League institution of higher learning - is now home to a food truck.</p><p></p><p>It's known as <a href="http://www.theboxfoodtruck.com/" target="_blank">The Box</a>, and it will serve Mediterranean-style sandwiches, salads and other foods, while giving students at the Tuck School of Business a chance to manage and operate a private, for-profit business.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:23:35 +0000 Brady Carlson 45766 at http://nhpr.org Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April http://nhpr.org/post/rustic-crust-pushes-restart-production-april <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction crews are working two shifts a day to open a temporary facility for the <a href="http://www.rusticcrust.com/" target="_blank">Rustic Crust</a> company in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Earlier this month a fire burned down its production facility.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 45147 at http://nhpr.org Rustic Crust Pushes To Restart Production In April Marion Nestle's "Food Politics" http://nhpr.org/post/marion-nestles-food-politics <p>About a decade ago, Marion Nestle made waves when she published her groundbreaking book “Food Politics,” now considered by many to be one of the founding documents of the movement to reform the American food system. &nbsp;&nbsp;In it, Nestle criticized the high quality, low quantity eating habits encouraged by the food industry and how many lawmakers in Washington have been influenced by the deep pockets of big agriculture and big food. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 44172 at http://nhpr.org Marion Nestle's "Food Politics"