Comfort Food http://nhpr.org en Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions http://nhpr.org/post/thanksgivings-hybrid-cultural-traditions <p>This year the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving introduces a whole new element to what's on this year's Thanksgiving menu. While we've heard plenty about how "<a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/11/25/gunst-thanksgivukkah-recipes" target="_blank">Thanksgiv-ukkah</a>" could change our Thanksgiving eating habits, for millions of Americans, a hybrid holiday meal <em><strong>is</strong></em> their tradition. Food writer, chef, and public radio personality, <a href="http://www.kathygunst.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Kathy Gunst</strong></a> has been reaching out to friends, chefs, and food writers from across the country who incorporate foods and habits from their original lands in to the great American Thanksgiving meal.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:21:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39203 at http://nhpr.org Thanksgiving's Hybrid Of Cultural Traditions Fall Food Overload? Food Editor J.M. Hirsch Is Here To Help! http://nhpr.org/post/fall-food-overload-food-editor-jm-hirsch-here-help <p>Step into any grocery store or café these days and you&rsquo;re bound to be offered something pumpkin-y or apple-ish flavored, filled, or shaped. Add to that displays of cascading squashes, pumpkins, pears and apples, and you may notice the onset of fall food overload. Here to help us get a fresh perspective on fall&rsquo;s rich bounty with tips and recipes for seasonal produce is <strong>J.M. Hirsch -</strong> food editor for the Associated Press and author of several cookbooks, most recently, &ldquo;<a href="http://www.lunchboxblues.com/" target="_blank">Beating the Lunchbox Blues</a>.&rdquo; J.M. will be at <a href="http://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/event/beating-lunch-box-blues" target="_blank">Gibson&#39;s Bookstore</a> in Downtown Concord on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:oo pm.</p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:30:05 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36915 at http://nhpr.org Fall Food Overload? Food Editor J.M. Hirsch Is Here To Help! What's For Dinner? http://nhpr.org/post/whats-dinner <p>My mother loves to cook, and as a result she raised an entire family of food obsessed children who also love to cook. My father rarely cooked but was a big fan of eating and proclaimed after every meal, “Dear, this is the best [insert main course here] I’ve EVER had!” She would roll her eyes at his genuine but exaggerated praise and I would chime in with, “Mom, this was the worst dinner ever.” A big grin would spread across her face as she leaned over to pat my head; my mom gets me. Because she cooked an amazing, well-balanced meal nearly every night, my siblings and I were consistently robbed of what we felt was the holy grail of eating: the frozen TV dinner.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:24:00 +0000 Logan Shannon 26944 at http://nhpr.org What's For Dinner? People Choose High Calorie Food When Stressed http://nhpr.org/post/people-choose-high-calorie-food-when-stressed <P>Research from the University of Miami provides an alternative to commonly held beliefs on why we are drawn to high calorie foods and insight into the continued popularity of high fat food since the great recession. Stress, not <A href="http://nhpr.org/post/pig-out-winter-or-when-moneys-tight-blame-evolution">piggishness</A>, may trigger the choice of the double cheeseburger instead of the grilled chicken salad. We talk to <STRONG>Tony Salerno, </STRONG>a PhD candidate and co-author of the paper <A href="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130122143226.htm" target=_blank>“Life-History Strategy, Food Choice, and Caloric Consumption”</A> to get the skinny on the link between stress and food choices. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:41:06 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21368 at http://nhpr.org People Choose High Calorie Food When Stressed The Comfort Food Conundrum http://nhpr.org/post/comfort-food-conundrum <p>Can comfort food still be comforting and not be a prologue to diabetic coma? Emily Corwin investigates a Savannah, Georgia boarding house turn eatery where the health conundrum is being considered.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:43:27 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Emily Corwin 2664 at http://nhpr.org The Comfort Food Conundrum