potatoes http://nhpr.org en Poisonous Potatoes http://nhpr.org/post/poisonous-potatoes <p>A good potato is hard to find – at least for potato chip makers, who require the exactly the right balance of sugar, starch, and color to produce a perfect chip. In the late 1960’s, chip companies aimed to engineer these tricky variables to their liking using conventional plant cross-breeding. Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture, Penn State University and the Wise potato chip company embarked upon a scientific quest to create the perfect potato for chips – and ended up with poisonous results. We spoke to <strong>Maggie Koerth-Baker, </strong>science editor at <a href="http://boingboing.net/2013/03/25/the-case-of-the-poison-potato.html">Boing-Boing</a> and columnist for the New York Times magazine, about the failed quest.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:22:33 +0000 Rebecca Lavoie 24789 at http://nhpr.org Poisonous Potatoes Stretching Out Summer, One Bite at a Time http://nhpr.org/post/stretching-out-summer-one-bite-time <p>Maine Chef <a href="http://www.kathygunst.com/">Kathy Gunst </a>on what we should cook and eat to make us feel better about the waning summer season.</p><p>Kathy's recipes:</p><p><strong>END-OF-THE-SEASON ROASTED TOMATO SAUCE</strong><br><strong><em>From Notes from a Maine Kitchen (Down East Books, 2011)</em></strong><strong>by Kathy Gunst</strong><br>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:01:45 +0000 Virginia Prescott 11732 at http://nhpr.org Stretching Out Summer, One Bite at a Time