cooking http://nhpr.org en 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 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites http://nhpr.org/post/70714-nh-brews-cooking-computer-and-some-invasive-bites <p>Whatever flavor you prefer, there is a New Hampshire brew that will do the job well. Today on Word of Mouth, we sample the state's craft-beer scene. Then, there are an estimated thirty thousand invasive species occupying America's eco-system. We have a conversation about the newest strategy against these pests: eating them. Next, we visit with Watson, IBM's cognitive computer and Jeopardy champion, to learn about its newest and slightly surprising endeavor in cooking. Plus: a tale of food and Spanish history from the American west.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:53:29 +0000 Word of Mouth 51463 at http://nhpr.org 7.07.14: NH Brews, Cooking With A Computer and Some Invasive Bites 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 Funeral Cookies: A Collection Of Recipes http://nhpr.org/post/funeral-cookies-collection-recipes <p><a href="http://nhpr.org/post/5-27-14-saving-social-science-funeral-food-and-food-20">We spoke with Meg Favreau</a> about the tasty treats that are funeral cookies and the various forms in which they come. There are the spongy cookies found in Wales, the chocolate cake-like confections of Belgium, and traditional molasses cookies from Colonial America, to list a few. &nbsp;Here we’ve listed some of our favorite funeral cookie recipes that we've found, from the historical to the very modern.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:18:22 +0000 Molly Donahue 49241 at http://nhpr.org Funeral Cookies: A Collection Of Recipes 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 Baking With A Two Year Old: Holiday Biscotti Now Known As 'Christmas Pirate Cookies' http://nhpr.org/post/baking-two-year-old-holiday-biscotti-now-known-christmas-pirate-cookies <p>This month for Foodstuffs I’ve been talking with New Hampshire bakers about what they do at the holidays. This week, it’s my turn. And I’ve got a very special baker working with me - my two year old son, Owen, who has a special message for you:&nbsp; “Hello, people! I’m making cookies people!’</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:47:48 +0000 Brady Carlson 40808 at http://nhpr.org Baking With A Two Year Old: Holiday Biscotti Now Known As 'Christmas Pirate Cookies' Baking Well-Loved Recipes With New Ideas, And Good Causes http://nhpr.org/post/baking-well-loved-recipes-new-ideas-and-good-causes <p>This month in Foodstuffs we’re talking to bakers, and today we talk with a woman in Manchester who bakes for charity.</p><p>Since 2007, <strong>Martha May Fink</strong> has used bake sales, physical and online ones, <a href="http://join.nokidhungry.org/site/TR?px=1160062&amp;fr_id=1240&amp;pg=personal" target="_blank">to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities that address hunger</a> – and all in her spare time, nights and weekends.</p><p>She talks with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about how she started her bakesales, and her tips for baking during the holidays.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:41:15 +0000 Brady Carlson 40054 at http://nhpr.org Better Tourism Through Cookies http://nhpr.org/post/better-tourism-through-cookies <p>All this month Foodstuffs is looking at baking – something many of us do around this time of year. And we’ll meet a range of people who bake at the holidays for a range of different reasons. For some innkeepers and bed and breakfast operators in the White Mountains, baking cookies is good for tourism.</p><p>That’s the idea behind the annual <a href="http://www.countryinnsinthewhitemountains.com/holiday_cookie_tour.htm" target="_blank">Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie and Candy Tour</a>, which takes place December 14th and 15th.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:07:04 +0000 Brady Carlson 39650 at http://nhpr.org Better Tourism Through Cookies Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill http://nhpr.org/post/kids-culinary-arts-equips-children-life-skill <p><a href="http://www.kidsculinaryarts.com/" target="_blank">Kids Culinary Art</a>s teaches kids cooking and nutrition during after school programs, vacations and summer camps. The organization works in school districts and towns to get kids cooking and eating healthy foods. Matthew and Nicole Heiter, 11 and nine years old, have become experienced hands in the kitchen. Their mother, Lauren credits Kids Culinary Arts.</p><p></p> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32276 at http://nhpr.org Kids Culinary Arts Equips Children With Life-Skill Is Michael Pollan Sexist? http://nhpr.org/post/michael-pollan-sexist <p>Wander the aisles of your favorite grocery store and you’re likely to see produce marked as locally grown, meat that is trumpeted as grass fed and hormone-free, and canning kits to help you preserve your own garden’s bounty. The explosion of these products has largely been credited to the femivore movement, which has many women returning to the kitchen.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:09:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 26921 at http://nhpr.org Is Michael Pollan Sexist? Commission Studying Burying Power Lines Urged To Continue http://nhpr.org/post/commission-studying-burying-power-lines-urged-continue <p>About 200 people gathered Wednesday night in Plymouth for public hearing held by a state commission studying whether high-power electric lines such as those proposed by Northern Pass should be buried.</p><p>NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>The commission’s goals include investigating whether it is feasible to bury utility lines on existing state rights-of-way, such as highways.</p><p>And the message to the commission from many of those who spoke was that the commission needs to keep working to develop a well-reasoned policy for new utility projects.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:14:56 +0000 Chris Jensen 16890 at http://nhpr.org Commission Studying Burying Power Lines Urged To Continue 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 Geek Cuisine http://nhpr.org/post/geek-cuisine <p>Software engineer Jeff Potter is author of "Cooking for Geeks," which uses science to deviate from standard recipes.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:17:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Britta Conroy-Randall 6127 at http://nhpr.org Geek Cuisine More Than Miso: Food Writer In Japan Records Struggling Region's Cuisine http://nhpr.org/post/more-miso-food-writer-japan-records-struggling-regions-cuisine If there was a Julia Child of Japanese cooking — a witty and passionate interpreter of the cuisine — <a href="http://www.kanshacooking.com/">Elizabeth Andoh</a> would fit the bill nicely.<p>As an exchange student back in the 1960s, Andoh came to Japan from New York to pursue anthropology. She fell in love, but not just with a local businessman. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:46:00 +0000 Lucy Craft 1822 at http://nhpr.org More Than Miso: Food Writer In Japan Records Struggling Region's Cuisine Notes from a Maine Kitchen http://nhpr.org/post/notes-maine-kitchen <p>Food expert Kathy Gunst on taking a chill pill before the guests arrive, and thinking way outside the lobster shell.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 16:55:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1018 at http://nhpr.org Notes from a Maine Kitchen