Food and Faith: Meals for Passover and Easter

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

This is a week when religious traditions influence the menu at festive family gatherings. We explore the link between faith and holiday food traditions in homes around the world.

Chef Carla Hall

Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

After years as a caterer, Carla Hall shot to fame on two seasons of reality television series "Top Chef" and she now co-hosts ABC's "The Chew." We talk to Hall about comfort food and D.C.'s culinary culture.

Coping With Rising Food Prices

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

In February, food prices rose more than they have in any month since 2011, and forecasters expect the trend to continue. We consider the variety of local and global factors behind the numbers and learn how to stretch food budget dollars while maintaining a healthy diet.

Joe Dobrow: "Natural Prophets"

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Author Joe Dobrow discusses his new book about the entrepreneurs and ideals that shaped today's natural food industry.

Cathal Armstrong: "My Irish Table"

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

We rediscover Irish cuisine with renowned chef Cathal Armstrong, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

"Truth In Seafood" Labeling

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Lawmakers in Maryland are debating a new proposal that would make it illegal for restaurants and markets to mislabel the food they sell and require them specifically to note where the origins of crab meat they offer to consumers.

Soul Food Redefined: Early African-American Cooks

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores what we've learned from early African-American cookbook authors and how their recipes are changing our perceptions of Southern cooking.

Curbing The Overuse Of Antibiotics

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Overprescription of antibiotics has led to the development of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" that kill thousands each year. Antibiotics in animal feed add to the problem. We look at how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other groups aim to track antibiotic use and curb overuse.

Mocktail, Anyone?

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Cocktail culture has been enjoying a renaissance for several years now. But what if you don't drink alcohol? We take a look at the creative non-alcoholic drinks popping up on more and more menus across the region and beyond.

Upscaling Comfort Food

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Mac 'n cheese and truffle oil. Pop tarts made from scratch. Many local chefs and restaurants are updating favorites of yesteryear with high end ingredients, new techniques and upscale prices. We examine the power of nostalgia and food, and the flavors that recall our favorite home-cooked meals.

Chinese New Year Food Traditions

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.

The New Year's holiday is among the biggest celebrations in Chinese culture, and it's marked by a number of food traditions.

Political Showdown Over Fishing Season In Maryland

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The Maryland General Assembly is deeply divided over a proposed law that would transform fisheries management in the state. We get the latest from Annapolis.

Tracing Coffee From Ethiopia To D.C.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Few countries are as synonymous with coffee as Ethiopia, whose exports reach consumers all over the world. Fresh from a learning tour of Ethiopia, Kojo explores the links between the coffee American consumers drink and the economic fortunes of the farmers who grow it.

Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.

Linking Poverty And Poor Health

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 1:33 p.m.

As Congress debates cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP benefits, some doctors and advocates for the poor say the study is further evidence that cutting food and other assistance programs leads to expensive health care crises.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.