Food

Proof: The Science of Booze

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo explores the finicky world of booze making and the science behind our favorite cocktails.

Gardening and Climate Change

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

With extreme weather becoming the norm, gardeners have to reconsider plant choices and garden care. We explore how the urban and suburban gardener can adapt to climate change, and even help offset some of its effects.

Fast Food's Breakfast Wars

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.
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As fast food companies see their lunch and dinner sales stagnate, the industry’s leaders are turning their focus to the early morning hours. We discuss what’s behind the “breakfast wars” and explore how fast food trends correspond to American lifestyles.

The Politics of School Meal Standards

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

First Lady Michelle Obama engaged Congress this week in a debate over nationwide standards for school lunches.We explore the issues in play and why the the first lady felt compelled to make a rare foray into a direct political debate.

Farming Fish on Land and at Sea

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:32 p.m.
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We consider innovations in aquaculture and the advantages of focusing on faster maturing species in over-fished regions.

USAID Chief Rajiv Shah

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Rajiv Shah, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, joins Kojo in the studio.

"Craft Beer Revolution"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.
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Steve Hindy, one of the founders of Brooklyn Brewery, joins Kojo along with Dave Coleman, founder of 3 Stars Brewery in Washington, D.C., to explore what paved the way for the evolution of American beer - and where it's likely to go next.

Mesclun to Microgreens: A Salad Plate Revolution

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo explores the changing, trendy world of leafy greens, and finds out how new, nutrient-packed varieties of greens are changing both our plates and our palates.

Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal policy, waiving the customer's right to sue if they have "liked" the company on Facebook or bought the product. We look at what consumers need to know.

"A Farm Dies Once a Year"

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

Arlo Crawford grew up on New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania, which has been selling organic vegetables at in the District since the 1970s. The year he was 31, Crawford took a break from his job and returned to the farm for a growing season...

A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. We explore what's behind the spike in lime prices.

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.
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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.

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