Urban Farming And Agricultural History

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

We explore how creative urban farmers are reconnecting communities with local food sources and forgotten pieces of their agricultural history.

Eastern European Cuisine

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Kojo explores Eastern European cuisine with the author of a Polish cookbook and the owner of a local restaurant specializing in Czech dishes.

Passover Traditions, New And Old

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

The Jewish festival of Passover begins at sundown Monday with a feast that's both universal and unique to families and communities around the world. Food Wednesday explores the merger of tradition and innovation at the seder table.

The Inside Story On Olive Oil

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A new study says a Mediterranean diet prevents heart disease, thanks in part to the ubiquitous olive oil. We explore what's really inside that dark bottle, what extra virgin really means and why olive oil is so good for you.

Sugary Drinks Survive New York City - For Now

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A judge on Monday blocked New York City's limits on sugary drinks the day before they were set to go into effect. We examine the fallout.


Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo talks with local restaurateurs about the craft of making ramen, the cuisine’s cultural significance and how best to enjoy the noodle soup.

Food Fraud

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:35 p.m.

How food fraud happens, what foods are most susceptible and new methods that suppliers are developing to reduce misleading and fraudulent labeling.

Distilling Spirits

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

A decade ago there were about a dozen craft distilleries in the U.S., now there are more than 250. We explore the growing phenomenon and talk to local makers.

"Tyranny" On The Menu

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran food journalist Corby Kummer joins Kojo to chat about the history of menus and what restaurants can learn from paying more attention to those paying for meals.

Local Leaders Try Eating On $5 Per Day

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Could you eat for just $5 a day? Hundreds of Montgomery County, Md., officials and employees tried it last week to raise awareness about hunger in the affluent county, but some people who struggle to buy food found the week-long challenge offensive.

What 'Greatness' Means In The Restaurant World

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

Kojo chats with Washingtonian food and wine editor Todd Kliman about what "greatness" means in the restaurant business.

Energy Drinks

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Energy drinks promise a boost, a buzz, even to give you wings. We consider the rising popularity and questions surrounding energy drinks.

Alice Waters And Cathal Armstrong: Kids And Food

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Two stars of the organic food movement dish with Kojo about how to get kids to eat healthy.

Food Technology And How It Shaped The Western Palate

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Kojo and a food historian look back at how food processors have influenced both our palates and our preference for what we eat, and find out how the industry is changing to meet modern taste and dietary demands.

Wine: From Vine To Table

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

The future of wine is in flux for both casual drinkers and aficionados. We talk with Wine Review columnist Michael Franz about the headlines making waves among the vines.

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