Food

High-Tech Grocery Shopping

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Tech Tuesday explores how online ordering, delivery and pick-up services are linking consumers to farmers and changing the way we buy groceries.

The Economics Of Artisanal Food Production

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Local artisan food producers face a number of challenges that can make it hard just to break even, from finding commercial kitchen space to balancing the high costs of quality ingredients. Kojo talks with local producers and businesses about how one crafts a business model around a tasty idea.

Seth Goldman: Founder Of Honest Tea

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
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Soda sales are down nationwide as consumers gravitate toward healthier bottled drinks. The founder of Bethesda-based and Coca-Cola-owned Honest Tea talks about what Americans are drinking.

"Soul Food:" Identity And Cultural History

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The words "soul food" may conjure up images of chitlins or catfish -- but the stories behind those dishes reveal the complicated history of African American food traditions.

Mollie Katzen: "The Heart Of The Plate"

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

The author of the legendary "Moosewood Cookbook" joins Kojo to talk about vegetarian eating, changing tastes and her new cookbook that eschews the tradition of a central entree.

Hunger In The U.S.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Food insecurity remains at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, with one in five American children at risk of hunger.

Gaining Ground: The History Of A Local Family Farm

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

Local farmer and author Forrest Pritchard joins Kojo in the studio to explore our region's farming ecosystem and share tales from his quest to save his family's farm.

A Marriage Of Culinary Traditions

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

Equinox Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray talk about farm-to-table dining and how their marriage brought his culinary training to the foods of her Jewish heritage.

Ancient Grains And Wild Greens

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

The All-American Burger

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

For many Americans, summer means afternoons spent tending burgers on the grill. The iconic food has long been ubiquitous in our culture, but a new burst of "better burger" chains has infused energy into the familiar meal.

Joe Yonan: "Eat Your Vegetables"

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Can you be a vegetarian and still be a good traveler, a creative cook and a gracious guest? Kojo chats with The Washington Post's travel and food editor, who recently adopted a vegetarian lifestyle himself.

Too Few Cooks In The Kitchen: Local Restaurants Face Labor Shortage

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo asks experts why many local restaurant owners can't find enough qualified staff to run their kitchens and serve their diners.

New and Old Research on Vitamin Supplements

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

A growing body of research shows that for most people with a normal diet, taking vitamins may do nothing at all -- and overdoing it can even be harmful. We explore the risks and benefits of taking your vitamins.

Understanding Your Taste Buds

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Do you like salty or sweet? The answer is in your genes. We explore the science -- physical and culinary -- behind our sense of taste and why each of us prefers different flavors.

The Ins And Outs Of Restaurant Reservations

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 at 1:20 p.m.

Booking a table at your favorite eatery can take advance planning, strategic thinking and flexibility. We'll look behind the scenes at the inner workings of restaurant reservations.

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