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.

American Food Roots

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Kojo sits down with the editors of the new web site American Food Roots to find out what makes American cooking truly authentic.

U Street Liquor Moratorium?

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.

As new bars and restaurants continue to open along the 14th and U Street corridor, some residents complain that their neighborhood is awash with liquor licensed establishments.

Smithfield Goes To Shuanghui

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Kojo looks at the impact of the $4.7 billion sale of the Virginia-based pork producer.

Curbing Food Waste

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

It's estimated that a little more than a third of the food produced around the world -- 1.3 billion tons worth -- is lost or wasted annually. We talk about new initiatives to change attitudes and help mitigate food waste.

The Washington Post Cookbook

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

The Washington Post Food section's 1956 debut was announced with a headline declaring “Mrs. Homemaker, This Is for You!” We talk with editor Bonnie Benwick about the stories behind the recipes in the newspaper's first cookbook.

Michael Pollan: "Cooked" (Rebroadcast)

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Michael Pollan helped start -- or at least spur -- the slow food movement by taking readers through the food chain and examining why and how we eat. Now, Pollan is taking to the kitchen in an effort to reclaim cooking as an enjoyable and important part of daily life.

Food Hubs: From Farm To Table

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

New models are emerging for getting food from farm to fork, including food hubs across D.C.

Farming, Genetic Patenting And The Supreme Court

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in favor of Monsanto in a case that involved the company's patents for genetically modified soybeans. We explore what the ruling means for the future of our food system.

Barton Seaver: Kitchen Table Environmentalism & Public Health

Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

You may not be thinking lofty topics like public health and environmentalism when you grill fish in your backyard, but Barton Seaver says the path to understanding such complex topics in human terms goes right through our stomachs ...

Trade Secrets & The Cookie Business: The Story Of 'Salty Oats'

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:32 p.m.

One of the best-kept secrets in Washington is a cookie recipe.

How Pizza Explains The Washington Region

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

We explore the craft of making great pizza and what our area's pizza scene says about the region as a whole.

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