Get On Island Time With Dorchester's Caribbean Fare

With a bad case of Winter Blues, Elisha Siegel travels to Dorchester to sample from the neighborhood's best West Indian spots.

The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools

At Johne Bowne High School in Queens, along with literature and math, some 600 city public school students also learn the basics of farming, wine-making, aquaculture and other skills.

Squamscot Soda: Helping You Wash It All Down Since 1863

Conner Bottling Works used to be one of about 60 bottlers in New Hampshire. Now this fifth-generation, family-owned and run business is the last independent soda maker standing in the state.

Spice Up Dinner with this Red Lentil Stew

Warm. Hearty. Easy. And, yes, even healthy. This spiced red lentil dish packs all the warmth and comfort of a slow-cooked stew into a weeknight-friendly vegetarian meal.

The Lost Ancestral Peanut Of The South Is Revived

Brought to America by enslaved West Africans, the Carolina African runner was a defining taste of the antebellum South. Now, from just 40 remaining seeds, it's come back from the brink of extinction.

By Returning To Farming's Roots, He Found His American Dream

David Fisher's farm is a kind of American Dream. Not the conventional one of upward economic mobility. This is the utopian version, the uncompromising pursuit of a difficult agrarian ideal.

After 8 Decades And Countless Pastrami Sandwiches, New York's Carnegie Deli Folds

The iconic deli in midtown Manhattan is closing its doors after nearly 80 years in business. Its oversized sandwiches defined a certain kind of New York restaurant.

In Spain, New Year's Eve Is All About The Grapes — Save The Bubbly For Later

In Spain, as the clock strikes midnight, people gobble 12 grapes in quick succession, with wishes for the new year. Only then, they go out to party all night long.

Forget the Christmas Goose – Try One of These 6 Boston Restaurants

Make reservations, not ham. From a comfortable beer bar to a classic castle, your choices for eating out on Christmas go far beyond the obvious.

'Soup For Syria': Chefs Share Recipes To Raise Funds For Refugees

A charity cookbook featuring soup recipes from Alice Waters, Anthony Bourdain and others, famous and not, has raised $300,000 so far for displaced Syrians. Why soup? It's a universal comfort food.

Not My Job: We Quiz Anthony Bourdain On A Bored Dane (Namely, Hamlet)

The term "celebrity chef" term doesn't quite fit for Bourdain — after all, most of the restaurants where he's worked have closed. His new cookbook is called Appetites.

3 Recipes to Please Everyone at Your Next Holiday Party

Use these easy 3-ingredient recipes to please all your (potentially picky) party guests without losing your mind.

Apartheid Is Long Gone, But African Food Is Still Hard To Find In Cape Town

South Africa's capital is now a global food hot spot. But the lack of restaurants serving traditional dishes of the continent speaks to larger concerns about what this post-apartheid society values.

NPR Taste Test: Pastries To Sweeten Your Holiday Party

Pastry chef Aggie Chin talks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about sweet treats to prepare for your holiday party.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food Issues

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

Who Invented Agriculture First? It Sure Wasn't Humans

Ants in Fiji farm plants and fertilize them with their poop. And they've been doing this for 3 million years, much longer than humans, who began experimenting with farming about 12,000 years ago.

The Favorite Drink Of Italian Grandpas Gets An American Revival

Amaro is considered "grandpa's drink" and a digestive aid in its native Italy, but not stateside, where this centuries-old, bittersweet liqueur has become popular on cocktail menus.

Watermelon War: America's First Booker Prize Novel Takes On Racial Food Slurs

In his belligerently funny novel The Sellout, Paul Beatty eviscerates racial politics in the U.S. by aiming some of his sharpest stabs at that old and vicious shaming device: the food slur.

Some Growers Say Organic Label Will Be Watered Down If It Extends To Hydroponics

The National Organic Standards Board this week plans to decide whether hydroponically grown foods, a water-based model of cultivation, can be sold under the label "certified organic.