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Apr 22, 2014 — A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
Apr 22, 2014 — Inspired by toast's ascendance as a trendy snack du jour, we push "artisanal" toast in new directions. Using a blowtorch, coffee maker and dryer, we prove you can toast it yourself without a toaster.
Apr 22, 2014 — Singer songwriter Kelis Rogers, who's also a trained chef, goes by just Kelis. She's best known for the 2003 hit song "Milkshake." Steve Inskeep talks to the R&B artist about her new album Food.
Apr 22, 2014 — For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
Apr 21, 2014 — The Treasury Department says it erred in approving dehydrated versions of vodka and mojitos. Red tape will likely keep the high-proof powder off the market for a while.
 

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Food Blogs

beer blog
An Independent Blog:
A Good Beer Blog by Alan McLeod
Ben Franklin says, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Alan McLeod of Kingston says, "Give me an amen!"
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Specials Reports

Audio Series
Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.
Betsy in NZ
Audio Slideshow:
Watertown Schools Fight Hunger with "Empty Bowls"
the "Empty Bowls" program, which began sixteen years ago in Michigan and has grown nationwide in scope. 1,700 clay bowls that were made over the last few months at schools in Jefferson County will raise thousands of dollars for hunger relief.
Photo Audio Essay
The New Potsdam Co-op Bakery
The Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's baker, Chris Affrey.

Food Programs at NCPR

Sunday, 2 pm
Snert
Snert

Heard Up North: "Snert"

Mention skating the Rideau Canal and it's hard to not think of Beavertails. But there are other comfort foods associated with outdoor skating. In the Netherlands one would be "snert." That's Dutch pea soup, thick enough to stand a spoon and considered even better a day or so after it's made.

Snert is an old stand-by for some, for others it's a brand new experience. Tracey Boyd copied an expert and finally got the hang of it, in time to feature hot snert at a busy fund-raising booth for last Saturday's "Skate the Lake" event in Portland, Ontario. She's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Flip Fillippi and Matt Kidwell seal a deal.

A canning swap to stock up for winter

The harvest seems like a long time ago. But lots of people are still savoring the fruits of the garden with a technique as old as their great-grandparents.

Canning and preserving fruits and vegetables is enjoying a revival, thanks to the burgeoning foodie and locavore movements.

A group of canners got together in Canton recently to barter and diversify their winter larder. As David Sommerstein reports, they make the old-fashioned...cool.  Go to full article

Celebrating a "local" Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a great opportunity to savor a real harvest meal, even given the North Country's growing season. Martha Foley and Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy inventory the menu possibilities. (And it isn't all root vegetables!)  Go to full article

Eating and talking local food

Some of the region's farmers and chefs will gather tonight in Antwerp to showcase locally raised food and offer a free tasting of gourmet dishes. Families are invited to...  Go to full article

Local food: Farm2Fork Festival in Saranac Lake

"Going local" is a subject you've heard about many times in the last few years. You can't celebrate "local" without talking about food. Todd Moe visited a community garden...  Go to full article

Wild about cheese

Cheese will be the topic of a series of lectures around the region this month. The authors of the new book, The Summer of a Thousand Cheeses, will share their love of...  Go to full article
Nick Pinella sells 5 fried oreos for $3.

Heard Up North: The Oreo cookie, fried

It's county fair season in the North Country. And that means it's also fried food season. Fried dough, French fries, funnel cakes. At the Lewis County fair last week in...  Go to full article

Keeping in touch with The Garden Plot

NCPR and TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, have been keeping track of gardens across the North Country in a project we call The Garden Plot.

At...  Go to full article
Yup. Photo: Angela Evancie

Brew fest brings beer makers and beer lovers together

One of the highlights of Burlington's summer is the yearly "brewfest" on the waterfront. It brings brewers and beer fanciers together for a big, cheery, Canadian-American...  Go to full article
Chef Steve Mitton at Murray Street Restaurant, part of Ottawa's bustling food scene. Photo: Lucy Martin

Canadian brings a European sensibility to the "new" eat local movement

Last week, David Sommerstein reported that a shortage of meat cutters and slaughterhouses is a limiting factor in the growing trend to eat local. He visited New York State's...  Go to full article

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