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Walking through Creekside Park, tucked between downtown Gahanna and Big Walnut Creek, I just see a bunch of trees – at first.

America’s Test Kitchen

Sep 26, 2018
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America’s Test Kitchen is a popular public television cooking show that has been teaching Americans new recipes for years.  Now, it is targeting foodies and at-home cooks with its new illustrated cookbook.

The no-frills Dinner Illustrated: 175 Meals Ready in 1 Hour Or Less gives readers a different experience, focusing on the quality of recipes.

Get your own copy Americas Test Kitchen Dinner Illustrated Cookbook with a gift of $120 or more.

An imagined conversation between two yeast cells appears in Kurt Vonnegut's 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions. "They were discussing the possible purposes of life," Vonnegut writes. If that's not absurd enough, their existential discussion takes place against a weird, dismal backdrop, "as they ate sugar and suffocated in their own excrement." Little did they know, their little yeasty lives had an important, human-centric purpose.

Stop Crying! Tear-Free Onions Are Here

Feb 8, 2018

Using onions to explain away crying is a familiar gag. On The Brady Bunch, housekeeper Alice answers the phone and cries as the caller tells her a sad story. After hanging up she says, "Darn onions," holding up the offending allium. And Rowlf the Dog sang on The Muppet Show, "I never harmed an onion. So why should they make me cry?"

Salt and pepper shakers are so omnipresent on tabletops that adding a dash of the white or black stuff (or both!) is almost a dining rite. The seasonings pair well with just about everything and they go together like — well, salt and pepper.

Shirline Burbanks is one of the 6.5 million Americans suffering from congestive heart failure (CHF). Recently, she checked herself in to the Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, complaining of shortness of breath. But unlike most other CHF patients in the U.S., within hours of her admittance, Burbanks was met at her bedside with an offer: to sign up for cooking classes.

Allie Hill got really serious about eating local food about eight years ago. She was cooking for three young children. "I was able to go to the farmers' market and find my produce — fruits and veggies," she says. "I was able to find meat, and even some dairy."

She simply couldn't find local version of other foods, though. These are foods that fill her pantry, like marinara sauce, apple sauce and everything else that comes to us preserved in sealed jars and cans.

Behold, the cocktail avocado. No, that's not a weird cucumber. It's the latest in avocado innovation, on offer at British retail chain Marks & Spencer.

When I was a kid, my mom always told me to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This was especially true for dishware with tacky residue. Peanut butter, cream cheese, frosting — these adversaries were simply too powerful for the dishwasher's meek cleanse. Today, still harboring a distrust of dishwashers, I tend to wash my dishes by hand.

But I often wonder about the consequences of my sponge-scrubbing ways — am I wasting water by avoiding the dishwasher, or saving it?

The Thanksgiving Dinner Show

Nov 23, 2017
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Today at 10am

The big day is coming up and if you're heading out to do some last minute shopping for turkey day, take a moment to listen for tips on flawless turkey roasting and effortless in-law hosting. Also find out new twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes like cranberry sauce. 


The Thanksgiving Dinner Show

Nov 20, 2017
Stacy Spensley / Flickr

The big day is coming up and if you're heading out to do some last minute shopping for turkey day, take a moment to listen for tips on flawless turkey roasting and effortless in-law hosting. Also find out new twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes like cranberry sauce. 

Eman Altaani cracks fresh pepper into a pot of sizzling ground beef and onions, surrounded by a group of students. Most have never tasted Syrian food, let alone cooked it.

With the coming of fall and cooler weather, comfort foods are on Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst‘s mind. Kathy brings Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young her takes on their favorites — coq au vin and mashed potatoes — as well as macaroni and cheese and her recipe for summer tomato soup that tastes just as good in fall.

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

Sep 13, 2017
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We welcome a tasty new addition to the 89.7 lineup, Milk Street Radio! Host Christopher Kimball joins us to talk more about the method and mission of his new foodie program, the next venture in his long career with public broadcast.


Coming Soon: Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

Sep 8, 2017
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We welcome a tasty new addition to the 89.7 lineup, Milk Street Radio! Host Christopher Kimball joins us to talk more about the method and mission of his new foodie program, the next venture in his long career with public broadcast.

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