food http://tpr.org en We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown http://tpr.org/post/we-have-weiner-joey-chestnut-defends-hot-dog-eating-crown Joey "Jaws" Chestnut ate eight fewer hot dogs than last year, but that didn't prevent him from defending his title at Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest in New York.<p>Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., devoured 61 hot dogs and buns in the allotted 10 minutes. He ate 69 last year. But that wasn't the only reason for Chestnut to celebrate: Just before the competition began on Coney Island, he proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, also a competitive eater. She said yes.<p>Matt Stonie finished second. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:25:00 +0000 editor 34531 at http://tpr.org We Have A Weiner: Joey Chestnut Defends Hot-Dog-Eating Crown IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce http://tpr.org/post/ibms-watson-out-its-own-barbecue-sauce A company specializing in bytes is offering a special flavor for your Fourth of July: IBM's Watson barbecue sauce.<p>The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual process on <em>Jeopardy</em>, but Watson now seems ready for the Food Channel.<p>After analyzing massive numbers of recipes, Watson went gourmet. The condiment, called Bengali Butternut BBQ Sauce, contains a dozen ingredients, including butternut squash, white wine, dates, Thai chilies and tamarind. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 34313 at http://tpr.org IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce Children's Hospital Announces Innovative Culinary Health & Education Program http://tpr.org/post/childrens-hospital-announces-innovative-culinary-health-education-program <p><a href="http://chofsa.org/" target="_blank">Children's Hospital of San Antonio</a> is developing unique friendships that leaders there hope will help lead the way in the reduction of obesity and get people on a healthy eating path.</p><p>On Wednesday, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System President and CEO Pat Carrier announced the creation of the culinary health and education program that will do three things:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:38:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 32844 at http://tpr.org Children's Hospital Announces Innovative Culinary Health & Education Program Summer Salad Recipes From Kathy Gunst http://tpr.org/post/summer-salad-recipes-kathy-gunst With the warmer weather, <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> resident chef <strong>Kathy Gunst</strong>&#8216;s garden has been flourishing. As she tells host Robin Young, &#8220;seeing tender young greens come up in my garden, I&#8217;m like a little kid in a candy store, I am just so excited.&#8221;<p>That has her thinking of salads that can be meal options. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:26:00 +0000 editor 32850 at http://tpr.org Summer Salad Recipes From Kathy Gunst How Chocolate Might Save The Planet http://tpr.org/post/how-chocolate-might-save-planet When you unwrap it, break off a piece and stick it in your mouth, it doesn't remind you of the pyramids, a suspension bridge or a skyscraper; but chocolate, says materials scientist <a href="http://www.markmiodownik.net/Mark_Miodownik/Index-Page.html">Mark Miodownik</a>, "is one of our greatest engineering creations."<p>True, it begins with a <a href="http://www.icco.org/about-cocoa/growing-cocoa.html">cocoa bean</a> plucked from a tree. But no one would eat a raw cocoa bean. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 32825 at http://tpr.org How Chocolate Might Save The Planet The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat http://tpr.org/post/vegetables-most-americans-eat-are-drowning-salt-and-fat Popeye and our parents have been valiantly trying to persuade us to eat our veggies for decades now.<p>But Americans just don't eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should. And when we do, they're mainly potatoes and tomatoes — in the not-so-nutritious forms of french fries and pizza, according to a <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2014-may/healthy-vegetables-undermined-by-the-company-they-keep.aspx#.U3zIEnY_Snn">report</a> from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>Americans eat 1.5 cups of vegetables daily, on average, the USDA finds. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:20:00 +0000 Maanvi Singh 32108 at http://tpr.org The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat 'Third Plate' Reimagines Farm-To-Table Eating To Nourish The Land http://tpr.org/post/third-plate-encourages-more-inclusive-eating-pattern Perched on a farm along the Hudson River is Dan Barber's award-winning restaurant, <a href="http://www.bluehillfarm.com/food/blue-hill-stone-barns">Blue Hill at Stone Barns</a>. The food that's harvested on the farm year-round is what is served to diners daily.<p>But this champion of the farm-to-table movement noticed that farming and consuming foods locally still <em></em>wasn't all that sustainable.<p>"Tomatoes are the all star of the farm-to-table world. But in fact, they're like the Hummers of the vegetable world," he tells NPR <em>Morning Edition</em> host Renee Montagne. Tue, 20 May 2014 10:59:00 +0000 editor 31999 at http://tpr.org 'Third Plate' Reimagines Farm-To-Table Eating To Nourish The Land Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak? http://tpr.org/post/ranch-table-trend-has-some-diners-asking-wheres-steak Trevett Hooper was one of the first chefs in Pittsburgh to promote the local food movement. Now he and other chefs around the country are expanding their locally grown menus to include meat. But it's been a challenge to embrace this hot new ranch-to-table trend while still meeting customers' expectations for a fancy night out.<p>Hooper, the executive chef at <a href="http://www.legumebistro.com/">Legume</a> restaurant, is no stranger to sourcing meat locally. Sun, 04 May 2014 20:53:00 +0000 editor 31144 at http://tpr.org Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak? What's Healthy And What's Not At Italian Chain Restaurants http://tpr.org/post/whats-healthy-and-whats-not-italian-chain-restaurants When you eat out, you might think you are making a healthy choice by ordering vegetarian ravioli over that fillet mignon. Thu, 01 May 2014 20:22:44 +0000 editor 31001 at http://tpr.org What's Healthy And What's Not At Italian Chain Restaurants Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food http://tpr.org/post/hot-sour-sweet-and-mobile-loco-border-street-food Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border everyday. Thu, 01 May 2014 15:29:00 +0000 editor 30984 at http://tpr.org Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food