The Salt
3:12 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program

The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a nonprofit based in Bangalore, partners with the government to make close to 1.3 million nutritious meals a day for schoolchildren throughout India.
Ryan Lobo for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:54 am

At a government-run public middle school in Bangalore, the blackboard's cracking, the textbooks are tattered and most of the students are barefoot.

But with all those challenges, the biggest obstacle that teachers face in keeping kids in school is hunger. Many students show up at school having had nothing to eat for breakfast.

On mornings one student comes to school hungry, the thought of school makes her break down, she says.

"When I had to get on the bus, I would start crying," says K. Suchitra, 13.

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4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Barbecue Neutral Ground

The sauce selection at McClure's BBQ represents the wide regional range of barbecue traditions now taking root.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As interest in barbecue billows around New Orleans, the city is seeing a a wide range of regional styles take root and meld with local traditions.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:41 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Chef Greg Picolo and Restaurateur Wayne Pierce

Chef Greg Picolo of Redemption Restaurant

In this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, listen as two men with long-standing reputations in the New Orleans restaurant scene discuss their craft. Hear how Chef Greg Picolo has found redemption at a restaurant of the same name, and how sticking to tradition has kept Wayne Pierce's restaurant thriving for 120 years. 

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11:00 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Farmers Market Minute | Umami

Are you familiar with the fifth element on the culinary spectrum, umami? Scientists have debated whether the four taste groups adequately cover it: sweet, sour, bitter and salty.

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Food : Farmers Market Minute
11:01 am
Sat March 24, 2012

Take to the Streets!

By the time our region’s markets are ringing their closing bells this afternoon, the New Orleans Road Food Festival will be in full swing in the French Quarter.

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4:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Barbecue Boom Time

The reputation New Orleans enjoys for great food has long carried the asterisk that this just isn’t a barbecue town. But things may be starting to change.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:26 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Farm of the Past, Farm of the Future

Suzanne Nelson humanely raises rose veal on her farm in North Carolina.

Every year thousands descend on the New Orleans Fairgrounds, but few know about the course's hidden plot of land that fed families years ago. Louis Broussard recollects about his time at this secret garden. Then we'll hear how a North Carolina farmer uses her investigative journalism background as a vantage point for her new career as a cattle farmer.

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Farmers Market Minute
11:00 am
Sat March 17, 2012

William Butler Yeats

The other week, I experienced poetry whilst shopping for seedlings at a market. Has this ever happened to you? To begin with, I bumped into a delightful yet unsung hero: Sister Lilliane Flavin of Hope House.

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Where Y'Eat
4:00 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

A Forecast of Food

Long before we thought much about food culture, learned to crave complex flavors or even did our own ordering at restaurants, many of us began to fantasize about food thanks to one enduring classic of a book, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

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11:00 am
Wed March 14, 2012


There’s a word I keep hearing these days — bounty.

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