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The Winter Fancy Food Show was held recently in San Francisco. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst checked it out and tells host Jeremy Hobson that healthy snacks seem to be all the rage.

“Everybody tries to say ‘less fat, no gluten, no GMO, no junk’ – I mean these buzz words are all over these packaged foods,” she said.

Gunst sent Hobson a sampling of baked popcorn, lentil and cassava chips and even bugs flavored with chili and lime, and chocolate.

Farm to fork: Uncovering hazards in our food systems

Dec 6, 2015
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Reveal looks at the complicated networks of labor, trade and regulation that carry meat, produce and other products to our tables.

We’ll upend your ideas about what kind of chicken is most susceptible to salmonella, unveil the secret history of pesticides that fuel the modern strawberry industry and look at a workers movement in Florida that’s transformed the tomato-picking business from the ground up.

The fowl business of salmonella

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If you’re looking for gifts this holiday season that have a personal touch but don’t cost an arm and a leg, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst suggests making your own food gifts. It can be easier than you think.

“There’re a lot of people thinking ‘I don’t have time to cook for my family, how can I make food gifts?’ But these are super-quick ideas, some of them I’ve been doing for 30 years and some of them are are brand new,” she told Jeremy Hobson.

Mushroom Recipes For Fall

Oct 22, 2015

It’s fall, and mushrooms are sprouting up in many wooded areas around the country. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst warns: don’t go foraging without an expert! But do look for them at your local farmer’s market or supermarket.

Shrubs are becoming trendy. The vinegar and fruit syrup can be made into a refreshing drink or, with the addition of alcohol, an out-of-the box cocktail.

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has been making her own shrubs with various fruits and vinegars and brings four for host Robin Young to sample: Shiso-Plum Shrub, Blueberry Red Wine Shrub, Caramelized Apple Shrub and Concord Grape and Balsamic Vinegar Shrub.

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Jul 2, 2015

A big slice of juicy sweet watermelon is a great way to wrap up a Fourth of July cookout. But Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has been experimenting with other uses for the summertime staple and has discovered how well watermelon goes with savory foods. She shares these five recipes:

Panera Bread announced this week that it will stop using a number of artificial ingredients in its foods. John Coupland, a professor of food science at Penn State University, talks with Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti about what these additives are, and why more and more companies have been making moves to eliminate them in foods.

Interview Highlights: John Coupland

On whether these changes will make Panera’s food healthier

5 Dessert Recipes For Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015

Mother’s Day is Sunday, so Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joined us with recipes that use fruits and even vegetables: a strawberry-rhubarb pie, a fresh-fruit Pavlova, carrot-parsnip cupcakes and even a strawberry-rhubarb drink for a festive Mother’s Day brunch.

These desserts aim to take advantage of the bounty of the spring season, without being too sweet.

Tips And 5 Recipes For Cooking With Kids

Apr 10, 2015

Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst joins host Jeremy Hobson with five tips for cooking with young children. She also shares these five kid-friendly recipes:

For generations, the women in writer Alice Randall‘s family, including Alice, topped two hundred pounds.

As she wrote in a 2012 New York Times Op-ed, and now in a new cookbook, being heavy was something to aspire to.

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