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Padma Lakshmi, Model, Actor And TV Host, Says Above All, She's A Writer

Fresh Air

The Top Chef host started out as a model/actress, never intending to have a career in food. But she loved to cook and to write down recipes. Her new show, Taste the Nation, explores immigrant cooking.

'The Four Top': Why Veganism Matters Now


How has COVID-19 changed the public's perception of veganism? Why is the "Black Veganism" movement gaining traction right now? And how are vegans navigating the world differently in 2020? The Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, Talia Pollock, and Waz Wu bring us up to speed on veganism's new guard.

'The Four Top': Eating On The Edge


What explains the high infection rate of COVID-19 among food-processing workers? Do Americans have a new understanding of food insecurity? And what is “corona-conscious eating”? Elle Simone Scott, Dr. Don Schaffner and Sophie Egan fill us in.

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Arts | Food | Entertainment

'Food Is Social Adhesive,' So Questlove Is Hosting A Virtual Potluck

The Roots drummer, DJ and cookbook author isn't letting a pandemic slow him down — he's still performing on The Tonight Show, and now he's hosting a virtual potluck dinner party on the Food Network.

Food | local | NW Life

'The Four Top': Meet the New Wave of Culinary E-Entrepreneurs

Who are the new culinary entrepreneurs of the COVID-19 quarantine? The innovators who are bringing foods from farms to doorsteps, sending exotic ingredients across the country, and connecting families through cooking. Our guests are Julia Niiro, Ted Farthing, and Kelly Montoya.

Food | Health

'The Four Top': Can A Salami A Day Keep The Doctor Away?

Everything we thought we knew about nutrition was wrong. According to journalist Nina Teicholz, Dr. Miles Hassell, and salumist Elias Cairo, a salami a day might just keep the doctor away.

Arts | Food | Books

In 'Wine Girl,' Taking On The Old Boys Of The Wine World

Victoria James loves wine; she became a sommelier at 21 — but she discovered that the world of wine was an old boys' club that didn't welcome women. Her new memoir chronicles her fight to fit in.

Business | Food | News | local | Health

'The Four Top': Coronavirus Hits The Food Industry

In this special episode, Carrie Welch, Vitaly Paley, and Heather Kintler discuss the profound impact that COVID-19 has had on their businesses.

Agriculture | News | History | Food | local | NW Life

The History Of Gardens In Times Of Turmoil

Spring weather and extra time at home may have you thinking about putting in or tending to a garden. It’s something past generations always did in times of turmoil.

Arts | Food | Health

'The Four Top': The Future Of Food Is The Past

Is foraging the new farming? How will Gen Z change the food industry? And how will a cutting-edge grocery chain change the health industry? Panelists Rowan Jacobsen, Jen Bryman and Fernando Divina discuss.

Food | local | NW Life

'The Four Top' Special Episode: Assemblage Symposium

Could the Regenerative Agriculture movement save the planet? How can we empower agricultural workers to build better lives for themselves and their families? And how did an urban winemaker launch two worldwide movements?

Food | NW Life | Books

'The Four Top': Interview with Nancy Rommelmann

A prominent journalist discusses free speech and food culture. 

Arts | Food

The Modern Mocktail: 3 Distinctive Nonalcoholic Drink Recipes

How to make three nonalcoholic cocktails that will have your guests asking for another round. Also, learn some basic tenets of what makes a delicious mixed drink (with or without alcohol).


Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.