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Savor the conversation. The first Monday of every month, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

'The Four Top': What Is Nattō?

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Have you tried the Japanese breakfast food that's as sticky as chewing gum and "smells like stinky feet"? Meet nattō.

'The Four Top': Japanese Cuisine Today

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What do Americans get wrong about Japanese flavors? Is it difficult for females to make it as professional Japanese chefs? And is Japanese cuisine bolstered by deep philosophical underpinnings?

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The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta: What Can’t This Gourd Do?

The 2019 West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta attracted thousands from around the nation as the massive vegetables were transformed into boats and raced around Tualatin Lake.

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Setting The Table For 8,000

What's it take to feed 8,000-plus people in a day? In Verboort, Oregon, it takes community — and 30,000 pounds of meat. Here's how the sausage (and sauerkraut and applesauce) gets made for its annual fundraiser.

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Aldous Harding Lives In The Haunted Ether With 'Zoo Eyes'

The New Zealand artist rounds out a bizarre and wonderful trio of videos from her stellar album, "Designer." She plays the Aladdin Theater in Portland Monday 10/14.

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'The Four Top': Courtney Taylor-Taylor | Jay Boberg | Sheri Hood

In what ways are music and wine closely related? Why are a rock star and a couple of former record execs in the wine industry? And why do creators launch "vanity labels," whether in music or wine?

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Maywood Park: An Oregon City Within A City

Located inside Portland, tiny Maywood Park isn't a neighborhood — it's a city that formed when its residents battled the state over development. Today it lives on as a slice of old Portland.

 

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R.E.M. Releases A Single From The Vaults To Benefit Hurricane Dorian Victims

Originally written for the 2001 album Reveal, this 2004 version was recorded in Nassau, Bahamas.

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'The Four Top:' Penelope Bass | Michael Alberty | Jordan Michelman

Meet the secret worldwide society of seltzer aficionados. Next, the "sober-curious" trend is spawning a new generation of high-end mixologists. And finally, canned beverages are here to stay.

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'Oregon Lava On The Moon!' How A Bend Man Got It There

In the 1960s, NASA sent Apollo astronauts to train on Central Oregon's lava. One took a piece of Oregon with him to the moon, thanks to Bend resident Floyd Watson.

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Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys

This Oregon couple helped feed the wave that brought kraut, kimchi and kombucha to every grocery store near you. Chances are if it grows in a garden, the Shockeys have tried to ferment it.

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'The Four Top': Reva Barewal | Alexis Hillyard | Drew Prindle

What are the emotional repercussions for those who lose the ability to eat and feed themselves? How has a one-handed cook used YouTube to build an international community? And how are modern innovations redefining cooking for people with less mobility?

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