Last month, writer and journalist David Sax visited the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., to kibbutz about a favorite, salivating subject: the delicatessen.
Lee Hochberg reports on the difficulty in tracking the source of tainted foods and the complicated trail from production to sale. Continue reading
Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser talks to author Dr. David Kessler about overeating and what is behind people’s cravings, the subject of his new book, “The End of Overeating.” Continue reading
Throughout the Depression, an ambitious New Deal project called “America Eats” employed secretaries and unemployed journalists, as well as literary luminaries — Nelson Algren, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty — to research and write about the nation’s gastronomic traditions, from debate over mint juleps in the South and differences between clam chowders in the Northeast.
Ray Suarez is in rural KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, tracing the daily lives of children orphaned by AIDS. In this report he looks at their struggle for survival and the unique family units that form in the absence of parents. Continue reading
The Labor Department reported a 0.8 percent rise in consumer prices in July — double the expected rate — sending inflation on its fastest annual pace in 17 years. Continue reading
In a rare move, North Korea granted international aid workers from the United Nations’ Word Food Program more access to expand efforts to ease a growing food crisis as the first U.S. ship filled with wheat arrived in a port near Pyongyang. Continue reading