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Also hit by inflation? Your local taco truck

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There's a nationwide Sriracha shortage, and climate change may be to blame

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J. Kenji López-Alt's new cookbook The Wok features more than 200 recipes highlighting the versatility of the wok. Along the way, he shares the science behind that versatility and how to master cooking basics. J. Kenji López-Alt hide caption

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Wok This Way: A Science Cooking Show

What's the most versatile pan in the kitchen? According to chef and cookbook author J. Kenji López-Alt, it's the wok! And along with spices, he sprinkles science explainers into his writing. Today's episode is just that — the science of the wok in action. He and host Emily Kwong talk about how to choose, season and cook with one, and why its unique shape makes it so versatile. Plus, we hear how Emily fared cooking one of Kenji's dishes from his new cookbook The Wok.

Wok This Way: A Science Cooking Show

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Drop that fork! Why eating at your desk is banned in France

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How TikTok helped save this small Australian candy shop

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Costco's rotisserie chicken is still sold for $4.99, despite rising costs. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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Inflation is raising prices on almost everything, except rotisserie chicken

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It's grilling season. Here's how to nail a plant-based burger

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A woman loads her car at a food pantry in Norfolk, Virginia. Inflation sent food prices soaring just as emergency pandemic support for many people ended. Eze Amos for NPR hide caption

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Demand at food banks is way up again. But inflation makes it harder to meet the need

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How To Keep Meat Juicy With Science

How do you make the perfect stir-fry chicken without drying it out? Today, we answer that question with cookbook author and chef J. Kenji López-Alt and science! Host Emily Kwong talks to Scientist-In-Residence Regina G. Barber about velveting, a technique used to seal in moisture during high heat cooking. Then, some listener mail!

How To Keep Meat Juicy With Science

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Here's the scoop on vegan ice cream — and why it's everywhere now

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A cyclist pauses outside the site of the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Tops store closed for the foreseeable future, the community around it has been left without easy access to healthy and affordable food. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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