During the holidays, family kitchens are ground zero for intense craziness: mixers whirling, timers buzzing, knives flying. So yes, it's understandable that many of us just stay out of way of the experienced cook — especially when the knives come out and Mama is talking under her breath.
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Originally published on Tue December 24, 2013 11:41 pm
As a Christmas gift to readers, Kitchen Window has compiled some of the most popular stories of the year for another look. As always, you were interested in a variety of subjects, from the simple procedure to the leap of faith, and showed an interest in trending topics — like gluten-free and DIY.
Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 10:15 am
Who doesn't love a Danish pastry?
And in Denmark, they like their pastries sprinkled with plenty of cinnamon.
But now, Denmark's bakers are being told that their time-honored recipe for the beloved kanelsnegle — or cinnamon swirl — may be unhealthy and against the law. Recent testing by the Danish government found that a large number of the rolls had too much cinnamon — more than the recommended limits set by the European Union.
Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 1:41 pm
The heart of the matter, says Brett McCracken, is "whether or not Christianity can be, or should be, or is, in fact, cool."
Author of Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide, McCracken is a self-proclaimed "Christian hipster." In a book and website, he explores the "complex, vast, chameleonic nature of hipsters" and how this classification of person — embodying a very particular cultural identity — can interact with the Christian faith.
Originally published on Sat December 21, 2013 3:42 pm
Ah, the holidays — a time for love and good cheer, for snowflakes that stay on your nose and eyelashes. For full-blown panic attacks in department stores brought on by a particularly perplexing Secret Santa pick.
Fret no more: here at NPR Books, we believe that there's a perfect book out there for everyone on your holiday shopping list. And — lucky you! — we've made it easy to sort through this year's top releases to find just the right read.
Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 7:03 am
December is supposed to be the time of year filled with family gatherings and holiday good cheer. For medical residents, quite the opposite is true.
There are no school breaks during residency. Being a medical resident is a real job, and a stressful one at that. Residents work long shifts, even with caps that max out at 16 hours for the newbies and up to 28 hours for those beyond the first year.