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4:16 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Chef Chat: We Pick The Brains Of Ottolenghi And Tamimi

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi grab a quick breakfast with NPR's Madhulika Sikka. They stopped by NPR in October to talk food philosophy.
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Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi own four wildly popular London restaurants and have authored runaway best-selling cookbooks for omnivores and vegetarians alike.

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Asia
4:12 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

In Storm-Ravaged Philippines, Corruption Undermines Infrastructure

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 4:56 pm

Some of the destruction from Typhoon Haiyan was not purely the result of the storm's huge force. Among the leading Asian economies, the Philippines regularly ranks as the most corrupt. Robert Siegel talks with Steven Rood, who runs the Asia Foundation's office in Manila, about how the nation's infrastructure problems, laid bare by the storm, relate to graft and corruption.

Asia
4:12 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Chinese Communist Party Meeting Promises Big, Yet Vague, Changes

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 4:56 pm

China's Communist Party wrapped up a four-day meeting Tuesday that could herald big changes for the nation's economy. The meeting carries the soporific title The Third Plenary of the 18th Central Committee. But historically, a third plenary has meant transformational reforms.

Asia
4:12 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 4:56 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Richard Brennan, World Health Organization director of emergency risk management and humanitarian response, about the geographic challenges of sending humanitarian aid to Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Asia
4:12 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

At Tacloban Airport, Aid Workers Arrive As Residents Try To Leave

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 4:56 pm

The town of Tacloban on the island of Leyte in the Philippines was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. The scene at the airport there was chaotic as the Philippine and U.S. military delivered food and aid workers and residents rushed to board planes headed back to less-damaged Manila .

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