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Earth Eats: Real Food, Green Living

Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

Our mission is to help people feel more connected to their food. So each week on the program we bring you food news, interviews with local farmers and other movers and shakers in the local food movement, mixed with recipes and cooking tips you can try at home.

The program is available as a weekly podcast and all episodes are archived for online listening.

We also keep tabs on the latest headlines in the areas of local food and sustainability on our blogs and on facebook and twitter.

Local Airtimes

Earth Eats airs on WFIU HD1 each Saturday at 7:30 am. The podcast is available each Friday morning on our website and in iTunes.

Become An Earth Eats Contributor

We’re always looking for new contributors and bloggers and if you’re interested in local food and sustainability, have strong writing ability or previous blogging experience, and would like to become a regular contributor to Earth Eats, we’d love to hear from you!

Drop us a line and tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll get right back to you.

Support Earth Eats

Earth Eats is brought to you in part by the generous support of WFIU listeners and our corporate supporters. Please consider making a small contribution to help us keep the lights on, or if you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Questions or Comments?

We love to hear from our listeners. If you have a question, comment, recipe to share or a suggestion for a future program please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know what’s on your mind.

Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel OrrChef Daniel Orr draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training. He calls his cuisine “real food for real people.” He is dedicated to producing these wonderful dishes with local ingredients and in as green an environment as possible.

Daniel spent his childhood in Columbus, Indiana, where his parents were serious food lovers. His first summer job in the town’s only fine dining restaurant eventually led him to Johnson & Wales University where he graduated with a bachelors degree in restaurant management.

Orr headed abroad and worked at some of the top restaurants in France, before returning home and settling in at New York’s famed French restaurant, La Grenouille. In 1999, Sir Terence Conran asked Orr to become the executive chef of his first U.S. restaurant: Guastavino’s in New York City. Here Orr was able to experiment and blend all of his training to create menus that defined his signature style. In 2004 he was invited to become the executive chef of the CuisinArt Resort & Spa in Anguilla BWI, where he created a healthy cuisine that was a perfect match for the beauty of Anguilla beaches.

Orr is now the chef/owner of FARMbloomington, a multi-faceted culinary complex consisting of a restaurant, market, bar, and music venue. The menu focus is on local fresh ingredients and the fusion of island cuisine and Midwest American cooking. It is the culmination of chef Orr’s entire culinary career, from his parents’ kitchen in Columbus, to the CuisinArt Resort & Spa in Anguilla.

Annie Corrigan

Annie CorriganBorn in Bowling Green, Ohio, Annie Corrigan moved to Bloomington, Indiana six years ago to pursue degrees in oboe performance. She balances her announcing and producing responsibilities at WFIU Public Radio with her performing schedule around south-central Indiana.  As a result, she often takes naps and eats leftovers.  While she does not consider herself a cook even in the slightest, she might eventually get there thanks to everything she’s picked up while working on Earth Eats. To fulfill a New Year’s resolution, she recently became a member of her local co-op.  It’s about time.

Other Earth Eats Staff

  • Eoban Binder, Director of Digital Media
  • Betsy Shepherd, Online Content Coordinator

WFIU Supporting Staff

  • John Bailey, Program Production Manager
  • Nancy Krueger, Grants and Gifts Officer
  • Marianne Woodruff, Corporate Support Director
  • Will Murphy, Operations Director
  • Perry Metz, Executive-in-Charge IU Radio-Television Service

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