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Annie Corrigan

Annie Corrigan is a producer and announcer for WFIU. In addition to serving as the local voice for NPR's Morning Edition, she produces WFIU's weekly sustainable food program Earth Eats. She earned degrees in oboe performance from Indiana University and Bowling Green State University.

Recent Posts by Annie Corrigan

December 18, 2014

 

mistletoe on apple trees

Claudia Roden, Mistletoe Loves Apple Trees, Fire-Roast Duck

Claudia Roden wrote food books long before it was trendy. Daniel Orr cooks duck and parsnip soup. Mistletoe gets cozy with apple trees. US grain on the move.

December 12, 2014

 

filet of cooked salmon

Salmon Croquettes, Food Entrepreneur Judy Wicks, Kettle Corn

For Judy Wicks, running a restaurant was more about doing right by her community than about profits. Salmon croquettes on the menu. Local food goes high tech.

December 5, 2014

 

baby food

Author Amy Bentley, Chef/Rancher Partnership, Turkey Soup

Amy Bentley follows trends in baby food, from invention to today. Indiana rancher develops relationship with local restaurants. And, a profile of Tom Vilsack.

November 26, 2014

 

hands holding healthy soil

Author Judith Schwartz, Baked Brie, Crop Dusting

Judith Schwartz and the inherent wealth in our environmental economy. Fire-baked brie. Women farmers finally get counted. "Tamale Lady" Chef Erika Yochum.

November 22, 2014

 

Doris Lee: Thanksgiving

Judith Barter, Farm Bill Saving (Or Not), Cranberry Cocktail

A conversation about how food and alcohol have been depicted in American art with Judith Barter. Turkeys on the farm. Cranberry cocktail shake-up.

November 18, 2014

 

nicolette hahn niman and defending beef

“Defending Beef” Means More Grass

Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.

November 14, 2014

 

cows on grass

Defending Beef, Soylent For Breakfast, Salmon And ‘Shrooms

Nicolette Hahn Niman wants to see more cattle raised on grassland. Chef Daniel Orr cooks up salmon on a cedar plank. And, food for people who don't like to eat.

November 6, 2014

 

dutch ovens with coals

Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Beef Stew, Doomsday Seed Vault

We spend a beautiful fall day cooking with Dutch ovens. Then, to a bison farm to meet these majestic animals. And, what's inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault?

October 30, 2014

 

birds on a persimmon tree

Hunting For Persimmons, Local Yarn, Have Bones Make Broth

Vicki Basman says look down to find the best persimmons. Then, Daniel Orr mushes up persimmon jam. A tutorial on making bone broth. And, the local wool economy.

October 24, 2014

 

radishes with sea salt

Immigrants Reshape Midwest Ag, Croissants, Salmon Mousseline

Croissants from Muddy Fork's brand new bakery. Books about claiming appetite with Vivian Halloran. Pickled radishes and salmon mousseline with Daniel Orr.

October 17, 2014

 

shelf of cookbooks

Food Books From American History, Corn Harvest, Radish Snack

Vivian Halloran curated an exhibition of historical books about American food. Radish sandwiches as a snack. Two stories from this year's record corn harvest.

October 9, 2014

 

making vegetable stock

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 2)

How food insecurity and obesity are tied to the massive amounts of food Americans waste, in our conversation with Jonathan Bloom. Lessons in compost and stock.

October 2, 2014

 

gnarly apples

Waste Not, Want Not (Part 1)

Jonathan Bloom's professional interest in food waste has crept into his everyday life. We look at food waste on the farm. Apple butter made from gnarly fruit.

September 25, 2014

 

apple reflection

Planting Fruit Trees, Apples For Dessert, J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron started farming after they retired. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with apples and sunchokes. And, fall is a great time to plant fruit trees.

September 20, 2014

 

paw paws

Magic Of Cider, Art Of Coffee Roasting, Season Of Paw Paws

Maria Kennedy walks us through the cider making process, from apple to bottle. Paw paw cookies with Chef Daniel Orr. And, coffee roasting on a small scale.

September 13, 2014

 

Adam Sommer with local pork

‘Chef’s Challenge’ Is Community Kitchen’s Everyday Adventure

Planning meals at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County takes creativity and adaptability. Chefs competing in the 'Chef's Challenge' should take note!

September 11, 2014

 

garden tools

Lentil Soup/Curry, Garden Tools On Loan, Meat Inspection

The Hub's tool share cuts down on new gardeners' start-up costs. Watchdog groups are concerned about the U.S. meat inspection system. Lentils with Daniel Orr.

September 4, 2014

 

pantry

Community Kitchen Challenge, Roast Tomatoes, Art+Farm

Working with whatever is in stock at a community kitchen. Cooking with butternut squash with Chef Daniel Orr. My Farm Roots with military veteran Dan Hromas.

August 30, 2014

 

coffee beans growing on the plant

Know Your Coffee, Frog Legs, Price Of Tomatoes, Jeff Mease

Jeff Mease hopes to sell his Asian water buffalo to Midwestern farms. The hidden cost of tomatoes. Catherine Tucker describes the virtues of shade-grown coffee.

August 30, 2014

 

jeff mease walking with shadow the asian water buffalo

Meet Shadow, The Asian Water Buffalo From Indiana

Businessman Jeff Mease envisioned adding Asian water buffalo to his southern Indiana farm so he could milk them for cheese. But, that's not possible. Now what?

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