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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

March 17, 2017

 

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Nightfall Farm’s Orchard Represents Hope For The Future

On the podcast: This land has been in Liz and Nate Brownlee's family for half a century, but the small orchard represents chapter one of their farming story.

March 16, 2017

 

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How To Make Pine Needle Tea

You can identify a white pine tree by its clusters of five needles per bunch.

March 10, 2017

 

Mas Masumoto

Mas Masumoto’s Letter To A Young Farmer — His Daughter

This week, Mas Masumoto on how his daughter's experience of farming differs from his. And cooking with an ingredient that requires no cultivation -- dandelions.

March 3, 2017

 

maple tree with spile and bucket

What Indiana’s Warm February Means For Maple Sap Harvest

When buds appear on trees, that means sugaring season is over. On this week's show, we speak with syrup producers about the quick end to this year’s harvest.

February 24, 2017

 

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Spice World, With Lior Lev Sercarz

Sercarz sources spices from all over the world and sells custom blends to chefs and home cooks. He describes what fresh means when it comes to spices.

February 17, 2017

 

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Cultivating New Business With Seaweed And Mushrooms

Kelp aquaculture gives New England fisheries new markets, and Alan Barker turned his hobby into the Brown County Fungus Farm.

February 10, 2017

 

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“The Immigrant Kitchen” Is Open To All

Author Vivian Halloran analyzed food memoirs for her book "Immigrant Kitchen." She tells her immigration story and unpacks the complicated idea of authenticity.

February 10, 2017

 

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Dan Williamson Wanted To Be A Dad, So His Chef Hat Had To Go

Dan Williamson revisits his days as a professional chef with Stuffed Mushrooms With Tomato Coulis and Zucchini Hash.

February 4, 2017

 

Jarrod May, brewing

No Hops In A Gruit. This Beer Has Ginger, Honey, Rosemary

Jarrod May brews with local ginger from farmer Candace Minster. Sales of plant milks are going up. Dairy farmers are on high alert. We go hunting for truffles.

January 26, 2017

 

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Tofu May Have A Bland Flavor, But It Boasts A Rich Texture

In our show, Chef Daniel Orr harnesses the rich texture of tofu to make two vegan dips. And, Jennifer Cockrall-King says farms change the texture of a city.

January 20, 2017

 

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How Do Consumer Perceptions Impact Farmers’ Bottom Lines?

Business reporter Annie Ropeik is interested in consumers' feeling about food and how that impacts farmers. Then, beet vinaigrette on our veggie burger.

January 13, 2017

 

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Milk At The Intersection Of Culture, Biology And History

Does milk really help kids grow? Is dairy an important part of a healthy diet for adults? Andrea Wiley's research interrogates our assumptions about cow's milk.

January 12, 2017

 

Afro Jam

A Detroit Urban Farm Preserves Black History In Jam Form

Two nonprofits are using their harvest for a line of jams honoring the history and old family recipes of the local African-American community.

January 5, 2017

 

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A New Year Starts With Less Meat, More Heat

For the first show of 2017, we highlight vegan recipes that don't skimp on flavor. Chef Arlyn Llewellyn's veggie burger with garlic aioli is seriously spicy.

January 2, 2017

 

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Kitchen Basics: Roasted Garlic Aioli

Arlyn Llewellyn adds chipotles in adobo to her basic aioli to mirror the flavors in a veggie burger. If she's making a banh mi, it's Sriracha instead.

January 2, 2017

 

veggie panini

Love Heat? Make Arlyn Llewellyn’s Veggie Burger

Our first recipe of 2017 goes out to all of you who have made the promise to eat less meat in the new year. This veggie burger is vegan, spicy and hearty.

December 29, 2016

 

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A Not-So-Traditional New Year’s Menu

You'll still get corned beef and black-eyed peas for New Year's, but our recipes are a fresh take on traditional dishes.

December 22, 2016

 

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Eggnog, Coffee And Chili To Warm Your Winter Days

We've been mixing up drinks all month. Today, enjoy a glass of Daniel Orr's decadent eggnog. And we talk to two coffee professionals about their partnership.

December 16, 2016

 

john lawrence sycamore land trust

With Invasives, Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

On this week's show, we visit Sycamore Land Trust to find out what it takes to control invasive plants and restore an ecosystem to its preferred state.

December 8, 2016

 

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Making Kombucha At Home Makes Financial Sense

In today's show, Mother Hubbard's Cupboard gives a kombucha tutorial. Then we meet Amanda LeGore-Smith and hear how Asian carp helped her rebuild her life.

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