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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

April 22, 2017

 

ramps in the ground

Ramps On The Farm, Not In The Woods

Kevin Pope grows ramps on his Lucas Lane Farm by harvesting the wild plants from the woods behind his property and then transplanting them near his hoop houses.

April 21, 2017

 

lavender viennese whirls

Vegan Viennese Whirls

There's nothing out of the ordinary on the ingredient list. The trick with making Rainbow Bakery's Viennese Whirls is how difficult it is to form the cookies.

April 17, 2017

 

flaxseeds

Veganize Your Baked Goods With Flaxseeds

Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)

April 12, 2017

 

eric schedler milling spelt

Mill-It-Yourself At Muddy Fork Bakery

Baker Eric Schedler mills five different grains in-house. On the show, we watch the process and then we bake a pie with a kamut pie dough.

April 5, 2017

 

tractor in a corn field

Watch: Many Midwest Farmers Wary Of Changes To NAFTA

With the prospect of the deal being re-worked or scrapped, some farmers are wondering why the President wants to mess with what they perceive as a good thing.

March 31, 2017

 

cleaning a pot

In U.S. Restaurants and Bars, ‘Modern Slavery’ Persists

A new report highlights victims of human trafficking in the food industry, from farm workers to restaurant cooks and wait staff.

March 30, 2017

 

Katy Kopp Miller

Dr. Katy Kopp Miller, On Eating Disorders

In this week's show, an interview with psychologist Katy Kopp Miller who specializes in treating eating disorders. Then, we kick off a month of baking recipes.

March 27, 2017

 

georgina ramsey

Georgina Ramsay: “And Suddenly No One Was Talking About Food”

Anthropologist Georgina Ramsay researched food poisoning amongst refugees in Uganda, but as she describes, starting anew in Australia led to other difficulties.

March 17, 2017

 

trimming a branch

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

 

pine needles

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

 

lior lev sercarz

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

 

mushrooms

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

 

vivian halloran

“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

 

dan and kate williamson

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

 

slicing tofu

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

 

corn plant

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

 

baby drinking milk from a bottle

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.

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