Let your kids experiment with making food. Sarah Elton tells us why. We tap maple trees. Kale and chocolate for our snacks. And, carbon in the Corn Belt.
Today is our 300th episode! We commemorate the milestone with an interview with Wendell Berry. And, what organic farmed fish could mean for other organics.
A day on, not a day off, for local food organizations. Haggis and mashed rutabaga for Burns Supper. And, ranchers get critical of federal beef checkoff program.
Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.
Mulled wine and chicken mushrooms on the menu. A new super-herbicide brings new concerns. Tips for beginning backyard chicken farmers. And we go a'wassailing.
Rebecca Lando's cookbook shows how to eat seasonally, nutritiously on a budget. Lamb ribs when you want to splurge. What it takes for food to be called non-GMO.
Living Roots Ecovillage uses organic growing practices but they don't want to get certified. Snacking on raw food. Cali dairy farmers relocate to the Midwest.
Make butter and paneer with Robyn Morton. Mozzarella is a bit trickier. Mike Record works to get his small farm certified organic. Benedictine nuns raise cows.
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.
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.
Amy Bentley follows trends in baby food, from invention to today. Indiana rancher develops relationship with local restaurants. And, a profile of Tom Vilsack.
Judith Schwartz and the inherent wealth in our environmental economy. Fire-baked brie. Women farmers finally get counted. "Tamale Lady" Chef Erika Yochum.
A conversation about how food and alcohol have been depicted in American art with Judith Barter. Turkeys on the farm. Cranberry cocktail shake-up.
Author and rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman says her book "Defending Beef" is a constructive criticism of the beef industry.
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.
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?
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.
Croissants from Muddy Fork's brand new bakery. Books about claiming appetite with Vivian Halloran. Pickled radishes and salmon mousseline with Daniel Orr.
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.
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.