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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

February 5, 2015

 

kale pieces on a baking sheet

Kale Chips And Hot Chocolate, Carbon Cycle, Kids Get Cooking

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.

January 29, 2015

 

wendell berry

Earth Eats At 300: Wendell Berry, Parsnip Pancakes, Hemp

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.

January 23, 2015

 

graeme and ellen mckay packing seeds

MLK Day Service Projects, Burns Supper, Beef Checkoff

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.

January 16, 2015

 

crowd marching around fires in apple orchard

Wassailing: A New Year’s Party In The Apple Orchard

Folklorist Maria Kennedy says noisy processions into apple orchards are meant to wake up the cider trees and scare away evil spirits.

January 15, 2015

 

ancona

Wassailing, Backyard Chicken Tips, Mushrooms And Wine

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.

January 10, 2015

 

french onion soup

Working Class Foodie, Latkes And Lamb Ribs, Non-GMO Label

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.

January 1, 2015

 

dairy cow in a field

A Farmer And Her Chef, Dairy Farms On The Move, The “O” Word

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.

December 24, 2014

 

making mozzarella

DIY Cheese, New Ground Farm, Colo. Ranch Run By Nuns

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.

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.

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