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Earth Eats Staff is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture.

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March 12, 2017

 

Hanna Walker

How My Father And I Learned To Separate Curds And Whey

Carolyn Beans and her father took a crash course in mozzarella. The experience offered valuable insight into the science and history of cheese-making.

March 12, 2017

 

Spring Onion Salmon Frittata

Spring Onion Salmon Frittata

Frittatas aren't just for eggs anymore! This recipe adds savory smoked salmon, nutty gouda and plenty of herbs and scallions.

March 10, 2017

 

vegan stroganoff

Yes, You Can Make Vegan Stroganoff

Raw cashews not only add a creamy texture and a touch of sweetness, they also have the ability to thicken, which means there is no need to make a roux.

March 10, 2017

 

greenhouse

Greenhouse Has Neighbors Throwing Shade Over Light Pollution

LEF Farms is investing $10 million to grow lettuce indoors in New Hampshire. Neighbors support locally grown food but worry lights may affect property values.

March 9, 2017

 

lent bowl

A Lenten Soup Flavored With Centuries Of Tradition

This thick, creamy stew features 12 "grains" to represent the Twelve Apostles and cod to denote Jesus, a meal befitting Ecuador's elaborate Lenten traditions.

March 9, 2017

 

drawing

Study: Fewer Overweight People Try To Lose Weight

Some worry what this trend means for chronic disease. Others see an upside: Diets often fail, but a healthy body image can lead to healthy outcomes.

March 9, 2017

 

soy milk

For Breast Cancer Survivors, Soy Tied To Longevity Boost

New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried.

March 8, 2017

 

farming holding cocoa pods

Cocoa Crisis For Ivory Coast’s Farmers

A bumper crop combined with a fall in the global demand for chocolate and a dip in cocoa prices are hurting Ivory Coast cocoa farmers.

March 8, 2017

 

Lac qui Parle River watershed of Minnesota

Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Many farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

March 7, 2017

 

half-cracked egg

Unscrambling The Nutrition Science On Eggs

As more research suggests some degree of dietary cholesterol is harmless, if not healthy, the egg's reputation is slowly returning.

March 7, 2017

 

Amba Estate, a 26-acre tea plantation in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka’s Tea Paradise, A Social Enterprise Is Brewing

The island nation is one of the world's biggest exporters of tea. We visit one organic tea farm that shares revenues with its workers.

March 5, 2017

 

Cacao pods

Reviving Puerto Rico’s Cocoa Farms

Cocoa plantations in Puerto Rico were wiped out centuries ago. Now, local pride and the sheer love of chocolate are bringing back local cocoa.

March 5, 2017

 

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

The Worcestershire is my absolute favorite. I love the depth of flavor it gives the ground chicken or turkey.

March 4, 2017

 

butter

Spread The Word: Butter Has An Epic Backstory

From its origins as a happy accident 10,000 years ago, to its role as the centerpiece of a school "rebellion," the tabletop staple has had quite a life.

March 2, 2017

 

wet field

Sorry Salad Lovers: We May Have No Mesclun Mix For Two Weeks

There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks. You can blame wet weather in Arizona and California.

March 2, 2017

 

subway sign

DNA Tests Find Subway Chicken Only 50 Percent Meat

A CBC investigative consumer show ordered the DNA analysis. The sandwich chain unilaterally denies the accusation, calling the claims "absolutely false."

March 2, 2017

 

loaves of bread

What’s The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread?

New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.

March 2, 2017

 

broccoli, zucchini, cabbage

Veggie Shortage Inspires Funny Headlines, Serious Thoughts

Bad weather caused a brief shortage of veggies in the U.K. Prices went up and people panicked. Now they are thinking harder about where their food comes from.

March 1, 2017

 

coffee

Indonesia Wakes Up And Smells Its Own Coffee, Then Drinks It

Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes, but that's changing thanks to demand from a rising middle class.

March 1, 2017

 

Starbucks

Starbucks To Open In Italy In 2018. Italian Cafes Say Bring It

The coffeehouse giant plans several stores in Milan, but Italian coffeehouse owners aren't particularly worried.

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