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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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August 20, 2017

 

swiss chard baklava

Summer Potluck Dishes To Withstand The Heat, Please Crowds

We asked three chefs for their suggestions for dishes that will stand out from all the beans and burgers and slaw and dips sure to be on the table.

August 17, 2017

 

huckleberry

August Brings Out Hunters Of Elusive Huckleberries

Lovers of these tart, juicy berries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet.

August 17, 2017

 

yellowfin tuna

Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others

When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught can make a huge difference.

August 16, 2017

 

burdock root

Burdock Salad With Three Sesame Dressing

In Asia, burdock roots (and even the stems and leaves) are a staple food and herbal medicine that have been consumed since ancient times.

August 16, 2017

 

beer in cooler

Craft Beer, Brought To You By Big Beer

More than a dozen of America's most popular craft breweries have been bought by global beverage companies in recent years.

August 15, 2017

 

farmworkers

Farm-To-Table Food Labor Is Ripe For Change

Even the most wholesome ingredients are produced through cheap labor, often by people who are poor and hungry. It's time the food world talks about that.

August 14, 2017

 

Oreshki

This Soviet-Era Cookie Is Filled With Sweetness Amid Scarcity

With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures.

August 13, 2017

 

Cucumber Dill Salad with Rye Croutons

Creamy Cucumber Dill Salad With Rye Croutons

This luscious salad delivers serious crunch. The whole crackling affair is coated in velvety dilly sour cream dressing.

August 11, 2017

 

Penicillium colonies

More Than Bread: Sourdough As A Window Into The Microbiome

Home bakers have volunteered their sourdough starters to a team of American scientists who want to unravel the microbial secrets of sourdough.

August 10, 2017

 

hatch chile cornbread muffins

Hatch Chile Corn Muffins

I fold in fresh corn kernels and bits of charred hatch chiles, resulting in the muffins having awesome texture and a kick of spice.

August 9, 2017

 

vegan corn and leek soup

Vegan Corn And Leek Soup

The caramelized leeks, corn and water are enough to make a delicious soup, but I decided to up the ante and added some soy milk.

August 9, 2017

 

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Nonprofit Helps Asian-American Farmers Grow Businesses

Traditional greens are an integral part of Asian-American cultural identity. A California nonprofit is helping small farmers meet high demand in Asian enclaves.

August 8, 2017

 

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Honey Cornbread Snacking Cake

The flavor of honey and corn are prominent, while the summer blueberries are sweet, tart and juicy.

August 7, 2017

 

cattle

These Farmers Say They Got The Raw End Of NAFTA

From tomato growers in Florida to cattle ranchers in Montana, some farmers bruised by NAFTA think it has favored agribusiness over small-scale farms.

August 7, 2017

 

worker bee

No Offense, American Bees, But Your Sperm Isn’t Cutting It

One of the major threats to U.S. bees is the varroa mite. Researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.

August 7, 2017

 

charred corn fritters

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters With Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I love consuming corn in its raw state, but when I’m craving something more filling, I love making things like pancakes and fritters with the kernels.

August 6, 2017

 

pasilla chile cheddar spoon bread

Pasilla Chili And Cheddar Spoonbread

I fell in love with this spoonbread's pudding-like, spongy texture, and the flavor is out of this world.

August 3, 2017

 

Louisiana coastline

The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen

A record-setting "dead zone," where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive, has appeared this summer. One major cause is pollution from farms.

August 3, 2017

 

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Sweet Corn Ice Cream

The amount of corn you’ll need for this recipe will depend on how sweet and flavorful the corn is. Give a kernel a taste and adjust as you prefer.

August 3, 2017

 

chicken house

Perdue Farms Signs Up For A Chicken Welfare Revolution

The poultry industry may be on the verge of adopting ambitious new animal-welfare standards, giving chickens more space and daylight.

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