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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla is an announcer and producer for WFIU, where he serves as the host of Afterglow and the music trivia show Ether Game. His knowledge of food comes mostly from his Italian mother.

Recent Posts by Mark Chilla

November 5, 2015


 dog in a field

Fire Up The Oven, Strays On Farms, Demand For Grass-Fed Beef

Stray pets cause problems for livestock farmers. As American diets change, ranchers change their methods. And, there's a chicken inside that pumpkin!

October 23, 2015


james robinson and

From Homebrew To Mead… The Evolution Of A Couple Oddballs

The guys of Oddball Fermentables are crafting mead and cyser, or as they call it, "wine, made by guys who like beer."

September 17, 2015


daniel orr by the grill with chicken

Local Food Partnership, Caribbean Chicken, Fertilizer Runoff

Should we police how the phrase "farmers' market" is used? Recipes for pickled peppers, grilled chicken. Farmers address fertilizer runoff, water pollution.

August 28, 2015


Bloomington Hop Jockeys at Brewers Cup

Homebrewing 101 With The Bloomington Hop Jockeys

The Bloomington Hop Jockeys have been meeting since 2004 to promote Homebrewing in Southern Indiana.

August 28, 2015


street closed for farmers market

Define ‘Farmers Market,’ Watermelon Puree, Homebrewers Club

What do you think of when you hear the terms "farmers market" and "organic?" Home brewing with some passionate amateurs. And, Daniel Orr's watermelon puree.

August 1, 2015


ann in her garden

Gardening As We Age, “It’s Good For The Soul”

Ann Robins and Jean Bruce have not let knee replacements stop them from working in their gardens. They've learned to how make their gardens work for them.

October 30, 2014


barbara lehr with customers and mother hub bard's cupboard

Bone Broth With The Hub’s “Domestic Diva”

Barbara "The Domestic Diva" Lehr suggests bone broth is a healthy and frugal alternative to typical canned stocks.

October 23, 2014


Croissants at the Farmer's Market

Croissant-Making 101 in Muddy Fork’s New Bakery

At Bloomington's Muddy Fork Bakery, the journey of introducing croissants to the menu was full of some unexpected turns

September 25, 2014


American Guinea Hogs

Farming In Retirement: J&P Heritage Farm

Jerry and Paula Perron of J&P Heritage Farm have grown their retirement hobby into a small, pork-producing business

August 25, 2014


Creekbend Vineyard

Uncork the Uplands: A Community of Winemaking

Success for the wineries along the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail comes from their sense of community

August 4, 2014


Bananas in a dumpster

Combating Retail Food Waste, One Dumpster At A Time

An anonymous dumpster diver gives Earth Eats a glimpse into his trade, combating food waste.

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