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February 22, 2016

 

rapini

School Gardens Then/Now, Rapini, Argentina’s Locust Problem

Rose Hayden-Smith says growing food is an act of patriotism. Broccoli raab, the Italian way. Wild rice pancakes. And, locusts destroy pastures in Argentina.

February 12, 2016

 

david tallent at IU traditions catering

Chef’s Career Change, Cold Weather Citrus, Chocolate Dessert

Chef David Tallent now spends his work days in a different kind of kitchen. Cold weather growing takes some ingenuity. And, chocolate for dessert.

February 5, 2016

 

chickens in the coop

Bird Flu And The Backyard, No-Meat Taco, Student-Run Grocery

How have backyard chicken farmers reacted to the avian flu outbreak? Tacos with walnuts and fish. And, students run the grocery store in a tiny Nebraska town.

January 28, 2016

 

wheel of cheddar

Cheddar Family Tree, Ag Absent From Stump, Chocolate Torte

Gordon Edgar says all cheddar, from Kraft to Cabot, come from the same basic recipe. Converting farmland back to grassland. And, chocolate cake for dessert.

January 22, 2016

 

hands holding compost

Compost In Winter, Pasta Times Two, It Takes Energy To Cook

The compost at Bread & Roses is so active it's melting snow. Daniel Orr makes pasta spectacular. And, it takes energy to make those bags of pre-chopped veggies.

January 14, 2016

 

swiss chard pie cooking in oven

Who Made Breakfast, Swiss Chard Pie, Farm Share For Tractors

Breakfast hasn't always been considered the most important meal of the day. We bake biscuits and a savory Swiss chard pie. And, the sharing economy on the farm.

January 8, 2016

 

jar of kombucha with scoby

Up-Scaling Kombucha, Waking Up Orchards, Sharing Groundwater

Kombucha brewers borrow from beer and dairy industries to increase production. Thin-crust pizza on the menu. And, buying and selling water rights in Nebraska.

December 31, 2015

 

queen bee and her worker bees

A Look Back At 2015 With Irene Newton, Kale Chips

In addition to some of our favorite stories from 2015, we examine the pros and cons of fertilizers. And, what we flush down the toilet could become energy.

December 24, 2015

 

Rotten_Mango_Apple

Food Waste From Donations, Gingerbread Houses, Lentils+Tofu

We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.

December 18, 2015

 

brewing beer

Food And Energy, Homebrew Kits As Gifts, Got Eggplant

Spending your holiday dollar on Christmas trees and homebrew kits. Butternut squash paired with gnocchi. And, breaking down the energy inputs that go into food.

December 10, 2015

 

leaf in a puddle

Food For Hanukkah, Gardener Weather Woes, Taxes On Farmland

When the garden doesn't grow, Phil Christenson isn't able to donate. Foods in the Jewish tradition. And, farmers' pocketbooks are strained by property taxes.

December 3, 2015

 

Joshua Ploeg in the kitchen

Pita For Lunch, Traveling Vegan Cook, Saving The Butterflies

Joshua Ploeg's pop-up vegan dinner parties. Save the milkweed, save the monarch butterflies. Turkish red onion salad. And, Clara Moore's shopping tips.

November 26, 2015

 

Peasants by the Hearth

Fireplace Cooking, Farmworker Housing, Scotch+Welsh Rarebit

Ducks, pumpkins and mushrooms slow-cooked in a fireplace. Whiskey 101, with Brad Dunn. Immigrant farmworkers' dilapidated houses can come with health risks.

November 19, 2015

 

edward hopper's nighthawks

Food In American Art, Tempura Green Beans, Cage-Free Eggs

We look at how food culture has inspired American artists. Green beans get the deep-fried treatment. And, who will work all the new agriculture jobs?

November 12, 2015

 

saffron threads

Tofu+Saffron, The Nitrates Problem, Evolution Of Baby Food

Amy Bentley looks at how feeding infants has changed since the invention of baby food in the 1920s. Tofu instead of oil in rouille. And, insects for dinner?

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 30, 2015

 

pain brie

Freda Love Smith, Finger Foods, What Now For Alpaca Farmers

Savory bonbons and cauliflower popcorn are great party snacks. Curtailing antibiotic use in livestock. And, a life of food and music for Freda Love Smith.

October 22, 2015

 

homemade mead fermenting

Oddballs Making Mead, Hemp Pancakes, More Corn For More Meat

A couple failed homebrewers pick up mead making. We enjoy some green pancakes, thanks to hemp powder. Farmers grow more corn to feed more livestock.

October 15, 2015

 

beekeeper george Hegeman

Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Matt Ewer, More Meat Means More Land

Meet Green Bean's Matt Ewer, lifelong food entrepreneur. George Hegeman has tended bees all his life. And, making soil feel young again with cover crops.

October 9, 2015

 

beets

Beets, Historic Food Books, Conservation and Farming

American cookbooks throughout the years, with Vivian Halloran. Pickled golden beets. And, giving farmers incentives to think about conservation when they farm.

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