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Say Cheese With Rachel Dutton, Simple Cheese Recipes

Microbiologist Rachel Dutton studies cheese and its microbes. Chef Bob Adkins presents an easy cheese making tutorial. And, time for barbecue!

homemade ricotta

Photo: Theresa (Flickr)

Ricotta is one of the three cheese Chef Bob Adkins cooks up for us in his kitchen at The Rail.

We’re learning a lot about the role that microbes play in the world, and especially for humans, and so I think people’s ideas about ‘Microbes are all bad’ are changing.

Dr. Rachel Dutton is a microbiologist who looks at cheese and its microbes. We’ll find out about her work with chefs and how a certain type of bacteria from San Francisco is responsible for the world’s sourdough breads.

Lots of cheese in today’s show! Chef Bob Adkins shows us how easy making your own cheese can be.

Luke Runyon looks at the Future Farmers of America, or rather the FFA, and why it’s enjoying record enrollment.

And, our first barbecue story of the year. We visit a gas station that is famous for its barbecue.

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While Farm Life Changes, FFA’s Blue Jacket Stays The Same

ffa crest

Those involved with FFA tout the record enrollment as a testament to the organization’s nimbleness in the face of an increasingly urbanized society.

Championship Barbecue Served Up At Short Stop

Chris Marks, barbeque champion

Barbecue champion Chris Marks joined the Barbeque Train at the Short Stop Food Mart to cook up the perfect rib.

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.

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