Earth Eats: Real Food, Green Living

Fourth Of July Eating Contest And Picnic Food

For our Fourth of July program, we celebrate two very different ways of approaching food: vegetarian dishes for a cookout and the competitive eating circuit.

grilling hot dogs

Photo: Steven Depolo (Flickr)

How many hot dogs can you eat?

Chicken satay in Singapore, mince meat pies outside of London, raw onions in Maui. It was a not-so-glamorous but interesting career.

That’s Columbus, Indiana native Ryan Nerz. He came into the Earth Eats studios to talk about his life in the competitive eating world. He didn’t do the eating, but he has announced over 100 contests all over the world.

For Fourth of July, we’re making a few picnic/cookout appropriate dishes with Chef Daniel Orr.

And, Harvest Public Media reports that the Smithsonian is working on an exhibition that will explore agriculture’s connection to finance, science and retail.

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Smithsonian Plows Into Farming History

smithsonian Curator

The Smithsonian is now working on 8,000-square-foot “American Enterprise” exhibition that will explore agriculture’s connection to finance, science and retail.

Raw Food Trio: Cabbage Chips, Nut Tacos, Cauliflower Popcorn

cabbage, ground walnuts, cauliflower

Our listeners requested an episode of raw recipes. So, we deliver three raw snacks using cabbage, walnuts, and cauliflower!

Simple Summer Recipes: Hobo Potatoes and Caribbean Coleslaw

caribbean coleslaw in a bowl

We’re finishing up our series on summer grilling today by cooking some potatoes, onions and peppers in the coals paired with a crisp and fresh coleslaw.

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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