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Lazy Summer Days With Wine And Salsa

Wine expert Brad Dunn talks about what wines are refreshing during hot summer days, and break out the chips for the annual Bloomingfoods Salsa Contest.

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Brad Dunn talks about the wines he enjoys drinking while hanging at the lake or relaxing out on the porch during the summer.

Does my peanut butter taste like your tuna fish? I don’t think so, but I think there are varying degrees of experience and perception.

That’s Brad Dunn, sommelier at the Uptown Cafe in Bloomington, Indiana. He talks about what he taste in wines and how he interprets what his guests say they taste in wines.

Before that, farmers are using technology to help soothe their overheated cows. Harvest Public Media has the story.

Stephanie Hartono visits a neighborhood coffee shop in Indianapolis that values community service just as much as a good cuppa coffee.

A summer tradition at the Bloomington Farmers Market is the annual Salsa Contest, now in its 24th year. We live vicariously through some of the judges.

And in the kitchen, two recipes with Chef Daniel Orr — one for jazzed up store-bought salsa and the other for a cherry tomato tart.

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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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