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Beets With Dave Tallent, Veggie Curry, Data Sharing On Farms

No love for beets?! Chefs Dave Tallent and Bob Adkins both try to convince guests that it's a delicious ingredient in their dishes. Kale chips and hydroponics.

beet's long shadow

Photo: Tom Burre (Flickr)

Raise your forks high if you love beets!

If we’re being honest, any chef that tells you that they’re thinking nutrition first and flavor second is lying to you.

Chef Dave Tallent, telling it like it is. He should know about flavor. The Bloomington chef was listed as a semifinalist for the James Beard Awards for the 8th year in a row. He talks us through his beet and goat cheese ravioli.

Farmers sharing their data with big ag, the pros and cons with Harvest Public Media.

A local farm produces gorgeous greens using hydroponics, then Chef Daniel Orr makes kale chips.

And, The Rail changes its menu every 6 weeks to serve up the most seasonal dishes possible. Chef Bob Adkins gives us the run-down on his curry recipe.

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Farmers Worry About Sharing Big Data


Farmers are using precision information from their fields to prescribe exact doses of everything from seeds to fertilizer. How much data do they want to share?

James Beard Nominee Dave Tallent Preaches Flavor First


Give Chef Dave Tallent the chance and he'll change your mind about beets with his Italian-inspired Beet And Goat Cheese Ravioli.

Beet And Honey Vinaigrette With Orange

beets fresh from the ground

This versatile condiment goes well on just about anything, from a burger to a salad.

Meet A Farmer: Deb McKee Kelly, Good Life Farms

heads of lettuce for sale at farmers market

Deb McKee Kelly's table at the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is stocked with lettuce, arugula and basil she grows on her hydroponics farm.

Cook Like A Chef: Bob Adkins’ Vegetarian Curry

chef bob adkins in the kitchen

The Rail changes its menu every 6-8 weeks to stay as true to the seasonality of foods as possible. Featured on the latest menu is Chef Bob Adkins' Indian curry.

Crunchy Curry Kale Chips


Who needs potato chips when you have these! A dusting of curry and garlic powders give these kale chips a great flavor.

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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