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Claudia Roden, Mistletoe Loves Apple Trees, Fire-Roast Duck

Claudia Roden wrote food books long before it was trendy. Daniel Orr cooks duck and parsnip soup. Mistletoe gets cozy with apple trees. US grain on the move.

mistletoe on apple trees

Photo: Courtesy of Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy snapped this picture of mistletoe blooming on apple trees in Eastham Court Farm, near Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire.

Everybody was exchanging recipes and saying, ‘I’ll never see you again. Can you give me that recipe for your chocolate cake?’ And people also said, ‘I’ll give you my recipe because I want you to remember me.’

Food writer Claudia Roden collected recipes from Jewish refugees in the 1950s and 60s. That became her first book, A Book Of Middle Eastern Food. Since then she’s written eleven food books. She’s in the studio with us today.

Chef Daniel Orr is cooking for the holidays already. It’s duck and parsnip soup on the menu.

From Harvest Public Media, the problem of transporting all the grain from this year’s harvest.

And, mistletoe is a nuisances to orchardists in England. We’ll hear how they turn it into some extra holiday spending money.

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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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