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Colleen Sen Talks Indian Food, Farmer Payouts, Curry Lentils

Colleen Taylor Sen talks about her sixth book on Indian food. Daniel Orr uses that as inspiration for curried lentils. And, how federal farm payouts work.

tandoori chicken with green onions cooking on a grill

You would have your starch, you would have a curry a stew, you would have some vegetables. You would have something sour, you may have yogurt. You would have pickles.

All of that on a dinner table in a traditional Indian household. Author Colleen Taylor Sen is with us today to talk about her new book about Indian food.

U.S. soybean producers are looking forward to a new trade deal that could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan. A closer look at how farmer support programs work. Both of those stories from Harvest Public Media.

Author Mimi Shotland-Fix gives us tips for starting a home food business.

And back to Indian food, with Chef Daniel Orr — lentil and tofu curry and a curry soup, both suitable for meatless Mondays.

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Paying Farmers Not To Farm? Not Exactly

Some have complained that the government pays farmers not to farm. It’s actually a complicated program sought by sustainable agriculture advocates.

Curried Lentils Bring The Heat And The Sweet

Lentils can get pretty boring after a while. This curried preparation gives them a little heat and a little sweet.

Anticipating The Benefits Of A Trade Deal In The Pacific

For U.S. soybean producers, the deal could mean no longer paying tariffs as high as 20 percent in countries like Japan.

Simple Curried Carrot Soup

This super easy soup will have you warmed up on these winter nights in no time.

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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