“I didn’t have an investigative team, I didn’t have a data team and all the things that people now have at newspapers. I mostly bumbled my way through with dumpster diving and getting moles in kitchens to feed me invoices and that kind of thing. “
Tampa Bay Times Food Critic Laura Reiley talks with Earth Eat’s Associate Producer Alex Chambers about her groundbreaking work exposing fraudulent claims in local farmers’ markets and Farm-to-Table dining.
And Jackie Bea Howard joins us with her nourishing smoothie bowl recipe to keep you on track (or get you back on track) with those New Year’s resolutions.
Laura Reily has served as food critic for the Tampa Bay Times for nearly 11 years. She recently revealed her identity, after years of being undercover, as many food critics are.
Her award-winning “Farm to Fable” series led to nominations for a Pulitzer Prize for criticism and a James Beard Award. She was a finalist for both in 2017.
This week we learned that Reiley will be leaving the Tampa Bay Times for a position with the Washington Post.
Music on this Episode
Coming Down to Me by Hope Poe and Stephen Stern (from Killer Tracks)
No Hay Problema by Pink Martini from Sympathique
Stories On This Episode
Start the day off right, with a smoothie bowl! Check out the recipe, then customize the textures and flavors to your personal tastes.
General Mills has recalled all 5-pound bags of Gold Medal unbleached flour after detecting Salmonella in a sample.