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Food Stamps At The Farmers Market, Two Recipes Using Peas

Brad Dunn introduces us to 4 Irish whiskeys. Chef Daniel Orr cooks with black-eyed-peas. Bloomington Winter Farmers Market is doubling customers' SNAP dollars.


Photo: nep (Flickr)

Sure, black-eyed peas are normally associated with New Year's Day meals, but this recipe for Hoppin' John was too good to wait until 2014 to share!

In Ireland, as opposed to Scotland that has say over 100 distilleries, there are three distilleries in Ireland.

That’s beverage director at the Uptown Cafe Brad Dunn. Those three distilleries producer a wide variety of Irish Whiskeys. He takes us on a tour of four of his favorites in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.

Harvest Public Media looks at the origins of genetically modified foods.

In the kitchen, Chef Daniel Orr prepares a delicious black-eyed pea salad.

And, we visit the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market. Not only is this the first year vendors are accepting food stamps, organizers are offering sort of a two-for-one deal so customers’ SNAP benefits go twice as far.

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The Seeds Of Genetic Modification

soybean seeds

Genetic modification technology is barely 30 years old and the controversy surrounding it somewhat younger. But how did it even become possible?

Beyond Jameson: Four Irish Whiskeys For St. Patrick’s Day

irish whiskeys on the bar

Brad Dunn encourages you to try something different this St. Patrick's Day. These four Irish whiskeys are great no matter if you're shooting, mixing or sipping.

SNAP Dollars Worth Double At Bloomington Winter Market

muddy fork table at bloomington winter farmers market

With the help of an anonymous donation, the Bloomington Winter Farmers Market hopes to ensure that no one is priced out of buying fresh, local foods.

French Style Peas (Petits Pois à la Française)

petits pois

A classic dish with a Midwestern twist. Instead of lettuce, we're using wild garlic mustard greens.

Hoppin’ John Blackeyed Pea Salad

hoppin john blackeyed pea salad

No ham hocks or bacon in sight! This vegetarian dish could be vegan with a splash of olive oil instead of butter.

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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