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Food Waste From Donations, Gingerbread Houses, Lentils+Tofu

We follow donated produce from the supermarket to the soup kitchen. The competitive world of making gingerbread houses. Scientists are still stumped by PED.

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I remember my mom being really creative when making this house and using a sucker as a lamp post or something, and I just thought that was the coolest thing ever.

Mary Figueroa is serious about making gingerbread houses, which has proven to be both fun and problematic throughout her life. We’ll follow her as she competes for gingerbread house glory.

Harvest Public Media takes a look back at a virus that decimated pigs populations in the U.S. a couple years ago. Scientists are still trying to figure out what happened.

We’ve got two recipes with Chef Daniel Orr… using lentils and black-eyed peas.

Then, what happens when the food you’ve donated to your local food bank has passed its prime? Not your typical food waste story, from Kate Griebel.

Stories On This Episode

Deadly Pig Virus Remains A Mystery – And A Threat

What we have pieced together from interviews and public records shows that PED confounded researchers and industry insiders scrambling to contain it.

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.

Veterinarian Becomes Gumshoe, Pursuing Globe-Trotting Virus

The industry fears that PED, not yet eradicated and known as a pernicious, intrepid world traveler, will come charging back this winter.

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.

That’s How The Gingerbread Crumbles

Mary Figeuroa is serious about making gingerbread houses and she has the awards to prove it. But does she have what it takes to win at Conner Prairie?

Tracking Food Donations, From Grocery Store To Soup Kitchen

Once food is marked for donation at groceries, it's a race to get it to hunger organizations around the area. Unfortunately, not all food survives the journey.

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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