Almost every culture has a way to use day old bread. You have, you know, French Toast, which the french call “pain perdu”, which means forgotten bread. The panzanella salad is a perfect example of that.
With Chef Daniel Orr today, we’ll be making Panzanella salad, a dish that uses up all those stale bits of bread that you just can’t bring yourself to throw in the compost heap.
Also on our show, the benefits and the limitations of Urban Gardens. That story from Harvest Public Media.
We’ll also hear how female farmers in Missouri are banding together.
Then, it’s a trip to a garden where the seeds are considered more valuable than the vegetables.
And, do not try this at home — the pros and cons of dumpster diving.
Stories On This Episode
Groups designed for farm women are not just about the social and emotional support. They serve an educational role as well.
This recipe features some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers along with an ingredient that is past its prime -- stale bread.
Choose small, young okra for this recipe. They get more fibrous and are less ideal for raw dishes as they get larger.
Sherry Wise of the Wylie House describes how the act of seed saving preserves agricultural biodiversity and family traditions.
An anonymous dumpster diver gives Earth Eats a glimpse into his trade, combating food waste.
There may be limitations to the benefits of urban agriculture.
A new startup is making an edible product out of fruit pulp from coffee plants that farmers usually dump.
General Mills has recalled an additional 15 million pounds of flour after investigators found a second strain of E. coli in samples.