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A Peek Into Food Science History And A Moroccan-Inspired Bowl

Man and woman eating “atomic” peanuts, 1959 (Courtesy of NCSU Special Collections Research Center)

Science is trial and error, and the scientists and engineers will tell you the failures are just as important as the successes, ‘cuz it tells you– now you know what not to do.

On this week’s show producer Josephine McRobbie dives into the food science archive at North Carolina State University and uncover some strange experiments…atomic peanuts, anyone?

Jackie Bea Howard shares a recipe for a colorful bowl featuring gingered meatballs, and Moroccan flavors.

And Harvest Public Media takes a look at the struggles farmers face when it comes to Health Insurance.

Music on this episode:

Poor Souls by Actual Figures
Endless Dancing on Gede Pangrango by KieLoKaz, via Free Music Archive
Music in Josephine McRobbie’s story by Suislyfe, Alexander Nakarada, Immortal Beats and Wido, via SoundCloud CC

Note:The section of oral history with Walton Gregory (heard in this episode), provided by NCSU.

Stories On This Episode

Take A Dive Into The NC State Archives

Archivists Todd Kosmerick and Virginia Ferris are with the Special Collections Research Center at NC State. They work to identify and preserve historically valuable records and documents related to farming and foods.

Jackie Bea’s Moroccan-Inspired Cauliflower-Rice Bowl

Make your bowl your own, but be sure to make extra gingered-turkey meatballs, and freeze them for another dish.

Farm Bureaus Try For Affordable Health Care Coverage, But Plans Exclude Some

"This has been one of our greatest struggles, not only financially but emotionally."

Kayte Young

Kayte Young discovered her passion for growing, cooking, foraging and preserving fresh food when she moved to Bloomington in 2007. With a background in construction, architecture, nutrition education and writing, she brings curiosity and a love of storytelling to a show about all things edible. Kayte raises bees, a small family and a yard full of food in Bloomington’s McDoel Gardens neighborhood.

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