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February 12, 2021


Shanna Hughey in denim overalls with hair bound in a scarf standing next to a tree and sunflower, smiling at camera

Herbal Wellness And Oven Treats

The owner of Wild Mint Apothecary shares what it means for her to make medicine from plants, and the owners of Two Sticks Bakery talk about turning a passion for baking into a thriving business.

February 5, 2021


Nic Garza with arm around Marie O'Neill, both smiling at camera,  standing at gate to expansive garden, green grass, trees and blue sky in the background.

Farming And Racial Politics; Music And Vegan Cooking

Young farmers at Outlier Farmstead say you can’t avoid politics on the farm, and band member Dani Dubuto cooks vegan food on the road.

January 29, 2021


A view from the top of the inside of a honey extractor, a stainless steel barrel with honeycomb frames installed like spokes on a wheel

Honey Slingers, Cucumber Grafters And Sour Beers

What does it take to get honey from a honeycomb--and why would you ever want to graft a cucumber stem?

January 22, 2021


A white plate with three different grains, whole and ground, labeled: kamut, spelt, turkey red wheat.

Anthropologists Discuss Gluten’s Complications And A Baker Teaches Pita Bread

Learn how easy it is to make your own pita pockets, and how to make falafel without a box mix.

January 15, 2021


Greg Emmons standing near the entrance to a building, with a blue longsleeved shirt and blue sky in the background

Food As Medicine, Even On The Open Road

Learn how one participant in a nutrition prescription program adapts his new diet to fit his job as a truck driver.

January 8, 2021


A grocery store reach in cooler filled with milk

Make Your Own Soft Pretzels And Learn About Federal Food Policy

IU Food Researcher Angela Babb talks about the USDA’s glaring conflict of interest.

January 1, 2021


Carrots with greens, tomatillos, a cucumber, red peppers and cherry tomatoes displayed on a wooden surface, orverhead view

Problem Solving You Can Eat

If you have a new year’s resolution to improve the way you eat, it might be nice to think about adding to your diet, rather than restricting.

December 19, 2020


Erin Carman-Sweeny standing in blue shirt, with one hand on his hip in front of row crops with trees and green brush beyond the farm fields.

A Campus Farm And A Campus Emergency Meal Program

The IU Dining services has access to fresh produce grown right on campus. That comes in handy, especially during a pandemic.

December 18, 2020


MeShorn Daniels with face mask and Army shirt, in ball cap looking at camera standing in parking lot of boarded-up Kroger.

Food Desert Or Food Apartheid?

The term food desert implies that it’s naturally occurring--but is it?

December 11, 2020


Sean and Denise Breeden Ost standing in a wood framed greenhouse with tables piled with dried plant matter. They are lifting a sheet cradling some dried beans plants)

The Store Is The Garden: Reflections On Growing Enough

This week on earth eats, beans and corn and cornbread and bean poetry and planning for your own apocalypse.

December 4, 2020


Book cover for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black Ameria, with a grainy black and white photo of two African American people facing each other with one hand up, over a counter a Vote Here sign and McDonald's signage in the background

The Surprising Role Of Fast Food Franchises In The Black Community

A new book by Marcia Chatelain complicates the relationship between McDonald’s and the Black community.

November 27, 2020


A hand pouring a small kettle of water over a pour-over device for coffee on a wooden bench outdoors.

Edible Outdoor Education, Two Soups And Coffee Outside

Revisit a spicebush tea and acorn pancake tasting, and a bicycle ride with a self-sufficient coffee stop.

November 20, 2020


Michelle Porter standing holding a yellowing booklet called Family Fare. She stands in front of a plain white background, wearing a t-shirt with American flag and Bible.

How Do You Learn To Cook?

Hear our conversation with Lawrence County resident Michelle Porter--about learning to cook from a government-issue wedding present.

November 13, 2020


Ariel view of colorful fruits and vegetables on display.

Reimagining Our Food Systems

Dominant narratives do more than describe a situation or circumstance. The stories we tell can shape our world.

November 6, 2020


An overhead view of a landscape with a garden bed cultivated in a lush green landscape with some partial structures nearby and two people standing in the garden.

Agroecology, Midwestern Black Farmers, And A Kimchi Startup

Join us for conversations with farmers working with nature to grow food in Puerto Rico and here in the Midwest, plus Black farming challenges and traditions in Iowa and Oklahoma and a kimchi startup In North Carolina.

October 30, 2020


Kevin Gabbard at a stainless steel sink next to a big kettle, plastic buckets in various colors sit nearby on a cart

Food Fit For A Fly

Most of us, when we encounter a fruit fly, are focused on keeping it out of our food. But what if it was your job to feed fruit flies?

October 23, 2020


Closeup shot of Kamut grains filling the frame.

All About Grain--A Small Scale Mill, Ancient Wheat And Sourdough Bread

The pandemic has revealed the wisdom of short supply chains. Hear how one small-scale grain farm and mill adapted to pandemic conditions.

October 16, 2020


A close up of a bright red bumpy pepper with a tail-like tip on a linen table cloth

Adventures In Hot Peppers--From Pique Making To Reaper Tasting

What is the world's hottest pepper and what does it feel like in your mouth? Two public radio hosts are about to find out.

October 9, 2020


Lauren McAllister, Brett Volpp and young son Jasper in front of old red tractor with house and dogs in the background.

Have Sheep, Will Farm: One Family’s Search For A Farm Of Their Own

From walking a horse 6 miles on a rail trail to transporting 24 sheep in the back of a Chrysler minivan, these young farmers will find a way to get their animals, and themselves, to the farmland of their dreams.

October 2, 2020


Taneisha Henline with face mask and scarf around hair, in window of yellow and green food truck

Top Shotta Jerk Chicken--A Food Truck With A History

Owner and Chef Taneisha Henline shares the story behind her flavorful chicken and why she wanted to share it with the Bloomington community.

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