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November 22, 2019


A young woman sorting boxed food from a large bin.

A Thanksgiving Earth Eats Without Any Recipes

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Earth Eats celebrates orchards and Black farmers, while questioning holiday food drives.

November 15, 2019


Black and white photo of man and woman tating peanuts from a bag, at a table.

Food Science History At NC State And Meal Prepping With Jackie Bea

Producer Josephine McRobbie visits the food science archives at North Carolina State and shares some interesting mid-century experiments.

November 8, 2019


Close up of peppers and spices in glass bottles with vinegar and sherry.

Warm Up With Hot Sauce And Tacos

No need to fear the ghost pepper! Christopher Burrus makes a mean, yet palatable hot sauce with one of the most famous of the super-hots.

November 1, 2019


Portrait of Kathleen Walters, outside, on IU campus

Have Sheep, Will Farm--Part II

In part two of our series about a young couple getting started in farming, we explore the ins and outs of securing a loan from the local Farm Service Agency.

October 25, 2019


Shawn Askinosie standing in front of a storefront with a large white dog.

Askinosie--A Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Factory In The Heartland

Just in time for Halloween, Earth Eats tours a craft chocolate factory and advises you on what to do with that leftover garlic--once it has done its job of warding off the vampires and evil spirits, that is.

October 18, 2019


Shane Bernardo crouching in a hoop house, with cucumbers on a vine.

Shane Bernardo On Food Justice And The Power Of Food To Connect Us To The Past

Food Justice is a term that Shane Bernardo uses to talk about his work, but it goes much deeper than that for him.

October 11, 2019


A snow cone stand shaped like a snow cone, with colorful umbrellas in front.

Southern Road Food And Midwest Persimmons

Explore the foods of Southern road trips with author and illustrator Emily Wallace.

October 4, 2019


A grid of black and white images of the steps to braiding a challah loaf

Gluten--It’s Complicated

Gluten is crucial for making a bread such as Challah. Eric Schedler shows us how, and we discuss some of the complexities surrounding gluten.

September 27, 2019


Stephanie Monserrate Torres and Marissa Reyes Diaz smiling and looking at the camera

A Farming Collective In Puerto Rico And A Japanese Dish On An Office Hotplate

Though Puerto Rico’s tropical climate makes it suitable for year-round farming, the island currently imports 80% of its food, mostly from the United States. Is that starting to change?

September 20, 2019


Deep red strawberries filling the frame

Strawberry Fields, Maybe Not Forever

Julie Guthman talks with Earth Eats about her research on the present and possible futures of the California strawberry industry.

September 13, 2019


A woman standing in front of rows of vegetable crops and sunflowers.

Visit A Community Farm Where Food Is Medicine

Have you ever heard of a produce prescription? Some healthcare providers are recognizing the power of fresh foods.

September 6, 2019


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

Pita Pockets With Muddy Fork Bakery

Eric Schedler uses spelt flour to make his pita bread. Hear all about on the show this week.

August 30, 2019


A man in overalls dipping and kissing a woman in jeans, in front of an old farm building with silos and rural landscape in the background.

Farmsteaders, An Intimate Portrait Of A Young Dairy Farming Family

It’s a struggle to make ends meet on a small family dairy farm. This couple found a way--through cheese!

August 23, 2019


A stand at a farmers market, with chiles, plants and a woman with two yellow balloons, plus two guys with their backs to the camera

What If Your Farmer Is A White Nationalist?

Listening to the voices of those grappling with what it means to ‘know your farmer.’

August 16, 2019


A woman wearing a Judea Reform Congregation t-shirt standing behind a table loaded with fresh lettuce (indoors).

A Jewish Farm, A Yucatan Taco And Grief-Eating Ham Sandwiches

A farmer, a restaurant owner, a poet and some presidential candidates--this week on Earth Eats.

August 9, 2019


Cartoon drawing of Blue Deliquanti and Soleil Ho, with various insects on them.

What's Old Is New Again--The Authors Of Meal Discuss Food, Culture And Comics (Rebroadcast)

Insect cuisine is a part of many cultural traditions throughout history and across the globe. So why does everybody talk about it as a future food?

August 2, 2019


A black woman holding a coffee cup standing next to a wire fence with a flock of small sheep with large horns and multi colored pelts.

Have Sheep, Will Farm-- Part I

How many times will these young farmers move their flock of sheep in the back of a minivan, before settling on their own land?

July 26, 2019


A woman handing money to another woman at a farm stand with asparagus in view

Food Critic Exposes Farm-To-Table Fraud And Hemp Returns To The Midwest

Tampa Bay Times Food Critic talks with Earth Eats about her groundbreaking work exposing fraudulent claims in the world of Farm to Table dining.

July 19, 2019


Several bottles of Indiana wines, including Traminette.

Indiana Wine And A Yucatan-Style Taco Stand

Did you know Indiana is home to nearly one hundred wineries? Traminette is Indiana’s signature wine to taste and compare across The Hoosier State.

July 12, 2019


Baker, Eric Schedler with sheet pan of unbaked pretzels, in his bakery

Belly Of A Pretzel

What gives traditional German-style soft pretzels their signature color and flavor? Muddy Fork Bakery shares all the secrets.

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