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Earth Eats

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Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture

2023

Earth Eats is a weekly podcast, public radio program and blog bringing you the freshest news and recipes inspired by local food and sustainable agriculture

2023
174hr 30min
Thumbnail for "Making a local food system that works for everyone".
From food hubs, farm-to-school programs and local food value chains, this week’s show is all about building a better local food system
Thumbnail for "Can traditional foods help manage disease?".
Indiana University scholar Funmi Ayeni shares her surprising research on a simple food used in households throughout Nigeria to treat malaria.
Thumbnail for "Indigenous foodways as tools of empowerment".
Keitlyn Alcantara studies pre colonial burial sites to understand indigenous foodways of the past and present.
Thumbnail for "Learn about specialty brewing with local fruits at Upland’s Woodshop".
Sour beer crafters recommend thinking of sour beers more like a nice bottle of wine than a Friday night six-pack
Thumbnail for "Historian Rebecca Spang on the strange origins of the restaurant".
Restaurants underwent dramatic transformations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about how restaurants came to be, and speculate on where they’re headed.
Thumbnail for "Palm oil is everywhere–Max Haiven talks about why that matters".
What can one commodity reveal about our food systems, about health, about labor and capitalism and about the environmental costs of so-called cheap food production?
Thumbnail for "Beth Hoffman speaks frankly on the financial challenges of farming [replay]".
Farm life still manages to attract young people, but they often come to the land with unrealistic expectations.
Thumbnail for "Tacotarian’s plant-based tacos aren’t just for vegetarians [replay]".
Toby Foster reports from Tacotarian in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thumbnail for "Food sovereignty in times of transition".
Sociologist Diana Mincyte has been studying dairy farming in Lithuania and other post socialist Eastern European states. She says that what happens there can foretell what we will see in other parts of the world
Thumbnail for "Can chefs shape our food system?".
In her book, At the Table, Katherine Miller offers guidance for chefs on effecting change in food policy.
Thumbnail for "Taking on Monsanto: journalist Carey Gillam tells the story of Lee Johnson vs. Big Ag [replay]".
A conversation with award winning journalist Carey Gilliam, author of The Monsanto Papers.
Thumbnail for "Turkish hand pies spark childhood memories for Derya Dogan".
Listen this week to stories of nighttime communal baking and the family lore behind a teapot.
Thumbnail for " In celebration of Earth Day: a conversation on the deep roots of regenerative farming ".
Liz Carlisle’s book, Healing Grounds, explores the origins of the farming practices we need today–in order to reduce the devastating effects of agriculture on our planet’s climate.
Thumbnail for "What a garden can mean–when you need it most".
Jerry Mercury had never experienced a place like the community garden he found in Tallinn, Estonia. In a difficult time, it meant the world to him.
Thumbnail for "Get ready for food truck season, and ice cream with the Chocolate Moose and Pinoy Garden Cafe".
Local ice cream shop puts the focus on community with Food Truck Fridays.
Thumbnail for "Three generations collaborate to cook a favorite Cuban dish".
Producer Alexis Carvajal connects with her grandmother to learn a family recipe called Pernil.
Thumbnail for "Youth in Indianapolis build personal and community resilience in the garden–with Groundwork Indy".
Join us for a community garden tour and conversation with Phyllis Boyd, former director of Groundwork Indy
Thumbnail for "Present and future foodways in Ukraine–a conversation with Elizabeth Dunn".
Geographer Elizabeth Cullen Dunn talks with Earth Eats about visiting ice cream factories and small dairy farms in Ukraine as the country faces uncertainty around the war and changes in land policy.
Thumbnail for "Sushi rolling, meatpacking and community gardening".
Tammy Ho talks about her research on Burmese refugees in the US food system.
Thumbnail for "The future of food according to Alicia Kennedy".
In her new book No Meat Required, food writer Alicia Kennedy looks at vegetarian movements of the past and shares her low-tech vision for the future of food.
Thumbnail for "This new food truck makes top-notch, plant-based food to-go".
When Nicole Schonemann switched to a plant-based diet, she was looking for delicious food and noticed her community had a gap. Planted Bloomington hopes to fill it.
Thumbnail for "Meet the guy who cooks for flies–and for science".
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?
Thumbnail for "Author Jori Lewis on the natural and human history of the peanut ".
While peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, I can’t say that I have given much thought to the peanut as a crop, or paid any attention to its role in history.
Thumbnail for "When the apocalypse comes, what will we eat?".
This week on Earth Eats, beans and corn and cornbread and bean poetry and planning for the apocalypse of your imagination.
Thumbnail for "“We don’t own the land, we’re taking care of it”--conversations on leaving a land legacy".
Celebrating 15 years of stories that matter with another favorite from the archives about stewarding the land for future generations.
Thumbnail for "Celebrating 15 years of food stories with chocolate, pupusas and urban farming".
Join us for a trip down memory lane on Earth Eats’ 15th anniversary.
Thumbnail for "High school students learn about plants (and life) in their school garden".
As we head back to the classroom, consider the value of outdoor learning. We speak with educators and students about what gardens at their high schools mean to them.
Thumbnail for "Farm-to-fork education for elementary students".
Join us for a tour of a new midwestern elementary ag school and a conversation with a farm-to-school garden coordinator.
Thumbnail for "When a library includes a teaching kitchen, community connections multiply".
Former public library director Marylin Wood asked the community what they wanted in a new library. The answers included connections with nature, and space to cook together.
Thumbnail for "Make pizza like a pro–at home".
A man obsessed with making pizza at home shares his secrets and a local home cook shares Clara Kinsey’s persimmon pudding recipe.
Thumbnail for "Winter holiday foods".
A winter holiday special with chestnuts roasting, cookies baking and coffee outside.
Thumbnail for "Nostalgic or innovative–Tacotarian has plant-based tacos for everyone".
Plant-based tacos are on the menu at Tacotarian in Las Vegas, Nevada
Thumbnail for "BIPOC farmers connect through a fellowship ".
A recent fellowship for young farmers focuses on Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Monroe County, Indiana.
Thumbnail for "Raising seeds".
Conversations with a farmer at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company and with the owners of Lost Farm Meal Service
Thumbnail for "Thanksgiving food traditions connect families across generations".
Learn about three unexpected holiday dishes that mean the world to the families who make them.
Thumbnail for "Katherine Miller on how chefs can help shape our food system".
In her new book, At the Table, Katherine Miller offers guidance for chefs on effecting change in food policy
Thumbnail for "Who sets the menu for the animals at the zoo? [replay]".
Everybody eats, including animals at the zoo. Producer Toby Foster talks with the Curator of Nutrition at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Thumbnail for "Piccoli Dolci brings Italian treats to The Heartland [replay]".
Maria Carlassare’s business is called Piccoli Dolci, which is Italian for little sweets. These days she’s making plenty of savory Italian specialties too, from distinct regions in Italy.
Thumbnail for " A forest for the future [replay]".
A conversation about a non-profit organization working to build a resilient and equitably green city for all.
Thumbnail for "Is food your love language? Kashika Singh builds community through food [replay]".
A visit to a cooking session at the IU Food Institute where an IU language professor shares traditional foods.
Thumbnail for " Ice cream and cluster bombs: present and future foodways in Ukraine".
Geographer Elizabeth Cullen Dunn talks with Earth Eats about visiting ice cream factories and small dairy farms in Ukraine as the country faces uncertainty around the war and changes in land policy.
Thumbnail for "A political immigrant from Russia finds comfort in an Estonian garden".
Jerry Mercury had never experienced a place like the community garden he found in Tallinn, Estonia. In a difficult time, it meant the world to him.
Thumbnail for "Jessica Wilson talks about what we get wrong when we focus on weight [replay]".
“Our bodies aren’t the problem,” rethinking the stories we tell about weight and health with dietician Jessica Wilson.
Thumbnail for "Alicia Kennedy considers the cultural history of vegetarian cuisine".
In her new book No Meat Required, food writer Alicia Kennedy looks at vegetarian movements of the past and shares her low-tech vision for the future of food.
Thumbnail for "The farm bill isn’t just about farming [replay]".
If you care about food, pay attention to The Farm Bill It’s about food security for households across the nation.
Thumbnail for "Make time for coffee".
A conversation with Korie Griggs of the Color of Coffee Collective
Thumbnail for "A beehive contains multitudes".
Microbiologist Irene Garcia Newton shares her knowledge about the many organisms involved in keeping a colony of honeybees healthy.
Thumbnail for "Cakes by Yenni: turning a passion into a business [replay]".
When your grandmother tells you it’s time to open a cake business, maybe you should listen.
Thumbnail for "Take them outside".
As we head back to the classroom, consider the value of outdoor learning. We speak with educators and students about what gardens at their high schools mean to them.
Thumbnail for "Back-to-school with farm-to-fork".
Join us for a tour of a new midwestern elementary ag school and a conversation with a farm-to-school garden coordinator.
Thumbnail for "Pies, novels, poetry and a podcast [replay]".
The creators of How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies talk with Earth Eats about their book.
Thumbnail for "How to build a better local food system".
From food hubs, farm-to-school programs and local food value chains, this week’s show is all about making local food work for everyone.
Thumbnail for "Raising rare seeds and growing a small business".
Conversations with a farmer at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company and the owners of Lost Farm Meal Service.
Thumbnail for "From restaurant to research [replay]".
A conversation with geographer Jen Watkins on her experience as a server and her research on the industry.
Thumbnail for "Upland’s Woodshop brews specialty beers with local fruits".
Huge wooden foeders, wild yeast, and hundreds of pounds of fruit make Upland’s sour beer program one of a kind.
Thumbnail for "Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition helps BIPOC farmers connect".
A recent fellowship for young farmers focuses on Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Monroe County, Indiana.
Thumbnail for "Learn how to raise figs in the midwest".
A how-to episode for growing your own figs and for preserving your tomato harvest.
Thumbnail for "Canopy Bloomington nurtures the urban forest".
A conversation about a non-profit organization working to build a resilient and equitably green city for all.
Thumbnail for "Memory, nostalgia and comfort food in contemporary Greek cuisine".
A conversation with chef and anthropologist, Nafsika Papacharalampous about changes in high-end dining in Greece, sparked by the financial crisis.
Thumbnail for "Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride celebrates all body types".
Treatment for eating disorders is often inaccessible and ineffective, especially in communities of color. The founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride has a program that aims to meet people where they are.
Thumbnail for "The Chocolate Moose is more than ice cream".
Local ice cream shop puts the focus on community with Food Truck Fridays.
Thumbnail for "Kashika Singh brings comfort food to students who are far from home".
A visit to a cooking session at the IU Food Institute where an IU language professor shares traditional Indian foods.
Thumbnail for ""Why are we together creating a world that as individuals none of us would choose?" [replay]".
Frances Moore Lappé continues the work she began more than 50 years ago with Diet for a Small Planet. Now she’s challenging us to save our Democracy.
Thumbnail for "How to feed a six-banded armadillo".
Everybody eats, including animals at the zoo. Producer Toby Foster talks with the curator of nutrition at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Thumbnail for "The CAFO next door [replay]".
A conversation about the The Smell of Money–a documentary film about environmental justice in rural communities
Thumbnail for "“Our bodies aren’t the problem,” rethinking the stories we tell about weight and health".
A conversation with dietician Jessica Wilson about what we get wrong when we focus on weight.
Thumbnail for "Take a bite of the big apple at Gables Bagels".
A new little bagel shop with a big personality brings an East Coast vibe to Bloomington.
Thumbnail for "“Local man likes pizza”".
Producer Toby Foster gets in the weeds about home pizza making with Pete Giordano.
Thumbnail for "Small Favors features local ingredients [replay]".
Listen to our conversation with the owner and chef of Small Favors, and his recipe for rich and savory cream puffs.
Thumbnail for "If you care about food, pay attention to The Farm Bill".
The farm bill isn’t just about farming. It’s about food security for households across the nation.
Thumbnail for "Jori Lewis on the complex story of the peanut [replay]".
While peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, I can’t say that I have given much thought to the peanut as a crop, or paid any attention to its role in history.
Thumbnail for "Raise your hand if you want to work in a meatpacking plant [replay]".
A conversation with Elizabeth Cullen Dunn about our food system’s dependence on the labor of forced migrants.
Thumbnail for "Writing a novel is easy as pie (if only pie were easy)".
The creators of How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies talk with Earth Eats about their book.
Thumbnail for "Who lives in a beehive?".
Microbiologist Irene Garcia Newton shares her knowledge about the many organisms involved in keeping a colony of honeybees healthy.
Thumbnail for "Wake up and slow down–with coffee".
A conversation with Korie Griggs of the Color of Coffee Collective.
Thumbnail for "Rethinking the restaurant industry".
A conversation with geographer Jen Watkins on her experience as a server and her research on the industry.
Thumbnail for "What does it mean to “queer” the food system? [replay]".
A conversation with Dr. Ike Leslie, questioning the traditions and assumptions around the role of family in farming.
Thumbnail for "Max Haiven explains palm oil [replay]".
What can one commodity reveal about our food systems, about health, about labor and capitalism and about the environmental costs of so-called cheap food production?
Thumbnail for "Art and science in the kitchen, with Cakes by Yenni".
When your grandmother tells you it’s time to open a cake business, maybe you should listen.
Thumbnail for "Old-school customer service meets the latest kitchen trends [replay]".
Goods for Cooks owners Sam Eibling and George Huntington are siblings who make a good team. Hear the story of their independent store–filled with cooking equipment, tableware and specialty food items.
Thumbnail for "Building a bridge for community food security [replay]".
Heather Craig crafts nourishing menus at the Community Kitchen.
Thumbnail for "Toasty winter treats".
A winter holiday special with chestnuts roasting, cookies baking and coffee outside.
Thumbnail for "Pinoy Garden Cafe brings a new taste to town".
The owners of a new pop-up talk about Filipino cuisine and their plans for the future.
Thumbnail for "“Profound acts of care” at the Ukrainian-Polish border [replay]".
Stories of ordinary people assisting those fleeing Ukraine at the start of the war earlier this year.
Thumbnail for "Crisis leads to transformation in Greek cuisine".
A conversation with chef and anthropologist, Nafsika Papacharalampous about changes in high-end dining in Greece, sparked by the financial crisis.
Thumbnail for "The National Young Farmers Coalition centers racial equity".
The future of farming must be inclusive, and the NYFC is intentionally moving agriculture towards racial diversity.
Thumbnail for "A love for cooking isn’t the only reason to start a food business [replay]".
Hear the story of a public health professor with a passion for popcorn.
Thumbnail for "A glimpse at local history through the lens of restaurants and pudding".
The Monroe County History Center shares the stories of bygone diners and dives.
Thumbnail for "Little sweets, from Italy to Indiana".
Maria Carlassare’s business is called Piccoli Dolci, which is Italian for little sweets. These days she’s making plenty of savory Italian specialties too, from distinct regions in Italy.
Thumbnail for "When CAFOs come to your neighborhood".
A conversation about the The Smell of Money–a documentary film about environmental justice in rural communities
Thumbnail for "When CAFOs come to your neighborhood".
A conversation about the The Smell of Money–a documentary film about environmental justice in rural communities
Thumbnail for "Gloria Lucas offers a harm reduction approach to eating disorders".
Treatment for eating disorders is often inaccessible and ineffective, especially in communities of color. The founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride has a program that aims to meet people where they are.
Thumbnail for "It’s time to listen to Indigenous farmers and farmers of color [replay]".
Liz Carlisle’s new book explores the origins of the farming practices we need today–in order to reduce the devastating effects of agriculture on our planet’s climate.
Thumbnail for "This neighborhood restaurant sources ingredients from neighboring farms".
Listen to our conversation with the owner and chef of Small Favors, and his recipe for rich and savory cream puffs.
Thumbnail for "As the weather cools, summer’s heat is captured in a hot pepper".
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.
Thumbnail for "A conversation with Jori Lewis, author of Slaves for Peanuts".
While peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, I can’t say that I have given much thought to the peanut as a crop, or paid any attention to its role in history.
Thumbnail for "Bread, beer and persimmons".
An Earth Eats anniversary show featuring the farm-to-tap journey of a special beer, baking challah for Rosh Hashanah, and a favorite story from Annie Corrigan about a community gathering around a generous tree.
Thumbnail for "Preserve the flavor of summer in a jar".
If you love the taste of homegrown midwest tomatoes, now is your chance to learn how to capture that goodness to enjoy all winter long.
Thumbnail for "Caring for your land when it’s not really your land [replay]".
Planting trees and building soil doesn’t always reap instant rewards–and maybe that’s the point.
Thumbnail for "Meet the guy who cooks for 31 million–luckily his guests don’t eat much [replay]".
Take a peek inside the fruit fly kitchen on the Indiana University campus.
Thumbnail for "Making the invisible visible: our food system’s dependence on the labor of forced migrants".
A conversation with Elizebeth Cullen Dunn on the elements of our food system that most of us prefer to keep hidden from view.
Thumbnail for "The agrarian dream may be calling–but is it practical?".
Farm life still manages to attract young people, but they often come to the land with unrealistic expectations.
Thumbnail for "Black farmers in the Midwest look to history for inspiration moving forward".
Hear stories about Black farmers in Ohio, and Indigenous wild rice cultivation in Minnesota lakes.
Thumbnail for "Crafting menus at the Community Kitchen".
Heather Craig sees the community kitchen as a bridge rather than a net.
Thumbnail for "Crafting menus at the Community Kitchen".
Heather Craig sees the community kitchen as a bridge rather than a net.
Thumbnail for "A gardener, a baker and a brewer walk into a bar…".
Hear the story of gardener-turned-bread-baker, Candace Minster who sells her bread to a kombucha bar in Twelve Points.
Thumbnail for "Keitlyn Alcantara on Indigenous foodways of the past and the present".
Anthropological bio-archeologist Keitlyn Alcantara studies pre colonial burial sites to understand indigenous foodways.
Thumbnail for "Goods for Cooks is a “mom and pop” kitchen supply shop run by a brother and sister".
Siblings Sam Eibling and George Huntington keep up with the latest trends, while maintaining that old-school personal touch in their independent store–filled with cooking equipment, tableware and specialty food items.
Thumbnail for "Earth Eats Presents: The Hoosier Young Farmers Podcast, Part II".
What is the role of community in the life of a farm? How do farmers strike a work/life balance? Explore these questions and more on this special episode.
Thumbnail for "An Indiana bakery with a history, looks to the future".
When Brittany Kiel took over the family bakery, she wanted to make changes to reflect her own passions. Honoring tradition is also important to her, so she’s striking a delicate balance.
Thumbnail for "The future of farming must be inclusive".
The National Young Farmers Coalition centers racial equity and is no longer a white-led organization. Catch our conversation with Michelle Hughes, about the organization's transformation, on this episode of Earth Eats.
Thumbnail for "When you’re craving Indonesian food, you might have to make it yourself".
A conversation and kitchen session with Melati Citrawireja of Three Salted Fish.
Thumbnail for "The Hoosier Young Farmers Podcast–a special presentation on Earth Eats".
Hear the voices of farmers across the state talking about their farming lives and the challenges they face.
Thumbnail for "“It all started with soup,” Polish volunteers nourish Ukrainians fleeing war".
A conversation with Elizabeth Dunn about volunteers at the Polish-Ukrainian border who were the first to provide aid to refugees.
Thumbnail for "Queering the food system with Ike Leslie".
To queer something is to ask questions about what gender and sexuality have to do with the topic at hand. Here, we are looking at food and farming.
Thumbnail for "Earth Eats presents: Hot Farm--a podcast with Eve Abrams".
A special presentation from the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN) of a podcast on farming and climate change.
Thumbnail for "Palm oil is everywhere–what can it tell us?".
What can one commodity reveal about our food systems, about health, about labor and capitalism and about the environmental costs of so-called cheap food production?
Thumbnail for "Brick Kyle has fun with his food, and Katie Martin works for justice in the charitable food system".
A local artist and baker takes up a new hobby, and a food bank director brings new tools to address hunger.
Thumbnail for "One chef, two authors, an anti-racist toolkit and a flower fritter recipe".
This week on Earth Eats learn how to make delicate (and decadent) fritters from the flowers of the Black Locust tree. Plus, interesting conversations with authors, chefs, foragers and more.
Thumbnail for "Understanding the past and considering the future of the restaurant".
Historian Rebecca Spang has just been awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2022. We give a second listen to an Earth Eats interview from 2021.
Thumbnail for "The deep roots of regenerative farming are found in communities of color".
Liz Carlisle’s new book explores the origins of the farming practices we need today–-in order to reduce the devastating effects of agriculture on our planet’s climate.
Thumbnail for "Campus dining in a pickle--plus artichoke pickle poetry, a pickled carrot recipe & more".
Lower midwestern states are producing more maple syrup, Black farmers are finding their way into the hemp industry–these stories and more on Earth Eats this week.
Thumbnail for "Ask Frances Moore Lappé what’s changed since her 1971 groundbreaking book".
It started as a one-page handout and grew into a multi-million copy best seller. Lappé shares the origin story of Diet for a Small Planet, and where the work has taken her.
Thumbnail for "Celebrate the Persian New Year with this special dish".
Ash-e Reshteh features bright green herbs and greens, making it a suitable dish for celebrating Navruz.
Thumbnail for "Emily Broad Leib has an expansive view of food safety".
Emily Broad Leib of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic argues that narrowly focused food safety regulations in the US are failing to address the most important factors in our food system.
Thumbnail for "A conversation on the importance of food traditions in times of war and dislocation".
The 2008 Russian war with Georgia holds some striking similarities with today’s conflict in Ukraine.
Thumbnail for "These farmers are restoring biodiversity on their patch of Southern Indiana land".
A conversation with two livestock farmers focused on treating the animals well, and nourishing the land.
Thumbnail for "Mushrooms are trending and so is gardening".
Solful Gardens in Indianapolis makes home gardening more accessible--and foragers, farmers and chefs are excited about edible mushrooms.
Thumbnail for "Myths about farming attract new growers; making a profit is a challenge".
Farm life still manages to attract young people, but they often come to the land with unrealistic expectations.
Thumbnail for "This geography professor teaches about food and place".
A conversation with Olga Kalentzidou on the complexity of food geographies.
Thumbnail for "Stewarding the land for the next generation".
Planting trees and building soil don’t always reap instant rewards–and maybe that’s the point.
Thumbnail for "Groundwork Indy helps to build personal and community resilience through garden and conservation work".
Join us for a community garden tour and conversation with Phyllis Boyd, former director of Groundwork Indy
Thumbnail for "Keitlyn Alcantara studies foodways as tools of empowerment".
An anthropologiical bioarcheologist studies precolonial burial sites to understand Indigenous foodways of the past and present.
Thumbnail for "Terre Haute is hot–-with two new food startups featuring fermentation".
Hear the story of gardener-turned-bread-baker, Candace Minster, plus a new kombucha bar in Twelve Points.
Thumbnail for "Carey Gillam tells the story of an ordinary citizen taking on Monsanto".
A conversation with award winning journalist Carey Gilliam who covered the case of Lee Johnson vs. Monsanto.
Thumbnail for "Earth Eats presents Part II of the Hoosier Young Farmer Podcast".
What is the role of community in the life of a farm? How do farmers strike a work/life balance? Explore these questions and more on this special episode.
Thumbnail for "Hear the story of a public health professor with a passion for popcorn".
A love for cooking isn’t the only reason to start a food business.
Thumbnail for "Now is the time for chestnuts".
What would it look like for midwestern farmers to convert row crops into tree crops?
Thumbnail for "A decorative bento box sparks Japanese food sharing in an art museum’s virtual event".
When art museum programming goes virtual, finding ways to engage the public with the collection can be a challenge.
Thumbnail for "Earth Eats presents The Hoosier Young Farmers Podcast".
Hear the voices of farmers across the state talking about their farming lives and the challenges they face.
Thumbnail for "Cooking lessons can come from the strangest places".
When was the last time your congressman sent you a cookbook in the mail?
Thumbnail for "Frances Moore Lappé reflects on fifty years since her groundbreaking book".
It started as a one-page handout and grew into a multi-million copy best seller. Lappé shares the origins of Diet for a Small Planet, and where the work has taken her.
Thumbnail for "A second-generation baker takes the family business to the next level".
When Brittany Kiel took over the family bakery, she wanted to make changes to reflect her own passions. Honoring tradition is also important to her, so she’s striking a delicate balance.
Thumbnail for "Jamel Velji explores the Islamic origins of coffee".
The story of Kaldi the goat herder discovering coffee by accident is a common tale. Religious studies scholar Jamel Velji explores a few more origin stories for one of the world’s favorite sources of caffeine.
Thumbnail for "Historian Rebecca Spang considers the past and possible futures of the restaurant".
The restaurant industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation. We talk about how restaurants came to be, and speculate on where they’re headed.
Thumbnail for "We head to the forest for Indiana delights this fall".
Enjoy recipes and stories on persimmon, pawpaw and Indiana ginseng plus, a visit with a chef exploring Native cuisines.
Thumbnail for "‘Food safety’ could include long-term health and environmental concerns".
Emily Broad Leib of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic argues that narrowly focused food safety regulations in the US are failing to address the most important aspects of our food system.
Thumbnail for "Falling For Frostfall Baked Goods And A Plant-Based Update Of A Classic Recipe".
Function Brewing develops recipes for vegan diners, and a young baker takes advantage of Indiana’s Home Based Vendor Laws.
Thumbnail for "A Conversation With Ashanté Reese On “Racial Justice In The Wake Of Food Justice”".
What is possible when we listen to Black people’s food stories beyond an all encompassing narrative of lack?
Thumbnail for "A Kitchen For The Community, And Wisdom Found In The Garden".
If your jam or hot sauce idea is ready for market, it might be time to rent some kitchen space.
Thumbnail for "Vegan Food, Venezuelan Music, Radical Farming".
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.
Thumbnail for "Exploring Indonesian Cuisine".
A conversation and kitchen session with Melati Citrawireja of Three Salted Fish.
Thumbnail for "Special Presentation--A Documentary From Nebraska Public Media".
They made fuel from the pesticide-coated seeds farmers plant. Soon, something was rotten.
Thumbnail for "Less Meat, More Plants".
Thoughts on sustainable eating for a warming planet.
Thumbnail for "Much More Than Good Food".
Dr. Jarrod Dortch of Solful Gardens talks about what growing food has brought to his life, beyond the food itself, and how he’s sharing those discoveries with his community.
Thumbnail for "Cooking Good Food--In The Cab Of A Truck".
Learn how one participant in a nutrition prescription program adapts his new diet to fit his job as a truck driver.
Thumbnail for "Farm-To-Table Fraud, Midwest Lavender, Indiana Wine And More".
A Tampa Bay Times Food Critic talks with Earth Eats about her groundbreaking work exposing fraudulent claims in the world of farm-to-table dining. Plus a story about Midwest lavender, Indiana wine and an apricot salad recipe.
Thumbnail for "Groundwork Indy: Tending Gardens, Nurturing Youth".
A youth work program in Indianapolis helps to build personal and community resilience through garden and conservation work.
Thumbnail for "“Good Life, Good Death, Good Butcher, Good Chef”".
A conversation with two livestock farmers focused on the “good life” aspect of this ethical animal farming mantra.
Thumbnail for "Travelling Again? Road Trip Food, Carbon Offsets For Air Travel And More".
Rick Steves’ self imposed carbon tax benefits coffee farmers. Black farmers get funding--too little too late. And vegetarian chile verde makes great enchiladas.
Thumbnail for "Food Photography That Pops, And New Tools To End Hunger".
A local artist and baker takes up a new hobby, and a food bank director works to reinvent the charitable food system.
Thumbnail for "Feel The Heat--From Farm To Table To Tastebuds".
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.
Thumbnail for "Cicada Mania--In The Kitchen".
It’s a pop-up restaurant, featuring Brood X.
Thumbnail for "Summer Youth Farm Camp, French Sorrel Recipe And More".
Hands-on learning in an East Indianapolis community garden builds skills for life.
Thumbnail for "A Journalist, A Cancer Patient, A Team Of Lawyers And A Corporate Giant".
A conversation with award winning journalist Carey Gillam who covered the case of Lee Johnson vs. Monsanto.
Thumbnail for "Strawberries, Bakeries And Pie".
It’s strawberry season in the Midwest, but on the coast of California, it’s always strawberry season. And when we’re talking about berries, naturally, we’re gonna talk about pie.
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A conversation with Olga Kalentzidou on the complexity of food geographies.
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This week on earth eats, beans and corn and cornbread and bean poetry and planning for your own apocalypse.
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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?
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With art museum programming going remote during a pandemic, finding ways to engage the public with the collection can be a challenge.
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Years in the making, a baker’s wood-fired bread oven dream finally comes true.
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Ash-e Reshteh features bright green herbs and greens, making it a suitable dish for celebrating Navruz.
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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.
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The story of Kaldi the goat herder discovering coffee by accident is a common tale. Religious studies scholar Jamel Velji explores a few more origin stories for one of the world’s favorite sources of caffeine.
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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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A grocery store butcher shares his story, migrant farm workers get vaccinated and we celebrate the fig tree.
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What is possible when we listen to Black people’s food stories beyond an all encompassing narrative of lack?
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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?
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The cofounder of the Hoosier Young Farmers Coalition tells us what it means to be a young farmer today and grower Shane Bernardo talks about organizing around food justice in Detroit.
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Priscilla McCutcheon talks about her research on Fannie Lou Hamer’s Freedom Farm, and we learn how to eat well when the power is out.
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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.
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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.
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What does it take to get honey from a honeycomb--and why would you ever want to graft a cucumber stem?
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Learn how easy it is to make your own pita pockets, and how to make falafel without a box mix.
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Learn how one participant in a nutrition prescription program adapts his new diet to fit his job as a truck driver.
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IU Food Researcher Angela Babb talks about the USDA’s glaring conflict of interest.
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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.
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The IU Dining services has access to fresh produce grown right on campus. That comes in handy, especially during a pandemic.
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