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Airs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11 AM.
Corvallis food activists are sharing ideas with their counterparts in Canada. Host Laura McCandlish interviews Elizabeth Fraser of The Stop, "an innovative anti-poverty and anti-hunger program" in Toronto. It’s a unique urban food bank/prenatal clinic/ open kitchen with ample community gardens. We also hear from Rebecka Weinsteiger, who is working to plan a similar South Corvallis Community Food Center Project. Fraser particularly enjoyed Portland's food culture, since backyard chickens and food carts aren't allowed in Canada.
- Length: 4:12 minutes (21.17 MB)
- Format: RIFF Mono 44kHz 705Kbps (CBR)
On our April 20th show, Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald talks up late-night/early morning munchies spots.
Portland transplant and pastry chef Kim Boyce dropped by to chat about Good to the Grain, her new ode to baking with whole-grain flours. Kim generously shared the recipe for her Rhubarb Tarts (the book's cover image) with us here.
Then we bring you a special treat: the return of the Roquefort Files, KBOO’s homage du fromage. Justin Miller and Stuart Margolis, KBOO’s cheese wizs in residence, review a spectacular cheese from Switzerland that’s not your mama’s swiss.
Finally, we revisit the controversial issue of eating shark's fins. A bill to ban the sale of shark's fin in Oregon had a public hearing April 20. Rep. Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie) sponsored the bill. We speak to the West Coast Seafood Processors Association's Rod Moore about the push to exclude spiny dogfish (a non-endangered type of shark) from the ban. It's a valuable sidecatch for Oregon fishermen and a less expensive source of shark's fin in Chinese cuisine.
This month is devoted to dairy. Listen to dairy breakfast suggestions from Paul Gerald, author of Breakfast in Bridgetown http://www.breakfastinbridgetown.com and hear an interview by Host Miriam Widman with Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food for the Non-Persian Bride about kosher dairy Persian foods and specialties for Purim http://www.kosherpersianfood.com/
There's also a segment from householder Harriet Fasenfest about spring milk and a discussion about raw milk. Host Laura McCandlish hears the dairy industry's pushback against raw milk from Friends of Family Farmers President Kendra Kimbirauskas.
Then Laura takes us inside the new cheese-making lab Oregon State University in Corvallis. The lab will market a new OSU cheese to the public this fall.
And Food Show Friend Marliese Franklin speaks with Gabriele Hamilton, author of Blood Bones and Butter -- the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. There's also a legislative update from Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, about funding for a bill to support school districts' purchases of local farm products.
Other Useful Links:
Info on FDA position on raw milk: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm232980.htm
State Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem: http://www.leg.state.or.us/clem/
Oregon's 100th Dairy Conference in April: http://www.oregondairy.org/conference.php
- Title: Food Show 3-16-11.L
- Length: 60:56 minutes (34.87 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 80Kbps (CBR)
Cajun breakfasts for Mardi Gras; GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets; the Whole Hog; "Farm Direct" House Bill 2336
February may be our shortest month, but we still bring you a sumptuous yet policy-packed Food Show! We begin again with the first meal of the day. Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald returns to talk Cajun petit dejeuner spots in advance of Mardi Gras (March 8).
Then, we dip into the raging debate over the USDA's deregulation of both GMO alfalfa and sugar beets--twin blows to the state's many organic farmers. At the recent Organicology conference, Food Show veteran Marliese Franklin caught up with the Center for Food Safety's Andrew Kimbrell and Philomath-based organic seed grower Frank Morton on their mobilization against this decision. Check out Locus Focus's more in-depth interview with Morton on his fight against these RoundUp Ready sugar beets.
Local Organic Valley farmer Jon Bansen also called in from Monmouth to describe how GMO alfalfa threatens our organic milk supply.
On a lighter note, householder extraordinaire Harriet Fasenfest brings us a segment on putting up the whole hog. She's curing proscuitto and lardo (among other things!) with the pig she just received from Square Peg Farms.
Finally, the Oregon House just passed "Farm Direct Bill" (House Bill 2336) with a bipartisan vote. It would allow farmers to sell a small volume of pickles and preserves directly to consumers, without a license. The Oregon Farmer's Market Association's Rebecca Landis gives us the details. Now, it goes on to the Senate.
Be sure to tune in February 16 at 11 a.m. to your community radio station, KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland/100.7
Our January Food Show oh-so soup-centric! We begin with the first meal of the day, chatting about porridges and ethnic soups for breakfast with Paul Gerald and Nick Zukin. Gerald is the author of Breakfast in Bridgetown. Zukin, of ExtraMSG.com, wrote the section on Mexican and Asian breakfasts.
Want the soup delivered to you? Soup Cycle delivers homemade soup by bicycle in Portland and Corvallis. Laura interviews Soup Cycle co-founder Shauna Lambert and shadows Corvallis cyclist Kim Thackray on her SoupCycle delivery route.
Be sure to tune in every third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. to your community radio station, KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland/100.7 FM in Corvallis/91.9 FM in Hood River. Tune in again February 16!