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!
Black Farmers Settlement with USDA; Food Safety Modernization Act; Interview with the Curious Cook Harold McGee
President Obama just signed into law a $1.15 billion settlement with thousands of black farmers who were discriminated against by the United States Department of Agriculture. So we began the show with an update from John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, who spoke with us in February.
Speaking of legislation, the Senate and House had passed versions of the (seemingly now doomed) FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. But would the bill grant adequate exemptions to Oregon's many small farmers? We discussed the matter with Susan Boyd of Oregon Rural Action in La Grande and Albany farmer Scott Frost, who runs Nature's Fountain.
Finally, we rebroadcast Eugene Bradley's engaging interview with New York Times food science expert Harold McGee. McGee's latest book is Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Food and Recipes.
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. We'll warm you up with a special soup-themed show on January 19.
Photo of gin and tonic by jlastras/Flickr Creative Commons/http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlastras/2910869544/.
Be sure to tune in the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. EST) to your community radio station, KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland/100.7 FM in Corvallis/91.9 FM in Hood River. Call us at 503-231-8187 during the show with questions for our guests!
Laura McCandlish brings you a foodie grab-bag this Wednesday on the KBOO Food Show. Guests include veteran food stylist Delores Custer and Liz Crain, whose new Food Lover's Guide to Portland hits the bookshelves soon! Then Cheryl Wakerhauser tells us about Pix Patisserie's Bastille Day fete, and Scottie Jones describes her efforts to promote agritourism (otherwise known as farm stays) in the Northwest.
Be sure to tune in June 16th 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. Call us at 503-231-8187 during the show with questions for our guests!
- Length: 48:56 minutes (44.8 MB)
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This Wednesday it's Cheese Maven Day on the KBOO Food Show. Guests include Tami Parr of the Pacific Northwest Cheese Project, Chrissie Zaerpoor of Kookoolan Farms in Yamhill and Sarah Marcus, a start-up goat cheesemaker with the Briar Rose Creamery in Dundee. And Gordon Edgar takes us inside his edgy new Cheesemonger memoir.
Listen to the latest in farmstead cheese -- who's making it and how you can, too. On May 19th at 11am on your community radio station. KBOO 90.7 FM.
- Title: Food Show 20100519- Cheese Special
- Length: 53:48 minutes (49.25 MB)
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One thousand food pros descend on Stumptown this week for the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference. Conference chair Ken Rubin and IACP President Scott Givot fill us in on this "Who's Who" of gourmet events.
Then two stellar IACP attendees join us in-studio. First, peace-making Lebanese chef and farmers' market founder Kamal Mouzawak describes his efforts at culinary diplomacy. Mouzawak is an IACP presenter and a judge at the Willamette Week's "Eat Mobile" food cart festival.
Finally, award-winning New York Times food writer Kim Severson chats up her new memoir, Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life. At IACP, she'll interview keynote speaker Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet Magazine and subject of a chapter in Severson's book. Get your copy signed by Severson at a public Culinary Book Fair at the Oregon Convention Center Friday.
This is our St. Patrick's Day special featuring Ken Gordon of Kenny & Zuke's deli in downtown Portland and Seattle foodblogger Matthew Amster-Burton. We talk about how to cure your own corned beef and pastrami and what the differences are between the two. There's also a piece about chocolate from former Food Show host Marliese Franklin stemming from the chocolate festival at the World Forestry Center.
- Title: KBOO Food Show March 2010
- Length: 58:48 minutes (33.65 MB)
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- Only 76 of Oregon's 38,553 farms are operated by African-Americans, according to the most recent Census of Agriculture. Why is that? Miriam interviews PSU black studies professor Darryl Millner for some answers. He talks about Oregon's exclusion laws, which barred blacks (including farmers) from settling in the state until well into the 20th century.
- Finally, we chat with John Boyd Jr., president of the National Black Farmers Association, about a decades-old, still unsettled discrimination suit against the USDA. The USDA, which could settle the billion-dollar suit soon, is also being sued by Hispanic and female farmers for discriminatory practices.
- And don't forget to listen to our very varied call in comments from listners across the political spectrum. Keep the conversation going!
(Photo of John Boyd Jr. at a recent rally in Montgomery, Ala./courtesy of NBFARally).
- Artist: KBOO Food Show
- Title: Discrimination on the Farm in Oregon and the Nation
- Producer: Miriam Widman and Laura McCandlish
- Length: 57:45 minutes (33.05 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 80Kbps (CBR)