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Fourth KBOO Radio Show: Food, Inc. and Jamming

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My latest KBOO food show is up. Click here to stream. My co-host Miriam Widman and I attended a special screening of Food, Inc. the night before the show to prepare. I really recommend it, though the documentary tries to cover a dizzying array of topics in 90-some minutes. Now I’m brain dead from that and my last day of food preservation class today. Here’s the press release we sent out for the show:


The season of bounty (ripe strawberries, shelling peas, cherries) is upon us. But you may lose your appetite after seeing Food, Inc., the new documentary that exposes how industrial agriculture has tainted our food supply. You’ll never care to eat Smithfield pork, Tyson chicken or transgenic high-fructose corn syrup again! All the more reason to grow and preserve your own food. And with the Pacific Northwest’s abundance of berries, now is the time to jam.

Wednesday’s show will feature:

  • An interview with Elise Pearlstein, producer of the new documentary Food, Inc.
  • The “Jamming for the Hungry” program, where Corvallis and Philomath volunteers turn gleaned fruit into low-sugar jams and jellies for local food banks.
  • An interview with local cookbook author Linda Ziedrich, on tips and recipes from her newly published The Joys of Jams, Jellies and Other Sweet Preserves.
  • Canning jams and fruits with the Oregon State University Extension Service’s master food preserver program.

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June 19, 2009 at 12:21 am

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Third KBOO Radio Show: Local Foods Special

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FarmToTableCoverI’m just loving my adventures in Radio-land. I’m still in awe that such distinguished food folks have agreed to come on the show. Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Portland-based chef and food writer Ivy Manning, whose Farm to Table cookbook is one of my new favorites. Click here to listen to the archived show.

Our local foods special also featured an interview with the Portland Farmers Market director on expanding access through the new Sunday King neighborhood market. We also talked to local chain Burgerville about their campaign to highlight local (but not organic) foods on their menu. After the show, I got a chance to taste firsthand the Yakima, Wash.,-grown asparagus Burgerville is promoting this month. It was delicately fried, tempera-style, and served with a garlic mayonnaise dipping sauce. But the Burgerville promotion also includes an asparagus and tomato melt sandwich on the menu. Doesn’t that less than local tomato cancel the asparagus out? The Burgerville COO said their tomatoes are from California but could some be produced under sub-slavery conditions in Immokalee, Fla.? Could enough Burgerville customers say no to out-of-season tomatoes to make the company change their policies?

Burgerville Fried Asparagus/Flickr Creative Commons/By kthread

Burgerville Fried Asparagus/Flickr Creative Commons/By kthread

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May 20, 2009 at 11:59 pm

Oregon Radio Debut: The KBOO Food Show

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Portland chef Naomi Pomeroy, of Beast bistro, featured in Meatpaper's Spring 2009 "Pig" issue (Photo by Alicia J. Rose /Flickr Creative Commons)

 (Click here to hear the archived show.)

I love the power of the unadorned human voice. And so I increasingly find myself gravitating towards radio, perhaps our most enduring, flexible and irrepressible forms of media that continues to thrive in this digital age. I spent two nights blindly fumbling through Pro Tools to sloppily edit my first produced radio piece on the new Emergency Food Pantry on-campus here at Oregon State. It will debut tomorrow during my second time co-hosting the monthly KBOO Food Show! Join me:

Announcing the April 15 KBOO FOOD SHOW: Meat Matters (Tune in at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST on 90.7 FM in Portland, 100.7 FM in Corvallis, Hood River at 91.9 FM or live-stream  at http://kboo.fm/)
Maybe you already ate less meat for environmental, ethical or health reasons. Or has the recession made you forgo choice cuts of steak and lamb? Perhaps you’re a former vegetarian now at peace with consuming local, sustainably-raised meats (especially bacon)? Regardless, we know meat matters concern you, vegan and carnivore alike.
On Wednesday’s show we’ll hear from:
•     Sasha Wizansky, the co-founder/editor of Meatpaper, the visceral arts and ideas magazine that probes meat culture. Meatpaper is donating a free subscription to the third person to call (503) 231-8187 after the interview!
•    A “State Meat Working Group” formed to help more small farmers process their livestock, given Oregon’s shortage of USDA-inspected facilities.
•    The new Emergency Food Pantry at Oregon State University, the only known on-campus assistance site in Oregon where volunteers serve their fellow students.
•    Miriam Widman’s 89-year-old mother, on working for butchers and the black market for meat during World War II.
Poppy would be proud! Speaking of my beloved grandfather, it is he who inspired this obsessive love of interviewing folks and recording their stories. See my “Racing and Recording Against Time” essay here.

 

 

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April 15, 2009 at 1:07 am

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“Curiosity did not kill this cat”

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He was born in 1912, just like my beloved and dearly departed Poppy. They would have liked eachother. (AP Photo via NPR http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94573985)

Just heard on NPR that celebrated populist oral historian and radio personality Studs Terkel died today. “Curiosity did not kill this cat,” is what he said he’d like his epitaph to read. I might have to steal that!

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October 31, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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