Indigenous foodways as tools of empowerment
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by Indiana Public Media
6d ago
“As I started to think more about theories around  food, and it’s a thing that we do every day without fail, and it really shapes the way that we interact with one another, it shapes the way we interact with our environments, the ways that we create networks of relationships–being able to name it has given it a power to be able to use it to tap into ways to think about social relationships in the present and propose alternatives.” This week we’re devoting the full show to my conversation with Dr. Kaitlyn Alcantara an anthropological bioarcheologist, at Indiana University-Bloomington, who ..read more
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Learn about specialty brewing with local fruits at Upland’s Woodshop
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by Indiana Public Media
2w ago
“We use wood so that we give the various microorganisms sort of a place to colonize and live from batch to batch. And over time those colonies and those species that have taken hold will change, they’ll drift and so, you’ll develop a unique character to each tank that’s really interesting.” This week on the show we dive head first into a giant oak barrel full of aging beer.  Okay, well, not literally.  Producer Toby Foster pays a visit to The Woodshop, that’s Upland Brewing Company’s sour beer facility. Now’s your chance to learn what’s special about this type of beer and why they ne ..read more
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Historian Rebecca Spang on the strange origins of the restaurant
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by Indiana Public Media
2w ago
“The dominant vocabulary for talking about restaurants is ‘what food do they serve, what are the good dishes?’ People think that’s the only thing that’s important about restaurants.”  Today on the show we talk with Historian Rebecca Spang, about the origins of restaurants, and what they mean to us today.  “The experience just of knowing that there are other people and knowing that they have their own lives, they’re talking about their own things, but that you’re not completely alone.” Exploring the experience of dining out-- in this episode of Earth Eats ..read more
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Palm oil is everywhere–Max Haiven talks about why that matters
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by Indiana Public Media
1M ago
“When you begin to zoom out, you realize that in fact palm oil is all around us, and the world, in a strange way, is made of palm oil; and we’re all, in a certain way, made of palm oil–in the sense that we use it to reproduce our bodies and to clean our skin and to live the lives that we live in a globalized world.” This week on the show, a conversation with Max Haiven, author of the book Palm Oil:The Grease of Empire. He traces the history of palm oil production globally, examining its damaging effect on the environment, the labor abuses in the industry and the ill-effects of this cheap fat o ..read more
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Beth Hoffman speaks frankly on the financial challenges of farming [replay]
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by Indiana Public Media
1M ago
“It’s a great thing to be outside, to have birds chirping, to be around green grass, and animals. But the problem has become, that you can’t really be a business unless you are a financially viable business.”  This week on the show we explore the economics of small scale farming, and debunk some of the myths of the agrarian lifestyle. We talk with Beth Hoffman, author of Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Farming in America, and we hear from farmers across Indiana about how they’re “making it pay.”  This week on the show we debunk some of the myths of the agrarian lifestyle. We t ..read more
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Tacotarian’s plant-based tacos aren’t just for vegetarians [replay]
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by Indiana Public Media
1M ago
“There are a lot of people, they like the faux meats and they want to eat a Carne Asada that reminds of the actual, like, Beef Carne Asada. There are a lot of people who try to steer clear from the faux meats, so we wanted to have plenty of veggie items on the menu for them as well. We really wanted to represent different ingredients and different flavors that anybody can come and enjoy.” This week on the show, producer, Toby Foster visits with one of the owners of Tacotarian in Las Vegas, Nevada. Plus, East Coast style bagels come to Indiana, and a story from Harvest Public Media about too ma ..read more
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Can chefs shape our food system?
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by Indiana Public Media
2M ago
“There’s a restaurant on almost every street in our various cities–they are woven into the fabrics of our communities, and they are deeply embedded in our lives.  Restaurants are the places we go to celebrate marriages, to mourn divorces, the places we go to gossip with friends to celebrate after church and they become these places to hear the stories of their community. They’re talking to the farmers everyday, they’re talking to the fisherpeople everyday, they’re talking to the other producers, they’re also getting a sense of what’s challenging about their lives or what’s opportunities w ..read more
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Taking on Monsanto: journalist Carey Gillam tells the story of Lee Johnson vs. Big Ag [replay]
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by Indiana Public Media
2M ago
“We all need to eat to survive and the quality of the food, the access to the food--the type of food that we eat is central to our health and to the health of the planet.“ This week on the show, a conversation with Carey Gillam, the author of The Monsanto Papers--Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice. And we have a story from Harvest Public Media about how farmers are  turning to bio-char for carbon sequestration ..read more
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Turkish hand pies spark childhood memories for Derya Dogan
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by Indiana Public Media
2M ago
“Imagine, we have dinner like at 7, 8 pm–my baba would take all of the çörek to the bakery and have it baked and he’s back home at 10pm–doesn’t matter! Fresh tea, hot tea, feta cheese, olives–breakfast. That’s like your night breakfast the day before Eid.” This week on the show, we spend time in the kitchen with Derya Dogan . She walks us through the steps of making her version of Poğaça–a Turkish hand pie filled with cheese and herbs. She shares treasured childhood memories of communal baking in her home town ..read more
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In celebration of Earth Day: a conversation on the deep roots of regenerative farming
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by Indiana Public Media
2M ago
“When I try to understand–why on earth would agriculture be practiced that way? The answer is colonization. The answer really is, this wasn’t about managing land for everyone’s mutual benefit. This was a process of extraction.” In honor of Earth Day earlier this week, we are revisiting an important conversation about regenerative agriculture with Liz Carlisle, author of Healing Grounds:Climate, Justice and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming. And learn about restoring native prairies and bringing buffalo back to the land with Latrice Tatsey of the Blackfeet Nation in northwestern Montana.Ta ..read more
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