Foodcast http://wcbe.org en Foodcast Episode 87: Hills Market Downtown http://wcbe.org/post/foodcast-episode-87-hills-market-downtown <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;">On this week's show, we speak to Amanda Anderson from The Hills Market about their brand new downtown location.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:09:29 +0000 Johnny DiLoretto, Bethia Woolf, Mike Beaumont & Andy Dehus 32666 at http://wcbe.org Foodcast Episode 87: Hills Market Downtown Foodcast Listener Appreciation Meet + Greet http://wcbe.org/post/foodcast-listener-appreciation-meet-greet <p>On Wednesday, September 26th, WCBE partners with the Gateway Film Center to present a special meet and greet with the hosts of <em>Foodcast </em>from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Listeners will have the opportunity to get up close with questions and comments for our producers of <em>Foodcast</em>, the local Saturday program now in its second year of broadcast! Producers Johnny DiLoretto, Bethia Woolf, Jim Elison, Andy Dehus and Mike Beaumont will be on hand to share views about our tremendous culinary culture that continues to marinate locally.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:56:10 +0000 Heather Anderson 22197 at http://wcbe.org Foodcast Listener Appreciation Meet + Greet Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You http://wcbe.org/post/why-organic-food-may-not-be-healthier-you Yes, organics is a $29 billion <a href="http://www.organicnewsroom.com/2011/04/us_organic_industry_valued_at.html">industry</a> and still growing. Something is pulling us toward those organic veggies that are grown without synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.<p>But if you're thinking that organic produce will help you stay healthier, a new finding may come as a surprise. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Allison Aubrey 22037 at http://wcbe.org Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You You Can Never Have Too Many Blackberries http://wcbe.org/post/you-can-never-have-too-many-blackberries When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I was amazed at how many people had the same landscaping complaint. "I spent all weekend cutting down the blackberries," some co-worker would groan on Monday morning, looking for sympathy for the lost hours and aching back. However, as someone who didn't grow up in such Edenic surroundings, I was totally dumbfounded. Cutting back blackberries? Why would you cut back blackberries? Don't they, you know, give you <em>blackberries</em>?<p>After spending more than a decade in Oregon, I can better understand the complaint. Sort of. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:27:15 +0000 editor 19613 at http://wcbe.org You Can Never Have Too Many Blackberries Hold The Ice: Rhetoric Gets Hot Over New York's Big Soda Ban http://wcbe.org/post/hold-ice-rhetoric-gets-hot-over-new-yorks-big-soda-ban Ever since New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/31/154047493/bloomberg-aims-to-take-gulp-out-of-sugary-drinks-with-ban-on-big-ones">announced</a> that he plans to ban big sodas from the streets of New York City to address the city's obesity problem, drink companies, soda fans, and libertarians have been wanting to treat him like a Glee kid and give him a big <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ096RvxOic&amp;feature=related">Slushee in the face</a>.<p>Well, they are getting their chance today, at least in theory. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 17:37:00 +0000 editor 19411 at http://wcbe.org A Bartender's Antidote To Sweet And Citrus? Bitter Bark, Myrrh And Secrets http://wcbe.org/post/bartenders-antidote-sweet-and-citrus-bitter-bark-myrrh-and-secrets For bartenders, the words "last call" have a hidden meaning: It won't be long before they're enjoying a drink of their own. And after hours of making tonics, flips and fizzes, what does a bartender drink? Often, the answer is short and simple: Fernet.<p>In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. Depending on how your palate responds, the Italian digestif can be called everything from refreshingly bold to an acquired taste to cough syrup that's gone bad.<p>Fernet Branca's dark and rusted honey-toned color promises an intense experience. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:02:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 19396 at http://wcbe.org A Bartender's Antidote To Sweet And Citrus? Bitter Bark, Myrrh And Secrets Long Before Social Networking, Community Cookbooks Ruled The Stove http://wcbe.org/post/long-social-networking-community-cookbooks-ruled-stove Millions of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2012/02/22/147222619/so-pinterest-is-a-womans-world-does-that-matter">users</a> share recipes, DIY projects, and household tips on the social networking site <a href="http://pinterest.com/">Pinterest</a> and myriad <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/03/02/147809819/bloggers-replace-moms-recipe-box-as-source-of-food-knowledge">blogs</a> and other sites.<p>But over a century before pinboards were virtual and bookmarking had nothing to do with actual books, people shared their domestic prowess through community cookbooks. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:20:10 +0000 editor 19231 at http://wcbe.org Long Before Social Networking, Community Cookbooks Ruled The Stove Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream http://wcbe.org/post/coney-hot-dog-fed-detroits-american-dream Take a hot dog from New York's famed Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.<p>That story is told in <a href="http://coneydetroit.com/blog/">Coney Detroit,</a> a new book that serves as paean for what's become the quintessential dish of the Motor City. Coneys — a name that designates not just the dogs but the diners that serve them up — dominate the Detroit landscape. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 19:17:00 +0000 editor 18937 at http://wcbe.org Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream Chewing Chia Packs A Superfood Punch http://wcbe.org/post/chewing-chia-packs-superfood-punch When you hear the word chia, you probably think of chia pets. Maybe you even mutter that catchy slogan: "ch-ch-ch-chia."<p>Or maybe not, but lately, chia seed has been getting buzz beyond those terra cotta figurines. It's becoming a popular health food. Rich in fiber, protein and the highest plant source of Omega 3s, the little seeds pack a major nutritional punch.<p>Wayne Coates grows and sells chia seeds and has a book called Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood.<p>He's also an ultra-runner. In his free time, he goes on really long runs — some 100 miles long. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:04:00 +0000 editor 18897 at http://wcbe.org Chewing Chia Packs A Superfood Punch Three Beers To Cheer Your Summer Suppers http://wcbe.org/post/three-beers-cheer-your-summer-suppers When the mercury's soaring, a cold, refreshing beer can be the best part of summer. As part of our occasional Taste of Summer series, we asked beer expert Graham Haverfield to recommend a few of his seasonal favorites.<p>Haverfield is the beer director for the Wine Library in Springfield Township, N.J. He's also a certified cicerone, or beer server. "Summer beers are typically lighter in body, they're typically a little lower in alcohol," he tells NPR's Scott Simon.<p>His first pick is Last Chance IPA, from Weyerbacher Brewing Company. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:51:00 +0000 editor 18859 at http://wcbe.org Three Beers To Cheer Your Summer Suppers Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around http://wcbe.org/post/wake-call-grocery-stores-young-people-shop-around Supermarkets have spent decades catering to the needs and wants of baby boomers, and now the millennial generation is disappointed with what they're finding at traditional grocery stores, and are shopping elsewhere in greater numbers.<p>In fact, a new market research <a href="http://www.jefco.com/pdfs/TroubleinAisle5_062712.pdf">report</a> called <em>Trouble in Aisle 5</em> reports that millennials buy only 41 percent of their food at traditional grocery stores, compared to the boomers' 50 percent.<p>Instead of buying the same brands from the same store every week like their baby boomer parent Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:00:00 +0000 editor 18680 at http://wcbe.org Wake Up Call To Grocery Stores: Young People Shop Around Lobster Or Pomegranate? Food Choices On The Poverty Line http://wcbe.org/post/lobster-or-pomegranate-food-choices-poverty-line How much food could you buy per day if you were living at the poverty line? In the <a href="http://thepovertyline.net/?p=1159" target="_blank">U.S.</a>, that might equal one live lobster, two whole pomegranates or 39 Oreos. In <a href="http://thepovertyline.net/?p=284">Thailand</a>, three fried fish. And in Brazil, you could have just part of watermelon.<p>Photographer Stefen Chow and economist Lin Hui-Yi ask us to confront these food choices in their ongoing project <a href="http://thepovertyline.net/">The Poverty Line</a>. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:50:40 +0000 editor 18648 at http://wcbe.org Lobster Or Pomegranate? Food Choices On The Poverty Line 'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries http://wcbe.org/post/hot-dog-meets-bun-famous-food-discoveries If you're watching a sports game at home, at a bar or at an arena, what better way to enjoy it than with some nachos, pretzels or hot dogs?<p>As a former baseball player, Josh Chetwynd knows a thing or two about stadium grub. His new book, <em>How the Hot Dog Found Its Bun: Accidental Discoveries and Unexpected Inspirations That Shape What We Eat and Drink</em>, features 75 short essays that trace the history of popular food and dispel common misconceptions.<p>Chetwynd tells NPR's David Greene that the book's main theme is about luck. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:51:20 +0000 editor 18585 at http://wcbe.org 'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries An Olympic Task: Finding Good Food At The Games http://wcbe.org/post/olympic-task-finding-good-food-games When the 2012 Summer Olympics begin in July, a culinary starting gun will go off: Fourteen million meals will be prepared for spectators and athletes during the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.<p>The criticism is already pouring in.<p>Jacquelin Magnay, the Olympics editor <em>at The Daily Telegraph</em> wrote a recent article calling the food to be sold at Olympic venues "bland and over-priced." In response, an Olympic caterer sent her a custom bento box of gourmet delicacies.<p>But Magnay has eaten her way through eight Olympics, and she's pretty sure she knows what visitors to this on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:50:56 +0000 editor 18584 at http://wcbe.org An Olympic Task: Finding Good Food At The Games When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze http://wcbe.org/post/when-ice-cream-attacks-mystery-brain-freeze If it hasn't happened to you, count yourself as lucky. For many people, eating ice cream or drinking an icy drink too fast can produce a really painful headache. It usually hits in the front of the brain, behind the forehead.<p>The technical name for this phenomenon is cold-stimulus headache, but people also refer to it as "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze."<p>The good news is that brain freeze is easy to prevent — just eat more slowly. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Joe Palca 18215 at http://wcbe.org When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze Pie-Making 101: How I Overcame My Fear Of Crumbling Crust http://wcbe.org/post/pie-making-101-how-i-overcame-my-fear-crumbling-crust If you listen to my story on <em>Morning Edition,</em> you'll understand the generational divide that has led to my fear of making a pie crust.<p>So when I decided to overcome my fear, I did it the right way. I hopped on a train to the <a href="http://www.ciachef.edu/">Culinary Institute of America</a>, the nation's premier cooking school, in Hyde Park, N.Y. There I learned the foolproof pie crust formula that chef George Higgins teaches his students. "It starts with 3, 2, 1," he explains.<br /> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 07:29:00 +0000 editor 18151 at http://wcbe.org Pie-Making 101: How I Overcame My Fear Of Crumbling Crust