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Stories and recipes submitted by NCPR friends, listeners and staff. You can find Stories, Food Life at many bookstores throughout the region.

Jul 30, 2014 — A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
Jul 30, 2014 — The tiny European country of Moldova isn't known for much of anything, and especially not its wine. But its winemakers are trying to find new export markets and overcome their post-Soviet reputation.
Jul 30, 2014 — Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
Jul 29, 2014 — The National Labor Relations Board has found that McDonald's shares responsibility for working conditions at its franchised restaurants. The company will fight the ruling.
Jul 29, 2014 — Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

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An Independent Blog:
A Good Beer Blog by Alan McLeod
Ben Franklin says, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Alan McLeod of Kingston says, "Give me an amen!"
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Audio Series
Local Flavors: Todd Moe keeps it homegrown in this series focused on eating locally, and on sustainable agriculture and gardening.
Betsy in NZ
Audio Slideshow:
Watertown Schools Fight Hunger with "Empty Bowls"
the "Empty Bowls" program, which began sixteen years ago in Michigan and has grown nationwide in scope. 1,700 clay bowls that were made over the last few months at schools in Jefferson County will raise thousands of dollars for hunger relief.
Photo Audio Essay
The New Potsdam Co-op Bakery
The Potsdam Food Coop's new wood-fired brick oven is producing crunchy, chewy sourdough and wholewheat breads. Todd Moe talks with the Coop's baker, Chris Affrey.

Food Programs at NCPR

Sunday, 2 pm

New book celebrates region's "comfort foods"

For many of us, food is an important part of the holiday season. In the North Country, we have lots of regional food traditions and flavors -- maple syrup, apples, wildgame and locally grown vegetables. Food writer and community organizer Annette Nielsen has edited a new collection of recipes from four decades of Adirondack Life magazine. She spoke with Todd Moe about picking out dozens of recipes for the new book that celebrates the region's favorite foods.  Go to full article
Eat 'n Meet, 139 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Adventures in eating

An Adirondack eatery gets high marks in the October issue of National Geographic Adventure magazine. "Eat 'n Meet Grill and Larder" was mentioned as the "classiest, quirkiest, take-out joint you'll ever visit." Chef/proprietor John Vargo told Todd Moe that he and his family moved to Saranac Lake and opened their cafe in 2006, after working in the restaurant business in New Paltz for ten years. He calls "Eat 'n Meet" a "concept" restaurant.  Go to full article
Clark Wolf

Another view of local food

Local farmers and chefs will provide the ingredients and the meal at the annual Adirondack Harvest dinner in Lake Placid tonight. The keynote speaker is noted food and restaurant consultant Clark Wolf, who started his career as a waiter on a train and has owned gourmet stores in California. He has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry and has worked with some of the world's top businesses, restaurants and chefs. He's also the author of American Cheeses: A guide to the best regional, artisan, and farmhouse cheeses. Todd Moe talks with Wolf about local and healthy food and how to move towards a more sustainable agricultural based economy in the region.  Go to full article
Ken and Katrina Hebb, owners of the Blackbird Cafe

A Year of Hard Choices: Bucking the trend, a business built to last

On Monday, SUNY Potsdam economics professor Greg Gardner described a theory of development that he believes may be a good fit for the North Country in today's economy. ...  Go to full article

Lessons for new gardeners

A St. Lawrence County farmer kicks off a project to teach new gardeners the basics of growing food this week. Rich Douglass, of Hermon, says his "Food for Life" project is...  Go to full article
Garden pots in winter storage.

No time to hibernate on the farm

Many of us are pining for fresh, locally grown salad greens this time of year. So, what's happening in mid-winter on the farms that sustain us during the growing season? ...  Go to full article
Winnie and Rob Sachno's root cellar in Pierrepont, NY.  (photo: Paula Schechter)

More than roots in this cellar

Root cellars were an essential part of nearly every home a hundred years ago. And along with an increase in the number of people growing their own food is the return to the...  Go to full article

Local foods steal the show this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to gather with family and friends. But let's face it, for most of us it's all about food. Martha Foley and Todd Moe put out the call...  Go to full article
Wes Jackson

Wes Jackson's Farming Revolution

Wes Jackson wants nothing short of a revolution in agriculture. The regime he wants to overthrow is the system of machinery, chemicals, and subsidies that makes endless...  Go to full article
Lise Secours enjoys Thanksgiving with her family, including grandson Emerick, at The Branch in Kemptville, ON.

Giving thanks in Canada

Families may pick different days to gather over the weekend, but today is the official Thanksgiving holiday in Canada. On Sunday, The Branch Restaurant in Kemptville,...  Go to full article

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