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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.


Food
Apr 23, 2014 — On the first leg of his Asian tour, the president stopped by the iconic sushi restaurant. David Gelb, who directed a documentary about the restaurant, says eating there is amazing and nerve-wracking.
Apr 23, 2014 — French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.
Apr 23, 2014 — Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand.
Apr 23, 2014 — The Australian state known for its marsupial "devil" has a local food scene that might be described as heavenly. If you can't try it person, get a taste with these Tasmania-inspired recipes.
Apr 22, 2014 — A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.
 

Food Podcasts


Food Blogs

beer blog
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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Specials Reports

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

Farmers Market opens in Old Forge

Eating healthy and locally just got easier in the Old Forge area. A brand new Farmers' Market opens this afternoon. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Another season of ?buying local? in Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Farmers Market opens for the season today at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The outdoor market remains open through October and then moves indoors. Todd Moe spoke with market manager Sam Hendren, who runs an organic dairy farm in the Champlain Valley.  Go to full article

Enlisting a "victory" garden in the battle over rising prices

On the issue of rising prices and what people are doing to get by... In this Heard Up North, we hear how one man is investing in his garden to fight the rising cost of food.  Go to full article
Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario

Old mill requires renewal of old skills

The eat local movement can get hung up between the farmer's field and the cook's kitchen--some foods just need "processing." Watson's Mill in Manotick, Ontario is still...  Go to full article

Keene's school garden expanding

A schoolyard garden in Keene Valley is expanding this year to include volunteers from the entire community. What began as a composting program ten years ago in the...  Go to full article
Chef George Arnold's spring omelet with wild morels and asparagas, served with potatoes sauteed with ramps and toasted baguette.

Celebrating spring delights in the kitchen

North Country gardens are just starting to yield regional delicacies. So, it's into the NCPR kitchen with Martha Foley and Chef George Arnold who cooks up an omelet using...  Go to full article
Native plant expert Jane Desotelle inspects a plot of mullen, or "Quaker's Rouge", on Falls Island in Canton.

Eating the North Country: wild food foraging

For nearly 30 years, Jane Desotelle has been collecting herbs in the Adirondacks for teas and sometimes an entire meal of found food. Desotelle owns "Underwood Herbs" and...  Go to full article
Robin Rhodes-Crowell digs up leeks in her woods near Canton

Stalking a celebrated spring staple

This year, NCPR is celebrating its 40th anniversary and food in the North Country. As part of "Local Flavor", our occasional series on growing, cooking and eating locally,...  Go to full article
Fall crops about to be covered by greenhouse. Photo: Barbara Damrosch

Garden to market, all year 'round

Farmers, chefs, and business people are celebrating local food successes and opportunities this week. A three-day road show includes speakers, food, panel discussions and...  Go to full article
Kassandra Barton of The 8 O'Clock Ranch is just as comfortable online as at the farmers' market.

Local Flavor: local meat in town and online

When it comes to healthy, environmentally-friendly eating, "local" has become the new "organic." More and more people want to know what's in their food, who produced it, and...  Go to full article

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