food

Business
3:07 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Connecticut Farms Are Thriving

benketaro on Flickr Creative Common

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:53 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: May 14, 2013

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Rich Hanley joins Faith for Politics, Burgers & Beer. They’ll talk issues, arguments, budgets, controversies, news, Obama, Malloy, Washington, Hartford, and other people and places with names. There’s plenty to talk about… and you should join the conversation! Call in: 203 776-WNPR.

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Where We Live
11:03 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Labeling GMOs and Toxic Chemicals in Connecticut

Masahiro Ihara, creative commons

Vegetables that are genetically modified to resist pests have become a part of our daily diet, whether we like it or not. Several states have been considering legislation that would require the labeling of GMO products, but Connecticut could be the first to pass such a law. Opponents of the bill say there’s no health risk, and a law like this would pass on higher prices to consumers.

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News
10:57 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Subway, Labor Officials Collaborate to Tackle Violations

Connecticut based fast food giant Subway is cooperating with regulators in an effort to end labor law violations among its thousands of franchise outlets. WNPR's Harriet Jones reports.

 

Milford-based sandwich chain Subway has the highest number of restaurants in the world, surpassing even McDonalds. But in an organization that big, controlling what happens in each independent business can be difficult.

 

"We noticed a pattern of violations among Subway franchises."

 

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Farming
1:06 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Agriculture Chief Hopes Grants Boost "Locally Grown"

Sujata Srinivasan

The recent growth in farmer's markets in Connecticut speaks to the increasing popularity of locally grown food. Now the state's Department of Agriculture has big plans for Connecticut-grown produce to fuel the economy and create jobs.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:48 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Food Schmooze: Jacques Pépin's New Complete Techniques

Eric Bryan/flickr creative commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Living With Food Allergies

Joyosity, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Food Schmooze: Cupcakes, Candy Bars, Cookies, and Crazy Good Italian

Joel Kramer/flickr creative commons

The four Cs: Cupcakes, Candy bars, Cookies… and sugar Comas! The Food Schmooze gang tries cupcakes from Mr. D’s in Wallingford, CT. Our candy correspondent Katharine Weber joins us to talk candy bars with Susie Norris, co-author of Hand-Crafted Candy Bars. And Faith discovers a cuckoo cookie concoction. PLUS, Mike Isabella joins us for a look at his new cookbook, Crazy Good Italian.

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Seafood
3:24 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Connecticut Shellfish Harvesters Warned Of Dangerous Bacteria

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News
12:28 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Locally Grown Food And School Cafeterias

Jan Ellen Spiegel

A recent report by the Governor’s Council for Agricultural Development recommends wider distribution of products from Connecticut’s farms. That includes getting more Connecticut-grown food into school cafeterias.

But schools have been trying to do that for nearly a decade and haven’t gotten too far.

Lunchroom server: "Did you want meat sauce or plain sauce?" "Meat sauce please."

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:11 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Does Going 'All Natural' Keep Us Healthier?

Flickr Creative Commons, daveparker

Two possible meaningful personal stories.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The Digestive System Gets No Respect

Hey Paul Studios on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:12 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Food Schmooze: Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

Robert S. Donovan/flickr creative commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:42 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Food Schmooze: Sodium Girl's Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook

Andrea Pokrzywinski/flickr creative commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:21 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Food Schmooze: One Pot Wonders

Nate Steiner/flickr creative commons

From slow cooked stews to quick stir-fries to easy skillet dinners, the one-pot meal is a worldwide staple. Across continents and cultures, everyone appreciates the simplicity and fuss-free nature of a meal made in one vessel, whether it's a wok, a pot, or a casserole dish. Famed cookbook author and food authority Clifford A. Wright joins the Food Schmooze gang to present the world's favorite one-pot meals.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:57 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

The Best Things You Can Eat and Novelist Ann Leary

Quinn Dombrowski/flickr creative commons

The Huffington Post calls Ann Leary’s new New York Times bestselling novel, “A sophisticated turn on guilty-pleasure reading that is so well-written it won't make you feel guilty after all, except maybe about reaching for that third glass of pinot noir.” Leary joins us to talk about The Good House.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:22 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: Comfort & Spice and Cindy's Supper Club

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:54 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Fresh & Green Table and Lard

Steve Snodgrass/flickr creative commons

Join the Food Schmooze gang for a look at… Lard! No, really. Stick with us on this one. Lard is a good, healthful cooking fat, and we’ll go over the science that says so. PLUS, a whole slew of recipes from Grit magazine’s new cookbook, Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:56 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politics, Burgers & Beer: April 4, 2013

WNPR's Jeff Cohen (Chion Wolf file photo)

The Colin McEnroe Show
4:33 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

A Remembrance Of Candies Past

Flickr Creative Commons, TBoard

Writer Steve Almond says when he brings up his own candy obsession with other people "there is this immediate outpouring of memories, confessions, opinions, regrets."

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High-End Foods
10:08 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Specialty Foods Make a Comeback

Sujata Srinivasan

Specialty foods like handcrafted chocolate and gluten-free organic pasta may be pricey, but some small business owners say they’re seeing a pick up in demand. WNPR’s Sujata Srinivasan reports on how entrepreneurs in the high-end food business have pulled through the recession, priming their business for growth.

 

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Where We Live
10:37 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Lucy Orta on Art, Food, Water, Life

Where We Live
10:24 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Hyper-Local Aid To Africa

Chion Wolf

The idea ‘For what you pay to feed your cat, you can save lives in my country.’ That...set a fire under Quinnipiac Professor Dennis Richardson.

He works in remote villages in Cameroon to aid a community of about 1,000 people.

On the opposite side of Africa, student and faculty of the University of Hartford are helping remote farmers create sustainable agriculture businesses in rural Kenya.

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Where We Live
10:59 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Feeding Our Children

TJ Hanton (Flickr Creative Commons)

According to Children’s HealthWatch, in 2010, there were 48.8 million Americans who lived in households that were food insecure, including 16.2 million children.

But in a nation suffering from an obesity epidemic, is hunger really the problem? Experts tell us that yes, while obese kids are not all hungry, many of the most malnourished are obese.

But, as the richest state in the nation, how can Connecticut really have that many hungry kids?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:29 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

The Nose: Twinkies May Go Bye-Bye - So Don't Be A Sore Loser

Flickr Creative Commons, Christian Cable

On this critical day in the life of American pseudo-food, I am again reminded if a tour I took in the 1980s with Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith. We visited in a Hostess factory in the Greater Boston area. We saw Twinkies being made.

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Where We Live
10:52 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Sick and Tired from Sugar

poolie

Sugar is getting a lot of the blame these days for its role in obesity and other illness from heart disease to cancer.

We’ve been eating sugar for a long time, so, what’s changed?

According to the USDA, Americans now consume approximately 156 pounds of sugar, per person, per year--much of it hidden in the foods we eat, even when those foods don’t taste sweet.

Doctors say that willpower alone may not be enough to counter our love for sugar. Yeah, you heard right in that we eat about 156 pounds, per person, per year!!!

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Homemade Wine
6:40 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Capturing Summer's Harvest, One DIY Wine Bottle At A Time

Customers at a Hartford produce market, choosing grapes to turn into homemade wine.
Jeff Cohen NPR

If buying a local wine just isn't local enough for you, then you might consider joining the growing ranks of people making homemade wine this fall.

Some home winemakers make wine with friends for fun, some make wine with family for tradition; some make it "old school," adding nothing, and drink it by Christmas; others do it "new school," adding preservatives, and wait a year or more to bottle.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:31 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

What's It Like Being A Gay Farmer?

Flickr Creative Commons, mnchilemom

Today's show is about gay farmers -- and about the possibility that there's a gay farming movement. There's a documentary film about American gay farmers currently in the late stages of editing. And, as you'll learn today, there's a gay farmer reality show.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:25 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

In America, Corn is King

Perry McKenna

This is a strange time in the life of corn. The 2012 US corn crop is getting smaller by the hour because of the terrible heat and drought in the Midwest. It's difficult to know what that means, because from a certain perspective, this country produces way too much corn. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:16 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Cell Phone Addiction, Sugary Drinks, Nuns Behaving 'Badly' & Endorsements

Chion Wolf

What counts as a bad habit? And who should have the power to save us from one? That's a big part of our discussion today.

This week, addictions were all over the news. New Yorkers are facing a ban on sugary drinks, while California chefs repeal a foie gras ban. A Massachusetts teen is looking at a jail sentence for not being able to put down his cell phone.

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