Bonny Wolf http://wamc.org en Kitchens Of The Future Will Really Know How To Cook http://wamc.org/post/kitchens-future-will-really-know-how-cook Kitchens are getting smarter.<p>Some refrigerators can let you know when the door is open, or if the milk is past its sell-by date. They make ice at night during less expensive, off-peak energy hours. There are dishwashers that can contact a repairman.<p>It probably won't be long before you can become Facebook friends with your microwave.<p>The first microwave oven — the Radarange — weighed 750 pounds and was bought by a Cleveland restaurant in 1947 for $3,000. Later home models had a pull-out box for recipe cards. Paper recipe cards. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:45:56 +0000 Bonny Wolf 71667 at http://wamc.org Kitchens Of The Future Will Really Know How To Cook Why You Shouldn't Wrinkle Your Nose At Fermentation http://wamc.org/post/why-you-shouldnt-wrinkle-your-nose-fermentation <em>It's delicious, it's nutritious and it's basically rotten. Fermentation is a hot culinary trend, and, as </em>Weekend Edition<em><em> food commentator Bonny Wolf explains, </em></em><em> the preservation process gives food a flavor unique to time and place.</em><p>People you know may intentionally be growing bacteria in their homes — on food, outside the refrigerator. And they are doing it to make food safe, and nutritious.<p>They are doing what cooks have always done: fermenting food.<p>For decades, we have fought against bacteria in our food. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:02:49 +0000 Bonny Wolf 61647 at http://wamc.org Why You Shouldn't Wrinkle Your Nose At Fermentation Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback http://wamc.org/post/wild-turkeys-gobble-their-way-comeback Wild turkeys and buffalo have more in common than you might guess. Both were important as food for Native Americans and European settlers. And both were nearly obliterated.<p>There were a couple of reasons for the turkey's decline. In the early years of the U.S., there was no regulation, so people could shoot as many turkeys as they liked. And their forest habitat was cut down for farmland and heating fuel. Without trees, turkeys have nowhere to roost. So they began to disappear.<p>By the early 1900s, there were only about 30,000 wild turkeys left in the whole country. Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:45:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 51784 at http://wamc.org Wild Turkeys Gobble Their Way To A Comeback Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet http://wamc.org/post/popcorn-gets-its-moment-red-carpet Popcorn and movies (or the Oscars) go together like Batman and Robin. And nowadays, options stretch far beyond plain or buttered.<p>Food critics call one brand the Rolls Royce and another the Prada. They are designer labels for the simplest, most American snack food.<p>Gourmet popcorn was named one of the top five trends to watch at the specialty food trade show this winter. There's popcorn covered in chocolate, <a href="http://www.metropolitanbakery.com/bakery/popcorn/bourbon-infused_popcorn/" target="_blank">infused with bourbon</a>, seasoned with curry. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 10:29:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 33719 at http://wamc.org Popcorn Gets Its Moment On The Red Carpet Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge http://wamc.org/post/moscato-madness-dessert-wines-sweet-surge In the U.S., wine drinking has held its own during these hard economic times, and even grown in some unlikely corners. Moscato, for example, the Italian dessert wine, has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town.<p>Hip-hop singer Drake, in his song "Do It Now," gives it a shout-out. It's also the wine Kanye West orders for special parties. Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:57:00 +0000 Bonny Wolf 1138 at http://wamc.org Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge