food

WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Vermont Senator Criticizes Cuts in Food Program

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in food supplies from that program for the Vermont Foodbank.

Sanders, who calls the situation "unconscionable," appeared Tuesday with representatives from the Vermont Foodbank and Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to highlight the issue.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food at no cost to low-income Americans in need of short-term hunger relief, through organizations like the Vermont Foodbank.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee

In 1784, Thomas Jefferson struck a deal with one of his slaves, 19-year-old James Hemings. The founding Father was traveling to Paris and wanted to bring James along “for a particular purpose” – to master the art of French cooking.

In exchange for James’s cooperation, Jefferson would grant his freedom. Thus began one of the strangest partnerships in U.S. history. As James apprenticed under master French chefs, Jefferson studied the cultivation of French crops (especially grapes for winemaking) so they might be replicated in American agriculture.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Grant Supports Food Hub Initiative

The USDA is helping fund an effort to get products from local farms into the kitchens of large institutions in the region, such as colleges and hospitals.  Officials say the demand for food from closer to home continues to grow, but the infrastructure to supply it has not kept up.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival

The Saratoga Wine and Food and Fall Ferrari Festival is one of the fastest growing Wine and Food festivals in the Northeast. This year’s festival takes place September 7th through the 9th at SPAC.

Master wine connoisseur, Kevin Zraly, will participate in the event and he joins us now.

New England News
12:50 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Genetic Modifications A Worry For Organic Growers

Jeffrey Smith
Institute For Responsible Technology

The 38th annual summer conference of the Northeast Organic Farming Association is taking place today through Sunday on the UMass Amherst campus.  One of this year’s keynote speakers is Jeffrey Smith. Smith is a consumer advocate who for more than a decade has been sounding an alarm about genetically modified organisms, or G-M-O’s,  in food.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Smith.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Berkshire Grown: Farmed + Foraged

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We head to the kitchen of The Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, MA to learn from Peter Platt how his establishment is using locally found and grown food in their menu. They participate in Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged program and events.

New York News
7:17 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Labels for Genetically Modified Food Fail in CT Legislature

A key Connecticut lawmaker says efforts to enact state legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified food died in the face of threatened lawsuits by food producers. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

Representative Richard Roy, the House chairman of the Environment Committee, said Thursday that he unsuccessfully lobbied House Speaker Christopher Donovan and Governor Dannel P. Malloy. The legislation got no further than his committee.

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The Roundtable
2:38 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Joe Bastianich - Restaurant Man

We speak with Joe Bastianich about his book, Restaurant Man.

North Country News
7:02 am
Tue May 8, 2012

New Index Ranks Vermont Tops in Locally Grown Food

A new index ranks Vermont No. 1 in its commitment to raising and eating locally grown food.

The ranking is based on the number of farmers markets and community supported agriculture programs per state resident. In CSAs, customers pay a lump sum up front and receive weekly deliveries of produce during harvest seasons.

According to the Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, Vermont has 99 farmers markets and 164 CSAs for fewer than 622,000 people.

The other top states on the list are Iowa, Montana, Maine and Hawaii.

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The Roundtable
11:00 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Jane's Ice Cream

We always our annual visit from Jane's Ice Cream.

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