Nitrogen pollution is threatening shellfish populations and the ecosystem of the Great South Bay. The Nature Conservancy's Nancy Kelley explains.
Farmers in the New York-New Jersey area talk about what's currently in season and what to look forward to at farmers markets.
Ramps are in decline, says Dr. Robert Naczi, a botanist with the New York Botanical Garden. He gives his advice on what not to forage, as well as what can be foraged and how to forage it.
WNYC's Amy Eddings talks to botanist Robert Naczi and his work identifying carnivorous pitcher plants. Hear about the plant that was named after Dr. Naczi in an exclusive clip.
Registered dietitian Samantha Heller explains why flax is healthy and how flax oil, flaxseeds, and flax meal are different. Try a recipe she recommends for Zucchini, Banana, and Flaxseed Muffins.
Stephanie Villani of Blue Moon Fish talk about fluke and porgies, which are in season now. Try her easy and quick recipe for battered and pan-fried porgy fillets.
Cave master Brian Ralph of Murray's Cheese Shop and Harvard microbiologist Benjamin Wolfe talk about the molds and mites flavoring the cheese in the caves. Find out what's growing on your cheese.
Farmer Annemarie Gero of the Queens County Farm Museum talks about chicken personalities and how to check if an egg has gone bad. Try her grandmother's recipe for a Hungarian casserole of boiled eggs, potatoes, and sour cream.
Famed Pork Slope chef Dale Talde put on a game face as my questions came his way, but I detected some flinching when I asked him about his vacation plans this year. He had to repeat the question. "Vacation plans?"
Stewart Borowsky has been selling wheatgrass at the Union Square farmers market since 1994. He talks about growing it and why you should not throw it in your blender.
Farmer and cookbook author Barbara Damrosch explains how to get a head start on planting and harvesting potatoes. Try her recipe for Peruvian Potatoes.
Chef Eberhard Müller of Satur Farms talks about growing frisée and farming on both Long Island and in Florida. Try his recipe for frisée salad with apples and blue cheese, walnut-cider vinaigrette.
Chef John Fraser says that although cardoons look like “celery with armor,” beneath that bristly exterior, there hides a delicious spring vegetable. Just be sure to snap on a pair of gloves before you start preparing them.
Kubbeh, a traditional Jewish-Iraqi comfort food of semolina dumplings simmered in soup, may be in danger of disappearing because it's so labor-intensive to make. To help make sure that doesn't happen, culinary curator Naama Shefi created The Kubbeh Project, a three-week pop-up restaurant that opens today.
The Lee Brothers talk about the resurgence of stone-ground grits and explain why instant grits are so bland. Try a recipe from their new cookbook for shrimp and grits.
Chef Peter Berley says that making ricotta at home is both fast and simple. Try his four-ingredient recipe.
Food writers Melissa Clark and Deb Perelman talk about peeling chickpeas in pursuit of making the best homemade hummus. Try their recipes and tell us which one you like the best.
Check out a few recipes from past Last Chance Foods that will help keep you warm, entertained and well fed during snowstorm Nemo.
Food writer Cathy Erway talks about the versatile uses of daikon radishes, which are still available at farmers markets. Try her recipe for Daikon Radish Greens Pasta with Seared Daikon Radishes.
Carolyn Sherman answers questions about horseradish, starting her own business, and her favorite winter comfort food in this edition of 60-Second Stir-Fry.