Last Chance Foods covers produce that’s about to go out of season, gives you a heads up on what’s still available at the farmers market, and tells you how to keep it fresh through the winter. Each week, WNYC host Amy Eddings chats with farmers, chefs, and food writers to get the story behind the food.
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
The farmers of Brooklyn Grange talk about planting, growing and eating castelfranco, a bitter radicchio that is almost out of season. Try Brooklyn Grange's recipe for Orechiette with Castelfranco and Guanciale.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Brooklyn Soda Works puts a foodie spin on a much-maligned beverage by creating artisanal, seasonal soda from fresh fruit juice. Try out the company's recipe for an Apple & Ginger Dark 'n' Stormy.
Friday, June 08, 2012
Forager Leda Meredith recommends burdock flower stalks as a delicious and easy-to-identify wild edible. Try her simple burdock stalk recipe.
Friday, June 01, 2012
Fish farmer Christopher Toole talks about raising fish in plastic bins in the Bronx and how it could be the future of urban farming. Try his recipe for Pan Sautéed Tilapia with Invasive Weeds Pesto and Oyster Mushrooms.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Farmer Keha McIlwaine of Queens County Farm Museum talks about growing spring leeks, and chef Cornelius Gallagher offers some advice on preparing the hardy vegetable. Try Gallagher's recipe for pan-roasted shrimp with glazed leeks, young coconut and yellow curry.
Friday, May 18, 2012
This Sunday, New Amsterdam Market brings fresh seafood back to South Street with the Gathering of Fisheries Event. Commercial fisherman Vinnie Calabro talks about what's in season and the future of Jamaica Bay.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Forager and author Tama Matsuoka Wong explains how to safely eat stinging nettles and how they may help with seasonal allergies. Try a recipe for Nettle and Asparagus Pizza from the book she wrote with Daniel chef de cuisine Eddy Leroux.
Friday, May 04, 2012
Knotweed is an invasive pest hated by many, and the most effective way of getting rid of it may also be the most delicious. Urban forager Marie Viljoen talks about finding, cooking and eating knotweed. Plus, try her recipe for Knotweed Soup.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Registered dietitian Tamara Duker Freuman talks about the health benefits of fiddlehead ferns. Try her recipe for a Sauté of Fiddleheads, Snap Peas, Ramps & Shiitakes.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Farmer Perry Hack of Two Guys From Woodbridge talks about growing and using watercress. Try ABC Kitchen's recipe for Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Sweet and Spicy Sauce, which is garnished with red watercress.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Chef Jacques Gautier of the restaurant Palo Santo talks about growing and using green garlic, a young, aromatic incarnation of regular garlic. Try his recipe for chimichuri sauce.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Food writer Peter Meehan discusses monosodium glutamate's relation to umami and explains the origins of the term "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome." Also, try a recipe for David Chang's natural glutamate–laden Bacon Dashi with Potatoes and Clams.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Artisanal pickling is the source of serious articles on the economy and easy punchlines. Veteran pickle maker Rick Field of Rick's Picks talks about why the practice has taken off in recent years. Also, see what all the fuss is about by trying his Pickled Rhubarb recipe.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Reverend Devanie Jackson, of the Brooklyn Rescue Mission's Bed-Stuy Farm, explains how she's growing, harvesting, and feeding her community fresh bok choy right now. Also, try a recipe for Hot-and-Sour Cold Cabbage and Baby Bok Choy Salad.
Friday, March 02, 2012
Butcher Ben Turley of The Meat Hook explains why he uses nitrates in bacon making. Registered dietician Samantha Heller also weighs in on how concerned adults should be about nitrates in meat.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Award-winning barista Katie Carguilo discusses the best ways to brew coffee and explains why coffee is seasonal.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Chef Sara Moulton talks about why Brussels sprouts used to get a bad rap and shares her easy recipe for Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Citrus is in season now, and it's a great way to brighten up heavy winter dishes, according to chef Rienne Martinez. Try her recipe for Cara Cara Orange and Fennel Salad.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Chef Jesse Schenker demystifies the homely rutabaga and shares a number uses for the versatile root vegetable. One example is his recipe for Baked and Broiled Rutabagas.