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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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Last Chance Foods: Make Hummus Like a Pro

Friday, February 08, 2013

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.

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Last Chance Foods: Essential Snow Day Snacking

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Check out a few recipes from past Last Chance Foods that will help keep you warm, entertained and well fed during snowstorm Nemo.

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Last Chance Foods: One Rad Radish

Friday, February 01, 2013

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.

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Last Chance Foods: A Family Tradition Built on Horseradish

Friday, January 25, 2013

Carolyn Sherman built a small business based on her father's recipe for horseradish. She talks about working with fresh horseradish root and cooking with the finished product. Try her recipe for Sauteed Whitefish With Citrus or Ginger ISH.

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Last Chance Foods: The Health History of Granola

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Sporkful host Dan Pashman talks about the origins of granola and offers his advice on making your own. Try Slate editor L.V. Anderson's recipe for maple granola. 

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Last Chance Foods: Satisfying Salsify

Friday, January 11, 2013

Farmers Jeff and Adina Bialas talk about growing and using the increasingly popular root vegetable salsify. Try their recipe for simple salsify with pasta and lemon parsley sauce.

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Last Chance Foods: About Those Rabbits on the Rooftop...

Friday, January 04, 2013

Chef Jacques Gautier explains his motivations for raising rabbits on his rooftop garden and using them for food. He also shares his recipe for rabbit tacos.

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Last Chance Foods: Seasonal Cocktails to Ring in a New Year

Friday, December 28, 2012

Four bartenders from Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens recommend seasonal cocktails for ringing in the new year. Try recipes for homemade eggnog and the New Brunswick.

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Last Chance Foods: A Whole Latke Love

Friday, December 14, 2012

Einat Admony, the chef of Balaboosta and Taïm, talks about the best way to make latkes and shares her recipe for Potato, Yam & Carrot Latke with Honey, Preserved Lemons & Yogurt Sauce.

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Last Chance Foods: Fennel From Top to Bottom

Friday, December 07, 2012

Whitney Wright of Gilt Taste talks about the different textures and multiples uses for fennel. Try her recipe for Easy Fennel Gratin.

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Last Chance Foods: Twinkie Confessional

Friday, November 30, 2012

Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed, talks about what goes into a Twinkie and how to make your own.

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Last Chance Foods: How WNYC Celebrates Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WNYC host Brian Lehrer, WQXR host Terrance McKnight, and On the Media co-host Brooke Gladstone talk about how they celebrate Thanksgiving and share some of their favorite holiday recipes.

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Last Chance Foods: Post-Sandy Farm Report

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Farmers from around the area are making repairs, cleaning up, and getting back to their markets. Last Chance Foods spoke with farmers in Long Island and New Jersey and got the latest news from New York City's farmers markets.

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Last Chance Foods: Chard Decisions

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lauren Baccus and Alan Sherouse of Hell's Kitchen Farm Project talk about growing chard on the roof of Metro Baptist Church. Try Baccus' recipe for black bean chili with butternut squash and swiss chard.

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Last Chance Foods: A Tropical Transplant in East New York

Thursday, October 18, 2012

At East New York Farms in Brookyn, Malabar spinach is a popular leafy green that customers use in Caribbean cuisine. Learn more and check out recipes.

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Last Chance Foods: In the Cornfield

Friday, October 12, 2012

Farmer Kurt Alstede recommends eating fresh sweet corn raw and explained why a little dry weather can make for sweeter fruits and vegetables. Also, try Alstede Farms' recipe for Basil Tomato Cream Corn.

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Last Chance Foods: Eggplants of All Stripes and Colors

Friday, September 28, 2012

Gail Hepworth of Hepworth Farms, which supplies the Park Slope Food Co-Op, talks about growing more than 15 varieties of eggplants. Try two recipes for eggplant caponata.

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Last Chance Foods: Forget the Gingham, This is How to Put Up Tomatoes for Winter

Friday, September 21, 2012

Francis Lam shares his recipe for "Tomato Bomb Concentrate" and oven-dried tomatoes.

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Last Chance Foods: A Plethora of Peppers

Friday, September 14, 2012

Riverpark's chef Sisha Ortúzar and urban farmer Zach Pickens talk about using and growing sweet and spicy peppers. Also, try Riverpark's recipe for Chilled Spicy Farm Pepper Soup.

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Last Chance Foods: Cantaloupe Concerns

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After recent reports of cantaloupe contaminated with salmonella, Long Island farmer Thomas Wickham talks about fielding questions from customers concerned about the safety of their fruit. 

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