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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Monday, December 13, 2010
Last Chance Foods asked five guests from 2010 to share the recipes they'll be serving to their families over the holidays.
Friday, December 10, 2010
New York City farmers markets are hoping to reinvigorate grain growing in the Northeast by requiring bakers to incorporate locally-produced wheat flour in their baked goods. Try our recipe for Creamy Emmer Salad with Shaved Fennel, Beets and Radishes here.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Field & Stream Editor Anthony Licata explains how wild turkey tastes different from the usual store-bought variety. Get our "Grilled Backstrap With Deer Rub" recipe here, and check out WNYC's video of Licata talking about hunting—and eating—squirrel.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Quince. No, not quints, as in babies, but quince, as in fruit. Yes, it’s fruit—a pretty ancient one at that. There’s some speculation that what the serpent handed Eve was a quince, and not an apple at all. Learn more about this little-known fruit, including why foodies find it so fascinating.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Farmer Lee Jones used the concept of ice wine to create a particularly sweet, crunchy new type of spinach. Try out this recipe for tortellini with fennel, tomatoes and spinach.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Jack o' lanterns are everywhere this weekend, but the stranger pumpkins are the ones that really shine in the kitchen. Try chef Erica Wides' recipe for Vietnamese braised pumpkin.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Weird and wonderful, kohlrabi is now in season. Learn about what it is, how to cook it, and try a recipe for roasted kohlrabi with winter squash.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Corcord grapes, which are now in season, have a candy-like taste that comes with a tragic history. WNYC's Amy Eddings learns more, and gets a recipe for a Concord grape tart with hazelnut crust and crème fraiche.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Craig Haney, the livestock manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, talks about sustainably raised lamb. Also, check out chef Dan Barber's recipe for braised lamb necks.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Southern cookbook author Matt Lee talks about okra and dispels some of the myths around the slimy vegetable. Plus, check out the Lee Brothers' recipe for Cucumber, Tomato and Okra Salad.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Just in time for the fall harvest season, chef Kelly Geary explains the basics of canning and offers a recipe for nectarine orange-blossom honey jam.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Pimientos de padrón only became available in the states about five years ago. Learn more about how the sometimes mild, sometimes firey peppers are prepared as a traditional tapas dish.
Friday, September 03, 2010
Tips on picking out perfectly ripe peaches — before summer is over. Also, try recipes for peachy quinoa and grilled peach and green tomato salad.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The mysterious and little-known ground cherry is an heirloom fruit that resembles a cross between a tiny tomato, tomatillo and a berry. Learn what they are and get a ground cherry compote recipe.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Pink-speckled cranberry beans are piling up at the local farmers' markets. We hear from Cathy Erway who writes the blogs Not Eating Out in New York and Lunch at Sixpoint and grows cranberry beans on the roof of the Sixpoint Brewery in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Find out how to grow and cook the fresh shell beans.
Friday, August 06, 2010
Paulette Satur and former Lutece chef Eberhard Müller of Satur Farms explain how to harvest the most flavorful basil. Try a recipe for grilled tomatillo salsa with purple basil.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Bitter melon may do everything from fight cancer cells to reduce sperm count. Try a recipe from Dr. Pamela Yee for pork-stuffed bitter melon with fermented black beans.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Learn more about foraging for purslane, an ultra-healthy succulent weed. Try chef Amy Chaplin's purslane salad with flax-chive dressing.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Find out what types of mangoes are in season just in time for summer, and try Salon senior food writer Francis Lam's recipe for mango lassi.
Friday, July 02, 2010
Find out what's fresh at the greenmarket just in time for July 4. Also, try an easy red-white-and-blue recipe for queso fresco salsa.