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.
Recently in Last Chance Foods
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Farmer and apiarist Annie Novak and other experts talk about why bees swarm in the spring and how local honey can treat seasonal allergies.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rhubarb brings a unique tang and acidity to both sweet and savory dishes. Get a recipe for couscous with rhubarb, asparagus and walnuts here, and learn more about rhubarb wine.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
New York City's elite chefs are putting a new spin on blue collar food.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Strawberry season in the New York area is almost over. Learn why organic doesn't always mean pesticide-free when it comes to berries.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Mulberry trees all around the city are ripening and ready to drop fresh fruit right on the street. Try "Wildman" Steve Brill's recipe for mulberry crumble and explore a map of where to find fruit trees in New York City.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Though the oil spill continues to harm the Gulf Coast seafood industry, crawfish are still safe to eat — and now is the time to eat then, since the season concludes soon. Get a recipe for crawfish etoufée here.
Friday, May 14, 2010
This Tuesday, Queens County Farm Museum will auction off the first wine made from grapes grown right in Floral Park. Learn more about the über-local wine and vineyard.
Friday, May 07, 2010
Asparagus season got an early start this year with the warmer weather, and Greg Donaldson of Donaldson Farms says there are only four weeks left. Try his recipe for Marinated and Chilled Jersey Fresh Asparagus.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Cheese expert Tia Keenan says spring the best time for fresh cheeses like chevre, brie and camembert. Learn more about what affects the seasonality of cheese, and try Keenan's recipe for Cheese S'mores.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Stephanie and Alex Villani of Blue Moon Fish talk about what seafood to enjoy before it's no longer in season. Try their recipe for baked flounder with homemade tartar sauce.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Maple syrup producers upstate are packing up their buckets and taps early this year because of the warm temperatures, according to Mike Broadwell of M&M Maple Farm. Learn more and get a recipe for maple butter.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Dandelion greens, mustard greens, and soon enough, ramps — learn more about what's to come at local farmers' markets. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture farmer Zach Wolf gives us a spring preview.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The City Bakery's Maury Rubin created a hot chocolate flavor for each day of February. Learn more about the different flavors.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Danielle Chang of Lucky Rice talked to WNYC's Amy Eddings about Chinese New Year. Celebrate on Sunday with traditional cuisine that will bring prosperity and fortune.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Learn how to make sauerkraut from Harry Rosenblum of The Brooklyn Kitchen. Rich in vitamin C, the fermented cabbage will keep you from developing scurvy.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lauryn Chun, the owner of Mother-In-Law's Kimchi, brings artisanal, small-batch practices to traditional Korean kimchi. Try her fusion recipe for kimchi tacos.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Russ & Daughters slices up approximately 100,000 fillets of pickled herring a year. Try them with a mustard and dill sauce. Find the recipe here.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Test out Brooklyn Brine's pickle recipes and tips for home pickling.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Bob McClure of McClure's Pickles gives tips on how to make pickles at home and talks about the wildest thing he's ever packed in brine.