Friday, September 27, 2013
Today on Food Fridays: food writer Rozanne Gold and farmer Elizabeth Ryan share their ideas for what you can do with this year’s bumper crop of apples. Find out why the USDA recently lifted its ban on chickens that are processed in Chinese plants. Sushi chef Bun Lai tells us about cooking with invasive species like Asian carp, feral hogs, and European green crabs! And this week’s Please Explain is all about pepper—from its role in the spice trade to how we use it in our favorite dishes.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Bun Lai, chef at Miya’s Sushi, in New Haven, Connecticut, talks about eating invasive species that are causing problems in ecosystems across the country, such as sea squirt, European green crabs, jellyfish, feral hogs, and Asian carp. He’ll talk about foraging for these invasive species and creating dishes in his restaurant. He wrote the article “How (and Why) to Eat Invasive Species” in the September issue of Scientific American.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
"It is its an aggressive fish," said angler Noel Rodriguez. "It's something that has to get out of this water."
Friday, May 04, 2012
By Joy Y. Wang : WNYC Producer
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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, discusses the recent ban on the importation and interstate transportation of four nonnative constrictor snakes in the state of Florida. The invasive species are a threat to the Everglades and other sensitive ecosystems.
Friday, May 06, 2011
Today’s Please Explain is a look at bugs with Amy Stewart, author of Wicked Bugs. If you want to learn more about some specific insects—and some of the diseases they carry—here are some of our other insect-related Please Explains we've done in the past:
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Climate change is having dramatic effects on the world’s oceans as ice sheets collapse and the sea becomes more acidic. Warmer temperatures allow some deep sea predators, like King Crab, to expand their range into new areas—to the detriment of many other sea creatures. According to James McClintock, a Professor of Physiology & Ecology of Aquatic & Marine Invertebrates at the University of Alabama, an army of deep sea King Crabs are slowly working their way up the Antarctic slope, a habitat they have never been found in before, and are potentially decimating the extremely delicate marine ecosystem.