Food http://wkar.org en 'Gourmet' program connects wild game to dinner table http://wkar.org/post/gourmet-program-connects-wild-game-dinner-table <p></p><p></p><p>Healthy. Local. Sustainable. The words capture the priorities of the group <a href="http://www.gourmetgonewild.org/" target="_blank">‘Gourmet Gone Wild,'</a> a non-profit organization with a dual mission. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:20:41 +0000 Mark Bashore 56726 at http://wkar.org 'Gourmet' program connects wild game to dinner table Morels: Hunting and cooking the spring delicacy http://wkar.org/post/morels-hunting-and-cooking-spring-delicacy <p></p><p></p><p>During the month of May, a different type of hunter takes to the Michigan woods. Their prey is now low-lying honeycomb shaped fungi, morels. The woodlands mushroom is highly coveted by chefs and known for its unique taste. <em>Current State</em> spoke with Phil Tedeschi, President of the <a href="http://michiganmushroomhunters.org/Events/Public%20Events%20Forays.htm" target="_blank">Michigan Mushroom Hunters Club</a> and Ruth Johnston, author of the book <a href="http://www.press.umich.edu/3640374/art_of_cooking_morels" target="_blank">"The Art of Cooking Morels"</a>. Tue, 20 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 53962 at http://wkar.org Morels: Hunting and cooking the spring delicacy A new kind of food court comes to Lansing http://wkar.org/post/new-kind-food-court-comes-lansing <p>It seems that no matter where you go, grabbing a meal at a food truck is a growing phenomenon. At this point in the Lansing area, if you want to patronize a food truck, there probably is one running somewhere. You just need to figure out where they are from day to day. New to the food truck trend, though, could be the idea of a food truck court. One of them has sprung up in Lansing. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:24:48 +0000 Scott Pohl 53668 at http://wkar.org A new kind of food court comes to Lansing Author shares his Detroit’s food finds, both grand and humble http://wkar.org/post/author-shares-his-detroit-s-food-finds-both-grand-and-humble <p></p><p></p><p>What is a food lover to make of Detroit? Michigan author Bill Loomis says he “went behind the graffiti and the ruins” to explore the city’s “food ways”, from its established Coney Island vendors and Eastern Market to more recent hipster bars and “pop up” restaurants, bakeries, taverns, so-called “underground” destinations and fine dining all over Detroit. Mon, 12 May 2014 15:32:17 +0000 Emanuele Berry 53548 at http://wkar.org Author shares his Detroit’s food finds, both grand and humble Feeding the Yanks: MSU historian explores Civil War era cookbooks http://wkar.org/post/feeding-yanks-msu-historian-explores-civil-war-era-cookbooks <p></p><p></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-2eb3cb38-b2b3-cd6e-d859-0cb277c48c3c" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A new book from the MSU Press looks at the cookbooks and foodways of Americans in the 1860s. <a href="http://msupress.org/books/book/?id=50-1D0-342D#.U2Esx6JnB-4">“Food in the Civil War Era: The North”</a> is officially out this week. It’s &nbsp;part of a planned food history series from the MSU Press. </span> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:03:57 +0000 Melissa Benmark 52978 at http://wkar.org Feeding the Yanks: MSU historian explores Civil War era cookbooks New MSU project expected to help create thousands of Michigan jobs http://wkar.org/post/new-msu-project-expected-help-create-thousands-michigan-jobs <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-e64ba568-4bdb-c45f-46ec-f48a8a294abc" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">There are plans to build a new center here at MSU that, if realized, proponents say could have a substantial economic impact on the state of Michigan, including the creation of potentially thousands of new jobs. <em>Current State's</em> Joe Linstroth talked with Chris Peterson, an agricultural economist and the head of MSU’s <a href="http://productcenter.msu.edu/">Product Center</a>, who says there are more than 600 mid-sized food processors in the state of Michigan. Many of these companies’ facilities are maxed out, meaning that if they want to create a new product, they don’t have the capacity to test the product or its manufacturing and packaging techniques to see if it’s economically viable.</span> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:14:39 +0000 Joe Linstroth & Mark Bashore 51980 at http://wkar.org New MSU project expected to help create thousands of Michigan jobs New initiative aims to put more local food in hospitals, schools http://wkar.org/post/new-initiative-aims-put-more-local-food-hospitals-schools <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-3b67e91e-417a-0021-436b-5ece1c936562" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Arial;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Michigan has long been proud of its diverse agricultural profile. Many growers are active in the “buy local” movement through farmers’ markets and food hubs. Now, MSU and the Ann Arbor-based <a href="http://www.ecocenter.org/">Ecology Center</a> are launching the Michigan Food to Institution Network. </span> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:54:16 +0000 Kevin Lavery 51848 at http://wkar.org New initiative aims to put more local food in hospitals, schools Global food fraud: What's on your plate? http://wkar.org/post/global-food-fraud-whats-your-plate <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e556f4f-b689-2212-d114-dd0d7da58af5" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">We take the safety of our food supply as a given. We expect the food will contain what’s on the label and not contain other things that might be harmful. But globalization and new technology can sometimes compromise these expectations.</span><a href="http://foodfraud.msu.edu/about/staff/spink/"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> </span></a> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:02:25 +0000 Melissa Benmark 50536 at http://wkar.org Global food fraud: What's on your plate? Coney Dogs in The D... in Vegas http://wkar.org/post/coney-dogs-d-vegas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Along with gambling and big production stage shows, Las Vegas is known for fine dining. Everywhere you look, you’ll find a restaurant with a different theme, many of them run by celebrity chefs. Travelers from Michigan, though, might want to consider a more humble spot to grab a bite in Vegas.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:25:30 +0000 Current State 49812 at http://wkar.org Coney Dogs in The D... in Vegas 'Fried Walleye, Cherry Pie': A guide to Midwestern cuisine http://wkar.org/post/fried-walleye-cherry-pie-guide-midwestern-cuisine <p></p><p></p><p>When we discuss food culture in the U.S. we typically think of the chic restaurants on the East or West coast. But a new book is trying to change the way people understand Midwestern food culture. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:22:48 +0000 Current State 46973 at http://wkar.org 'Fried Walleye, Cherry Pie': A guide to Midwestern cuisine Cranberry recipes you'll actually eat http://wkar.org/post/cranberry-recipes-youll-actually-eat <p></p><p>Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow, and people everywhere are buying all the fixings for a big turkey dinner.&nbsp; MSU chef <a href="http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2010/staff-profiles-kurt-kwiatkowski/">Kurt Kwiatkowski</a> has concocted some new uses for the jellied cranberry sauce in a can that often is served but left uneaten. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:34:15 +0000 Current State 45898 at http://wkar.org Cranberry recipes you'll actually eat Michigan nose-to-tail chef (colon) It’s all good http://wkar.org/post/michigan-nose-tail-chef-colon-it-s-all-good <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-252261c8-7b47-7582-76d7-f018d0ccb35a"><span style="font-size: 21px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As we head into the second week of firearms deer season in Michigan, <em>Current State’s</em> Melissa Benmark has been thinking about two groups of people, high-end chefs and hunters, that might not seem to have a lot in common, but do share a common respect for the animals they use for food. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:09:19 +0000 Current State 45630 at http://wkar.org Michigan nose-to-tail chef (colon) It’s all good Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) http://wkar.org/post/neighbors-action-help-other-people-eat-hope <p>It’s Wednesday and time for our Neighbors in Action segment, where we feature people and organizations working to make our community a better place. With this Friday being the opening of the firearm deer hunting season in Michigan, it’s only appropriate that we feature Help Other People Eat, or HOPE, which distributes excess venison donated by hunters to those in need. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:32:56 +0000 Current State 45229 at http://wkar.org Neighbors in Action: Help Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) Current State #190 | October 29, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-190-october-29-2013 <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today on </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Current State</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">: possible decriminalization of marijuana in Lansing; <em>Great Lakes Month in Review</em>; MEA on recent RTW complaints; </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-style: italic; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Public Poetry Announcement </span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Cambria; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">and local food innovation district.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:18:29 +0000 Current State 44472 at http://wkar.org Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture http://wkar.org/post/food-innovation-district-aims-boost-mid-michigan-agriculture <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">The local food movement is a growing economic and cultural force in Michigan. &nbsp;We’ve had a number of <a href="http://wkar.org/search/google/local%20food?query=local%20food&amp;cx=010251366440257945544%3Ajocmu5cvo_c&amp;cof=FORID%3A11&amp;sitesearch=">conversations</a> on this program about efforts to build sustainable regional food systems, which go beyond farmers markets and food hubs. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:10pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-71c12937-04c1-c2a2-44b3-474054ce2035"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Today, some local private businesses are joining MSU and state officials to announce the next step for mid-Michigan–the creation of a “<a href="http://foodsystems.msu.edu/activities/food-innovation-districts">food innovation district</a>”.&nbsp;Current State’s Kevin Lavery has the story.</span></span></p><div> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Current State 44483 at http://wkar.org Food innovation district aims to boost Mid-Michigan agriculture Wild game always on menu for chef-turned-hunter http://wkar.org/post/wild-game-always-menu-chef-turned-hunter <p></p><p></p><p>Wild foods expert Hank Shaw has a new cookbook out called “Duck, Duck, Goose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Ducks and Geese, Both Wild and Domesticated”. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:08:30 +0000 Current State 44067 at http://wkar.org Wild game always on menu for chef-turned-hunter Michigan food hubs seek to make local food more accessible http://wkar.org/post/michigan-food-hubs-seek-make-local-food-more-accessible <p></p><p></p><p>The locavore movement has taken off in the last five years at least. This notion that consuming food that is raised and grown close to where we live was even given a memorable <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAlWrT5P2VI">send-up</a> in the hit IFC comedy &quot;Portlandia.&quot;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Current State 43142 at http://wkar.org Michigan food hubs seek to make local food more accessible 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour http://wkar.org/post/moo-cluck-moo-bucks-wage-trend-12-hour <p></p><p>Last week, thousands of fast food restaurant employees across the country walked out of their kitchens and into the streets to demand a living wage. They were demanding their companies pay them $15 per hour...well above the national average. &nbsp;There were protests in several Michigan cities, including Detroit, Flint and Lansing.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:41:48 +0000 Current State 41893 at http://wkar.org 'Moo Cluck Moo' bucks wage trend at $12 per hour How Whole Foods might affect similar local businesses http://wkar.org/post/how-whole-foods-might-affect-similar-local-businesses <p>Texas-based <a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/">Whole Foods</a> recently announced plans to open a new store on Grand River Avenue in Meridian Township in 2015.&nbsp; This location will put the new organic food store in very close proximity to several similar stores, including Foods for Living and the East Lansing Food Co-op. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:34:34 +0000 Current State 40301 at http://wkar.org How Whole Foods might affect similar local businesses Examining food security in Detroit, Lansing http://wkar.org/post/examining-food-security-detroit-lansing <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grocery stores have been making the news in Detroit recently. Last week, the Michigan-based retailer, Meijer, opened its first Detroit location. This follows the news last month of the grand opening of the city’s first Whole Foods Market. Based on these stories, one might think </span>Detroiters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were only recently introduced to the concept of the grocery store. That’s not true.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:21:56 +0000 Current State 39851 at http://wkar.org Examining food security in Detroit, Lansing For the Abood family, food triggers memories on Father's Day http://wkar.org/post/abood-family-food-triggers-memories-fathers-day <p></p><p></p><p>Thirteen years ago, right around Father’s Day, Lansing native Maureen Abood’s father, prominent local attorney Camille Abood, passed away from cancer. &nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Maureen, who pens a popular blog about Lebanese food and culture called <a href="http://www.maureenabood.com/">Rose Water &amp; Orange Blossoms</a>, was gracious enough to share her memories of her father and explain how the healing power of food helped her and her family cope with their loss.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:37:36 +0000 Current State 37579 at http://wkar.org For the Abood family, food triggers memories on Father's Day New exhibit offers a peek into Lansing's culinary past http://wkar.org/post/new-exhibit-offers-peek-lansings-culinary-past <div>Lansing may be known for many things -- the state capitol, a rich automobile history, the baseball juggernaut that is the Lansing Lugnuts&nbsp;-- but food is probably not one of them.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 30 May 2013 17:29:38 +0000 Current State 36707 at http://wkar.org 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene http://wkar.org/post/food-thought-newest-addition-local-food-truck-scene <p>In March, <a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/shg/spartan-hospitality-group">Spartan Hospitality Group</a> at Michigan State University launched a new venture that it hoped would change the nature of fast food on the MSU campus and beyond. The venture is called the "<a href="http://rhs.msu.edu/news/food-thought-food-truck-debuts-campus">Food for Thought</a>" food truck.&nbsp;Since then, business has steadily grown.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:46:10 +0000 Current State 36397 at http://wkar.org 'Food for Thought' is newest addition to local food truck scene Red Haven to host Anthony Bourdain for VIP event http://wkar.org/post/red-haven-host-anthony-bourdain-vip-event <p></p><p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">Chef and author <a href="http://www.anthonybourdain.net/">Anthony Bourdain</a> has a new globetrotting TV show called “<a href="http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/episode4">Parts Unknown</a>” on <i>CNN</i>. On Tuesday, he brings his “<a href="https://whartoncenter.com/boxoffice/performance.aspx?pid=1370">Guts and Glory</a>” speaking tour to MSU’s <a href="https://whartoncenter.com/default.aspx">Wharton Center</a>. After his talk, he’ll join 150 people for a VIP event at <a href="http://www.eatredhaven.com/">Red Haven</a>, a new restaurant in Okemos.<o:p></o:p></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"> Mon, 06 May 2013 18:32:00 +0000 Current State 35375 at http://wkar.org Red Haven to host Anthony Bourdain for VIP event Current State #75 | April 26, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-75-april-26-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">: Lansing native Maureen Abood explores her Lebanese culture through writing and food; a researcher penetrates the murky world of &nbsp;organ trafficking; and </span>MSU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Library's world renowned comic book collection.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:31:38 +0000 Current State 34899 at http://wkar.org Current State #75 | April 26, 2013 Writer Maureen Abood explores Lebanese heritage through food http://wkar.org/post/writer-maureen-abood-explores-lebanese-heritage-through-food <p></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:16:24 +0000 Current State 34895 at http://wkar.org Writer Maureen Abood explores Lebanese heritage through food