Food

homeless
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the traditional holiday season, we’re entering the peak time for charitable giving.

radio staff
Brooke Allen / WKAR

Thanksgiving is a time to watch football, hang out with family, and of course enjoy that one favorite dish you look forward to all year long.

Kurt Kwiatkowski photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

We talk with MSU culinary services corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about your Thanksgiving feast while you still have a couple of days to get ready for Thursday.

Gracie's photo
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Current State talks with general manager Emily Gray of Gracie's Contemporary Bistro in Williamston, which has undergone a recent transformation.

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Waldo Jaquith / flickr creative commons

It’s November already, and many of us are starting to think about Thanksgiving. It’s also the time of year when people think about donating to local food banks. One of mid-Michigan’s largest operations is trying new ways of targeting food to those most in need. We talk with Joe Wald of the Greater Lansing Food Bank .

Saturday Night Cooks

Oct 3, 2016
Courtesy of © Mark Bourdillion/Love Productions / PBS

Sat. Oct. 8 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | New to Saturday nights following Antiques Roadshow, it's a trio of foodie favorites.

Tailgating: not just hot dogs and hamburgers any more

Sep 20, 2016
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Andrew Sprung / flickr creative commons

We talk with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about football season tailgating.

Jared Bobkin photo
Brooke Allen / WKAR

You may recognize him from cooking on TV with Gordon Ramsey. Jared Bobkin chats with Brooke Allen about being a TV celebrity and shares a recipe, too.

Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen photo
Courtesy photo / YMCA Lansing

The YMCA of Metropolitan Lansing just launched the Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen . We talk to president and CEO Jeff Scheibel and kitchen manager Ashley Beversdorf to find out how it works.

Lansing Soup Grant awardees Lansing Track Club photo
Jennifer Whorf

Soup Grant Lansing supports community service organizations and small neighborhood businesses, and celebrates three years this month. Current State's Peter Whorf serves that story up.

Hunter Park garden photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Young people are in charge of the "Edible Park" garden in Lansing's Hunter Park. Current State’s Katie Cook gets a tour.

Erin Caudell photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

The food truck phenomenon in America is often seen as a novelty, literally a vehicle to offer specialty cuisine or as a mobile culinary classroom, but a new truck getting ready to roll in Flint is at the heart of a much more basic mission. Current State’s Kevin Lavery reports on the impending debut of “Flint Fresh.”

Taste of Lansing photo
Courtesy Eat Pomegranate Photography

The Taste of Downtown returns to Lansing this weekend, and we look ahead to this savory event.

Canned trantula photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Could insects be the next food craze in America? Advocates say insects are high in protein and nutritious. Current State talks with Dr. Jeff Swada , an assistant professor of food science at Michigan State University.

Mark Nixon photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

How do you feel about Lansing's restaurant options? Is Lansing keeping up with current food trends? Current State speaks with City Pulse contributor Mark Nixon about the changing dining scene in Lansing.

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