Food

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It’s been a tradition in the Lansing community for decades. This weekend, Lansing’s Cristo Rey Church will welcome thousands of visitors to its annual Fiesta. To tell us more about what we can expect from this weekend’s celebration WKAR’s Karel Vega spoke with Guillermo Lopez, the organizer of the 2018 Cristo Rey Fiesta.


Sheril Kirshenbaum / WKAR-MSU

Have you ever felt like your recipes are lacking diversity? WKAR's Karel Vega and science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum challenged each other to make a dish from the other's heritage. In part 1 of their recipe exchance, Sheril  tries her hand at making pozole - a traditional Mexican stew, with a recipe courtesy of Karel's mom.


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Did you know Benjamin Franklin started a revolution to eat more potatoes in France? A small history lesson on this episode of Serving Up Science as history buff Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR's Karel Vega discuss the founding father's contributions to the world of food.


portrait: Kirshenbaum
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Welcome to Serving up Science -- the series all about food: where it comes from and how it impacts our health and our planet.


Arby's To Release Venison and Limited-edition Elk Sandwiches

Oct 12, 2017

The Venison Sandwich is making its return to all Arby's in Michigan.

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MSU Today's Russ White talks with MSU corporate chef Kurt Kwiatkowski about football season tailgating. 


Across Michigan, farmers markets are opening. In downtown Jackson, they offer convenience and community.


Healthy foods
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A loan fund designed to boost access to healthy food in underserved Michigan communities has made more than $10 million in investments.

Children
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Thousands of children in Flint are presumed to receive additional money for nutritional foods that can limit lead exposure effects.

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St. Patrick's Day usually means corned beef and cabbage- unless you're fasting because it's Lent. This is the first time since 2006 the Irish holiday has fallen on a Friday during the Easter season, but some parishes are getting a dispensation.


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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

In 2016, Michigan landfills took in more than 49 million cubic yards of solid waste. Some of that total included food particles that were thrown out by restaurants and food processing facilities.  

The city of Lansing is trying to reduce that environmental impact with a pilot program known as “Scraps to Soil.”


food co-op interior
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

After 40 years in business, the East Lansing Food Co-Op is closing its doors.  The customer-owned enterprise is losing money to bigger competitors.  But the little store is hoping for a big comeback someday. 


En Vie restaurant photo
Allan I. Ross / Lansing City Pulse

Several Lansing-area restaurants have closed in recent weeks. We talk with Allan Ross of the Lansing City Pulse about the new restaurants that are joining Lansing’s dining scene.


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.


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