Food

Whole Foods photo
Mark Bashore / WKAR

The long-anticipated Whole Foods in East Lansing opened last week. Current State's Mark Bashore goes to Whole Foods for the very first time to see what all the buzz is about.


Japanese ramen “pops up” in Lansing restaurants

Feb 4, 2016
Ramen photo
April Van Buren / WKAR

There’s a new restaurant popping up in the Lansing area. Supu Sugoi is a pop-up ramen shop that’s been partnering with local restaurants to bring Lansing area restaurants authentic Japanese fare. We talk to co-creator Dominic Cochran.


Creole restaurant photo
Jamie Paisley / WKAR

Old Town Lansing’s freshly opened Creole restaurant has a new neighbor, the Creole Coffee Company. We speak with owner and CEO Sam Short about opening two restaurants at once.


Food Processing and Innovation Center
Courtesy image / Michigan State University

Michigan is known for its strong agricultural industry. In the Lansing area, plans are moving forward to create the Michigan Food Innovation District. We talk with the two co-managers of the project, David Spencer and Brent Forsberg.


Fresh and Furious truck photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Gourmet food trucks are a cultural phenomenon. They’re an increasingly familiar sight on city streets and college campuses. There’s a new food truck hitting the streets in mid-Michigan soon, and this one is different. Current State's Kevin Lavery reports on the first food truck run by high school students in the state of Michigan.


Maureen Abood photo
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

If you’re looking to try out some new recipes this holiday season, Michigan chef and food writer Maureen Abood can give you some inspiration. She joins us to share some of her favorite things to cook this time of year.


Current State | 12/15/15 | Ep. 668

Dec 15, 2015
MSU Children's Choir photo
w.r. richards / WKAR-MSU

Current State Holiday Special: A special broadcast from WKAR-TV Studio A with the MSU Children's Choir. | WATCH NOW


Making it in Michigan photo
Courtesy photo / MSU Product Center

If you like specialty foods and supporting Michigan-made products, the Making it in Michigan trade show is right up your alley. The MSU Product Center hosts the event, which will be at the Lansing Center tomorrow. We find out more from director Chris Peterson.


Food writer, chef, and photographer Maureen Abood.
Rosewater and Orange Blossoms

November is right around the corner, and as the weather is getting cooler, you might be thinking about warming up your kitchen with some new fall recipes. Michigan native Maureen Abood will join us to talk about what foods are seasonal right now and share some fall dishes for you to try at home. 

A few years ago, writer/photographer/chef Maureen Abood quit her job in Chicago and moved to San Francisco to follow her passion and attend culinary school.  

A new book from the MSU Press looks at the cookbooks and foodways of Americans in the 1860s. “Food in the Civil War Era: The South” came out over the summer. It’s  part of a planned food history series from the MSU Press. Current State’s Melissa Benmark spoke with author Helen Zoe Veit of the MSU History Department.


Rebecca Grumet photo
Courtesy photo / Courtesy MSU Department of Horticulture

The debate over genetically modified organisms have centered on health issues and the possible impact on the environment. Dr. Kirk Heinze of Greening of the Great Lakes talks about GMO's with Dr. Rebecca Grummit of the MSU Department of Horticulture.


Picture of the book cover
Oxford University Press

Current State's Scott Pohl talks to Paul Thompson about his new book From Field to Fork, which deals with the ethics surrounding the American food system.


Courtesy, Broad Art Museum

When you think of American food, you probably see hamburgers, hotdogs, maybe french fries. But there’s a lot more to food culture in the United States than typical drive through fare. The evolution of what and how Americans eat is the focus of a new exhibit at the Broad Art Museum.

UM study: fast food may be addictive

Mar 27, 2015
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A new study from the University of Michigan indicates that there may be something to those fast food cravings you get. The findings indicate that highly processed foods heavy in fat, salt, and sugar are among the most addictive foods out there.

Flickr-Masahiro Ihara

When you need to stock up on milk or fresh fruits and vegetables for the week, you probably just drive a couple miles to the nearest Kroger or Meijer. Or maybe you take a trip to your local farmers market and load up your trunk with groceries. But for 1.8-million Michiganders, it isn’t quite so easy to find healthy food. That’s the number of people living in so called “food deserts”, according to a new report from the Philadelphia based organization The Food Trust.

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