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Author interviews, food, natural history, poetry, and more from "The Write Question", "The Food Guys", "Field Notes", "Home Ground Radio", "Front Row Center", and "Reflections West".

Food Science, Part 4: Mayonnaise

Aug 9, 2013

August 11th, 2013: Jon and Greg conclude their four-part series on food science - inspired by the writing of Harold McGee - with "Mayonnaise."

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

The Many Uses of Hyssop

Aug 9, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 10th & 12th, 2013: Hyssop is spicy, warming, & antiviral. Its sweet aroma attracts humans, and its purple flowers attract honeybees. Hyssop should be avoided during pregnancy. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Huckleberry Time

Aug 9, 2013

http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"The fruit is the easiest way to tell huckleberries from unrelated plants. However, if no fruit is showing, the leaves and stems are where to look. Huckleberry leaves are always alternating along the stems, unlike many look-alike plants that have opposing leaf patterns. Huckleberry leaves are broad and lance-shaped, and their stems make a zig-zag pattern. They grow mostly on mountain slopes, at medium to high elevations."

December 9th, 2012: Brought to Jon and Greg's attention by food writer Ari LeVaux, rapeseed / canola oil withers under The Food Guys' scrutiny. Its origins as a component in ship lubricant as well as the multi-step refining process it undergoes - and the trans-fats created during that process - are the highlights of its rap sheet.

http://www.flashinthepan.net/?p=825

Mullein's Stalks Fight Coughs

Aug 2, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 3rd & 5th, 2013: Mullein is a respiratory remedy good for ear infections; short-term use only. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Order in the Turkey Roost

Aug 2, 2013
The National Wild Turkey Federation

"Fieldnotes," August 4th & 5th, 2013: "Wild Turkey Hierarchy," by Jim Giese (read by Allison de Jong).  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Food Science, Part 3: Green Color in Salads

Aug 2, 2013

August 4th, 2013: Inspired by the writing of Harold McGee, Jon and Greg continue their four-part series on food science with "Green Color in Salads and Sauces."

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

What can turn tree sap into...honeydew?

Jul 26, 2013
Dmitri Don

"Fieldnotes," July 28th & 29, 2013: "Aphids," by John McCutcheon (read by Allison de Jong).  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Food Science, Part 2: The Searing Truth

Jul 26, 2013

July 28th, 2013: Inspired by the writing of Harold McGee, Jon and Greg continue their four-part series on food science with "The Searing Truth." 

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

July 21st, 2013: Inspired by the writing of Harold McGee, Jon and Greg begin a four-part series on food science with "Basic Food Elements." http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

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