Faking Meat, The Chinese Way ("The Food Guys, January 22 & 26, 2017)
From his travels in China, Food Guy Greg Patent reports that scientists there have for decades been perfecting the art of fake meat. Not only can they duplicate the flavor of duck, pork, chicken and fish - all from soy protein - they also create authentic color and texture, down to which direction the fake meat fibers run.
Pops walked through the door carrying an ancient-looking chest that appeared to be older than both Xander’s grandpas combined. It looked like it weighed about half a ton, even in Pops’s long, strong arms.
Camouflage: Alex Alviar And Jorie Graham Reflect On "Passing" ("Reflections West," August 3, 2016 and February 8, 2017)
"When I meet strangers deep in rural white settings, perfect and polite English rolls easily from my face and I watch their eyes and brains appraise me," writes Alex Alviar, who teaches at Salish Kootenai College and with the Missoula Writing Collaborative. "Where is he from? Indian? Tourist? Mexican? Their eyes are like fish in the murk considering the fake fly tied and cast through the ripple before them. What is he? Can we trust him?
Threshold Season 01 - Episode 02: 'The Red Man Was Pressed'
How did we go from more than 50 million wild bison to just 23 free-roaming animals? And how does the decimation of the herds relate to the oppression of Native Americans? Find out on this episode of Threshold.
Jordan Fisher Smith talks about the National Park Service's bear and environmental policies. He also describes the story behind 'Engineering Eden' and reads a passage from the book.
The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks.
When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been.
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'Food Guys' Recipe: Plum Torte ("The Food Guys," February 5 & 9, 2017)
Food Guy Greg Patent writes:
Once in a while a recipe catches on like wildfire and sends people straight to the kitchen. One such recipe is Plum Torte, a simple-to-make butter cake topped with Italian prune plums, lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon baked in a spring-form pan.
Threshold Season 01 - Episode 01: For The Benefit And Enjoyment Of The People
Yellowstone National Park is where we saved the American bison from extinction. But each year, we slaughter hundreds of animals from this prized herd. Why? Find out now on the first episode of Threshold.
Chris Dombrowski talks with Sarah Aronson about 'Body of Water: A Sage, A Seeker, and the World's Most Alluring Fish,' which is part memoir, part reportage.
Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions — poetry and fly-fishing; one child, with another on the way; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter, at this particularly challenging moment, a miraculous email: Can’t go, it’s all paid for, just book a flight to Miami. Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and to David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide.