After retiring from sailing a barge down the Thames River, Gerald Stratford took a different route than most septuagenarians — becoming a Twitter sensation while imparting his gardening prowess. Ali Slagle eschews mise en place and incorporates prep into her recipes for perfectly low-effort meals. Tejal Rao tracks down the artisans creating the plastic food models displayed in the windows of Japanese restaurants. Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the baby formula shortage and the precursors leading to national panic. Finally, cherry season is short, but it’s happening now at the farmer’s market.
Gold medal gardening, quick recipes, Japanese food models
From this Episode:
Growing viral: Retiree tweets gardening secrets
After retiring, former butcher and barge operator Gerald Stratford became a Twitter star by imparting his gardening knowledge online.
Dinner Tetris: Recipe developer Ali Slagle makes low-effort meals
Recipe developer Ali Slagle takes the head-scratching out of making dinner with low-effort, high-reward meals.
Explore craftsmanship of Japan’s fake food
Tejal Rao explores the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into shokuhin sampuru, the food replicas often seen outside of casual Japanese restaurants.
Parents panic as baby formula shortage continues
Helena Bottemiller Evich reports on the national baby formula shortage and hears reactions from politicians on both sides of the aisle.