Good Food looks to a new year full of hope and wonder — from the soil beneath our feet, the trees growing toward the sky, and the marvel of the last wild foods on Earth. Dr. Rattan Lal has devoted his work to the land and describes the connections between soil and terrestrial life. Woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach details his fascination with wood and the flavor it adds to food production. Gina Rae La Cerva traveled the world in search of untamed, wild foods. Plus, a children’s reading about seeds.
Seeds, soil science, flavors of wood, untamed food
From this Episode:
Traveling inside fruit: a children’s reading about seeds
Host Evan Kleiman has been lobbying for a special reading of her favorite food-focused children’s book for years. Nevada James Sharp and Calvin Yellot George oblige with a...
Soil scientist wins the agricultural equivalent of Nobel Peace Prize
Soil scientist Dr. Rattan Lal was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize. It’s considered to be equivalent to a Nobel Peace Prize in agriculture. Over his career, Dr.
Trees, wood, flavor: the obsession of a woodland biologist
Trees have been on the earth for 390 million years, according to woodland biologist Artur Cisar-Erlach. Through photosynthesis, trees produce the air we breathe and form the...
From Borneo to Sweden, searching for the world’s last untamed foods
Gina Rae La Cerva self-identifies as a feral child, wandering around alone in the arroyos outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Mastered sourdough? Nerd out over macroscopic mold
Koji is a mold that survives by growing on its food source, secreting enzymes that perform special tasks such as breaking down starches into simple sugars.