Slate's Table to Farm
By Slate Magazine
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Table to Farm, featuring Slate's L.V. Anderson and The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, reverse engineers the food chain, exploring the origins of what we buy, cook, and eat.
||Slate's Table to Farm #8: Dueling Quesos Edition||Laura and Dan learn about the dairy industry when they speak with author Kirk Kardashian, then find out exactly how cheese is made from Elizabeth Chubbuck of Murray's Cheese. Each guest reveals their cheese guilty pleasure (spoiler alert--Elizabeth's is f||4/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #7: Focaccia Edition||Laura and Dan talk to Aaron Bobrow-Strain about the period in history when white bread was considered fancy and whole grain bread was considered unclean, and Aaron explains how that came to be and how perceptions changed. Then your hosts talk to Amy Scher||4/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #6: Braised Pork Butt Edition||Laura and Dan talk with Bill Niman and Nicolette Hahn Niman, formerly of Niman Ranch, now of BN Ranch. Bill explains why pigs are the most interesting animals in the barnyard, and how a pig farmer can love an animal and still bring it to slaughter, while||4/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #5: Coca-Cola Cake Edition||Laura and Dan welcome guests with very different perspectives on proposals to tax or restrict soft drink consumption. Kelly Brownell is a Yale professor, an expert on obesity, and one of the nation's leading proponents of soda taxes. Daniel Engber is a Sl||3/31/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #4: Apple Crisp Edition||Laura and Dan talk to self-proclaimed "apple nerd" Amy Traverso about the history of apples and how new varieties are created. Then your hosts explore ways to get local apples when they talk to a farmer and the founder of a startup called Farmigo. Finally||3/24/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #3: Tri-tip Steak Edition||Laura and Dan speak with Chris Leonard from the New America Foundation about changes in the beef industry in recent decades and the impact on the meat that ends up on your table. Then your hosts visit a butcher shop in Brooklyn that's been in the same loc||3/17/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #2: Frittata Edition||Laura and Dan speak with Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation, about the ethics of eating eggs. Then they visit the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, a group that's raising chickens in a back yard in Brooklyn to provide eggs to||3/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Slate's Table to Farm #1: Seared Scallops Edition||This new series, featuring Slate's L.V. Anderson and The Sporkful's Dan Pashman, reverse engineers the food chain, exploring the origins of what we buy, cook, and eat. In this episode Laura and Dan talk to a commercial fisherman, a shellfish farmer, and t||3/3/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
This is a horrible podcast and should be stopped immediately. I am a fan of Slate, but the quality of this podcast makes me doubt the integrity of all other Slate pieces.
In no other Slate work would an author be allowed to fawningly interview a single expert without examining other sides — or even asking moderately tough questions. Also, the podcast may actually have to leave the New York City area to examine the issue of food production and demand. Another lazy journalism habit that would never be allowed in other Slate works.
Great addition to slate!
Love this new podcast! A perfect combo of informative, entertaining, fun and thoughtful. I love the structure of it -- with two different interviews followed by their cooking experience. I look forward to more!
Great new Podcast
This podcast helps open views eyes on something we should all be more aware of...how your food gets to your table. I look forward to next podcast.