Do you listen to food-related radio shows and podcasts? Whether you're interested in cooking tips, culinary history, or farmers' stories, here are 10 recent programs worth downloading.
• A Chef's Table: Raiders of the Pantry (9/12/09) – A look at the fascinating history of the pantry with architectural historian Catherine Seiberling Pond. Also, tips for organizing and stocking a pantry and healthy grains.
• The City Cook: Canning in City Kitchens (9/09) – Eugenia Bone, author of Well-Preserved, talks about small-batch canning, food safety, why a small kitchen is no excuse, and six different preservation methods.
• Cooking Up A Story: A Good Food Farmer (9/17/09) – In this video podcast, Anthony Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm shares stories of how he got into farming, his produce and daily work, and connecting with customers at the farmers' market in Portland.
• Cutting the Curd (9/6/09) – Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby explores the history of milk trains and bottling with Anne Mendelson, author of The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages, and industrial archaeologist and Mary Habstritt.
• Deconstructing Dinner: Farming in the City XI (9/10/09) – Spotlights on Paul Hoepfner-Homme, a young urban farmer in Nelson, British Columbia, and the Massachusetts Avenue Project, a youth urban agriculture program in Buffalo.
• Edible Communities (9/21/09) – Vegetarian cooking and zucchini-basil soup with Anna Thomas, author of Love Soup and The Vegetarian Epicure. Also, Charlie Shackleton's Naked Table Project.
• The Food Programme: Indigenous Veg (9/14/09) – A project run by Bioversity International in Kenya to increase the availability and consumption of Africa's hundreds of indigenous vegetables.
• Free Culinary School: Sourdough Starters and Pre-Ferments (9/22/09) – Chef Jacob Burton discusses the four major ingredients of bread making – flour, water, salt and yeast – and the different types of sourdough starters and pre-ferments.
• Living on Earth (9/18/09) – Segments on this environmental news program include Michael Pollan on healthcare reform, the "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper, and Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis's Brooklyn pickup truck farm.
• NPR Weekend Edition: Food You Don't Like And How To Eat It (9/13/09) – Okra and beets, anyone? Food essayist Susie Chang on the vegetables people hate and tricks used to disguise them.
Heard anything else good lately? Let us know!