Food Show on 03/16/11
Our March show is dairy-themed, as Oregon's industry prepares for its 100th annual conference in April.
First, Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald returns to talk cheesy breakfast dishes.
Then, Miriam Widman talks Persian dairy delicacies for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim with Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food from the Non-Persian Bride.
Next, householder Harriet Fasenfest joins us to talk sources for that ever-controversial dairy product: raw milk. Harriet will also fill us in on the Farmer and Rancher Rally "Friends of Family Farmers" convened in Salem. Dairy industry lobbying has mostly thwarted the non-profit's effort to expand sales of raw milk this year.
Laura McCandlish takes us inside the new cheese pilot lab at Oregon State University in Corvallis. It's releasing the first-ever OSU cheese to the public this fall.
Finally, Marliese Franklin interviews NYC chef Gabrielle Hamilton about her new memoir Blood, Bones and Butter---The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef.
And if available, Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, will call in to brief us on his HB 2800, which would subsidize schools to buy Oregon-grown foods.
Be sure to tune in February 16 at 11 a.m. to your community radio station, KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland/100.7 FM in Corvallis/91.9 FM in Hood River. Call us at 503-231-8187 during the show with questions and comments!