This month is devoted to dairy. Listen to dairy breakfast suggestions from Paul Gerald, author of Breakfast in Bridgetown http://www.breakfastinbridgetown.com and hear an interview by Host Miriam Widman with Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food for the Non-Persian Bride about kosher dairy Persian foods and specialties for Purim http://www.kosherpersianfood.com/
There's also a segment from householder Harriet Fasenfest about spring milk and a discussion about raw milk. Host Laura McCandlish hears the dairy industry's pushback against raw milk from Friends of Family Farmers President Kendra Kimbirauskas.
Then Laura takes us inside the new cheese-making lab Oregon State University in Corvallis. The lab will market a new OSU cheese to the public this fall.
And Food Show Friend Marliese Franklin speaks with Gabriele Hamilton, author of Blood Bones and Butter -- the Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef. There's also a legislative update from Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, about funding for a bill to support school districts' purchases of local farm products.
Other Useful Links:
Info on FDA position on raw milk: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm232980.htm
State Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem: http://www.leg.state.or.us/clem/
Oregon's 100th Dairy Conference in April: http://www.oregondairy.org/conference.php