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First Aired - 12/21/2010 06:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Today, which happens to be the longest day of the year, Erica Wides reflects on some Seasonal Solstice Suffering on the latest episode of Why We Cook. Listen in as Erica reflects on her winter citrus tendencies and questions the inclusion of asparagus on winter restaurant menus. How far can seasonality be taken without getting out of hand? Tune in and find out how to survive this cold season while still eating produce you love. This episode was sponsored by 360 Cookware. For more information on their product line and vapor technology visit www.360cookware.com


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First Aired - 06/23/2009 06:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Erica sits down with head mixologist of Back Forty, Michael Cecconi, to cover top shelf drink concepts and seasonal concoctions.

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First Aired - 08/14/2009 04:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On the latest edition of the Heritage Farm Report, Heather & Lorenzo have a conversation with leading pawpaw activist, Neal Peterson. Neal tells us more about this endangered and intensely seasonal fruit, and what the future holds for the pawpaw.
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Slow Food US ark of taste, pawpaw is endangered, there has been increased interest in the fruit, Kentucky State University pawpaw research program, cultural requirements, fertilization of soil, frozen pawpaw puree, pawpaw is great with dairy, the poet often thinks limitless is grand, pest control, pawpaw has very few pests, the wild plants have their own defense system, Jim Davis has the largest orchard, the orchard is in Maryland, Jim Davis, Heritage Foods USA, Europe has become interested in the fruit, botanical gardens have had pawpaw for centuries, pawpaw was introduced to Japan through Admiral Perry, China is trying to implement the pawpaw, pawpaw is bruised very easily, careful packaging, next day shipment, farmers markets, Washington DC, people are not familiar with this fruit by sight, breeding possibilities, blueberries have a similar story, only about 20 varieties are desirable, fruit with less seeds has more potential, educating the consumer, Dupont Circle, better varieties have stimulated interest, deer, raccoons, and possums wait for it to fall and be ripe to eat it, pawpaw is indigenous to the US, there are about 40 varieties of pawpaw,

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