The last Great Taste show of the year provides a look back at 2011 from two very different perspectives. First, we'll speak with Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project. Nierenberg is a well-known expert on sustainability and livestock. The project she oversees, "...assesses the state of agricultural innovations—from cropping methods to irrigation technology to agricultural policy—with an emphasis on sustainability, diversity, and ecosystem health, as well as productivity. The project aims to both inform global efforts to eradicate hunger and raise the profile of these efforts. The project also considers the institutional infrastructure needed by each of the approaches analyzed, suggesting what sort of companion investments are likely to determine success—from local seed banks to processing facilities, from pro-poor value chains to marketing bureaus."
The second half of the hour, our guest is Molly Aronica, restaurant editor for The Daily Meal, one of the best food blogs on the net. Molly will talk with us about the food trends of 2011, predictions for the 2012 trends, share some insights on important kitchen tools to make your holiday meal preparations easier, and much more.
We're not finished; two of our favorite local chefs will join us in the studio, Liz and Helen Peralta, plus I'm making gougéres, and we'll bake some up during the show.