GREAT TASTE-Biodynamics and Soup for Syria

I think you could make a case that Biodynamic farming has been around in one form or another since man began cultivating plants.  It was formalized in the 1920's as a part of the anthroposophical philosophy founded by the Austrian philosopher, writer, and esotericist Rudolf Steiner.   

The biodynamic approach continues to grow in popularity, and, for example, this week the 1,033 acre King Estate Winery in Eugene, Oregon, announced it will soon become the largest biodynamic vineyard in the United States.

Robert KarpRobert Karp is the Co-Director of the Biodynamic Association, and a long-time food activist.  He was one of the cofounders of the Ames Farmers Market, and a former executive director of Practical Farmers of Iowa.  Our discussion assisted me in gaining a better understanding of the holistic nature of biodynamics, and I know you will find his insights stimulating.




Great Taste Part 2

This segment is a rebroadcast of my talk with Barbara Massad, a noted Lebanese cookbook author.  Her recent book, Soup for Syria, highlights the extraordinary plight of Syrian refugees and presents nourishing soup recipes from contributors around the world.  Profits from the book go to providing assistance for the refugees.

This week's first segment was supposed to feature the GREAT TASTE Live asparagus show from Tuesday at Green Building Supply.  That show, with asparagus whisperer, Michael Havelka, will air next Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm, and Friday, May 13 at 7:00 am, but in the second half hour of the program.  

A visit with Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of the 2016 James Beard award-winning tome, The Food Lab, kicks off the show.  Kenji has been on before, but this time we'll focus on his yearly lifestyle change where he spends one month eating a vegan diet and creates strictly vegan recipes for his popular column.