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Life is Tasty

Field & Feast is a 5-minute radio feature, currently broadcast Saturdays and Sundays on KUT 90.5 FM in Austin, Texas.  It’s a show about good food from the ground up.

In case you miss a show, or want to revisit a topic, our Shows page is a great place to get started.

A podcast of each show is available on our website, as well as on iTunes. We enhance the experience online with the addition of gardening tips or recipes and other information to make your time with us more enjoyable–and useful.

Please explore and come back often to discover what’s new on Field & Feast.

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Fighting Fire Ants (podcast)

December 3, 2016

Everyone loves to be in the vegetable garden this time of year, including red imported fire ants. And entomologist, Wizzie Brown, offers management tips.

Managing Insect Pests

December 3, 2016

Unless you are the optimistic type, avoid planting a food garden in Texas; the myriad insect pests will test your patience and perseverance.

Fire Ant Whiz, Wizzie Brown

December 3, 2016

Elizabeth "Wizzie" Brown likes to "play" with bugs, and puts her interest in insects to good use as an entomologist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

Renee Studebaker

November 27, 2016

Renee Studebaker writes about the intersection of gardening, food and life on her blog, Renee's New Blog. She claims her affection for homegrown vegetables began when she was a kid spending summers at my grandparent's farm in Arkansas.

The Winter Soup Garden (podcast)

November 27, 2016

There’s always a huge push in spring to get food crops seeded or transplanted into the garden, but the truth is, at least for gardeners living in hot climates, as many of us do, spring season lasts only slightly longer than the time it takes to slap a fire ant off your ankle.

Living Thoughtfully in the Modern World

November 20, 2016

Kate Payne, author of the blog and book: The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, lives consciously, thoughtfully, and shares tips to navigate her version of homemaking.

Hip Girl, Kate Payne

November 20, 2016

Kate Payne is an author and freelance writer, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting publications and sites.

The Hip Girl’s Guide (podcast)

November 20, 2016

Once considered drudgery, there's been push-back in recent years, as women and men have started taking back their homes, and learning the art of homemaking.

Give Me Some Tea for Texas and Beyond (podcast)

November 13, 2016

If you are a tea lover, and ever find yourself in Austin, Texas--on the east side of town--satisfying your craving for something black or green or white or herbal is closer than you think.

The Perfect Cup (of Tea)

November 13, 2016

I don't know about you, but when I was growing up, hot tea meant a tea bag steeped in a cup of boiling water and cold tea meant a teaspoon or two of instant tea granules stirred into a glass of cold water. My family wasn't alone. That's how most "mid-century modern" folks enjoyed their tea.