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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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Super Bowl Grub (podcast)

January 30, 2015

Only serious sports fans attend Super Bowl parties and actually pay attention to the game. Most of us are there for the camaraderie, commercials and comestibles. For Claudia Alarcón, all of the above is true--especially when it comes to the game and the grub.

Claudia Alarcón

January 30, 2015

Claudia Alarcón was born and raised in Mexico City in the mostly happy home of a lower-middle class family. From her parents she inherited a passion for home cooking, fine food, and wine, learning to cook from her mother as soon as she was old enough to hold a knife and reach the stove.

Minimizing Party Stress

January 30, 2015

If you've ever entertained, you've probably ended up spending more time in the kitchen in a food frenzy, whipping up tasty treats for locust-like guests to shove into their pie holes (not my guests, of course) than actually enjoying your company and the party.

Grace Young: Poet Laureate of the Wok

January 23, 2015

Grace Young has been called the Stir-Fry Guru, Wok Advisor, and Stir-Fry Master by the New York Times, the Wok Queen by the Washington Post, and the Wok Evangelist by

Chinese New Year with Grace Young (podcast)

January 23, 2015

Most cultures celebrate holidays with food. That's especially true during Chinese New Year, where the food one eats -- primarily on New Year's Eve -- is steeped in symbolism. Grace Young says it is the most important meal of the year and that everyone does whatever they can to "get home" for the celebration.

Tips for Stir-Frying and Stocking the Stir-Fry Pantry

January 23, 2015

Grace Young has been called the Poet Laureate of the Wok, and rightly so. Grace has devoted much of her career to "demystifying the art of stir-frying and celebrating the traditions of wok cookery." She graciously offered the following tips to help all of us do a better job of creating satisfying stir fry at home.

The Life of Pie: Luanne Stovall

January 16, 2015

Luanne Stovall, Founder of Peace through Pie, is a painter and designer. She promotes art as a practice that inspires critical thinking, inflames the imagination, and stimulates new forms of creativity.

Peace Through Pie (podcast)

January 16, 2015

Peace Through Pie is a movement that's rekindling the pie social to help further the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and invites all of us to the table to share conversation and community around this flaky pastry.

Renee Studebaker

January 9, 2015

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.

Starting from Seed (podcast)

January 9, 2015

Seeds are crazy cool. They remain dormant until conditions are right to support their growth. Once they receive the necessary moisture, warmth and sunshine, the life force stirs within them and they begin their journey into the world.