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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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Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest (podcast)

April 16, 2015

Trying to grow a food garden in the Southwest offers a unique set of challenges, especially if you are new to both gardening and the southwest. Fortunately, a new guide published this year will take you gently by the hand and get you from seed to supper.

Tips for Getting the Most From Your Garden

April 16, 2015

When you've been gardening your entire life, it's easy to tick off fantastic tips and suggestions about growing your own when asked. Such is the experience and generosity of Trisha Shirey, author of the Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest.

Southewestern Gardener: Trisha Shirey

April 16, 2015

After years of requests from gardeners asking her to share her expertise, Trisha Shirey has produced “The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest”. The book gives monthly garden planning guides and detailed advice on plant varieties that thrive in the region.

Dry Land Farmer: Tim Miller

April 9, 2015

Tim farms five acres in Kyle, 20 miles south of Austin, and has done so for more than 20 years. His acreage is certified organic and is certifiably in harmony with nature. He grows only heirloom vegetables, with emphasis in dry land techniques utilizing long range weather forecasting with rainwater collection.

Homegrown Tomatoes (podcast)

April 9, 2015

Do you love juicy, ripe, tomatoes--all shapes, colors and sizes? Me, too. And we talk about growing tomatoes with Farmer Tim Miller of Millberg Farm in Kyle, Texas.

Beth Vlasich Pav: She Cooks by Design

April 1, 2015

Guided by a simple philosophy that emphasizes elegant execution and simple ingredients Beth Vlasich Pav owns and publishes a food and video blog entitled www.bethsgoodfood.com.

Aioli: Tips and Techniques

April 1, 2015

Aioli is the sexy cousin of mayonnaise, and the ingredients are simple and few: garlic, extra virgin olive oil, egg yolks, iced water, lemon juice and salt. But the result is luxurious.

Mayo’s Flavorful Cousin (podcast)

April 1, 2015

April is National BLT Month. This week, we feature an ingredient that doesn't get any billing in the sandwich name, but plays a major role in the success of this iconic hand held meal.

East Meets Tex: Sahar Arafat-Ray

March 24, 2015

Sahar Arafat-Ray has had an interesting and lifelong love affair with food that she shares with others. "I love teaching people how to cook and showing them that anyone, with a little practice and patience, can cook. It’s not a mysterious thing.”

Crescent City: Making Croissants at Home (podcast)

March 24, 2015

When I was growing up the croissant recipe we used started out something like this: After removing paper, hit cardboard tube against the edge of a counter until raw dough pops out. Now I make croissants from scratch thanks to the guidance of Sahar Arafat Ray. And you can, too.