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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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Doyenne of Dining: Virginia Wood

July 30, 2015

Austin Chronicle food editor, Virginia Wood, is a fifth generation Texan who relocated to Austin for college in the early 70's and realized she had found her true home.

Tips for Making Salsa

July 30, 2015

Austin Chronicle food editor, Virginia Wood, understands how to make ingredients play well together. "You have to think of each ingredient as an instrument in the band," she laughed.

Salsa? Hot Sauce? Yes, please. (podcast)

July 30, 2015

I sat down with Virginia at her home to talk about how to make great salsa. Behind her was a floor to ceiling wall of cookbooks -- or at least those are the only books I saw as my gaze swept the shelves.

Keeping the D’oh! Out of Sourdough

July 24, 2015

Although making sourdough starter is basically very simple, a lot can go wrong--dumb stuff, really. And so the following tips are intended to help you navigate around some of the hazards associated with the care and feeding of sourdough starter.

Tastes Like History (podcast)

July 24, 2015

When Chef Benjamin Baker accepted the position as executive chef at Travaasa Experiential Resorts in Austin, he brought the tools he valued most to his new job – a good attitude, a set of knives and a 167-year-old sourdough starter.

Chef Benjamin Baker

July 24, 2015

Benjamin Baker is a big hearted, humble man and mindful chef. You can taste it in the food he prepares at Travaasa Hotel and Spa in the Texas Hill Country. His passion for food manifested early, and it's been a lifelong pursuit. Lucky us.

Getting Started in the Slow Food Movement

July 16, 2015

Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. The organization believes that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.

Slow Food + Grub Trivia (podcast)

July 16, 2015

The global industrialization of food, and the social and culinary costs of homogenized eating was the impetus for the Slow Food Movement, started in Rome in 1986 by Italian Journalist Carlo Petrini.

Slow Food Austin’s Valerie Broussard

July 16, 2015

Valerie Broussard volunteers as Slow Food Austin’s Biodiversity Chair and is a member of the Austin chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Urban Roots (podcast)

July 9, 2015

As the 20th Century began to unfold, the telephone, rural free delivery, and roads started to relieve rural isolation. It was a mixed blessing. Because as these innovations and improvements brought the world to once insular communities, they also paved the way for children of farming families to leave the land to seek new opportunities in urban centers.