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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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Spring Garden Success

February 26, 2015

Growing your own takes patience and knowledge. You're on your own for the patience, but we can help you with a few tips to supplement your knowledge base.

The Spring Food Garden (podcast)

February 26, 2015

In Central Texas, fall and winter are better times to grow food crops because of better weather and lower incidence of pests. However, spring is when gardeners feel the most intense excitement and anticipation.

Meet Cathy Slaughter

February 26, 2015

Cathy Slaughter always had a love of plants, going back to her childhood days of helping her parents with gardening and other relatives with farming duties. And now she does it full-time and loves it. In fact, if you live in Central Texas, and you use organic herb and vegetable transplants from retail nurseries in your food garden, Cathy probably grew them.

From Field to Kitchen: Tips for Hunters

February 20, 2015

Chris Houston, owner of Feral, a wild food workspace in Austin, Texas, butchers and processes the wild game he eats; he offers tips for doing so efficiently and safely.

Wild Man Chris Houston

February 20, 2015

Chris Houston believes hunting and butchering an animal establishes a close personal connection with his food source and promotes it as a way to eat within the ecosystem rather than on top of it.

Feral in Austin: Wild Game Processing (podcast)

February 20, 2015

If you consider hunting from an ecosystem perspective, then vegetable gardening has a greater impact on the environment than does removing an animal from the landscape.

Getting Started Growing a Food Garden

February 13, 2015

If you eat you owe it to yourself to cultivate horticultural skills to enhance your culinary explorations, and to save vegetables and fruits from jet-lag, or worse yet– road rage!

Growing Home with Judy Barrett

February 13, 2015

I've known of Judy Barrett for years, but had not met her until our interview for our show about removing the intimidation of growing a food garden. I found Judy to be gracious, funny, charming and generous. Exactly how you'd imagine someone who loves to garden and cook.

Homegrown Goodness (podcast)

February 13, 2015

Cultivating a home vegetable garden isn't exactly a new idea. Back when most people grew some of their own food, they did so not because it was trendy, but because it was necessary for survival. Well, everything old is new again.

Oysters: Enigmatic Bivalve Mollusks (podcast)

February 5, 2015

When you get past your revulsion over an oyster's appearance, and its creepy texture, you are rewarded with a succulent, briny, and versatile delicacy that elevates those who consume the delicate flesh to a transcendent state.