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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.

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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.

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Barbecue and Rosés (podcast)

May 26, 2016

As we march toward summer we'll see more and more backyard grillers mixing up batches of their super secret barbecue sauces, and lovingly apply them to their proteins of choice, making savory magic. And what's the best thing to drink with that BBQ. In this case it is wine. Rosé wine. Don't be scared.

The Truth About Food and Wine Pairing!

May 26, 2016

I hit the jackpot when I met Miss Jane Nickles, the lead wine educator at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. I asked her for a few tips on wine and food pairing to share on the website, and she provided me with a Master's Class. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration, but not by much!

Miss Jane and Shields T.

May 26, 2016

I feel so lucky when in the course of the work I do (if you can call it work) I get to meet really fabulous and fun people. At the top of that list has to be Miss Jane Nickles and her husband Shields T. Hood.

Dishing with Jacques Pépin

May 19, 2016

There are so many resources available to people today as far as information and beautiful food, it just doesn't make sense not to cook.

Meeting Jacques Pépin (podcast + giveaway)

May 19, 2016

Chef Jacques Pépin looked exactly like himself when we met, and he could not have been more gracious, generous or lovely. I'm just glad I was recording our conversation because all I really remember hearing was the giddy, giggly voice in my head that kept repeating, I'm talking to Jacques Pépin! I'm sitting right next to Jacques Pépin! Wow!

Chef Jacques Pépin

May 19, 2016

Have you ever read a book you felt sad to finish? That's how I felt about reading Chef Jacques Pepin's autobiography, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen.

Robert Nathan Allen Shepherds Little Herds

May 13, 2016

Robert Nathan Allen, or RNA as he's known to friends, is founder of Little Herds, a non-profit charity dedicated to educating people about eating insects.

The Future of Food: Edible Insects

May 13, 2016

The average American unintentionally eats over 400 insects a year, but we SHOULD be doing better than that. Eating more insects might just save the world!

Cricket Cuisine (podcast)

May 13, 2016

Experts predict the world’s population will increase to nine billion people by 2050. That’s two billion more hungry humans tucking in at the global table. And an Eco-friendly protein that can help answer the question "what's for dinner" in the year's ahead is edible insects.

Every Meal Tells a Story (podcast)

May 6, 2016

Food writer and educator, Molly O'Neill, says she backed into food writing because someone asked her to write a story about food. "It was kismet; I loved it and saw immediately you can tell any story that needs to be told by looking at a plate. Every meal tells a story."