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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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Living Thoughtfully in the Modern World

August 28, 2014

Kate Payne, author of the blog and book: The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, lives consciously, thoughtfully, and shares tips to navigate her version of homemaking.

Hip Girl, Kate Payne

August 28, 2014

Kate Payne is an author and freelance writer, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting publications and sites.

The Hip Girl’s Guide (podcast)

August 28, 2014

While television shows like Leave it to Beaver offered a glimpse of middle-class, white American boyhood, they also provided a template for what some believed a homemaker in the mid-20th century ought to be.

Judith McGeary: Farm and Ranch Freedom Fighter

August 22, 2014

After seeing how government regulations benefit industrial agriculture at the expense of family farms, Judith McGeary left her legal practice to form the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance in 2006.

Know Farmers, Know Food (podcast)

August 22, 2014

It seems with every food and farm bill that makes its way through Congress, small family farms, ranches, dairies and small, local artisanal food producers take a hit. A bigger hit it seems than their corporate counterparts.

Tips for Getting the Most from the Conference

August 22, 2014

Spending money at farmers markets and farm stands directly benefits farmers, ranchers and food artisans who produced those groceries. However, Judith McGeary, Executive Director of the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, says where you spend your money is only half of the "food system equation."

Getting Started in the Slow Food Movement

August 15, 2014

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 Austin’s Valerie Broussard

August 15, 2014

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

Slow Food + Grub Trivia (podcast)

August 15, 2014

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.

Eat the Heat (podcast)

August 8, 2014

If you're in a salsa making mood, enter your capsaicin concoction into the 22nd annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, August 26, at its new venue -- Fiesta Gardens.