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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.

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Simple Tips for Making Extraordinary Soup

February 17, 2017

Abraham Maslow said: A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting. Soup is a delicious meal, and can be simple to prepare.

Blessed are the Soup Makers

February 17, 2017

Eat soup for a cause: the 13th Annual Bastrop Empty Bowl Project: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Bastrop High School.

Filling Empty Bowls (podcast)

February 17, 2017

The Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry holds the Empty Bowls Project Saturday February 25, 2017; it's an annual fundraiser for the non-profit.

Super Bowl Grub (podcast)

February 3, 2017

Only serious sports fans attend Super Bowl parties and actually pay attention to the game. Most of us are there for the camaraderie, commercials and comestibles. For Claudia Alarcón, all of the above is true--especially when it comes to the game and the grub.

Claudia Alarcón

February 3, 2017

Claudia Alarcón was born and raised in Mexico City in the mostly happy home of a lower-middle class family. From her parents she inherited a passion for home cooking, fine food, and wine, learning to cook from her mother as soon as she was old enough to hold a knife and reach the stove.

Minimizing Party Stress

February 3, 2017

If you've ever entertained, you've probably ended up spending more time in the kitchen in a food frenzy, whipping up tasty treats for locust-like guests to shove into their pie holes (not my guests, of course) than actually enjoying your company and the party.

Foods Brought to North America from Africa

January 27, 2017

Enslaved Africans brought with them foods foreign to this continent, as well as unfamiliar cooking techniques and recipes. Many of these dishes form the culinary cornerstones of many of our most beloved meals and memories.

Michael Twitty: Culinary Historian

January 27, 2017

Michael W. Twitty is a recognized culinary historian and independent scholar focusing on historic African American food and folk culture and culinary traditions of historic Africa and her Diaspora.

Afro-Texan Culinary Connection (podcast)

January 27, 2017

Our shared history at the table is undeniable. Perhaps at the table, and with the help of people like Michael Twitty, is where we will join together and take a bite out of that which keeps us apart.

Grace Young: Poet Laureate of the Wok

January 20, 2017

Grace Young has been called the Stir-Fry Guru, Wok Advisor, and Stir-Fry Master by the New York Times, the Wok Queen by the Washington Post, and the Wok Evangelist by