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Heritage Radio Network is a non-profit Internet-based radio station broadcasting from two repurposed shipping containers in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We are the nation's definitive platform for food education; providing radio programming that empowers eaters to create change. We cover the full breadth of the food world today, from the restaurant business to cooking techniques, from agriculture (both rural and urban) to food politics. We have 30 weekly live shows and tons of special content. Tune in by visiting www.HeritageRadioNetwork.org

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Race in the Food System

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 2:41 PM

By Eliza Loehr

On Wednesday December 3rd a Staten Island Grand Jury decided not to indict the New York City police officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner. That night, at a rally in Union Square, protestors began chanting, "The system is broken." A man behind me started...

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How I Eat Meat

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 4:50 PM

by Emily Peterson

When I was a kid, before I realized culinary school was an option, or that I'd end up a chef and a culinary instructor myself, before I even gave too much thought to food beyond that I enjoyed it, my aunt showed my brother and I "

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Mommy, What's Basil? Musings on How to Grow a Good Eater

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 6:25 PM

By Chef Emily Peterson host of Sharp & Hot

There was a time when I put a lot of effort into knowing where every bite of my food came from. I took great pride and pleasure in walking through picturesque Brooklyn to the Grand Army Plaza Farmers Market on a...

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Class-y Bread

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:04 PM

By Talia Ralph

Like all true cultural icons, bread has had its ups and downs. What kind you prefer -- if you're still one of the brave few eating bread at all -- has been a powerful class symbol throughout the centuries. It turns out the humble loaf isn't always...

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What the Frack? The Surprising Connection Between Clean Water and Good Beer

(1) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 1:20 PM

By Briana Kurtz, HRN Writer

Its never a bad time for a beer. But this week its official! It's beer week ladies and gentlemen! From IPAs and Porters to Saisons and German Helles, there is something for everyone on the beer spectrum. While styles and personal preferences may vary the...

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Stop and Smell the Sustainable Flowers: Valentine's Day Alternatives

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 4:34 PM

By Sari Kamin and Leah Eden, HRN Writers

It's almost Valentine's Day, and many of you are probably planning to pick up roses at your corner store or order a bouquet from a 1-800 service. Most people don't think about where cut flowers come from but the growing interest in...

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Fermenting Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:01 PM

By Meradith Hoddinott, HRN Staffer

Chocolate, that Valentine's Day staple, owes its flavor to microbes. The same microbes that make wine, cheese, and vinegar so delicious are also responsible for making chocolate irresistible. Before it's tied up in a heart-shaped box, chocolate starts off as fermenting cocoa pods on small...

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America Is Sick of Chicken

(19) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 3:08 PM

By Sari Kamin, HRN Staffer

Winner winner, chicken dinner? Not anymore. Chicken is the most consumed meat in the United States but it is literally making us sick.

According to the Center for Science in the Public Interests, chicken was responsible for more foodborne illness, hospitalizations and deaths...

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How My Pineapple Became a Computer Lab

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 10:55 AM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

It starts with a banana that turns into a college scholarship for a young woman in Rwanda. Or a pineapple that becomes a computer lab. It's women who have started their own businesses in the poorest areas of Central America, and pineapple farmers who...

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You Can't Have a Proustian Fruit Moment With a Grape Gummy

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 1:06 PM

By Erica Wides

Here in Brooklyn it's finally the end of summertime. There's a little chill in our rarified atmosphere, and the heirloom gingko trees that line our quaint streets are beginning to drop their puke-scented fruits all around... that's the telltale sign that autumn is upon us, the fresh...

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The NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum: Big Ideas or Real Policy Change?

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:49 PM

By Sari Kamin

The New York City Mayoral Candidate Food Forum took place on July 17th, 2013 at the New School Tishman Auditorium in New York C. The forum, moderated by author and New York University Professor, Dr. Marion Nestle, was an opportunity for the NYC Mayoral candidates to share...

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Summer of Smoke

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 3:17 PM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

Kenny Callaghan, Chef of NYC restaurant, Blue Smoke appeared on Dorothy Cann Hamilton's Heritage Radio Network program, A Chef's Story, to explain the various regional styles of barbecue. In order to get ready for the season, we've prepared a cheat sheet for you based...

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Pythagoras' Other Theorem: A Short History of Vegetarianism

(18) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 5:00 PM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

Recently, on her weekly Heritage Radio Network program, "A Taste of the Past," Linda Pellacio interviewed Rynn Berry, an author and historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society.

Berry has been a vegetarian since learning, as a teenager, that animals experience anxiety before...

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Fork to Planet: Eating Healthy to Save the Earth

(5) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 11:02 AM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

With Earth Day fast approaching on April 22nd, this is a good time to check in with our community and ourselves and think about what we can do as citizens to help honor and respect our planet. It always occurred to me...

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Bartender, We're Here for the Science!

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 6:04 PM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

At first glance, Booker and Dax may look like an ordinary bar. Perhaps a little minimalist in their aesthetic, but still traditionally designed with an L-shaped bar lining the perimeter of the room and a few tables occupying the middle space. The...

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Food for Thought: The Slippery Story of the Banana

(1) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 2:11 PM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

Bananas: We know them as fruit that goes well in our morning cereal and a vehicle for ice cream sundaes, but when you pull back the peel did you know that the banana is also a tool for human rights victories and community sustainability?

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Drive Change: Delicious Advocacy on the Move in NYC

(3) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 10:06 AM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

What has four wheels, serves pulled-pork sandwiches and delivers a message of social justice? Give up? It's the Drive Change food truck and it's coming to the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn this summer.

Started by former English teacher on Rikers Island, Jordyn Lexton,...

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What's The Beef With Horse Meat?

(1) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:17 AM

By Sari Kamin
HRN Staffer

So our friends over in Europe found out they've been eating their beef with a heavy dose of horse in it. "No thanks," we here in the U.S. think, scarfing down our burgers with a side of freedom fries. Most Americans couldn't fathom eating...

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Waiter, There's Food In My Beer

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2013 | 1:22 PM

By Sari Kamin

Last week on Heritage Radio Network, Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43 had guests Tommy Harder and Jen Schwertman from the Blind Tiger Ale House join him on his weekly program, Beer Sessions, to discuss cooking with beer. Hungry and thirsty yet? You should be. Cooking with...

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Hot Dogs: Food For Americans Influenced By Immigrants

(6) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 2:29 PM

By Sari Kamin

Dr. Bruce Kraig, a professor of history at Roosevelt University in Chicago and author of not one but two books about hot dogs told Heritage Radio Network about his latest book, Man Bites Dog, an account of hot dog culture in America. I think it's fair to...

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