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July, 2017

Rootstock Radio: The Sioux Chef: Cooking with Wild Foods & “Cool Heirloom Crops”

Download Sean Sherman, founder, CEO and chef at The Sioux Chef, is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe. Sean was born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota and has been cooking in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana for the last 27 years. While his work in the restaurant and food industry began out of necessity—a …

July 17th, 2017  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Health & Wellness, In the Kitchen, Rootstock Radio

Culinary Breeding Network

You’re probably just as guilty as anyone: You go to the grocery store, pick over the tomato bin, and fill your bag with the best-looking specimens you can find. That’s great news for tonight’s salad—but bad news for the rest of us. The problem comes when you take this entirely understandable consumer habit of picking …

September 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Power of We

Find Yourself a Great Pumpkin: Local, Organic, and Heirloom

Every October, stacks of orange orbs materialize in front of grocery stores. But if want to make  pumpkin pie, bread, soup, or another culinary delight, these Jack o’ Lantern pumpkins are a trick without a treat. Their flesh tends to be tasteless, watery, and stringy, since they’ve been bred only for their size, large hollow …

September 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post

Heirloom Floriani Corn, Lost and Found

Of the many edible gifts native peoples of the Americas have given to the world, the most important is, arguably, corn. And yet, of the tens of thousands of maize varieties Native Americans developed to thrive in every soil, altitude, and climate, most were irretrievably lost. In the past hundred years, even more corn varieties …

September 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Terra Brockman | Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability

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