Food for Thought

Fridays, 12:10 pm

Join FM90’s Gretchen Gondek for “Food 4 Thought” Friday afternoons at 12:10 preceding “Friday Film Scores” on KWIT-KOJI.

A variety of local topics are discussed ranging from recipes, organically grown foods, food fundraisers and restaurants to food safety and preparing healthy meals. 

Guests from the community are regularly featured on the show with Gretchen.

F4T: ARTcetera

May 6, 2016
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 Gretchen speaks with the Sioux City Art Center's Stacie Anderson about ARTcetera '16, an evening of food, fun, and art on Wednesday, May 18th, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Ambi: I’m Elsa / Have you heard about our watermelon beer?

This week Gretchen speaks with Rosanne Plante, a certified Master Gardener, attorney and lead instructor/advisor of paralegal studies at WITCC, and Mrs. Iowa International,  about the Green Ambassador program she is implementing to benefit the Sioux City Gospel Mission.  Families and individuals are encouraged to plant a row or portion of hope in their gardens to donate to the Gospel Mission’s soup kitchen and pantry.  

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Mike Orlando, owner of Gud n Free, Siouxland’s first allergy free restaurant, which will open soon at 3120 Floyd Boulevard.    

Gretchen talks with Linda Scheid of the Foodbank of Siouxland about “Scouting for Food” on Saturday, April 9th.   Also, a visit with Amy McFarlane, a volunteer for the Siouxland Alzheimer’s Association, and vintner Bob Landon about the “Wine and Chocolate” fundraising event.

Gretchen talks with Linda Scheid of the Foodbank of Siouxland about “Scouting for Food” on Saturday, April 9th.   Also, a visit with Amy McFarlane, a volunteer for the Siouxland Alzheimer’s Association, and vintner Bob Landon about the “Wine and Chocolate” fundraising event.

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When, 4 inches below the soil surface, the temperature rises to 55, the morels begin to emerge. Dawn Snyder from the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center is here to tell us about foraging for these seasonal delights as well as other things that spring brings. 

SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Dr. Michael Piplani CMO of the Sioux City Community Health Center and Jim Wharton, director of marketing and fund development, about “Walk with a Doc,” a program for folks interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle.  While walking folks have a chance to chat and ask questions answered by local physicians.

    

F4T: Flavors Forum

Feb 5, 2016

This week SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Laurie Taylor (regional food coordinator and Master Gardner with ISU Extension and Outreach) about the upcoming “Flavors Forum,” happening February 16th, and “Soil to Supper—Garden for Food,” a free, one-day workshop for folks who raise produce, happening Saturday, February 27th.

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