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.

Laurie Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach regional foods coordinator and Master Gardener, tells us about the Farm to Fork tour of locally grown food. It sets out August first.     

Dave Herholz

Brent Stockton, who sits on the executive planning committee for RAGBRAI, chats with Gretchen about a range of diverse offerings available for thousands of cyclists descending on Sioux City tomorrow. From Mexican and  Mediterranean to Vegan and beyond, there’s great food ahead!    

Mark Munger

 Once a popular fruit to grow in Iowa, sour cherries are now a bit rare in our orchards. They are labor intensive, delicate, and loved by birds. But they are also so beautiful and delicious, so sour yet fruity, they are worth all the effort. I have two very young trees in my yard, and I spent hours (hours!) picking and pitting what turned out to be 6 pints.

Mark Munger

Roger Caudron, secretary/treasurer of Buy Fresh Buy Local and an organizer of the Sioux City Farmers' Market, brings Gretchen up to speed on the latest selections of produce at the market. He also tells us about Ribfest (an event hosted by Camp High Hopes this Saturday) and some very cool activities for kids.    

Iowa State Extension

Gretchen speaks with Laurie Taylor (regional foods and Master Gardner coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach) about community school gardens and the Farm to Fork Dinner on June 25th at the Tucker Hill Vineyard and Winery in Hinton.     

Summer commences with Greek Fest in Siouxland. There is lamb, pastry, Greek coffee, and so much more that makes us completely forget about the months we spent burrowed in our coats. Christine McAvoy joins Gretchen to whet our appetites. 

Hear about the grand opening of the Koated Kernals Shoppe showcasing the Jolly Time Pop Corn Museum.  B. J. McClellan talks up her family’s 100 year anniversary and a week-long open house and celebration.

As the weather warms up, ice cream carts will be out in full force. We walk alongside a midtown Sioux City neighborhood with veteran ice cream man Juan Nunez on FM90's Food for Thought.

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Gretchen Talks to Jeremy Pigg, director of development at Opportunities Unlimited, about "Culinary Delights--Charitable Nights." Chris Bobian, Minerva's dinning room supervisor, and Andrew Burger, executive chef, also join the conversation.  

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