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.

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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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The Alzheimer's Association's annual "wine and chocolate" fundraiser has grown into one of Siouxland's most exciting events, bringing top winemakers to Siouxland every year. This year, one of the winemakers in town is Bob Landon from the Landon Winery.  

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Bethany Manning of Congregation Beth Shalom joins Gretchen for today's Food for Thought. Passover begins today, and Bethany describes its history, traditions, and food. Join us. 

 

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Fry Bread Taco
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The folks at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church speak to Gretchen on Food 4 Thought  about their monthly Indian taco sale.    These amazing tacos are made with fried bread dough then smothered in meat, cheese, fresh lettuce, and sauce.   AFT can be found at the annual Artsplash Festival and at the Riverssance Festival for authentic 15th Century cuisine—seasoned eggs, meat and more!  

Looking into the culinary lab
Hank Zimmerman

Food for Thought is back on the road, today. It's a short trip, just across the street from FM90. Chef Brett McCarthy, Administrative Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts, led us into the WIT's new Culinary Arts Program's kitchen classrooms – spotless stainless steel surfaces, walls and floors precisely tiled, refrigerators humming. It was enough to make our little hearts burst, a truly beautiful and inspiring space.   

Gretchen eats a peanut butter pattie
Mark Munger

Gretchen speaks with Christina Luther, Girls Services Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, about Girl Scout Cookies, icons of American culture for the past 100 years.  Selling cookies helps girls develop valuable life skills and make their communities a better place. Did you know there are only 2 bakeries licensed to make Girl Scout Cookies? One of them is Interbake (located right here in Siouxland!).  

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