Food

WYSO Curious
6:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Will There Ever Be An Opportunity For Another Grocery Store Downtown? WYSO Curious Looks Ahead

Kroger in Huber Heights. Experts say if customers show they are willing to drive a few miles to a suburban location, it takes away the incentive for chains to build in limited downtown space.
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There’s a lot going on in downtown Dayton: in some ways, it’s growing. Housing is being built or redeveloped, and small retail and restaurant businesses are taking root. In other ways, it’s struggling, with around a 30 percent vacancy rate for office buildings and a high rate of tax delinquency, including in some high-profile empty buildings like the Arcade.

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Books
12:50 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Book Nook: In Search of the Perfect Loaf - a Home Baker's Odyssey, by Samuel Fromartz

Following the economic downturn of 2008 Samuel Fromartz found that his opportunities to continue to earn his living as a freelance writer were dwindling. Undaunted, he turned his problem into an opportunity. Fromartz had a long standing interest in baking bread. In this interview he describes how he soon found himself in Paris searching for the best loaves, the tastiest baguettes that he could discover. He ate a lot of bread while he was in France. Later on he went there again to observe a baker who was making loaves the way they used to be made many centuries ago. 

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Poverty
3:48 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

The Foodbank Says Demand Still High In The Miami Valley

Fresh vegetables and fruits are especially hard for those dependent on foodbanks to come by.
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Hunger and food insecurity are still major problems in the Miami Valley even as the economic recovery gradually gets more people working. The Foodbank of the Miami Valley says it’s doing better meeting local residents’ needs than it was four years ago. That’s the last time a group called Feeding America did its periodic national survey of food banks and their users.

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Books
12:47 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Book Nook: Egg - a Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient by Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman returns to the program to talk about his latest culinary adventure. This time he takes us along for an exploration of what he believes is our most versatile cooking ingredient, the humble chicken egg. You can do so many different things with eggs. Ruhlman expounds upon the various permutations of this divine food.

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WYSO Curious
6:30 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Why Is The Yellow Springs Farmers Market Over By Noon? WYSO Curious Asks Why So Early

The crowds start to gather at the Yellow Springs Farmers Market
Credit Will Davis / WYSO

Some people are morning people, even on the weekends: They might like, for example, getting up at the crack of dawn on Saturdays to head down to their local farmers’ market. WYSO listener Gabrielle Civil is not one of those people. She lives in Yellow Springs, where the farmers’ market runs from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. And she had a question about that:

This is WYSO Curious and my question is, why so early? Why is the farmers’ market over by noon?

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