food

Matthaei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan

A new academic year will get underway at the University of Michigan, and students will see more fresh and local items on the campus menu.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair gets together with Jeremy Moghtader, Farm Manager of the U-M Campus Farm at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, about the increasing focus on the U of M campus on food and sustainability. 


Logan Restaurant

Logan Restaurant in Ann Arbor is one of 57 establishments currently taking part in Ann Arbor's Restaurant Week.  In addition to welcoming regular customers, they're hoping to attract a specific group. 
 


Barbecue
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In addition to remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces, Memorial Day also kicks off the unofficial start of summer, and that means picnics and barbecues.  So it never hurts to be reminded of holiday food safety tips.


Fracking
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Fracking, to say the least, is a controversial method of energy resource extraction.  Those who implement the practice contend it's more efficient, effective, and is not an environmental hazard.  There are many who disagree, particularly when it comes to environmental impact.  In this week’s, “Issues of the Environment,” WEMU’s David Fair discusses fracking and the effort to put it to a vote of the people with LuAnne Kozma, the ‎campaign director at The Committee to Ban Fracking in Michigan​. 


Canned Food
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The Ecology Center in Ann Arbor is working on a project to make sure supermarkets don't sell canned food products that could contain BPA in them.  


Jorge Avellan

An Ypsilanti Kroger store re-opened on June 15th, and its improvements are expected to help the local economy. 

 


Produce
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Food safety became a huge concern when a man introduced hazardous chemicals to grocery stores in Washtenaw County in May.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Kristen Schweighoefer about what to do if contaminated food becomes a serious problem.


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Summer is almost here with it comes plenty of new culinary experiences.

On this week's Art and Soul, I talk with Jessica Webster about some of the things happening in and around Ann Arbor this month.

Taste of Ann Arbor is this coming Saturday, June 4th. It's a chance to sample food from a number of different Ann Arbor restaurants.

Zingerman's Camp Bacon

It's a meat lover's dream.  Camp Bacon takes place this week in the Ann Arbor area.

Kyle Bessemer
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A man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at three Ann Arbor grocery stores faces four charges of poisoning food.

FBI

The FBI says a man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food items at three Ann Arbor grocery stores.

Swoop's Student Food Pantry
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As summer approaches, Eastern Michigan University is getting ready to help feed students in need.  


FBI

The FBI says they have "some promising leads" in a food tampering incident at an Ann Arbor Whole Foods.

 

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Some Washtenaw County residents are eating over half a cup more per day of fruits and vegetables thanks to a program called Prescription for Health.


mmm... pie
Evan-Amos

With the holidays upon us, efforts to eat healthfully become more difficult with all the goodies offered at special dinners and parties.  

Mlive Food writer and WEMU host, Jessica Webster shares some great tips to make your Valentine's Day stress-free.

To help you put together the best Bowl spread ever, 89.1 Jazz Host and Mlive Foodie, Jessica Webster gathered a few of her favorite recipes from years past, including soup, dips, guacamole, chili and the best grilled cheese sandwich ever.

Share your own must-have Thanksgiving dishes (recipes optional!) on WEMU 89.1's Facebook PageOr maybe there's something on the Thanksgiving menu you don't like?  

Looking ​for some inspiration or want to try something new this Thanksgiving? Sunday 89.1 Jazz Host, and Ann Arbor News food writer, Jessica Webster shares this great recipe to add a bit of flavor and moisture to your Thanksgiving Day meal: