A fresh study looks at what happens after people change their meat-eating habits. Those who upped their intake — about 3.5 servings more per week — saw their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during four years of follow-up increase by almost 50 percent.
Celebrity chef Jacques Pépin has been cooking for over 60 years. He has published 27 cookbooks and recently won an IACP Award for his new TV series “Essential Pépin.” Previously, Pépin has won a Daytime Emmy, numerous James Beard Awards and two of France’s highest honors. Pépin joined Michael Krasny on Forum to discuss food, his newest cookbook and his KQED-produced PBS series “Essential Pépin.”
Author Barb Stuckey says if you really want to understand why you like the food you like, you can’t stop with taste. Her new book “Taste What You’re Missing” explains how all five senses interact to make our experience of meals delicious, or disappointing.
The new four-part PBS Series “America Revealed” explores the hidden food, energy, transportation and manufacturing systems that keep America running. Forum talks to host Yul Kwon about the new program, and about his unique career. The multi-talented Stanford grad has also worked at Google and the FCC. He’s also the first Asian-American to win the CBS reality show “Survivor.”
America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward Premieres: A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs
Sarah Henry discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding two new food programs from PBS airing on KQED soon: America Revealed‘s first episode “Food Machine” on April 11 and Food Forward‘s pilot on April 9.
Going vegan can offer a range of challenges. Can you really get enough protein without meat and dairy? Can you really make eggless desserts that are anything more than a crumbly mess? Forum’s guests, Chloe Coscarelli and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau say yes to both questions.
Officials say the average farmer in California is nearly 60 years old — and nearly 20 percent are older than 70. They say without an influx of younger and more ethnically diverse farmers, the state’s $37 billion industry will suffer.
KQED’s Forum discusses the graying of the agriculture industry in a broadcast from our Sacramento studios.
The Bay Area has been at the forefront of a coffee renaissance in recent years, and local boutique companies like Blue Bottle, Ritual and Four Barrel are now spreading their roasting philosophy — and their coffee beans — across the country. KQED’s Forum talks to some of the entrepreneurs behind the so-called “third-wave” coffee movement.
The Bay Area’s foodie culture has gone mobile in recent years, as food trucks offering everything from creme brulee to empanadas to curry-filled burritos have proliferated. But in San Francisco, some restaurant owners say the carts are cutting into their business and are asking City Hall to step in. Meanwhile, food truck vendors complain about the red tape and confusing permit process. Both sides are unhappy with the current rules, and they have come to the table to hash out new regulations.
Sarah Henry continues coverage of food trends and topics for 2011 with part-two of her top food stories posts. Up this time: food recalls, childhood obesity, partnerships in food, occupy food — and a healthy smattering of the year’s biggest food celebrities.
A recent study found that even after building supermarkets in poor neighborhoods, many residents continue to rely on fast food restaurants, leading to preventable health problems. KQED’s Forum discusses what some advocates are doing to improve the availability of healthy food.
Like many corner stores, Yousef Elhaj’s San Francisco shop is the nucleus of the neighborhood. The documentary “Corner Store” — produced and directed by one of Elhaj’s customers — follows the Palestinian immigrant’s efforts to make a success of his small business as he tries to reunite with his wife and children.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in household products, can interfere with the effectiveness of drugs used to fight breast cancer, according to a new California Pacific Medical Center study. Find out about the new research and a proposed California ban on BPA in baby bottles and sippy cups manufactured or sold in the state.
In 1971, Alice Waters and some friends opened a neighborhood bistro in Berkeley with the aim of serving meals with the food and atmosphere of a dinner party at home. Forty years later, the way the nation eats has been dramatically changed by Chez Panisse. As the restaurant marks its anniversary, Forum talks with local chefs and food writers about the impact Chez Panisse has had on the local and national food scene.