In Wellfleet, Kefir Grains Make Delicious Fermented Drink

Kefir is the Russian word for a sour-tasting drink made with cow’s milk. It’s often confused with yogurt. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a woman in Wellfleet making her own kefir and learns how the beverage is different from other fermented dairy products.

You can find a recipe for kefir with how-to steps and photos from Helen Miranda Wilson on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

Cape Cod Beer Makers Walk Us Through the Brewing Process

Beer relies on four ingredients: malt, water, hops, and yeast. But as evidenced by the number of beers and breweries around the globe, there are infinite ways to combine these ingredients for a tasty beverage. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with Todd Marcus of Cape Cod Beer about how he makes beer from start to finish.

You can find a list of Massachusetts brewers on the Massachusetts Brews Guild website. And there’s a nice article on pairing beer with food from an old NYT article by Mark Bittman.

This piece is a rebroadcast. It originally aired on July 21, 2009.

Transom Story Workshop Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 Transom Story Workshop session began September 29 and will end with a public listening event on Thursday, November 20. The application for the Spring 2015 Workshop session will open November 5 and the deadline for application submission is January 3, 2015. Guest teachers for the Spring TSW session will include This American[…..]

Knight-funded TOW Experiment

We created the Transom Online Workshop (TOW) as a learning environment for the art and craft of multimedia storytelling, supported by the Knight Prototype Fund. We had three beta workshops, about six weeks each, with 60 learners from six continents across 20 timezones. The assignments were to interview, photograph, and audio/video-record strangers. Here’s a sampling[…..]

Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich to Speak In Woods Hole

Event takes place May 10, 2014, 7:30 pm Tickets available at Eight Cousins, Falmouth     508-548-5548  Atlantic Public Media is bringing the NPR Science Correspondent and co-host of public radio’s Radiolab to Cape Cod for a talk he calls, “Saddam Hussein’s Secret Octopus and other Tales of Science.” The event will be held at 7:30[…..]

Learn to Make Sauerkraut and Reap the Health Benefits

Sauerkraut has a long history. Like other preserved foods, it was once an important source of nutrients during the long, cold winter months. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay continues her focus on fermented foods and talks with a Wellfleet woman about her recipe for fermented cabbage. You can learn more about the sauerkraut and find Helen Miranda Wilson’s recipe for the dish on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.