New podcast “Underground Airwaves” takes to the air

Release Date: 12-09-2013

Lola Milholland

Creative Projects Manager
503.467.0795

Edible Portland dishes up a rich, food-filled story podcast twice a month

Portland, Ore.  Edible Portland is pleased to announce the official launch of Underground Airwaves, a brand new podcast of local, personal food stories. The series is now available on iTunes and on the magazine’s website.

Underground Airwaves features voices from the food community telling stories of adventures, loss and labors of love, flavored by the richness of local agriculture. New episodes are released the first and third Monday of the month. The podcast is not only geared toward locavores, foodies, farmers and chefs, but also anyone hungry for well-told stories.

The most recent episode featured fermentation revivalist Sandor Ellix Katz, author of Wild Fermentation, sharing a story about a trip to Indonesia in which he witnessed the age-old way locals make tempeh, how that starkly contrasts with the lab-based approach in the United States, and what that means for quality and flavor. During the interview, he shares his own journey in cultivating fermentation knowledge.

Past guests include Alejandro Tecum of Adelante Mujeres, syndicated wine critic and sound artist Jo Burzynska, and Chef Brian Wilke of the Oregon Culinary Institute.

Podcast host Chris Seigel, a young farmer who co-manages a small CSA farm in the hills of Northwest Portland, says, “Talking with people and recording their stories energizes me and complements my farming life. Hearing stories about good food inspires me to grow good food.”

Edible Portland editor Laura Ford adds, “We’ve launched the podcast to offer the people at the heart of our local food culture a place to speak for themselves. Wherever you are, you can hear their stories.”

Fans of the podcast can contact host Chris Seigel at chris.seigel@gmail.com or Edible Portland assistant editor Lola Milholland at lmilholland@ecotrust.org or 503.467.0795 to provide feedback and ideas for the podcast.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes or visit http://www.edibleportland.com/underground-airwaves. Subscribe on iTunes to get your bi-monthly serving.

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About Edible Portland

Edible Portland is published four times a year by Ecotrust. The free publication, available at local farmers markets, grocery stores, restaurants, cooking schools and other locations throughout the region, addresses food and farming issues, and shares untold tales from the local food community. Advertising and subscription information is available at www.edibleportland.com.

About Ecotrust

Ecotrust’s mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems here and around the world. Over more than 20 years, Ecotrust has converted $80 million in grants into more than $800 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California. Ecotrust’s many innovations include co-founding the world’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision making. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org.