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238: Sara Bir, Chef, Author, & Forager, The Pocket Paw Paw Cookbook (Marietta, OH)

The Southern Fork

Paw paw season is almost here. From late August through October, the largest native fruit to North America -- and growing in many parts of the South -- begin to ripen. These fruit are in the custard apple family and are enjoying a culinary renaissance, and so to learn more about these wild edibles, I turn to Sara Bir, the author of The Pocket Paw Paw Cookbook, just released with beautiful illustrations and plenty of ways to utilize your foraged fruit. Sara is a chef, writer, and self professed plant nerd. Her book, The Fruit Forager's Companion won a 2019 IACP Cookbook Award. She’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, an editor for the website Simply Recipes, and her work has been featured and Saveur, Lucky Peach, and Paste Magazine, as you’ll hear, and she always leaves me inspired to read more, cook more, and get out in the natural world more. 

40mins

6 Aug 2021

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The IseeRobots Stuck At Home Show Ep.69: With Special Guest Host Sara Bir

IseeRobots Radio

Hey kids. Your dude IseeRobots is away. He's deep in the woods looking for mental clarity but fear not the show is in able hands as Sara Bir, The Sausagetarian fills in with a dose of American Pizza Man and a fact filled HPI, The Horse Power Initiative!  More from Sara can be found here Sausagetarian.com or at Instagram.com/Sausagetarian  Make sure to tell a friend! 

24mins

8 Feb 2021

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Sara Bir & Indie Publishing

The Sleeper Hit

Sara Bir is a chef and a writer. She's the author of two cookbooks, including The Fruit Forager's Companion. She is a regular contributor to Simply Recipes. Before the pandemic, she taught hands-on cooking classes and regularly gave presentations at libraries and festivals. Sara's topic is indie publishing, and she goes into the lack of diversity in publishing at large, including in food media. Meryl & Sara play Over/Under, Be Boss, and First Date and talk about the challenges of dating during a pandemic. Follow Sara on Instagram @sausagetarian. Follow Meryl on Twitter @MerylWilliams and Instagram @merylkwilliams. https://thesleeperhit.substack.com/ Theme song: "Sleeper Hold," by Saintseneca (@saintseneca) http://www.saintseneca.com/

45mins

22 Jun 2020

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S3E14 Interview Guest author Sara Bir - The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener radio show

The Gardening with Joey & Holly radio show Podcast/Garden talk radio show (heard across the country)

Replay of segment 3 of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 6-1-19Heard on 860AM WNOV & W293cx 106.5FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 9-10AM CST Heard on WAAM 1600 AM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on WWDB 860 AM Philadelphia, PA Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on KMET 1490 AM Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM pst Banning, CA listen here during show hours for your station: WNOV https://tinyurl.com/y8lwd922 WWDB: https://wwdbam.com/ WAAM https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft KMET https://www.kmet1490am.com/ Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/Contact Joey and Holly: Email them at TWVGshow@gmail.com Reach the show anytime through the Instant access text hotline 414-368-9311 Thank you for listening and downloading the show.In segment 3 Joey and Holly talk with their guest Sara Bir of http://www.sausagetarian.com/Sara Bir is an author, chef, foodie, cooking class teacher, forager, speaker, and even a roller derby player. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and prefers to create recipes that draw on her professional skill set yet are realistic for home cooks. She lives in OH where she does all of these things and more! You are quite passionate about foraging – how did you get into foraging? Some people think they have to be experts in foraging to do so – what are some common everyday examples of foraging and how can one build their foraging skills? Many of us have a number of fails in the world of gardening, cooking, etc – and that is a part of life – but you have a really positive outlook on failure – how have you used that in your world of foraging, cooking, etc? You love to cook at home – what is something you love to make home cooked? Any advice for people who want to cook at home more, and how they can make that fit into their lives? Tell us more about your books – brief overview – anything notable? Tell us where to find you and your books, website, etc?Tweet us at #twvg or @twvgshowThe show runs March - OctCheck out the following sponsors that make the radio show possible: Thank youPower Planter of www.powerplanter.com IV Organics of www.ivorganics.com Dr. Earth of www.drearth.com organic Root maker of www.rootmaker.com Flame Engineering Inc. of www.flameengineering.com Use coupon code WVG19 to get free shipping. Pomona Universal Pectin of www.pomonapectin.com Bobbex of www.Bobbex.com: Beans & Barley of www.beansandbarley.com MIgardener of www.MIgardener.com Outpost Natural Foods Co-op of www.outpost.coop Root Assassin of www.rootassassinshovel.com . Handy Safety Knife of www.handysafetyknife.com Use promo code WVG to get 10% off &free shipping one time use only BioSafe of www.biosafe.net Save 10% on your next order use coupon code TWVG at checkout Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com Pro Plugger of www.proplugger.com Dharmaceuticals of www.dharmaceuticals.com Soil Savvy of www.mysoilsavvy.com Use coupon code TWVG19 to save 10% at checkout Tomato Snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com Drip Garden of www.dripgarden.com Drip Garden Wisconsin Greenhouse company https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/ Standard Process Inc. of www.standardprocess.com Big Fat’s Hot Sauce of www.bigfatshotsauce.com Soil Diva of www.soildiva.net World’s coolest floating rain gauge of www.WorldsCoolestRainGauge.com Clyde’s vegetable planting chart of www.clydesvegetableplantingchart.com NuNu Natural Healing of www.nunuhealing.com RowMaker of www.rowmaker.com Eco Garden Systems of www.ecogardensystems.com Use coupon code (wiveg2019) and get $295 off the list price of $1,695 PLUS free shipping (a $250 value). Shield n seal of www.shieldnseal.com Bluemel's garden & landscape center of www.bluemels.com Phyllom BioProducts of PhyllomBioProducts.com Norwalk juicers of www.norwalkjuicers.com Use coupon code Garden talk Free Continental US shipping on the Model 290 Juicer Tree Ripe of WWW.tree-ripe.com Hydrobox of https://gohydrobox.com/

12mins

6 Jun 2019

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S3E14 10 crops for container, The value of Bats, guest Sara Bir - The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener radio show

The Gardening with Joey & Holly radio show Podcast/Garden talk radio show (heard across the country)

Replay of The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener Radio Show from 6-1-19 Heard on 860AM WNOV & W293cx 106.5FM Milwaukee, WI Saturday mornings 9-10AM CST Heard on WAAM 1600 AM Ann Arbor, MI Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on WWDB 860 AM Philadelphia, PA Sundays 7-8AM est Heard on KMET 1490 AM Tuesdays 9 - 10 AM pst Banning, CA listen here during show hours for your station: WNOV https://tinyurl.com/y8lwd922 WWDB: https://wwdbam.com/ WAAM https://tinyurl.com/p68cvft KMET https://www.kmet1490am.com/ Check out https://thewisconsinvegetablegardener.com/Contact Joey and Holly: Email them at TWVGshow@gmail.com Reach the show anytime through the Instant access text hotline 414-368-9311 Thank you for listening and downloading the show.Topics: Joey and Holly Talk about 10 crops that will grow great in container Tomato Peppers HerbsEggplantCarrotsBeetsPeasLettuce LeetsBeans In segment 2 Joey and Holly talk about The value of Bats in your garden there are more than 1,300 species worldwide and 47 in the United StatesBats are not normally agressive and will avoid contact with humans.one little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1,000 mosquito-sized insects in one nightBats help pollinate many plants - they move pollen as they feed from plant to plant - many enjoy the necturMost bats eat fruit and bugsBats eat bad bugs Bat houses - legal everywhere - maybe not housing authority Small box - can purchase or make your own Put in high place, on a pole or against a building - sunny spot during the day Do not put a bat house in a treePut near some water In segment 3 Joey and Holly talk with their guest Sara Bir of http://www.sausagetarian.com/Sara Bir is an author, chef, foodie, cooking class teacher, forager, speaker, and even a roller derby player. She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and prefers to create recipes that draw on her professional skill set yet are realistic for home cooks. She lives in OH where she does all of these things and more! You are quite passionate about foraging – how did you get into foraging? Some people think they have to be experts in foraging to do so – what are some common everyday examples of foraging and how can one build their foraging skills?Many of us have a number of fails in the world of gardening, cooking, etc – and that is a part of life – but you have a really positive outlook on failure – how have you used that in your world of foraging, cooking, etc?You love to cook at home – what is something you love to make home cooked? Any advice for people who want to cook at home more, and how they can make that fit into their lives?Tell us more about your books – brief overview – anything notable?Tell us where to find you and your books, website, etc? Segment 4 Joey and Holly answer garden questions Q will white butterfly attack turnips ? beets? A The cabbage white butterfly is not attracted to any plant that is not in the brassica family.Attacking crops such as cabbages,, turnips and other brassicas, the cabbage white butterfly is an insect to be wary of. The adult butterfly, however, is not directly the problem, but rather the larvae. ... The eggs then hatch into green larvae anywhere from five to fourteen days after they were laid.Q: How much damage will opossum do to the yard and vegetablationsA: They eat ticks, help prevent Lyme disease and kill venomous snakes. The possum menu consists of dead animals, insects, rodents and birds. They also feed on eggs, frogs, plants, fruits and grain. A little known fact about a possum’s diet is their need for high amounts of calcium. Due to this fact, possums readily eat the skeletal remains of rodents and other roadkill animals. Unfortunately, possums are also known to eat dog food, cat food and table scraps. It’s not uncommon to happen upon a possum rummaging through your garbage cans.Q: how long are seeds good for Q: Compost with grass clippings Tweet us at #twvg or @twvgshowThe show runs March - OctCheck out the following sponsors that make the radio show possible: Thank youPower Planter of www.powerplanter.com IV Organics of www.ivorganics.com Dr. Earth of www.drearth.com organic Root maker of www.rootmaker.com Flame Engineering Inc. of www.flameengineering.com Use coupon code WVG19 to get free shipping. Pomona Universal Pectin of www.pomonapectin.com Bobbex of www.Bobbex.com: Beans & Barley of www.beansandbarley.com MIgardener of www.MIgardener.com Outpost Natural Foods Co-op of www.outpost.coop Root Assassin of www.rootassassinshovel.com . Handy Safety Knife of www.handysafetyknife.com Use promo code WVG to get 10% off &free shipping one time use only BioSafe of www.biosafe.net Save 10% on your next order use coupon code TWVG at checkout Chapin Manufacturing Inc. of www.chapinmfg.com Pro Plugger of www.proplugger.com Dharmaceuticals of www.dharmaceuticals.com Soil Savvy of www.mysoilsavvy.com Use coupon code TWVG19 to save 10% at checkout Tomato Snaps of www.tomatosnaps.com Drip Garden of www.dripgarden.com Drip Garden Wisconsin Greenhouse company https://wisconsingreenhousecompany.com/ Standard Process Inc. of www.standardprocess.com Big Fat’s Hot Sauce of www.bigfatshotsauce.com Soil Diva of www.soildiva.net World’s coolest floating rain gauge of www.WorldsCoolestRainGauge.com Clyde’s vegetable planting chart of www.clydesvegetableplantingchart.com NuNu Natural Healing of www.nunuhealing.com RowMaker of www.rowmaker.com Eco Garden Systems of www.ecogardensystems.com Use coupon code (wiveg2019) and get $295 off the list price of $1,695 PLUS free shipping (a $250 value). Shield n seal of www.shieldnseal.com Bluemel's garden & landscape center of www.bluemels.com Phyllom BioProducts of PhyllomBioProducts.com Norwalk juicers of www.norwalkjuicers.com Use coupon code Garden talk Free Continental US shipping on the Model 290 Juicer Tree Ripe of WWW.tree-ripe.com Hydrobox of https://gohydrobox.com/

1hr 3mins

3 Jun 2019

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Fruit As The Currency Of Memory With Fruit Forager, Sara Bir

Cultivating Place

For Sara Bir – food librarian, forager, chef and author – fruit are sweet, delicious, sexy and tactile – but every bit as important – they among her currency of memory. Sara, whose new book The Fruit Forager’s Companion is out now from Chelsea Green, joins Cultivating Place to share her fruit foraging philosophy and practice. Listen in!Cultivating Place now has a donate button! We thank you so much for listening over the years and we hope you'll support Cultivating Place. We can't thank you enough for making it possible for this young program to grow even more of these types of conversations. For photos visit cultivatingplace.com. The show is available as a podcast on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

58mins

17 Jan 2019

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Episode 17 : Interview with Cookbook Reader and Collector Sara Bir

Cookbook Love Podcast

Welcome back to our final episode of the Cookbook Love Podcast for 2018! Today I feature an interview with Cookbook Collector and Food Librarian Sara Bir. Sara has a great love for cookbooks and this began as a child when she used her mom’s cookbooks to “make messes in the kitchen.” Sara went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America because she wanted to write about food. Sara describes herself as a cookbook reader and collector and believes that cookbooks have made her who she is today. In our interview, we talk about a variety of topics including her collection of cookbooks from the 1950s-1980s as well as resources available online and through your public library for those who love food history and research just like Sara does. Listen to Episode 17 below: iTunes or the Apple Podcast App Stitcher Google Music Play Spotify Things We Mention In This Episode: Culinary Pamphlets Online:A collection of promotional recipe pamphlets from the 1930s-1960s. Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook ProjectThe Feeding America project has created an online collection of some of the most important and influential American cookbooks from the late 18th to early 20th century. The digital archive includes page images of 76 cookbooks from the MSU Library's collection as well as searchable full-text Food Timeline:An interactive timeline of the history of food on earth. The interface is very basic, but the scope is massive. Librarian Lynne Oliver runs this, using a lot of her own cookbook and cookery book collection. JSTOR:Thousands of full-text academic journals, papers, magazines, and books. This one leans more toward heavy-duty research;  Of the resources here, this is the only one behind a paywall. It is possible, if not probable, that you can log in to it for free using your public or college library card. Just call your library and ask--they'll walk you through it. New York Public Library Buttolph Collection of Menus:Tens of thousands of restaurant menus collected by a slightly eccentric New Yorker. No recipes here, of course, but looking at menus tells us a lot about how people ate when they didn't eat at home, and who ate out in the first place. NYU's Early American Cookbooks:Full-text cookbooks in a very easily browsable format. Choice title: "The Bachelor and the Chafing Dish" from 1896. Most of the books here were written for homemakers, though--presumably women. They also have a lot of infographics illustrating how recipe writing in America has evolved between 1800 and 1920. Download my checklist for aspiring first-time cookbook writers  “Are You Ready to Write a Cookbook” Please join our Cookbook Love Podcast Facebook Group Instagram @cookbooklovepodcast or @greenapron

52mins

27 Dec 2018

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Ep. 49: Sarah Marshall | Sara Bir | Heather Arndt Anderson

The Four Top

At the height of summer, we discuss the surprising produce (and spices) all around us that will get us through the zombie apocalypse, the science (and potential risks) behind canning all that good summer bounty, and finally, the history of "putting up,...

46mins

6 Aug 2018

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365: Sara Bir on Foraging for Fruit

The Urban Farm Podcast with Greg Peterson

Finding bounties of flavor hidden in plain sight. In This Podcast: It was more mostly just to keep herself busy that Sar Bir went to culinary school, and afterward she still found herself trying lots of new things. So it is not a surprise to hear that she stumbled upon fruit trees in the wild and learned she had an interest in foraging. She shares some of the important things to think about when foraging, and how foraging and gleaning can help you meet some of your neighbors. Don’t miss an episode! Click here to sign up for podcast updatesor visit www.urbanfarm.org/podcast Sara is a seasoned chef, gardener, forager, and author.  She graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and prefers to create recipes that draw on her professional skillset yet are realistic for home cooks. Sara’s writing has been featured in Saveur, Edible Ohio Valley, two Full Grown People anthologies, as well as on several websites. Her book The Fruit Forager's Companion is published through our friends at Chelsea Green Publishing Go to www.urbanfarm.org/foragingfruit for more information and links on this podcast, and to find our other great guests.

36mins

7 Jul 2018

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Episode 227: Foraging Fruit for Fantastic Ferments with Sara Bir

Fuhmentaboudit!

Fruits are fun! Chris and Rachel are joined by chefy cook and librarian enthusiast Sara Bir and her new book The Fruit Foragers Companion. We talk about paw paws, aka hipster bananas, fun with fresh apples, and fruits with jackets. Fuhmentaboudit! is powered by Simplecast

50mins

27 Feb 2018