The Legacy of Labor Day
By: Zoe Denckla With all the parades, barbecues and back-to-school sales, it's easy to look past the purpose of this holiday weekend. So why is Labor Day Labor Day? As a response to poor working conditions including long days, little pay, and hazardous environments, on September 5th, 1882, members of the central labor union skipped work and took to the streets to demand better. By 1894, this became a national holiday recognizing workers' contributions to America’s economic strength and achievement.
Bread Baking & Bloody Marys
This week on Cooking Issues, Dave tells us his method of dehydrating food and explains the effects that different ovens have on baking bread. After the break, Jack offers his opinions on Bloody Marys, and Dave explains the beauty of experimentation with deviating from the standard recipe.
Nialls Fallon's bar and restaurant Maiden Lane is an homage to the history and culture of American port cities. This week on The Morning After, Jessie Kiefer and Jen Tullock sit down with Nialls to learn about his past work at NYC staple Torrisi, and hear why he decided to open his own space.
Farm Infrastructure with Mike Yezzi
Today on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks catches up with frequent guest and Greenmarket fixture Mike Yezzi of Flying Pigs Farm. Tune into this episode to learn about the history of the farm, and why Mike decided to raise English rare breed hogs in a small farm setting.