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Edible Memory

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Amongst all the fruits and vegetables at farmers markets are delicious treasures like Green Zebra tomatoes, Cosmic Purple carrots, and Winesap apples. These heirloom produce have been cultivated and prized for generations. But how does a tomato become an heirloom and an apple an antique? Sociologist Jennifer Jordan joins us Monday to explore how people around the world have identified and preserved old varieties of produce, establishing a rich and delicious collection of edible memories.

Jennifer Jordan is a professor of sociology and urban studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She’s the author of Edible Memory: The Lure of Heirloom Tomatoes and Other Forgotten Foods [Amazon|Indiebound].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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