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Bread and Butter with Lael Gilbert


  A culinary chronicle about our distinctive approach to food, cooking and eating in the West.

Cooking Meat: Knowing how to cook animal-based proteins. 

Fruit: Botanically speaking…Is tomato a fruit or vegetable?

Commentary on fruit.

Pepper: Pepper’s long-standing supremacy in the spice world.

Commentary on pepper.

Sustainable Eating: The Gateway bug: The next step to sustainable eating.

Commentary on sustainable eating.

What the Dickens is Wassail? The Carol of high-spirited goodwill.

Commentary on wassail.

Salad: What is a salad? The word salad has come to mean impracticality…chopped food with a dressing.

Commentary on salad.

Lael Gilbert is a free-lance writer and a long-time consumer of food. She is most interested in food psychology, the cultural and aesthetic experience of cuisine, the slow food movement, and tucking into a good dinner. She hangs up her chef's knife in Logan, Utah.

Shalayne Smith Needham has worked at Utah Public Radio since 2000 as producer of Access Utah. She graduated from Utah State University in 1997 with a BA in Sociology, emphasis on Criminology. A Logan native, she grew up with an appreciation for the great outdoors and spends her free time photographing the Western landscape and its wildlife.