Wisconsin Harvest

Beets Wisconsin Life, Wisconsin Public Radio’s wonderful series of occasional features, is celebrating the bounty of the Badger State this month.

On November 4th, Erika Janik introduced us to her favorite apple variety, the Rambo, in this piece.

On November 9th, in my favorite piece of the bunch, UW horticulture professor Irwin Goldwin discussed his work with the humble beet. Their earthy taste that some of us love and others (to put it nicely) don’t? It comes from the compound geosmin, the same thing that makes the scent of rain or freshly turned soil so magical. Mmmm.

Yesterday (November 16th), Brad Laidlaw discussed his favorite locavore food in this entry about freshwater caviar.

All three are really enjoyable stories, and I suspect there will be a few more to come before the month is done. For recipes, streaming audio, and more, check out the Wisconsin Life webpage.

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