Aired: December 20, 2019

Stirring the Pot

Rows of home-canned goods in a pantry. Image source: pixabay, creative commons.

  • Canning for Community (7 min.)

    With: Lilia Fuquen (Virginia Humanities)

    Lilia Fuquen takes us inside a community cannery and a basement storeroom to hear from people who are keeping the tradition alive.

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  • The Art of Canning (21 min.)

    With: Danille Christensen (Virginia Tech)

    Although it was once an important part of feeding families, home canning in America has never been just about necessity. Danille Christensen says a look back at home canning reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.

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  • Drink Local (11 min.)

    With: Hunter Smith and Levi Duncan (Piedmont Virginia Community College and Champion Brewing Company)

    Hunter Smith and Levi Duncan explain how a culture has grown up around brewing beer locally and at home.

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  • Historic College Brewhouse (3 min.)

    With: Susan Kern (College of William & Mary)

    Susan Kern says that just about everyone drank beer in early America—even for breakfast. We go to the site of a brewhouse that once existed on the campus of one of our nation’s oldest colleges.

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  • Serving Up Change (10 min.)

    With: Paula Pando and Jesse Miller (Reynolds Community College)

    Paula Pando and Jesse Miller explain how a new culinary school aims to transform a food desert into a local food hub. 

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