Laura Ingalls Wilder And Wisconsin, Science Of Cooking Meat

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The landscapes of Wisconsin played a big role in the childhood of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. We find out which areas made an impression on her and how they shaped her writing. Plus, how understanding the science of cooking meat can improve our skills in the kitchen.

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  • The Wisconsin Landscapes Of The Ingalls Family

    For settlers like Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family, the land on which they lived was both a challenge to overcome and a means of sustenance. We look at the relationship she and her family had to the Wisconsin landscape of her early years, where trees had to be cleared in order to grow the most basic of crops, and it was a constant struggle to survive, let alone thrive.

    Do you know the area around Lake Pepin? If you’ve read Little House in the Big Woods, did it strike you as familiar?

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  • Food Friday: The Science Of Cooking Meat

    We often hear about the “art of cooking” but there’s a healthy amount of science that goes into it as well. On Food Friday today we break out the safety goggles and dig into the science of cooking meat.

    Do you ever wonder what’s going on scientifically when you cook? What’s your favorite cut of meat? Do you have any science-y food questions for Dr. Stu?

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Marta McDowell Guest
  • Stuart Farrimond Guest

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