Thoughts from the Field: Tasting the Outback

by Meradith Hoddinott In this second installment of Thoughts from the Field, Josh takes us to Yuendumu, a remote town of a few hundred people in the middle of the Central Australian desert. Often times, the lab’s work in the field is nothing like what they had in mind. What does it mean to go into another culture and ask questions? What are some of the challenges and obstacles in fieldwork? And what are some of the unexpected rewards? Honey AntsVoices: Josh Evans, Ben Reade, Andreas Johnsen, Wendy Baarda, Coral Kelake, and Tess Napaljarri RossMusic: It’s Cold and Beautiful by Magical MistakesField audio from Andreas Johnsen Bush CoconutsVoices: Josh Evans, Ben Reade, Andreas Johnsen, and Rahab SpencerMusic: Packaging by Pollen RX and AR AK by Pollen RXField audio from Andreas Johnsen Discerning Taste: Deliciousness as an Argument for Entomophagy is a project funded by the Velux Foundation. Through this project, the lab aims to learn from cultures around the world and … Read more

Thoughts from the Field: Tom the Termite Man

by Meradith Hoddinott For some, eating insects sounds strange. But for many, insects are everyday staples and sometimes treasured delicacies. The lab is in the midst of a 3-year project that aims to learn from cultures around the world and explore the gastronomic potential of insects. The project, Discerning Taste: Deliciousness as an Argument for Entomophagy, is funded by the Velux Foundation.  Our first insect story takes place in the lush hills of central Uganda, in an area called Kisoga, west of Kampala. Voices: Josh Evans, Ben Reade, Tom Lugeba, and Rogers SserunjogiMusic: Strobe Lights by King PleaxureField audio from Andreas Johnsen Still hungry? Here’s a termite snack. Complex SandwichesTom’s wife, Ritah, makes roasted termites for Josh and Ben. Voices: Josh Evans, Ben Reade, and Tom LugebaField audio from Andreas Johnsen

We have a radio station!

by Josh Evans. Well, maybe a podcast is more accurate, but hey we do what we can.  Check out our new Nordic Food Lab Radio (NFLR) section where we’ll be broadcasting stories every two weeks for the foreseeable future. For all you RSS feed junkies out there, you can subscribe via the url: http://nordicfoodlab.org/nflr?format=rss Happy listening! – the NFL team