Eat Your Heartland Out

Series produced by Heritage Radio Network

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Highlighting the rich, yet often overlooked, culinary depth of the American Midwest.

Eat Your Heartland Out is a series dedicated to highlighting the rich, yet often overlooked, culinary depth of the American Midwest. Food is the storyteller while host Capri S. Cafaro serves as your audio tour guide through this region spanning 12 states.

The show aims to weave a tapestry of cultural diversity, immigration history, migration patterns and agricultural variations in each episode. Expect to gain new insights about Midwestern foodways through compelling interviews with historians, authors, chefs and makers; each of whom brings a unique perspective on the Midwest's culinary story.


48 Pieces

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We head out to Iowa and Indiana to highlight two of the midwest's many agricultural and culinary tourism trails.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we travel to Kansas City and St. Louis to learn about the impact of urban farming in the Midwest. We speak with Semra Fetahovic, ...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2022
  • Length: 52:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode, we explore how community fridges, pantries and even ovens are helping address food insecurity across the Midwest. These concepts h...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:05
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We meet Ji Hye Kim, a chef who has a passion for making Korean food with a Michigan twist. As the owner of Miss Kim restaurant in Ann Arbor, Ji Hy...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
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On today’s show, we will meet a trio of craft spirit makers that are as unique as the drinks they produce. Nick Nagle brings us to Whiskey Acres, ...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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In this hour, we are drinking our way through the Midwest starting with hard cider. Our guests introduce us to the multifaceted world of cider maki...

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  • Added: May 26, 2022
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Capri is joined by author Jeanette Hurt. Jeanette has written 12 books about food and drink including Wisconsin Cocktails and The Joy of Cider: All...

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  • Added: May 19, 2022
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 2
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In our introductory episode, we set the stage by discussing the people, places and products of the midwest that inform the region's foodways. Featu...

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  • Added: May 12, 2022
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's episode, we are bringing together guests united in one mission: to empower. First we welcome Paula Haines, the CEO of Freedom a la...

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  • Added: May 06, 2022
  • Length: 54:01
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On this week's episode of Eat Your Heartland Out, we discuss similarities in the food histories of regions separated by oceans and borders. First ...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2022
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 2
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On this episode, we share two different slices of life from across the midwest. First, we focuses on experiential learning in the food space. The C...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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On today’s show, we are embracing the Bread Basket of America. Agriculture is the industry responsible for putting food on our tables. And, it’s al...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2022
  • Length: 54:01
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In this episode, we are drinking in the effervescent world of Midwestern craft soda. We meet makers and purveyors of unique pop products. Mark Laz...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2022
  • Length: 54:05
  • Purchases: 2
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This episode of Eat Your Heartland Out is all about baking. First up is Shauna Sever, the author of Midwest Made, who shares her insights into the ...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's episode showcases the culinary traditions of Scandinavian, Germanic and Eastern European immigrants into the American Midwest. Capri's ...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:05
  • Purchases: 2
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Cheese is the star of this episode of Eat Your Heartland Out. We will talk with anthropologist and author Heather Paxson. Her book, The Life of C...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Capri Cafaro seeks insights into Amish and Mennonite food traditions and their influence on Midwestern flavors.  Guests include: Steve Nolt,...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
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Coming up on this episode, we are celebrating the ethnic and cultural diversity that makes the food of the American Midwest unique. In Champlain, ...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
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In this episode, we will meet leaders in the indigenous food sovereignty movement who are using food to both empower and inspire. From seed catalo...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2022
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Eat Your Heartland Out, we are spotlighting the Amana Colonies in Iowa. This unique community with German roots has a surprising histo...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2022
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 1