Food & Food Culture http://www.kunc.org en 'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice http://www.kunc.org/post/captain-pizza-saves-day-doesnt-save-himself-slice It's one of those stories that start in the middle. Midflight from Washington, D.C., to Denver on Monday, pilot Gerhard Brandner hit some bad weather that forced him to land in Wyoming. It was a mundane delay like most others. His Frontier Airlines plane was grounded on a tarmac in Cheyenne.<p>That's when the pilot made a decision that made him a national hero.<p>"I figure out, well, I'm getting hungry; I'll bet you the folks be hungry back there, too," Brandner says. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58757 at http://www.kunc.org 'Captain Pizza' Saves The Day, But Doesn't Save Himself A Slice This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck http://www.kunc.org/post/fine-wine-made-italian-penal-colony-no-2-buck-chuck Eighteen miles off Tuscany's coast, Gorgona is Italy's last island prison. Its steep cliffs rise up from azure Mediterranean waters. Here, a select group of convicts serve the end of long sentences by farming. And now, a legendary winemaker is training them to make high-end wine.<p>Mentioned by Dante in <a href="http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8800/8800-h/8800-h.htm">The Divine Comedy</a>, Gorgona was for thousands of years a refuge for hermits and monks. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Sylvia Poggioli 58755 at http://www.kunc.org This Fine Wine Made At An Italian Penal Colony Is No 2-Buck Chuck Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk? http://www.kunc.org/post/alcohol-test-does-eating-yeast-keep-you-getting-drunk Sometimes we drink with the sole purpose of relaxing, or drowning the week's worries. But other times we just want to savor a special craft beer or vintage wine, or make that good meal taste even better.<p>And as we get older, we're warier of that third or fourth glass. The <a href="http://niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption">consequences</a> of too much alcohol — the drowsiness, the confusion and the wobbling — are a bigger hindrance. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 58752 at http://www.kunc.org Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk? From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp http://www.kunc.org/post/mcdonalds-organic-valley-youre-probably-eating-wood-pulp Do not be alarmed, but you may be eating wood pulp. Or at least an additive that started out as wood.<p>If you buy shredded cheeses, including brands such as Organic Valley and Sargento, or hit the drive-through at McDonald's for a breakfast sandwich or a smoothie, or douse some ribs with bottled barbecue sauce, there's likely some cellulose that's been added to your food.<p>Cellulose is basically plant fiber, and one of the most common sources is wood pulp. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:29:00 +0000 58733 at http://www.kunc.org From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender? http://www.kunc.org/post/foster-farms-food-safety-pioneer-or-persistent-offender Foster Farms, a chicken producer in California, just can't seem to stop bleeding bad news.<p>On July 3, it <a href="https://fosterfarms.com/about/press/press_release.asp?press_release_id=183">recalled</a> several batches of chicken products because a chicken breast from one of those batches is blamed for poisoning someone with salmonella bacteria. The recall came on top of an <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/heidelberg-10-13/map.html">outbreak</a> of salmonella that's been going on since October 2013. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Daniel Charles 58727 at http://www.kunc.org Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?