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.


21 Pieces

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If you have ever wanted to learn more about the food and culture of the Ozarks, today’s show is for you. We are joined by Rob Connoley, founder of ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:03
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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: Sep 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:05
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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: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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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: Aug 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:03
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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: Aug 19, 2021
  • Length: 53:58
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We explore the business of food tours and what they have to offer to both locals and visitors alike. And, It’s not just the big cities that offer u...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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Today we are celebrating the spirit of summer through the time-honored tradition of county and state fairs. There is nothing quite as American, o...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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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: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:04
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Host Capri S. Cafaro is joined by an inspiring lineup of guests who will share their insights on how Southeast Asian immigrants have impacted the M...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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This episode of Eat Your Heartland Out is a special one for host Capri Cafaro. As an Italian-American from the Midwest, Capri shares her own person...

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  • Added: Jul 15, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In this episode, we meet refugee chefs who now call the United States their home. In Milwaukee, Tables Across Borders brings the community together...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2021
  • Length: 53:59
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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: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:01
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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: Jun 18, 2021
  • Length: 52:01
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Mead is an often overlooked and misunderstood drink. But, in recent years, it has grown in popularity, especially in the Midwest. Mead makers com...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2021
  • Length: 52:03
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If you have ever wanted to learn more about the food and culture of the Ozarks, today’s show is for you. We are joined by Rob Connoley, founder of ...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2021
  • Length: 52:03
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We travel to Kansas where the wine industry is growing. We will meet Jeff Sollo, owner of Grace Hill Winery near Wichita who will tell us about a ...

  • Added: May 27, 2021
  • Length: 51:32
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On this episode, we are celebrating the maple harvest. In early March, communities across the Midwest come together to share the natural bounty of...

  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 52:00
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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, ...

  • Added: May 06, 2021
  • Length: 51:59
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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...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2021
  • Length: 51:58
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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...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 52:02