A sandwich made of french friends and cheese gravy on a plate at a restaurant.
Lisa Bralts
June 14, 2012

Horseshoes and Haystacks

For many of us, “eating local” means buying locally-grown produce and supporting local producers. But what about eating? Locally-developed cuisine - especially the comfort foods from last century that are specific to a region or sometimes just a town - is making a bit of a comeback, but with a bit of a twist. Lisa Bralts investigates one of Central Illinois’ specialties on this episode of In My Backyard.

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Large vats filled with vine in a vineyard warehouse
Lisa Bralts
September 09, 2010

Lift A Glass to the Illinois Wine Industry

Illinois' wine industry -- once one of the top producers in the nation -- is enjoying something of a comeback.  In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts tours a local winery and gets the goods from an Illinois wine expert.

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July 30, 2010

The Buzz on Bees

This week Lisa talks to a backyard beekeeper whose hive is not in the country -- but in the city.

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