Food for Thought

Fridays, 12:10 pm

Join Siouxland Public Media’s Adrian Kolbo for “Food 4 Thought” Friday afternoons at 12:10 preceding “Friday Film Scores” on KWIT-KOJI.

A variety of local topics are discussed ranging from recipes, organically grown foods, food fundraisers and restaurants to food safety and preparing healthy meals. 

Guests from the community are regularly featured on the show with Adrian.

This week on "Food for Thought" Gretchen Gondek joins Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer.  Gondek shares details on an event she’s hosting at the Betty Strong Encounter Center Sunday, January 12th at 2 p.m.  Gondek talks about the Victorian era in America and shares recipes and mourning rituals.  An odd combination, but an interesting one!   For more on the event click here.

Food For Thought - Gia Emory 11.22.19

Nov 22, 2019

Sheila Brummer interviews Gia Emory from The Blue Cafe about crepes, pizza, sandwiches, fresh herbs and her grandma's spaghetti and meatballs!

Food For Thought - 10-04-19 Fallen Friar Phil

Oct 4, 2019

Fallen Friar Phil is our FD4T guest today. The 16th Annual Kingdom of Riverssance is this weekend and Phil runs through the gamut of things to eat, drink and do there.

Food For Thought - Dawn Snyder Nature Calls '19

Sep 17, 2019

All three Sioux City brewerys will be offering their wares along with dozens of other brewers at the 16th Annual Nature Calls event Saturday, September 21st at the Sioux City Convention Center. There's also wine and auction items and hors d'oeuvres and we'll get to the details on this episode.

Dine Out for Education is an day-long event where you can order food at participating eateries and the money goes to help kids in the reduced lunch program in Sioux City Public Schools. Executive Director of the Sioux City Public Schools Foundation, Kari Treinen, has all the details.

FD4T - Fr. Luke Melackrinos, Greek Fest

Jul 26, 2019

Greek food is so much more than gyros, that said, you can get a really good gyro at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church this weekend. It's Greek Fest, so you can also pick up a Greek Salad, some Baklava, maybe a grilled lamb chop. Adrian and Fr. Luke have all the mouthwatering details.

Food For Thought - Chef Brett McCarthy, Cheese Show

Jul 19, 2019

Everybody's been talking about the moon all week so we're focusing on the principal component of the moon....cheese. (It's made of green cheese, right?) Chef Brett McCarthy from the WITCC Culinary Department drops by to talk with guest host Steve Smith about cheddars, bries, stiltons it's so cheesy!

Food For Thought - Dave Bernstein SITP 6.28.19

Jun 28, 2019

Burritos, Gyros, BBQ, Craft Beers, acres of Funnel Cakes and big ole' Turkey Legs! All that and some new stuff too. Adrian welcomes Dave Bernstein to talk about everything you can eat or drink at this year's Saturday in the Park Festival (hint: nothing you bring from your house)

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Adrian was out of town and we were already at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center so Sheila Brummer took a few extra minutes to talk to naturalist, Dawn Snyder about foraging for food in the great outdoors! 

Food For Thought - Winnebago Health Initiatives

May 31, 2019

Ho Chunk Farms Ag Business Manager, Aaron LaPointe and Brian Mathers, Executive Director of the Ho Chunk Community Development Corporation stop by to talk to Adrian about some exciting developments taking place just a few miles from Sioux City in Winnebago, including a huge new farmer's market, organic farming and much more.

FD4T - Jennifer Hart Food Bank "Leader of the Pack"

May 24, 2019

Adrian talks about some upcoming events this summer for the Food Bank of Siouxland. Development Director Jennifer Hart tells us about the "Leader of the Pack: Hunger Games" Run/Walk/Bike at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve and the Will Golf for Food tournament coming up at Whispering Creek.

Food For Thought 5.17 Marto Brewing Co.

May 17, 2019

Erik Martin and Rod Wellman have been home brewing for years but now they are making the switch from micro-batch home brewing to crafting beer for hopefully thousands at Marto Brewing Co. a new Brew Pub going in next door to the Promenade Theater in Downtown Sioux City. 

Food For Thought - 5-03 Becky Kempers

May 3, 2019

Adrian returns and he welcomes Becky Kempers from the Sioux City Farmers Market. The Market kicked off the summer Wednesday and there are a lot a great things to look forward to between now and October.

Food For Thought - 4-12 Chef Mike Gasaway

Apr 12, 2019

We talk about the culinary traditions of Easter and Passover on this an informative and entertaining edition of Food For Thought. Chef Gasaway talks about the egg and its significance to the season, as well as how the traditions of others have been co-opted into what we are familiar with today.

Food For Thought - Becky Kempers SCFM 4.05.19

Apr 5, 2019

It's spring and we're just a few weeks away from the opening of the Sioux City Farmers Market. Market Manager Becky Kempers stops by to talk to guest host Steve Smith about everything to look forward to during the upcoming season.

Food For Thought - 3-29 Brett McCarthy

Mar 29, 2019

Steve sits in for Adrian today and the discussion is all about pork shoulders, rubs, hard woods, even cedar planks on this smoke-infused edition of FD4T. WITCC's Brett McCarthy is on hand to talk about grilling, smoking, and barbeque. So whether you're cold- smoking a salmon or barbequing a beef brisket, we've got you covered.

Food For Thought 3-15-19 Kelly Quinn

Mar 15, 2019

We love a parade and there's one this Sunday!  Kelly Quinn, co-founder of the Sioux City St. Patrick's Day parade sits down with guest-host Steve Smith to talk about parade planning, Irish ales, and the oft-maligned Irish cuisine including the mysterious "black pudding".

Adrian chats with Lindsay Stevenson on Food For Thought today about the upcoming Tacos, Tequila & Togetherness event at the Holiday Inn Express in Dakota Dunes, March 15th.

Steins & Vines is going into its 5th year and will be taking up the floor of the Tyson Event Center tomorrow (2/16/19). Adrian caught up with Nick Gengler one of the coordinators in charge of putting this annual beer, wine and coffee event together.

Missie Fischer has been in a church basement for the last five days with dozens of volunteers covering giant Granny Smith Apples with caramel, milk chocolate, white chocolate and toffee sprinkles. It's all to help the Siouxland Humane Society (and people looking for a Valentine's gift) in their biggest fundraiser of the year.

 It's been cold, why not slide up to a nice warm oven? Or...bread machine. Yankton native Loretta Sorenson decided that she and her husband should start eating healthier. Step #1? Eliminate preservatives. So she decided to take bread baking into her own hands. She took an exhaustive approach to make the very best loaf possible taking copious notes on what worked and what didn't. The result? Secrets to Baking Your Best Bread Ever! Find out more at www.ourdakotahorsetales.com

Years ago Nisa Salmen fell in love with the white-chocolate raspberry mocha from a national coffee chain which set up a chain of events that led her to open a coffee shop of her own (and to start drinking real coffee.) Adrian welcomes Salmen, who just held the grand opening of that coffee shop, Hardline Coffee Co. last weekend. They discuss the burgeoning coffee culture here in Sioux City and starting a business downtown.

Ideas for Food For Thought, shoot Adrian an email at AdrianKolbo@gmail.com

Food For Thought - 1-04 Linda Scheid

Jan 4, 2019
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Empty Bowls is back (actually it's in a different place this year; it's at the Sioux City Convention Center) but everything else is the same with some tweaks and improvements. The Food Bank of Siouxland's Linda Scheid pops in to talk about the annual fundraising event. Find out more by going to www.SiouxlandFoodBank.org

If you have an idea for Food For Thought, let Adrian know at AdrianKolbo@gmail.com

Adrian Kolbo steps in as the new host for Food For Thought, and he welcomes Tyrel Drey to talk about what whiskeys make a good gift.

Food for Thought eases into the holiday season with a new host, Adrian Kolbo, who takes us into the holiday season with a buyer's guide for whiskey. From American bourbon to single malt Scotch, what's right for that special someone on your shopping list? Tyrel Drey is an expert on the subject and he'll help you out.

Food For Thought - 12-07 Barb Gross

Dec 7, 2018

Adrian welcomes Barb Gross to talk about cook books, library reference, DVD's, CD's and eResources - all of the things that are available to you from the Sioux City Public Library. All you need is a library card.

Adrian welcomes Jennifer Hart from the Food Bank of Siouxland who talks about Cranksgiving an event tomorrow that incorporates eating food, cycling and fighting hunger. This is a busy time of year for the food bank so they also talk about the backpack program and more.

Food For Thought - 10-26-18 Francys Chavez

Oct 26, 2018

Adrian welcomes Francys Chavez from Evolve Yoga and Wellness to talk about mindfulness, fight or flight, stress, gut flora and lots of other things. Also she'll be talking about a series of classes which she'll be offering at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music.

Food For Thought - 10-19-18 Becky Kempers

Oct 19, 2018

The Sioux City Farmer's Market is about to close for the season but there are still a few chances to get down and check out the vendors' wares before they pack up for the winter. Becky Kempers, Market Manager for the SCFM joins Adrian for this episode of Food For Thought.

Adrian welcomes Rachael K. today on FD4T. Rachel is Siouxland Public Media's Development Director and she has been working with the good folks at Diving Elk to put together a fun event for our upcoming FUNd drive. It's called Cheers to Sioux and you can find out more about it on this edition of Food For Thought.

Food For Thought - 10-05 Erin Webber-Dreeszen

Oct 5, 2018
Sioux City Journal

Fancy Watermelons, ice sculptures, beer, wine and cheese galore! It's all part of Artilicious which exists ostensibly to show people what is available for fall and winter catering at HyVee, but it's also a great way to get people in the door and think about art for awhile.

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