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The homeless from Mass and Cass line up on Southampton Street for food supplies distributed by Support the Soupman. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
The homeless from Mass and Cass line up on Southampton Street for food supplies distributed by Support the Soupman. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

This is the rundown for a special hour of Radio Boston on November 26, 2021. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Food pantries and distribution sites are serving record numbers of people this holiday season because of the pandemic. We check in on the state of food insecurity in Greater Boston with Catherine D'Amato, executive director of the Greater Boston Food Bank.
  • It's the great fall food debate, apples versus pumpkins? Luckily for you, we bring you recipes, tips and tricks on both in these revisited conversations. First up, Merisa Kouvo, field manager at Shelburne Farm in Stow, Massachusetts, and Joe Gatto, local chef, culinary instructor, and host of "From Scratch" on Pluto TV, breaking down some tips and tricks for roasting pumpkins and their seeds. Then, Amy Traverso, senior food editor at Yankee Magazine, the author of "The Apple Lover's Cookbook," and the co-host of Weekends with Yankee on PBS, and Ben Clark, fourth generation apple farmer, owner of Clarkdale Fruit Farm in Deerfield, Massachusetts, take us through the in's and out's of apple baking, apple picking, and even apple cider-ing.
  • We end the show with a digestif of sorts, in this revisited conversation about maple-flavored cocktails. Radio Boston producer and host Chris Citorik, is joined by Lonnie Newburn, owner and operator of "The Boston Shaker," a craft cocktail supply store in Somerville, Massachusetts and two former Radio Boston producers Paris Alston and Zoe Mitchell.

This program aired on November 26, 2021.

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