What do Jimmy Buffett, Jay-Z and Kenny Rogers have in common? They've all parlayed their fame to sell food, in restaurants and chains. But how many celebrity restaurateurs can actually cook? That's another story. For the series "California Foodways," Lisa Morehouse takes us to Orange County, where there's a banh mi sandwich shop run by Lynda Trang Dai, a Vietnamese pop star who's as comfortable behind the stove as she is behind the microphone.
If you fit the public radio listener stereotype, you probably pride yourself on caring about the environment. Maybe you're letting your lawn go brown, or trying to drive less. Some experts say there's another way you can be environmentally friendly: stop wasting food. From the farm to the fridge, it's estimated that 40 percent of what could be eaten just isn't — and that can impact climate change. For the series "California Foodways," Lisa Morehouse reports on a brand new, ground-breaking partnership trying to change the way consumers think about produce.