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One of Wonder Bread's first slogans was, "Untouched by human hands." But baker Amy Scherber says using hands is the key. We discuss how we got from there to here, and Amy offers a great focaccia recipe.

This week on Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host Laura Anderson talk to Niman Ranch founder Bill Niman, who explains why pigs are his favorite animals in the barnyard.

On Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host Laura Anderson hear divergent opinions on the effectiveness and fairness of taxing soft drinks. Then Laura makes an awesome Coca-Cola cake and shares the recipe.

In this week's episode of Slate's Table to Farm podcast, Dan and co-host L.V. Anderson talk to a self-described "apple nerd," look at ways to get local apples, cook and eat an apple crisp, and play Apple Variety or New England Town.

A listener is frustrated by people who call themselves vegetarians but still eat fish, and wants to know how to politely call such people out on it. Slate's L.V. Anderson says we shouldn't get so hung up on labels.

Dan and Laura learn about how changes in the beef industry have affected the meat on your plate, how to select a good cut of beef, and what a lifelong butcher would do if his son became a vegetarian. Then Dan cooks a steak.