Table Talke with Mary Shell

Gather around the kitchen table for an insightful conversation with Mary Shell, a food scientist and creator of the Food Science Secrets blog. She’s an expert in the science of how some of your favorite food products – like ice cream and mayonnaise – go from an idea to a store shelf.

In this episode of the Table Talk podcast, we break down some of the functional ingredients that appear on food labels and the important role they play in keeping products fresh and safe. You’ll also get tips on how to navigate terms like “sell by” or “best by” and kitchen hacks for storing fruits, nuts and baked goods.

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About Table Talk

The Iowa Food & Family Project’s Table Talk podcast explores your questions about food, and everything is on the table! You’ll hear from Iowa experts on topics across the farm to fork chain – ranging from confusing food label claims and product recalls to menu trends and food waste.