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07/08/24:  Elizabeth covers the latest food news, highlighting ongoing salmonella outbreaks and the disappointing Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest without Joe Chestnut. In “Server’s Revenge” server mistakes (yes, they do make mistakes) can lead to chaos. Elizabeth shares a Top 10 list of refreshing al fresco foods for summer, and reveals alarming discoveries of heavy metals in chocolates. In travel news, cruise lines scramble to reroute ships as hurricane season intensifies, while a shocking airline debacle involves a pilot fired for posting indecent photos of his ex-girlfriend. For RV enthusiasts, the reality of full-time RV living’s downsides is discussed. The episode also addresses big government’s overreach with Canada’s digital vaccine passports potentially coming to the US. Finally, “Destination Unknown” takes listeners to Bristol, Florida, believed by some to be the original Garden of Eden, showcasing its untouched beauty and historical significance.


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06/29/24:  This week, a look at Apeel, the waxy substance you can’t wash your fruits and veggies.  Of course it’s funded by Bill Gates, so we know it has to be safe, right?  You’ll also hear Elizabeth’s list of Kitchen Hacks, and our Taste Test zooms in on chicken wings.  In the travel hour, you’ll hear about the cities on traveler’s “bucket list” and there are more problems for Being and it’s crippled Starliner.  In her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to the Hoover Dam, where a long lost secret may be emerging that has celestial consequences.


6/22/24:  Aren’t you getting tired of this?  Once again, you’re being used as a lab rat for big ag with the full blessing of the FDA.  Elizabeth digs into a story we brought you a few weeks ago, about how lab grown milk will soon be in your grocery store.  What is this stuff?  How is it made? Is is better for us than real milk?  How did it get approval so quickly?  Their contention is that it’s better for the planet, so the project should move forward, but been tested for human safety?  You’re not going to like the answers.  You’ll also hear the Top 10 Heart Healthy Foods and our exclusive Taste Test samples Drive Thru Vanilla Milk Shakes.  In the travel hour, several states are following Tennessee’s lead and are finally banning the use of “chemtrails” over their states.  You’ll hear why the fake leather “pleather” in RVs separate from the backing material leaving a giant mess, and Elizabeth takes us to a landmark home in Phoenix.

EP 1641 – 06/17/24:  Why did the governor of Idaho order the curtailment of water for farmers?  There’s been abundant rainfall and the rivers and dams are full.  Elizabeth looks at a possible answer. and it points back to a corrupt government taking water from citizens and farmers for corporate use.  You’ll also hear Elizabeth’s Top 10 List of Steakhouses in the US and our taste test focuses on cornbread.  In the second hour, a look at how Boeing is having more troubles with it’s Spaceliner, and is NASA lying about the condition of one of the astronauts on the International Space Station.  There’s a lot of evidence that says yes!  In her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to the Wizard of Oz Museum.


EP 1640 – 06/08/24:  In this episode, Elizabeth looks at the aluminum in our food, in the water, in the soil, and of course… in our air.  While aluminum is one of the most prevalent metals on our planet, they have NO business in food and water!  What are the health concerns and is there any way to avoid it.  Also in this show, a look at a new way to make enchiladas, and in our taste test, we try jelly-filled doughnuts in honor of National Jelly Filled Doughnut day.  In the second hour, a deeper look at Boeing, and more mishaps involving the beleaguered company during our Airline Debacles.  In our RV Tips episode, we look at those creepy Joros Spiders that are taking a bit out the Big Apple, and in her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to the cool refreshing summers in Bar Harbor, Maine!


EP 1638 – 06/01/24: Elizabeth shares the story of a Mediterranean plant, that “back in the day” was so revered for it’s culinary and medicinal properties, its image was placed on coins.  Efforts are underway to revive this mysterious plant that suddenly vanished 2000 years ago.  You’ll also hear how the FDA has given the green light to a company that wants to see a magic potion to control cow flatulence, and whatever happened to the Orange Roughy fish.  In our exclusive Taste Test, a look at those FAKE BACON products.  In the Travel Hour, a look at the Boeing Starliner space craft, how Disney is creating its fifth theme park in Orlando, and a visit to the Top 10 deserts in “America”.  In her Destination Unknown segment, a visit to a historic landmark in Arizona that opened the door to transportation and commerce over a hundred years ago.


EP 1616 – 05/25/24:  Elizabeth shares the story of Archaea, a microorganism that’s fundamental to all life on the planet and one of the three building blocks of our entire eco-system.  While research is still underway, the overuse of glyphosate is is apparently killing the “food” that Archaea eats that maintains life on the planet. Of course this is yet ANOTHER example of how the federal government approved the use of a Monsanto product WITHOUT adequate testing.  Also in this episode, you’ll hear more about the Amos Moses case, the Amish farmer who’s been the target of the both the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the USDA.  Our Taste Test focuses on the classic Rice-A-Roni side dish, with a shocking winner!  In the Travel Hour, you’ll hear how the banking industry is lobbying for the removal of the chassis and wheels on manufactured housing, NOT as a way to put more people in affordable housing, but rather to further indebt those who need housing the most.  Elizabeth tells how to spot a bad Airbnb deal, and the top 10 overlooked mid-west vacation spots.

EP 1605 – 5/18/24:  Even though the National Toxicology Reports proves that fluoridated water is linked to lower mental development in children, the FDA has given approval for dental floss containing fluoride!  This is outrageous, and Elizabeth has the details.  You’ll also hear about how a restaurant reacted to violent threats, the most popular ice cream flavors in America, and in our taste test, we try Pizza Hut’s new cheeseburger melt sandwich.  In the Travel Hour, some amazing hacks to try on your next cruise, tips for your Memorial Day camping trips, and in her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to Wakita, Oklahoma, the home of a museum dedicated to the movie “TWISTER” which seems very appropriate right now.

05/11/2024: The more we unravel the mess at the USDA, the FDA and the EPA, it turns out more government oversight isn’t the answer, it’s the problem!  This week, Elizabeth takes us back to an interview from 2014, where a professor/researcher announced he was seeing very bizarre “things” under the microscope when looking at  genetically modified food products, and now we have a clearer picture of what that is!  In the travel hour, there are MORE problems for Boeing, Elizabeth takes us to the best places to take mom for Mother’s Day, and we’re seeing more troubling stories on the high seas.

05/04/2024:  Here we go again!  We are being used as the guinea pigs for yet ANOTHER test.  A company called Moolec has come up with a plan to genetic insert pig cells placed inside a soybean plant, resulting in a soybean pod containing real pork meat.  You can’t make this up!  Without any long-term human feeding studies to determine it’s safety, the corrupt USDA/FDA has given its approval for production.  Elizabeth take a look at Piggy Sooy and explains why you should be concerned.  On Servers Revenge, we wear an amazing story shared by a restaurant worker with her peers via TikTok.  In a nod to the Kentucky Derby, our Taste Test focuses on the Kentucky Derby and in particular, Kentucky Bourbon.  In the Travel Hour, more problems for Boeing, another mysterious Boeing Whistleblower death and Elizabeth discusses why your pre-teen should NOT have a social media account.  SPOILER ALERT:  The paranoid government is spying on children, too!  In her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to a beautiful Japanese Garden and cultural center in south Florida.


04/27/2024: Why is baby formula so expensive?   Elizabeth did a deep dive into the reasons and you too will be left fuming. It’s been a while since Elizabeth took off her headphones during the show, in absolute disgust… know when you hear it, you’ll understand why.  Elizabeth spoke with Rick Wagner of Eidon Ionic Minerals about two necessary minerals that could help keep you alive longer.  Our taste test focused on basil pesto sauce.  In the travel hour, you’ll hear more calls to the control tower from planes in distress and her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to the hill country of Texas.


04/20/2024: Two weeks ago, Elizabeth presented information that pointed to mRNA vaccines given to chickens, have made the leap to cows.  Now comes a highly-promoted story in the LA Times that points the blame on a product called “poultry litter” that is commonly used in commercial farm operations.  While it’s indeed disgusting that this “stuff” is being fed to the cows, what’s even more disturbing is the fact that the story seemingly dismisses any other cause for avian flu making the highly unlikely natural jump to cows.  Plus, poultry litter has been used for years without any cases of bird flu moving to cows.  It’s too coincidental that the flu jumped from birds to cows not long after the recently-introduced mRNA avian vaccines.  There are no coincidences, and are developing a mistrust of the media.  You’ll hear what foods “preppers: shop for and as this show aired on April 20th, (420) our taste test involves a special type of chocolate available at “dispensaries” of medical marijuana products.  In the travel hour, you’ll hear an extended version of Airline Debacles as there were a LOT of them this week.  Now that congress is allowing the warrantless spying on Americans (in DIRECT violation of the 4th Amendment) Elizabeth has all the different ways your cell phone can be used to spy on you 24/7. SPOILER ALERT:  Our paranoid government is watching and listening 24/7. In her Destination Unknown, we take a trip to The Volunteer State of Tennessee!


04/15/2024: After Elizabeth updates the latest food and travel news, you’ll hear MORE bad news about sugar, and why you should choose carefully. how the modern term “upcycling” is nothing more than eating garbage, how pets DON’T belong in a grocery store and in our exclusive taste test, we ask the question, “how well do you know your nuts?”  In the travel hour, we look at what’s really happening with the “no-fly” list and how the government is weaponized it, Elizabeth looks at the high cost of auto insurance, and in her Destination Unknown segment, a visit to the Ancel Adams Photo Gallery and Museum in Yellowstone National Park.


04/08/2024:  Both Elizabeth and Michael have been slightly under the weather for the past couple of weeks, so this show actually aired on Monday, April 8th, just a few hours before the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse.  After her Food News and Servers Revenge, Elizabeth looks at how Avian Bird Flu has made the jump to BOTH cows and humans.  This is the very definition of “gain of function” and why she’s been warning about the entire flawed GMO concept for years.  As we grew closer to the time when the moon crosses the past of the sun, our taste test came from the archives, and you’ll hear about a food product that should be in your emergency food pantry… Vienna Sausages!  In the second hour, an expanded look at Airline Debacles and how Boeing’s problems will eventually impact us all.  In our RV tips segment, a look at how to prepare your motorhome or trailer for use as a “lifeboat” in case the power grid shuts down and we’re all forced to boondock.  In her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens in North Central Florida.


03/30/2024:  On this Easter weekend, Elizabeth looks at what’s REALLY in your chicken, and why it seems people are getting sick after eating it.  In her food news of the week, the new minimum wage laws are now in effect in California… what will it mean to medium sized businesses that can’t afford this new level of government overreach?  In the second hour, Elizabeth looks at the story we’re being told regarding the ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, MD.  Portions of the story are NOT being told, (especially when it comes to the capabilities of ship itself) and thus we’re being LIED to once again.  In this week’s RV Tips and Tales, a look at ways to spice up the lighting in your home-away-from-home.


03/23/2024:  We take for granted that the water coming out of our faucet is safe and clean.  It isn’t and the overlapping federal agencies that are charged with protecting the water supply is failing miserably.  After a look at this week’s food news and servers revenge, Elizabeth takes a deep dive into what’s actually IN the water you’re drinking and giving to your kids.  In the travel hour, she looks at the alarming increase in “drowsy driving” auto accidents and deaths, and you’ll hear how, once, again, the government is playing games with the number of incidents and thus hiding the truth!  In her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes on an a nostalgic trip to Las Vegas and Tim Arnold’s Pinball Museum and Hall of Fame.


03/16/2024:  The Florida Legislature has voted to BAN fake meat products in the state setting up a showdown with the FDA.  Speaking of the rogue bureaucratic abyss, (that seemingly doesn’t care about safe foods nor drugs) Elizabeth does a deep dive into the agency to try to understand what they’re doing… because neither the food nor the drug supply in this nation is safe!  In the travel hour, a look at Boeing, and why you should be concerned.  Our RV Tips includes a camping trip to Sanibel Island, and in her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to upstate New York to Taconic State Park.


03/11/2024:  On a special Monday edition of the the show, Elizabeth takes a deep dive into the social media complaints being made against Aldi over bioengineered foods.  Aldi is taking a lot of fire recently as people are reading the labels and realizing just how much of the foods they eat are indeed “bioengineered” and they’re not happy.  We also grab a spoon and and dig into this ridiculous promotion by Kelloggs called “cereal for dinner.”  Our taste test is a follow up to last week where Elizabeth tried fast food fish sandwiches… we have a new champion!  In the Travel Hour, we get an update from Mike Adams, the CEO of POP Sells, on the “State of the RV Union” and how 2024 is shaping up to be a good year for RV owners.  In her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to the Menil Collection Museum in Houston, a gift to the community where people can truly appreciate art in its many forms.


03/04/2024:  A jammed packed show!  Elizabeth takes a deep dive into what’s really happening with the meat supply right now.  You’ll meet Jason Nelson the CEO of Prepper Beef. a disabled vet who left the military when forced to get a jab.  Jason and his company are partners with this show and Jason is the one who is standing up to NY Attorney General Leticia James.  We discuss how the food labeling efforts of the past decade are FINALLY paying off and how consumers don’t like what they’re reading about bioengineered foods.  Our taste test focuses on fast food fish sandwiches, and in her Destination Unknown segment, a trip to Hot Springs National Park.  We talk about how to de-winterize your RV, and you’ll learn a new phrase this week… “FLIGHT SHAME” and how a small group of elitists  with nothing better to do) are busy causing trouble for airline travelers.


02/24/2024:  Is ANYONE in Washington DC watching over the food supply?  Elizabeth has the latest food news that tells the story of how an herbicide that’s been banned in the US has been discovered in 80 percent of the humans tested.  You’ll also hear about the newly created GMO banana and why this we should be suspicious.  Elizabeth shares the Top 10 list of Italian Foods as determined by Americans, and in our taste test a look at Tortilla Chip as this is National Tortilla Chip Day.  In the Travel Hour, more problems with airplanes falling apart mid-air and more people suddenly decided to try to open a plane’s door mid-air.  In our RV tips segment, the City of Seattle is cracking down on dilapidated RV’s being used as homeless shelters and is hauling them away, and in her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


02/17/2024:  The government is set to release MILLIONS of the 2024 version of genetically modified mosquitos.  Knowing what we know now, does this concern you?  It should!  Elizabeth has the latest update.  Plus, Florida is taking steps to ban fake meat products, the “Big Guy” in DC complains about “shrinkflation,” meanwhile Tucker takes us on a grocery trip in Moscow.  You’ll also hear about falling bugs (maggots) from the luggage compartment of a plane,  about the love/hate relationship restaurant workers have with Valentine’s Day, and the amazing health benefits of coffee.  In our “Destination Unknown” segment this week, Elizabeth takes us to a museum in Key West that explores a few hundred years of shipwrecks.


02/10/2024:  There’s a big football game being played in Las Vegas on Sunday, so Elizabeth has a list of “Food Tours” that should be on your Bucket List.  As we saw with the conviction and incarceration of the head of Peanut Corporation of America, corporate executives who knowingly sell contaminated foods can be dealt with severely.  Elizabeth asks the question, should restaurant chefs be held responsible for creating menu items containing food products that are unsafe?  In the travel hour, a very troubling story that we are watching closely.  Shortly after takeoff, an airline passenger began bleeding from his mouth and nose, and continued until he died in his seat.  None of the other passengers on the plane were isolated, but instead, were allowed to continue on their journeys while a cause of death was determined.  Those passengers (and anyone coming into contact with them) could be at risk!    In her Destination Unknown segment, Elizabeth takes us to downtown St. Petersburg, Florida for a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum.


02/05/2024:  A special Monday edition of the show.  Elizabeth has the latest Food News, (including the story of how the government is now coming after your electric stoves and ovens) then you’ll hear how a bizarre concoction of chemicals are being turned into lab-grown “meat.”  If you haven’t tried it… don’t, and be sure to share this segment with those who do eat this horrible stuff.  We asked Chat GPT to write our Servers Revenge audio clips this week, and it’s clear that artificial intelligence is NOT in touch with the average working class American!  Our Taste Test focuses on Stuffed grape leaves, (also known as dolmas) a staple of the Mediterranean world.  In the  Travel Hour, you’ll hear how the thrill is gone from Airline Debacles, now knowing how the government is ABUSING American travelers and how Washington controls nearly every aspect of road travel.  Elizabeth’s Destination Unknown takes us to a small town in South Central Florida where Solomon built a castle out of unwanted items.


01/27/24:  If you only download and listen to one podcast, it should be this one.  After Elizabeth’s Food & Travel News Updates, her two big stories are both VERY troubling.  In the food hour of the show, you’ll hear about a mystery substance that may or may not be used as a food additive, or may or may not be used in the food production process as a flavor enhancer.  We don’t know because we can’t get a straight answer!  It’s as if it’s use is intentionally being obfuscated.  HEK 293 is reportedly from the cell line of an aborted fetus from the early 1970’s.  Setting aside the horrific moral and legal issues, is it possible that human cells are being inserted into the foods we eat to enhance the flavor?  In the travel hour, over the past three years, we’ve presented a feature called “Airline Debacles” where we’ve documented some of the weird incidents on planes and airports and they almost always end with the arrest of individuals involved and their placement on the airline’s/government’s “NO FLY LIST.” What we’ve witnessed is the “Weaponization of the No Fly List,” and the advancements of the so-called Justice Department’s selective enforcement of the law.  In her Destination Unknown Segment, Elizabeth takes us to the Winchester Mystery Mansion in San Jose, California.


1/20/24:  After the latest Food News (Starbucks is facing a BIG lawsuit) and Servers Revenge (a restaurant worker blasts a co-worker) you’ll hear the call Elizabeth made to RFK Jr on Coast to Coast.  Mr. Kennedy gave an amazing answer to the corruption of the food supply in this country and the complicity of the United States federal government.  Elizabeth has a list of foods served at McDonald’s restaurants around the world that are not available here, and our taste test focuses (through lots of tears) on raw onions.  In the Travel Hour, you’ll hear a bizarre episode of Airline Debacles, cold-weather camping tips, and in her Destination Unknown, Elizabeth takes us to 10 places around the world you think would be un-affordable, but instead are very affordable.


01/13/2024:  For the past few years, we’ve heard the saying, “watch the water,” and the more we look at what’s in the water, the more concerned we’ve become. After an update on the latest food news, Elizabeth shares some recent information that’s emerged regarding the public drinking water.  You’ll hear what’s being done here and in the UK, and once again, it seems humanity is being used as test subjects for some very disturbing experiments.  With all the turmoil in the world, Elizabeth shares a list of foods may be more difficult to find in 2024, and our taste test zeros in on sugar wafer cookies.  In the travel hour, Elizabeth has the latest travel news (and winter warnings) and our RV Tips includes a list places you can visit in January.  Then you’ll hear how, with the new technology in the airports, it may indeed be possible to predict which airline passengers may become “unruly” and Elizabeth talks about changes in the travel industry and how it’s become increasingly more difficult to get a refund when vacation plans change.  Finally, Elizabeth takes us to South Florida where a jilted man spent his life creating a stone tribute to the young woman who broke his heart.


01/08/2024:  Once again, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s armed thugs have invaded and raided an Amish farm, confiscating and destroying food products and trampling of the religious liberties of an Amish community that just wants to be left alone.  Elizabeth says it’s time for this to STOP!  In this show, you’ll also hear how sunscreen may not be healthy for you and how people are taking advantage of the kindness of strangers to steal from grocery stores.  Our Taste Test this week looks at those $1 hot sauces now available in big box stores, and Elizabeth takes us to the Top 10 Cities around the world ranked on their amazing food offerings.


01/01/2024:  While others were sleeping off the News Years Eve fireworks, we brought you the first show of the new year.  Elizabeth has a troubling story about “zee bugs” and why bug-based food products being forced upon us are actually very dangerous, and how the exoskeleton of the insects could poison some of us.  Elizabeth has and interesting take on those white trails in the sky, and how the consequences could be far worse.  We’re not being told something big is happening in regards to the weather, you can feel it!  In our airline debacles, the story of how an airlines took a six year old boy to the wrong airport, and because of the events of our taste test exactly one year ago, (champagne) this year as 2023 ends in the history books and we begin 2024, the champagne is non-alcoholic!  Let’s have a safe 2024.

About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

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