KUT's Brews and Views at the Cactus Cafe, Austin, Texas

Food and agriculture writers Raj Patel and Tom Philpott and producer Rebecca McInroy will launch KUT’s new podcast “The Secret Ingredient” with a “Views and Brews” show featuring Toni Tipton-Martin.

Tipton-Martin, an award-winning food and nutrition journalist and community activist, is the author of The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, published this fall by the University of Texas Press.

McInroy is a host at KUT and co-creator and executive producer for “Two Guys on Your Head” with psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke, “Liner Notes” with rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe, and “The Write Up” with writer Owen Egerton.

Patel, the author of Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and The Value of Nothing, is a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Philpott is the food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, where he also writes the popular “Food for Thought” blog.

Cactus Cafe, on the campus of UT-Austin