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A Hungry Society

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Food media is blowing up, yet entire communities are left out of the conversation. Food is the best way to get to know each other and cultures outside of our own, and it's important that everyone has a seat at the table to tell their story. Food writer and photographer Korsha Wilson created A Hungry Society to foster more diverse and inclusive conversations about the culinary world. Each week, Korsha looks critically at the current state of the food world and welcomes guests to discuss the r ...
 
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For the past 10 years, the Food52 Editors have been answering the community's questions on the Food52 Hotline. We've debated the very best way to cut an onion, whether garlic pressing is sacrilegious, and compared notes on how to get the crispiest chicken skin. And now, we're taking those questions to the airwaves! Hosted by chef and restaurateur E…
 
In partnership with the Food52 Podcast Network, SoulPhoodie founders Tamara Celeste and Derek Kirk created the Black & Highly Flavored podcast to tell the stories and showcase the talent of Black creators and entrepreneurs excelling and innovating in the food and beverage space. This episode: Tamara and Derek speak with Saturated Ice Cream's Lokela…
 
Hey, it's Tamara and Derek! We are the co-founders of soulPhoodie, a brand and an online community that tells the stories and showcases the talent of of creators and entrepreneurs excelling and innovating in the Black food and beverage space. In partnership with the Food52 Podcast Network, we have created this podcast to bring the stories of these …
 
Today’s guests are chefs Sicily Sewell Johnson and Mavis Jay Sanders, founders of Food + People. Food + People operates on the belief “every community should have access to quality food and every person deserves the dignity of a hot meal composed of ecologically responsible ingredients that nourishes their body from the inside out.” On the show we …
 
Chef Adrian Lipscombe, Texas native and owner of Uptowne Cafe & Bakery in Wisconsin, is a very busy woman. She’s a wife, mother of four, city planner and business owner and the founder of the 40 Acres & a Mule Project, which she launched in June to preserve, research and celebrate Black foodways. On today’s show we talk about the goals of the proje…
 
Today’s episode is an interview with Derek Kirk, founder of soulPhoodie, an online community that celebrates black food and beverage culture. Derek founded soulPhoodie in 2016 to share timely and compelling content about all facets of Black foodways in a way that is fun, intelligent, nerdy, and at times provocative. Derek is a graduate of North Car…
 
Today's show is an interview with Karla Vasquez, founder of SalviSoul, food writer, recipe developer, and food stylist based in Los Angeles. Karla’s writing has been published by The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Teen Vogue and Eater LA among other publications and her recipe development work has been on Buzzfeed Tasty and Tastema…
 
On today’s show I talk to chef, artist, model, photographer DeVonn Francis about food as art, the idea of expansiveness and hospitality. DeVonn runs Yardy, a pop-up series where he uses food, space, music and art to explore Blackness, queerness, immigration and more. He’s a first-generation Jamaican American and his cooking is influenced by the Car…
 
What does the COVID-19 crisis mean for women-run food businesses? On today’s show I speak with Shaolee Sen, CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, about the unique challenges women-run and immigrant-run food businesses face at this time. Hot Bread Kitchen is an organization in Harlem that’s a culinary incubator program and workforce development program that tra…
 
On this special show I speak with Irene Lei of Mei Mei Restaurant in Boston about what running her business has been like since the coronavirus crisis started and the Unsung Restaurant Fund, a fund that she and a friend started to highlight the immigrant owned and run restaurants in Boston. Photo courtesy of Irene Li. A Hungry Society is powered by…
 
In this special episode, I chat with chef Erick Williams, owner and executive chef at Virtue Restaurant & Bar in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbourhood. Williams is a Chicago native with a storied career, and this year was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Award: Best Chef Midwest. On the show we talk about why Chicago is such a great …
 
Today’s show is going to be a continuation of the series of interviews from the Soul Food Sessions dinner which was held at the James Beard Foundation house in Manhattan earlier this month. Soul Food Sessions is a dinner series that started in Charlotte, North Carolina as a way to acknowledge and support people of color in the culinary arts, restau…
 
Today’s show is going to be a series of interviews from the Soul Food Sessions dinner which was held at the James Beard Foundation house in Manhattan earlier this month. Soul Food Sessions is a dinner series that started in Charlotte, North Carolina as a way to acknowledge and support people of color in the culinary arts, restaurant and hospitality…
 
Today’s guest is Jose Garces, Father, farmer, food and drink lover, restaurateur, James Beard Award winner, author and Iron Chef. A second-generation Latin American, Garces was born to Ecuadorian parents and raised in Chicago. His culinary passion was cultivated at a young age by his paternal grandmother,, who taught him the Latin way of cooking. A…
 
Today's guest is Krishnendu Ray, Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU. He was a faculty member and the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at The Culinary Institute of America and is the author of The Migrant’s Table (2004), The Ethnic Restaurateur (2016), and the co-editor of Curried Cultures: Globalization, Food and South Asia …
 
Today’s guest is Rahanna Bisseret Martinez, a talented fifteen-year-old chef and finalist on Top Chef Junior. Rahanna has been featured on the Today Show and has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world including Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse in Berkley California, Nina Compton’s Compere Lapin and Emeril Lagasse’s self named restaurant in New …
 
Chef Chris began his culinary career in Philadelphia when the city was in the midst of a culinary revolution. He worked alongside notable chefs such as Al Paris, Michael Solomanov, and with the Starr Restaurant Group as sous chef to Franklin Becker and Marcus Samuelsson. After honing his skills in Philly for 15 years, Chef Chris moved to New York C…
 
Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer from the Washington D.C. area. He blogs at Afroculinaria.com. He’s appeared on Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, Many Rivers to Cross with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, and has lectured to over 400 groups. He has served as a judge for the James Beard Awards and is a fellow with the Souther…
 
"Lazarus Lynch is an entrepreneur, chef, musician, author and multi-media host. He is a two-time Chopped champion, host of Food Network Digital’s Comfort Nation, and author of the cookbook, Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul. Born and raised in New York City, Lazarus learned to cook at an early age under the tutelage of his late father, who sha…
 
This episode is part-interview with Zella Palmer, educator, food historian, author and filmmaker who serves as the Chair and Director of the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture in New Orleans. This episode is also a tribute to the late chef, Leah Chase and a discussion of her legacy and impact on New Orleans …
 
Today’s show is an interview with chef Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano, the duo behind The Grey and Grey Market in Savannah, Georgia. The Grey is located in a former Greyhound bus station on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Savannah which operated until 1964, through the Jim Crow era, segregating black and white passengers. Today this space…
 
Chef Leigh-Ann Martin talks Trini upbringing meets NYC Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Chef Leigh-Ann Martin lives in the New York City area creating dishes merging her Trini upbringing with NYC’s culinary landscape. She currently contributes to Ark Republic. She is also the curator of a private dinner series called “A Table for Four” and h…
 
Clay Williams is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in food, drinks and events. He photographs assignments for The New York Times, The James Beard Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Clay is a member of the board of Slow Food NYC and with Colleen Vincent is a co-founder of Black Food Folks, a fellowship of Black professionals in food me…
 
Chef Omar Tate has spent the last ten years in the restaurant industry working in some of the best restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia including A Voce, Fork, Meadowsweet, Runner and Stone, and Russet. He finds the intersection of science, art, craft, and the physicality of line cooking to be unique and the most alluring aspects of the pr…
 
Today’s guest is Diego Muñoz, the legendary chef behind some of Peru’s best restaurants who grew up in Lima. Chef Diego is a graduate of the Le Cordon Bleu in Canada and Paris, and worked at some of the best restaurants in the world including the late El Bulli. Back at home in Perú, he led the operation of Astrid & Gastón on the move to Casa Moreyr…
 
Today’s guests are Margaret, Irene, and Andrew Li, the sibling co-owners of the The Mei Mei Group, a Boston-based restaurant, food truck, and catering company with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and great service. Led by Chef Irene, Mei Mei’s creative Chinese-American cuisine combines Chinese techniques and influences with local New England…
 
Today’s guest is Andre Patsias of Statera in Lima, Peru. He’s worked in some of the world’s best kitchens including Noma, Astrid & Gastón and Central run by Virgilio Martinez who is one of the best chefs in the world. On the show we’ll talk about modern Peruvian cuisine and running a restaurant at 26 years old. A Hungry Society is powered by Simple…
 
Lauren Darnell is the executive director of the Made in New Orleans Foundation, an organization dedicated to changing young people’s lives through culinary arts. A proud native of New Orleans and graduate University of New Orleans, where she studied anthropology and women’s studies, Lauren focuses on supporting young women and men who exhibit a pas…
 
Today’s guest is Shannon Mustipher, spirits educator, cocktail consultant, and expert on the topic of rum and cane spirits. In 2014, she became the beverage director of Glady’s Caribbean in Brooklyn, and has poured cocktails in settings ranging from neighborhood pubs to Michelin restaurants. Next month she is releasing her first book called “Tiki: …
 
Today’s guest is Dr. Monica M. White, assistant professor of environmental justice, urban agriculture and community food systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement published this month. On the show we talk about the history of farming in Black liberation and h…
 
Today’s guest is Roze Traore, a chef, world traveler, founder of Rōze LLC and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. Roze trained under Chef Daniel Humm at The NoMad Hotel and worked with the Make it Nice team based here in NYC. He grew up between Washington, D.C., Cote D’Ivoire and Paris. On the show we talk about building a fine dining career, Roze’s earlie…
 
Today’s guest is Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of Just Food, a position she’s held since May of 2017. Qiana earned her Food Hub Management Certificate from the University of Vermont and her B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University. She is a member of the Alliance for Food and Racial Equity (AFRE) and serves on the Organizational Council of the …
 
Today’s guest is Syreeta Gates , founder of The Gates Preserve, a multimedia experience company that preserves and archives hip-hop. She curates innovative experiences like Shaping The Culture a documentary film featuring the never before told story about the writers and journalists that created and shaped the language for hip-hop culture, as well …
 
Today’s guest is Scarr Pimentel, the founder and owner of Scarr’s Pizza on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it’s the probably coolest pizza shop in the city and it serves the one of the best slices anywhere. Pimentel grew up in Long Island City and then the Bronx and worked at some of the city’s best pizza shops before opening his own shop. We tal…
 
Today’s guests are Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau, Jamaican-born sisters, chefs and authors. They established their culinary reputation with the debut in 1996 of Ciao Bella, a groundbreaking Kingston restaurant that created a paradigm shift with its artful use of Jamaican ingredients and classic cooking techniques. Michelle and Suzanne used their cu…
 
On today's episode we're celebrating NAVIDAD BORINQUEÑA a Puerto Rican Christmas tradition with four San Juan chefs and former guest and food writer, Alicia Kennedy. First, Alicia tells us about the inspiration for the dinner and how it came together. Then chefs Maria Grubb of Gallo Negro, Paxx Caraballo Moll of Jungle BaoBao, Kelly Pirro of Mai Pe…
 
Today’s guest is Ysanet Batista of Woke Foods, a woman-owned cooperative that focuses on the healing power of whole foods and traditional cooking from the Dominican Republic. The organization was founded by Batista and Merelis Catalina Ortiz and offers recipe development, cooking classes, catering and event planning all rooted in the Dominican cook…
 
Chef Tunde Wey is the man behind some of the most controversial pop ups in America and uses dining to make diners confront the uncomfortable realities of race, class, privilege and wealth in America. He’s a chef and writer, but before he’s any of those things he’s a proud Nigerian and rum connoisseur. On today’s show we’ll talk about his upcoming p…
 
Today’s guest is Naz Riahi is the founder and creative director of Bitten, an experiential series that positions food as a pillar of pop culture and explores the space through the lens of creativity, innovation, technology, art, trends and fun. A Hungry Society is powered by Simplecast.By Heritage Radio Network
 
Today’s guest is Ashley Eddie, Executive Chef of Santina, an Amalfi Coast-inspired restaurant by Major Food Group, in New York City. Ashley helped launch Santina as a Line Cook and worked her way up through the ranks in just three years to be named Executive Chef. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ashley cites her grandmother’s cooking as inspiration fo…
 
Today’s show is an interview that I recorded in Charleston, South Carolina with the one and only Jocelyn Delk-Adams, the woman behind Granbaby Cakes, a blog turned brand inspired by Jocelyn’s grandmother and her classic Southern recipes. She’s been featured on many television programs including the Today Show and has been in publications like O! Ma…
 
Here’s a very special mini-episode that I recorded in Charleston, South Carolina with the legendary Martha Lou Gadsden, owner of Martha Lou’s Cafe in North Charleston. We talk about her time working in restaurants around Charleston in the 60’s and 70’s and what it was like to open Martha Lou’s Cafe in 1983. Enjoy! A Hungry Society is powered by Sim…
 
Today’s episode is a little different. I’m in Charleston, South Carolina at the Fab Conference which is all about women in hospitality. You’ll hear two interviews: the first is with chef Asha Gomez of the Third Space in Atlanta and we talk about her restaurant, her cookbook “My Two Souths” and the similarities between southern Indian cooking and co…
 
Today’s guest is Ayanna Pressley, policy-maker, activist, and the first ever woman of color to be elected to Boston City Council. Ayanna is currently seeking the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. In addition to her advocacy work for communities of color, during her eight year tenure as part of Boston’s City Cou…
 
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