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Meant To Be Eaten

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Meant To Be Eaten

Meant To Be Eaten

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Meant to be Eaten looks at cross-cultural exchange in food and contemporary media. What determines “authenticity”? What, if anything, gets lost in translation when cooking foods from another’s culture? First-generation Chinese host, Coral Lee, looks at how American culture figures forth in less-than mainstream ways, in less-than expected places.

Latest Episodes

A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose recent issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Ashley Young reads from her essay, Dispatches from the Northeast - One Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and joins guest host and issue editor Bob Valgenti to discuss the challenges faced by employees of the retail sector. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

42 min2 d ago
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A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

The Stockpile and the Letdown

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Jessica Carbone reads from her essay, The Stockpile and the Letdown, and joins guest host Daniel Bender to discuss stockpiling and motherhood amid a global pandemic. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

30 min1 w ago
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The Stockpile and the Letdown

I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

E"This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Amanda Blum reads from her essay “I Miss the Grocery Store the Most.” She discusses with guest host Bob Valgenti the missed pleasures of grocery shopping, and whether Instacart or Amazon can make up for the human connections of brick-and-mortar stores. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

36 minAUG 24
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I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

COVID-19 and Challenges of Urban Informality in Delhi, India

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Shalini Sinha joins guest host Krishnendu Ray to discuss the influence that the pandemic has had on street food culture and its industry in Delhi. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

32 minAUG 17
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COVID-19 and Challenges of Urban Informality in Delhi, India

South Africa under lockdown

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Jacques Rousseau reads from his essay South Africa under lockdown and discusses with guest host Daniel Bender what quarantine has looked like—for him and his family, and his community—these past few months. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

32 minAUG 10
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South Africa under lockdown

The Sickness Unto Hospitality

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Stephen Meinster reads from his essay The Sickness Unto Hospitality, and discusses how the industry has evolved in recent months with guest host Bob Valgenti. Link to journal: https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica

33 minAUG 3
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The Sickness Unto Hospitality

Alicia Kennedy on the value of white acceptance

"A conversation with Alicia Kennedy. Alicia Kennedy wears many hats. A food and drink writer from Long Island—now based in San Juan, where she’s covering the local culinary scene—Alicia’s written for NYLON, The New Republic, Time, and the Village Voice, to name just a few. She also hosts Meatless, a podcast on meat consumption and culture, and currently writes a weekly newsletter on the goings-on of good media. Mentioned in this episode: Alicia's newsletter: https://aliciakennedy.substack.com/ The JBA talk between Tunde Way and John T: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/recordingView?webinarKey=7172502883044897296&registrantEmail=kimseverson%40gmail.com"

35 minJUN 29
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Alicia Kennedy on the value of white acceptance

Heifer International on how agriculture can provide a path out of poverty

"A conversation with Donna Kilpatrick and William Matovu. Heifer International works all over the world to use agriculture as a path out of poverty. Under its umbrella is Heifer Ranch, a regenerative, organic and humane ranch, run by 3 women, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Donna Kilpatrick—who oversees operations of Heifer Ranch—and William Matovu—who oversees Heifer’s work in Uganda—are joining me today to discuss the flaws of our current food system, and how alternate systems can offer lasting change."

48 minJUN 15
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Heifer International on how agriculture can provide a path out of poverty

Andrew Genung on the importance of word choice and what we can learn from H.K.'s reopenings

"A conversation with Andrew Genung. Andrew Genung is a Hong-Kong based writer and regular contributor to Eater. He also writes a twice-weekly newsletter, Family Meal (https://familymeal.substack.com/), that covers the goings-on in and around the food/media world. "

34 minJUN 8
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Andrew Genung on the importance of word choice and what we can learn from H.K.'s reopenings

Esther Kim on Afro-Asian solidarity, Eddie Huang, and how a fistful of rice fuelled a democracy

EA conversation with Esther Kim. Esther Kim is a writer and editor of the Asian American Writers' Workshop's Transpacific Literary Project. We discuss the stickiness of the "Asian-American" genre, Eddie Huang and appropriation, how a fistful of rice created a democracy, and our duties as Asian-American writers. Michael Pollan, The Sickness in Our Food Supply https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/06/11/covid-19-sickness-food-supply/ Ishay Govender-Ypma, Navigating the use of a knife and a fork at the dinner table https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/held-ransom-dinner-table-191210132834593.html

24 minJUN 1
Comments
Esther Kim on Afro-Asian solidarity, Eddie Huang, and how a fistful of rice fuelled a democracy

Latest Episodes

A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose recent issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Ashley Young reads from her essay, Dispatches from the Northeast - One Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and joins guest host and issue editor Bob Valgenti to discuss the challenges faced by employees of the retail sector. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

42 min2 d ago
Comments
A Grocery Store Employee's Experience on the COVID Front Lines

The Stockpile and the Letdown

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Jessica Carbone reads from her essay, The Stockpile and the Letdown, and joins guest host Daniel Bender to discuss stockpiling and motherhood amid a global pandemic. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

30 min1 w ago
Comments
The Stockpile and the Letdown

I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

E"This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Amanda Blum reads from her essay “I Miss the Grocery Store the Most.” She discusses with guest host Bob Valgenti the missed pleasures of grocery shopping, and whether Instacart or Amazon can make up for the human connections of brick-and-mortar stores. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

36 minAUG 24
Comments
I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

COVID-19 and Challenges of Urban Informality in Delhi, India

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Shalini Sinha joins guest host Krishnendu Ray to discuss the influence that the pandemic has had on street food culture and its industry in Delhi. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

32 minAUG 17
Comments
COVID-19 and Challenges of Urban Informality in Delhi, India

South Africa under lockdown

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Jacques Rousseau reads from his essay South Africa under lockdown and discusses with guest host Daniel Bender what quarantine has looked like—for him and his family, and his community—these past few months. For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

32 minAUG 10
Comments
South Africa under lockdown

The Sickness Unto Hospitality

This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies, whose forthcoming issue is entirely devoted to COVID Dispatches—in it, authors from around the world offer short, intimate portraits of early responses to the food crises of this pandemic, and hosts from the journal’s editorial collective will be joined by some of the featured authors to share their stories, and to hear how things have or haven't changed in the past few months. Stephen Meinster reads from his essay The Sickness Unto Hospitality, and discusses how the industry has evolved in recent months with guest host Bob Valgenti. Link to journal: https://online.ucpress.edu/gastronomica

33 minAUG 3
Comments
The Sickness Unto Hospitality

Alicia Kennedy on the value of white acceptance

"A conversation with Alicia Kennedy. Alicia Kennedy wears many hats. A food and drink writer from Long Island—now based in San Juan, where she’s covering the local culinary scene—Alicia’s written for NYLON, The New Republic, Time, and the Village Voice, to name just a few. She also hosts Meatless, a podcast on meat consumption and culture, and currently writes a weekly newsletter on the goings-on of good media. Mentioned in this episode: Alicia's newsletter: https://aliciakennedy.substack.com/ The JBA talk between Tunde Way and John T: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/recordingView?webinarKey=7172502883044897296&registrantEmail=kimseverson%40gmail.com"

35 minJUN 29
Comments
Alicia Kennedy on the value of white acceptance

Heifer International on how agriculture can provide a path out of poverty

"A conversation with Donna Kilpatrick and William Matovu. Heifer International works all over the world to use agriculture as a path out of poverty. Under its umbrella is Heifer Ranch, a regenerative, organic and humane ranch, run by 3 women, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Donna Kilpatrick—who oversees operations of Heifer Ranch—and William Matovu—who oversees Heifer’s work in Uganda—are joining me today to discuss the flaws of our current food system, and how alternate systems can offer lasting change."

48 minJUN 15
Comments
Heifer International on how agriculture can provide a path out of poverty

Andrew Genung on the importance of word choice and what we can learn from H.K.'s reopenings

"A conversation with Andrew Genung. Andrew Genung is a Hong-Kong based writer and regular contributor to Eater. He also writes a twice-weekly newsletter, Family Meal (https://familymeal.substack.com/), that covers the goings-on in and around the food/media world. "

34 minJUN 8
Comments
Andrew Genung on the importance of word choice and what we can learn from H.K.'s reopenings

Esther Kim on Afro-Asian solidarity, Eddie Huang, and how a fistful of rice fuelled a democracy

EA conversation with Esther Kim. Esther Kim is a writer and editor of the Asian American Writers' Workshop's Transpacific Literary Project. We discuss the stickiness of the "Asian-American" genre, Eddie Huang and appropriation, how a fistful of rice created a democracy, and our duties as Asian-American writers. Michael Pollan, The Sickness in Our Food Supply https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/06/11/covid-19-sickness-food-supply/ Ishay Govender-Ypma, Navigating the use of a knife and a fork at the dinner table https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/held-ransom-dinner-table-191210132834593.html

24 minJUN 1
Comments
Esther Kim on Afro-Asian solidarity, Eddie Huang, and how a fistful of rice fuelled a democracy
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