E57: CHICAGO? WINE NOT! (W/ JOSEPH HERNANDEZ)

 

In this episode, Zahir sits down with Chicago Tribune’s Deputy Food Editor Joseph Hernandez to talk about moving to Chicago from Southern California, what it means to be a queer food writer of color, and why people should not be intimidated by wine.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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Make Cachupa Rica while learning some history.

The rarest eight dollar bottle in Chicago.

The Kundiman 2018 Series, Pt. 3

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JESS X SNOW

This is our third installment of poetry and prose that Soleil recorded when she stopped by the Kundiman writer’s retreat at Fordham University this summer. Each year, Kundiman brings upcoming Asian American writers together for a week of mentorship, workshops, and master classes. This episode includes works by George Abraham, Meng Jin, Jason Bayani, and Susanna Kwan.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by Bad Snacks and Kevin MacLeod.

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E55: LOUISVILLE’S SUPER CHEF (W/ DARNELL FERGUSON)

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Roxanne Scott and Darnell Ferguson

 

Guest interviewer Roxanne Scott chats with chef and television fixture Darnell Ferguson about what it means to be the only Black executive chef in Louisville, Kentucky. In this frank interview, Ferguson reveals his approach to mentorship and the work it takes to ensure his message of positivity gets to the people who need it.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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THE KUNDIMAN 2018 SERIES, PT. 1

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This summer, Soleil stopped by the Kundiman writer’s retreat at Fordham University to record snippets of poetry and prose from this year’s writing fellows. Each year, Kundiman brings upcoming Asian American writers together for a week of mentorship, workshops, and master classes. On this bonus episode, you’ll hear the first of the 16 recordings she made, featuring Aurora Masum-Javed, Doreen Wang, Matthew Olzmann, and Janine Joseph.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by Lobo Loco, Les Cartes Postables Sonores and Rushmo.

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E53: EATING INTUITIVELY (W/ HEATHER ARMSTRONG & KIMBERLEY WILSON)

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In this second episode of a two-part series on mental health, Soleil speaks with Heather Armstrong and Kimberley Wilson on the links between diet and mental health. Armstrong, a blogger and writer also known as “Dooce,” tell us how her last attempt at veganism resulted in the worst depression of her life. Then, psychologist Wilson talks to us about her work busting myths about clean eating and dieting in the UK.

Produced by Juan Ramirez and Stephanie Kuo. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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E51: KEEPING IT TOGETHER IN THE KITCHEN (W/ HANNAH HOWARD & CASEY REBECCA NUNES)

This is the first of a two-part series on mental health. Soleil sits down with author Hannah Howard and chef Casey Rebecca Nunes, who both open up about their own mental health struggles in the food industry. In the first part of the episode, Howard describes a scene from her new memoir “Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen,” and talks about grappling with an eating disorder while working at a fine dining restaurant. Nunes then explains how she balances the pressures of being a chef with self-care routines.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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E49: FIGHTING OCCUPATION WITH FOOD (W/ REEM ASSIL)

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Jung Fitzpatrick

In this episode, we hear the morning keynote address at the La Cocina food conference delivered by Reem Assil, the founder of Reem’s Bakery and the newly opened restaurant Dyafa. Reem speaks about the targeting of civilians in Gaza and how she uses food as a way to push back against the Israeli occupation and its attempted erasure of Palestinian lives. We also hear from one of Reem’s employees about how the design and decor of Reem’s bakery reflects their mission and philosophy.

Produced by Juan Ramirez. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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