Meat and Three

Heritage Radio Network

This zesty, weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food. Plus, enjoy storytelling about the personal relationships we all have with what we eat and drink. Discover your next favorite food podcast via our rotating contributors, and join us as we explore what the fork is going on in the world right now. Meat and Three is the voice of Heritage Radio Network, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit food media mecca with over 40 weekly food shows and a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Meat and Three is hosted by HRN Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Location:

United States

Description:

This zesty, weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food. Plus, enjoy storytelling about the personal relationships we all have with what we eat and drink. Discover your next favorite food podcast via our rotating contributors, and join us as we explore what the fork is going on in the world right now. Meat and Three is the voice of Heritage Radio Network, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit food media mecca with over 40 weekly food shows and a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Meat and Three is hosted by HRN Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Language:

English


Episodes

Pressure Points

1/18/2023
Pressure is inescapable. Especially in the kitchen. It breaks down our beans, keeps our spritzes spritzy, and extracts our espresso. Pressure can also break down our spirits, and kitchens have a reputation for being exceptionally stressful scenes. This week we’re investigating pressure in a variety of contexts, from ubiquitous appliances to non-indigenous species. Further Reading: Thanks to Armen Hammer for the cold open music. Click here for more. Mallika Rao is a writer based in New...

Duration:00:31:35

Rot and Repurpose

12/6/2022
As the seasons come and go, we bear witness to the growth and decay that happens in the environment around us. And currently in the Northern Hemisphere, the leaves have fallen, and the days are shorter and colder as Winter Solstice approaches. This week on Meat and Three, we’re examining the many processes of decay, from the natural decay within landfills and compost, to the manufactured decay of infrastructure and industry. Further Reading: For more on Scott Kellogg’s work, check out...

Duration:00:27:48

Sporting an Appetite

12/1/2022
While the 2022 World Cup is in full swing, we at Meat and Three are taking on the challenge of investigating the relationship between food and sports. From the missing drink that’s dominating world cup discourse to the one available in plenty at Wimbledon, learn about the foods we associate with sports and how they affect our personal and national identities. Then, take a trip to the cooking competitions of the medieval Arab World and learn about how sailors prepare their kitchens for...

Duration:00:26:06

Introducing Darin & April from The Culinary Call Sheet

11/14/2022
In this bonus episode, Matt speaks with April Jones and Darin Bresnitz about the newest HRN series, The Culinary Call Sheet. They discuss how they both entered the world of food & television, shout-out mentors who inspired them, and talk about the current state of the culinary media industry. Then we present the first half of their episode with Clifford Endo of Vice Media. Want to hear the rest of this episode, and more? Subscribe now to get the episodes as they launch! (Apple Podcasts |...

Duration:00:45:07

Back to School, From the Dorm to the Dining Hall

11/2/2022
From the challenges of cooking with minimal dorm appliances to the nostalgia for a home-cooked meal, this week’s Meat and Three takes us to the college campus dining hall. We will learn how to make a delicious meal out of one’s favorite mug and microwave and the lengths one will go to for a beloved family meal. We will also explore the difficulty of finding culturally relevant food on campus, as well as the often unspoken reality of food insecurity for students and one man’s mission to end...

Duration:00:24:20

Lost in the Sauce

10/18/2022
What’s an age-old tradition used to enhance and flavor food? The condiment. Across the world condiments are added into and on top of dishes as a purveyor of a specific flavor. In the United States, ketchup and mustard are refrigerator essentials, while many Koreans have an entire fridge to ferment kimchi. While condiments are characteristically a side dish to the main show, this week we’re putting them in the spotlight. From hot sauce to pasta sauce, learn about the importance and variety of...

Duration:00:25:40

Can You Keep a Secret?

10/8/2022
From hush-hush recipes that are fiercely protected, to untold bits of family history, this week’s Meat and Three uncovers some of the closely guarded secrets that encompass the food we eat, drink, and cook. We will consider what makes a recipe confidential and the lengths that businesses go to legally protect their trade secrets. We will also explore how food can be a powerful vehicle for secrets across time and borders. Finally, experts in the food industry will reveal some of their...

Duration:00:25:35

Unmuddling the Mojito

9/20/2022
In need of an end of summer refresh? Us too. Join us as we dive into the cool waters of history, which we’ve spiked with rum for the occasion. We’ll explore the surprising chronicle of the Mojito through the past lives of its ingredients and their vital mixture. Cheers! Further Reading: Discover Rob’s comprehensive guide to rum at Rob’s Rum Guide. Learn about Tristan Donovan’s work on Fizz and more here. Find Ian Williams’s book, Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of...

Duration:00:27:14

Deep Dives: Rethinking Sustainable Seafood

9/12/2022
Explore sustainability below the surface! While seafood production and consumption continue to increase, the ocean’s finite supply is vulnerable to overfishing and environmental degradation. We look at what it means to sustainably farm, manage and capture seafood. We’ll examine the environmental benefits of the leafy greens living in the ocean and learn how Indigenous people have historically managed oyster fisheries. Plus, we meet a company redesigning the lobster trap to protect...

Duration:00:28:53

Transparent: Food with Nothing to Hide

9/1/2022
Coming clean. Opening up. Seeing right through. Today, we’re talking all things transparent in the food world. From restaurateurs shaking things up with radical financial disclosure, to an enchanting clear dessert, our stories today explore the many meanings of transparency. What can we learn when we’ve got nothing to hide? Further Reading and Listening: You can learn more about Irene Li’s latest venture, Prepshift, which aims to improve transparency around restaurant hiring, training, and...

Duration:00:28:04

From Chickenjoy to Taco Trucks: How Immigrants Fuel the Big Apple

8/25/2022
Have you ever walked down a street in New York City and been in awe of the diversity of flavors, tastes, and smells you have encountered? Have you then been compelled to explore the roots of the feasts and the people that cook them? This week on Meat and Three, we celebrate the lives and feats of the immigrants who have and continue to enrich the culinary landscape of the concrete jungle. We look at the legacy of immigrants from the Arabic-speaking world, eat some Filipino fast food with a...

Duration:00:26:46

Saving Indigenous Seeds

8/10/2022
Delve into the wider worlds of seed preservation, Indigenous seed rights, and farmer-managed seed systems. Whether you’re a professional farmer, avid gardener or your relationship with seeds simply involves snacking on them - we’ll introduce you to chefs, activists, and plant scientists who are changing the ways seeds are saved and shared. We’ll pay a visit to urban farms, seed banks, and kitchens to shed light on the cultural, environmental, culinary significance of these small but mighty...

Duration:00:29:29

Hot-diggity-dog!

7/30/2022
Frankfurter, wiener, glizzy, hot dog - whatever you call it - the food is a global staple and has become an American icon. It’s time to celebrate National Hot Dog Month on Meat and Three! While the tubed food is pervasive throughout the rest of the world, it is a multi-billion dollar industry in America. Whether hot dogs are kosher or vegan, hailing from Coney Island or Chicago, we’ll take a look at their history and how they are made and consumed today. Travel back all the way to the stone...

Duration:00:27:51

Growth: From Tech to Tomatoes

7/19/2022
What can a nascent fruit tree tell us about camaraderie? How can increasing investments alert us to the challenges of capitalism? Meat and Three explores what HRN’s shows are saying about growth. We’ll nurture curiosity in the garden, weigh the pros and cons of the fake meat industry, and consider the role of restaurants in gentrifying neighborhoods. Further Reading and Listening: Learn more about starting your garden journey on Feast Yr Ears episode 202: Garden Now! Enjoy our episode...

Duration:00:24:48

Are You in a Food Cult?

7/11/2022
Exclusivity and inclusion can greatly influence our relationships with food, and even create fanatic communities around certain food brands. But we’ve been wondering, what’s the line between what’s trendy and cult-y? We take a hard look at that question and how it plays out in our consumption today. Plus we discover some surprising connections between familiar food brands and fringe religious groups and far-fetched beliefs about health, wellness, and nutrition. Further Reading and...

Duration:00:30:22

Food News Beyond the Headlines

7/1/2022
For the past two years, the news has been stark and at times, downright terrifying. War, disease, supply shortages – but these matters do not exist in a vacuum. These global concerns have trickle-down effects on industries across the board, including the food world. From food recalls to fast food worker strikes to global shortages, we look to shows across our network to uncover the history, legislation, and key issues behind headline news and how it relates to what we eat. Further Reading...

Duration:00:25:20

Queer Food: From Mutual Aid to Fine Dining

6/28/2022
We’ll introduce you to incredible organizations combatting hunger and homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community and take stock of queer culinary spaces that are safe, joyful, and liberating. Join us for an episode all about Pride as we dig into the rich intersection between food, drink, and the LGBTQ community. Further Reading: Learn more about the work that the Brave Space Alliance does here. To learn more about the Los Angeles LGBT Center Culinary Program and find out how you might enroll in...

Duration:00:30:11

From Food Fights to Imposter Cakes: A Food and Comedy Episode

6/21/2022
Laugh out loud as we explore the world of comedy through food. We discuss what makes food fights funny, jump on the imposter cakes bandwagon, and devour some truly absurd meals before sitting down at the dinner table for hilarious punchlines. Further Reading and Listening: Hear more jokes on Time For Lunch. Dr. Robert King is a film historian and professor of media at Columbia University. To learn more about his work, go here. The Netflix series, Is It Cake? will blow your mind. Here is...

Duration:00:25:44

Juneteenth: Eating, Gathering, and Giving Back

6/14/2022
Celebrate and honor Juneteenth on this episode of Meat and Three! We’ll discuss the culture, food, and history of this important holiday that recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Learn about soul food with a creative twist, discover the food history behind the holiday, and be inspired by a chef giving back to his community. Further Reading: Pre-order Nicole’s new book, Watermelon & Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations. Listen to Nicole’s...

Duration:00:26:24

Influences from Southeast Asia: From Family Heritage to Cacao and Kuih

5/27/2022
There’s no question that the Southeast Asian diaspora has influenced American dining. Pad Thai has become as ubiquitous as the hamburger. But what food, flavors, and culinary traditions are yet to become mainstream? And what stories remain to be told? Influence is not exerted one way. Many Southeast Asian chefs who influence their communities are influenced by them in equal measure. Whether it’s incorporating local ingredients, feeling inspired by family heritage, or building a loyal...

Duration:00:24:16