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Politics of Food

Food & Cooking Podcasts

An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

Location:

United States

Description:

An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

Language:

English


Episodes

Food Is My Love Language

6/16/2021
You may have heard people say ‘Food is my LOVE LANGUAGE,’ meaning that cooking and feeding others is their way of saying, "I Love you" in the most nurturing and generous way possible. In this episode Cristina talks with two chefs who speak the language fluently. First she and Chef Vikas Khanna discuss how Vikas expresses himself either in person, in his Michelin Star restaurants or through service with his Feed India Initiative, which has fed over 50 million Indians who have struggled in...

Duration:01:00:03

A Perfect Storm

6/9/2021
85% of food consumed in Puerto Rico is imported to the island. How does food dependence on the US mainland affect the relationship between the two? How does the addition of a Category 5 Hurricane affect an already perilous system? Cristina talks with Tara Rodriguez Besosa, an organizer and architect about creating a non-profit collective there called El Departmento de la Comida, and its mission to create agroecological concepts that can be used to create resilience through food sovereignty...

Duration:01:00:43

Politics at the Table

6/2/2021
As kids, a lot of us are taught that it is bad manners to engage in thoughtful political discourse over a meal. Is it based on a fear of causing an argument or is it that we don’t know how to have difficult conversations in a constructive way? To get to the root of the issue Cristina talks with two people who never shy away from giving their opinions, Toure and Danielle Moodie, hosts of the podcast, Democracy-ish. We’ll also hear from listeners about people in their lives with whom they...

Duration:00:45:37

Their Last Meal

5/26/2021
Despite ongoing debate, Capital Punishment also known as the Death Penalty, is still practiced in 27 states in the United States. The act of giving last meals to those on death row has always been a particularly complicated fascination. Why do we choose to do something so humane for incarcerated folks in their last moments? What is that food tied to? In the first half of the show we’re joined by Henry Hargreaves, a professional photographer from New Zealand whose series, “No Seconds”...

Duration:00:50:56

The Melting Pot

5/19/2021
Queens, New York, also known as the Melting Pot of New York, is the most ethnically diverse urban area in the entire world. And thanks to its residents, Queens has become a borough filled with highly sought after international dining destinations enjoyed by both visitors and locals. The food not only serves as a bridge to help people from different backgrounds find common ground, but it also bridges gaps in political movements. In the first half of the show Cristina is joined by Mohamed...

Duration:00:50:00

High Food

5/12/2021
A push to legalize Marijuana on a federal level gives life to a new type of chef and a new type of food industry in Cannabis. But who has access to these types of enterprises? And how can we ensure that Black and brown folks who have been criminalized for their Marijuana use get to reap the rewards? In this episode Cristina is joined by Chef Andrea Drummer, cannabis advocate, author and owner of the Original Cannabis Cafe. Chef Drummer has abundant knowledge of the subject at hand, she also...

Duration:00:57:03

The Politics of Southern Cooking

5/5/2021
This week we’re headed down South to investigate the culinary and cultural traditions of Southern Cooking. From Native American peoples to slavery, many elements have contributed to the rich history in Southern cooking today, all interwoven in sociopolitical relationships. In the first half of the show Cristina talks with Soul Food Scholar, Adrian Miller about African heritage food, the differences between Soul Food and Southern Food and so much more. Later, Cristina talks with Natalie Keng,...

Duration:00:52:49

#MeToo in the Food Industry

4/28/2021
We’d like to warn our listeners that some of the material in this episode can be triggering, but though challenging, conversations about abuse in the restaurant industry need to happen so that change can take root. Restaurant workers are some of the most vulnerable people in the workforce, so how do we examine and destroy the culture of abuse when workers don’t feel safe reporting it? In the first half of the show Cristina talks with Eater.com Editor Monica Burton to discuss her experience...

Duration:00:48:13

Racism in Food Media

4/21/2021
They say food brings people together, but what happens when inequities that exist across the food industry, within restaurants, within the media and beyond are exposed? In this episode Cristina talks with Chef Kiano Moju about her experiences with racism in the workplace, why representation matters, and the true versatility of people of color in food media. Later she speaks with Chef Jenny Dorsey, about recognizing tokenization in the food media and much more. Executive Producers: Cristina...

Duration:00:58:01

Serving the Pandemic with Marcus Samuelsson

4/14/2021
The wake of the Pandemic of 2020 hit the restaurant industry with full force. Struggling restaurant owners asked for a bailout, but a sluggish and insufficient response from our government left them to fend for themselves, some closed their businesses forever, others hung on through the storm. Workers faced high rates of unemployment, and sometimes even dealt with wage theft. In this episode Cristina speaks with acclaimed chef, author and owner of Red Rooster Harlem about the effects of...

Duration:00:45:11

Farming’s Pandemic

4/7/2021
While many of us were isolated during the pandemic we watched news reports about how some of our nation's farmers were forced to dump their products when customers like schools and restaurants no longer needed the supply. Leave it to amazing, problem solving women like this week's guests to forge new connections and make good things happen for folks in their communities. Up first, State Senator Jessica Ramos of Queens, NY, joins Cristina and tells us about the partnership she co-created with...

Duration:00:51:55

The Dual Pandemic

3/31/2021
Food scarcity was certainly a problem prior to COVID-19, but the pandemic laid bare our food systems and highlighted how ill-prepared our governments were to properly handle such a catastrophe. In this episode Cristina Gonzalez speaks with two women who are using their skills to repair those systems. Up first is Kathryn Garcia, Former Food Czar for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, her team literally built a food distribution operation from scratch, and she tells us how we can all be better prepared...

Duration:00:49:38

Politics of Food -March 31st

3/24/2021
Join host Cristina Gonzalez, as she takes a deeper look into the way food impacts more than just our daily nutrition. Each week she is joined with insightful guests who discuss things you never knew about our food systems, and she gives a direct call to action on ways we all can do better! Tune in starting Wednesday March 31st!

Duration:00:01:35

Official Trailer: Politics of Food

3/2/2021
An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

Duration:00:00:42