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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.

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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.

    Lockdown Destitution: Delhi, March 2020

    Lockdown Destitution: Delhi, March 2020

    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.Saumya Gupta reads from her essay, Lockdown Desitution: Delhi, March 2020, and joins guest host and issue editor Bob Valgenti to discuss the enormous challenges faced by millions of working class people in response to India's national lockdown in March this year, many of whom were forced to flee their cities - places of informal employment (much of it related to selling food, but no longer deemed "essential" under lockdown).For 30% off a single-print issue, use promo code GASTROAUG2020 at checkout.

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

    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.

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    • 42 min
    The Stockpile and the Letdown

    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.

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    • 30 min
    I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

    I Miss the Grocery Store the Most

    "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.

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

    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.

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    • 32 min
    South Africa under lockdown

    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.

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    • 32 min

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