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A listen and a look at how food, history and art intersect. From food origins, food history and food art. How foods have traveled the world, been used by different people and how different artists have depicted them throughout time with an emphasis on women artists, under and mis-represented artists.

Smy Goodness Podcast : Food History & Food Art Emmerline Smy

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

A listen and a look at how food, history and art intersect. From food origins, food history and food art. How foods have traveled the world, been used by different people and how different artists have depicted them throughout time with an emphasis on women artists, under and mis-represented artists.

    Mushrooms Depicted in Art

    Mushrooms Depicted in Art

    Some of my favourite artworks that depict mushrooms…by artists including Ming dynasty Chinese artist Qiu Yang, Chinese-Canadian artist Xiaojing Yan, Hine Mizushima, Beatrix Potter and Elsie Wakefield, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu. The Game of Shrooms, the annual world-wide mushroom art N seek event created by Attaboy. Some mushroom magic in film and music at the end with a note on the 2019 documentary film Fantastic Fungi and mushroom music from the late Czech mushroom composer Vaclav Halek.

    • 24 min
    Mealtimes, Mental Health and Mindfulness with Karmen Perez-Pineda of Cats with a Heart

    Mealtimes, Mental Health and Mindfulness with Karmen Perez-Pineda of Cats with a Heart

    Mushroom culinary customs from around the world, mushroom tips, health benefits, Michael Pollan's book How to Change Your Mind and how Psylocibin mushrooms are being used medicinally and at some of the past and present female pioneers behind psychedelics and psychiatrics, micro-dosing. Plus a chat with Karmen Perez-Pineda the founder of Cats with a Heart about mushrooms and her amazing socially responsible initiative which aims to raise awareness and funds to end child exploitation in the fashion industry.

    • 46 min
    Mushrooms - Fungi Folklore - Mystic, Magic and Mealtime

    Mushrooms - Fungi Folklore - Mystic, Magic and Mealtime

    Pt 2 (Ep 36) covers etymology, symbolism, folklore + culinary traditions. Pt 1 (Ep35) of a 4-part series on mushrooms gives an overview, looks at shamans + ancient human mushroom cave art.
    Pt 3 (E37) w/Karmen Perez-Pineda of Cats with a Heart, mushroom tips, psychedelics + psychiatry. Pt 4 (Ep 38) will look at artworks featuring mushrooms by artists including Ming dynasty Chinese artist Qiu Yang, Chinese-Canadian artist Xiaojing Yan, Beatrix Potter + Elsie Wakefield, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu and more.

    • 22 min
    Mushrooms - Mystic, Magic and Mealtime - Shamans and Shrooms

    Mushrooms - Mystic, Magic and Mealtime - Shamans and Shrooms

    Pt 1 (Ep35) of a 4-part series on mushrooms gives an overview, looks at shamans + ancient human mushroom cave art. Pt 2 (Ep 36) covers etymology, symbolism, folklore + culinary traditions.
    Pt 3 (E37) w/Karmen Perez-Pineda of Cats with a Heart, mushroom tips, psychedelics + psychiatry. Pt 4 (Ep 38) will look at artworks featuring mushrooms by artists including Ming dynasty Chinese artist Qiu Yang, Chinese-Canadian artist Xiaojing Yan, Beatrix Potter + Elsie Wakefield, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu and more.

    • 22 min
    Smy Thoughts - Racism and Racist Imagery in Food and Art

    Smy Thoughts - Racism and Racist Imagery in Food and Art

    I am sharing and processing some of my thoughts and experiences of racism as a woman of colour.
    Covering examples of racist imagery in food history and amazing representation, examples of racist imagery in art and amazing representation in art. Covering racial stereotypes, Ava DuVernay and the documentary 13th, Mixed Girl Meetup, Birth of a Nation, , fried chicken, watermelon, stereotypes, micro-aggressions, Sohla El-Waylly and Bon Appetit, MOFAD, Mariya Russell, Kara Walker, Angela Davis and more.

    • 58 min
    Flour Power and Superb Herbs - Quarantine Catch-up with Aimee Furnival of Another Studio

    Flour Power and Superb Herbs - Quarantine Catch-up with Aimee Furnival of Another Studio

    We chat with Aimée Furnival of Another Studio, the London design studio specialising in Plant Gifts & Playful Products. Aimée featured in the Smy Goodness Podcast Ep5 Pancakes and Creativity which looked at the food history and food art relating to pancakes all whilst we chatted about similarities between cooking and design processes. In this episode we chat to Aimée about her thoughts on Covid-19 and how it may have affected her business and cookery practices. Have a listen!

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

unseen_academical ,

Fascinating

Really interesting, so many angles and all thoughtfully explored.

Pieter1978 ,

A wonderful journey through food-related art, history, recipes and memories!

If you are a food-fanatic you can't miss this podcast. Interesting and unique interviews, great stories about art and history and clearly a lot of true passion from Emmerline. She made me call my aunt in Sicily to give me an old and almost forgotten recipe of cotognata (quince marmalade) and she made me buy a tokoyaki pan! Can't wait for the next episode.

Emololomo ,

Phenomenal Content!

This podcast has transformed my life, the information that I have learned has made me have more pleasure when I eat and I highly recommend it to everyone who is interested in food, design, art and listening to interesting history about all of the above.

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