Welcome to the new podcast / interview series by My Dear Kitchen in Helsinki blog. This is a project that I wanted to do for a very long time. I’ve always been interested in social, cultural and political aspects of food and I wanted to reach out to people in Finland, researchers, practitioners, activists and any other food related people, to discuss their works, the topics that emerge around food, current situation but also future projections. In the near future or later on, the location of the guests may extend beyond the borders of Finland, but my priority, at least for now, will be to see the local picture.
Interview With Chia Näsman On Raseborgs Fermenteri And Fermented Thoughts
Today, my guest in the podcast is entrepreneur Chia Näsman, founder of Raseborgs Fermenteri and maker of delicious fermented foods. In this episode, Chia introduced us to Raseborgs Fermenteri: its products, ingredients, production methods and more. We also tried to expand the word “fermentation” and what else it could represent besides food. Hope you like our discussion. (Sound editing by Ufuk Evcimen. Licensed music by Luca Palumbo.
Interview With Galina Kallio On Oma Pelto And Food Collectives
My guest in the podcast today is researcher Galina Kallio, one of the founding members of Kaupunkilaisten Oma Pelto food collective. In the first half of the episode, Galina and I talked about Oma Pelto in detail; what it is, its history and working model, how it contributes to the local food system’s sustainability and its members. In the second half, we discussed the food collectives she studied during her PhD from different angles - from their strength in changing the mainstream food system to their food sovereignty contribution. At the end of the episode, Galina asked you all a question to think further about food. Hope you like our discussion. (Sound editing by Ufuk Evcimen. Licensed music by Luca Palumbo.)
Interview With Saara-Maria Kauppi On Insect-Eating In Western Society And Design Interventions
My guest on the podcast today is designer and researcher Saara-Maria Kauppi, aka Sassu. Sassu and I studied at the same time in the Creative Sustainability Master Program at Aalto University. She worked on insect consumption and design for her master’s...
Interview With Sarang Ganoo On How Life In Finland Has Shaped His Views On Food And Sustainability And His Design Work In India
My guest on the podcast today is designer Sarang Ganoo, and he joins me from Pune, India. Sarang and I studied at the same time in the department of design at Aalto University. In the interview, we discussed how his life in Finland affected his views on...
Interview with Daria Krivonos on Migrant Farm Workers in Europe and in Finland
My guest on the podcast today is researcher Daria Krivonos from the University of Helsinki. Daria and I talked about migrant farmworkers in the EU and Finland. This topic attracted a lot of attention last spring when borders were closed all around...
Interview With Siemenpuu Foundation On Rural Women And Food Sovereignty In The Global South
My guest today, in this final episode of 2020, is Kirsi Chavda from Siemenpuu Foundation. Kirsi is responsible for the funding of “rural women and food sovereignty” theme in the organisation. We talked about challenges that rural women face in the...