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Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.

Tech Bites Heritage Radio Network

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    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

Meet the innovators and influencers at the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites investigates the profound ways the rapidly evolving digital world is transforming how we discover, produce, and share food in the real world. Are the food revolution and the start-up generation in sync or in conflict? Host Jennifer Leuzzi explores how technology impacts our culinary lives. Get connected @TechBitesHRN on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter or email us TechBites@HeritageRadioNetwork.org. Tech Bites theme song "No Matta' CPU Track" by Uptown Nikko.

    Forge Project: Inaugural Fellowship Program

    Forge Project: Inaugural Fellowship Program

    Launched in 2021, Forge Project is an initiative to support leaders in culture, education, food security, and land justice. Forge exists as a platform for people and organizations whose crucial work serves the social and cultural landscape of our shared communities through a fellowship program, a teaching farm developed in partnership with Sky High Farm, community support, and a lending art collection. Forge Project's inaugural fellowship program launches this month with a cohort of four. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Heather Bruegl (Oneida / Stockbridge-Munsee), a historian, lecturer, and director of the Forge Project Fellowship and Forge Project Fellow Jasmine Neosh (Menominee), who is working on a field guide to restore knowledge loss surrounding food systems and native plants. Located in Upstate New York, on unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the Muh- he-con-ne-ok, Forge Project operates out of a building designed by artist and activist Ai Weiwei. The resources of Forge support organizations in the Hudson Valley, and Indigenous peoples who were displaced by settler colonialism.

    • 54 min
    Delivery Series: The Future

    Delivery Series: The Future

    In 2021, a year-and-a-half into the global Covid-19 pandemic, restaurant, food, and grocery delivery has never been more popular, nor more essential to people’s daily lives and the survival of the restaurant industry. Third-party delivery apps have dominated the space, dictating policies and payments for both home consumers and restaurants. Companies looking to take back control of their delivery are creating their own platforms.

    On this episode, host Jenifer Leuzzi talks with Jeremy Wladis, owner of the multi-unit Restaurant Group in NYC, who created the delivery platform WestSideEasts with a community cohort of students, tech people, and restaurants. This is episode three, of a three-part series that examines the current ecosystem of apps, restaurants, delivery workers, and consumers, seeking to shine a light on the real-world costs of delivery and convenience.

    • 51 min
    Delivery Series: Los Deliveristas Unidos

    Delivery Series: Los Deliveristas Unidos

    In 2021, a year and a half into the global Covid-19 pandemic, restaurant, food, and grocery delivery has never been more popular, nor more essential to people’s daily lives and the survival of the restaurant industry. Third-party delivery apps have dominated the space, dictating policies and payments for both home consumers and restaurants. Delivery workers created Los Deliveristas Unidos in 2020, demanding a living wage, essential protection from theft, violence, wage theft, and safety hazards. On this episode, host Jenifer Leuzzi talks with Glendy Tsitouras, worker’s rights organizer at the Worker’s Justice Project (WJP), and Juan Carlos Huerta, delivery driver and member of Los Deliveristas Unidos. This is episode two, of a three-part series that examines the current ecosystem of apps, restaurants, delivery workers, and consumers, seeking to shine a light on the real-world costs of delivery and convenience.

    • 55 min
    Delivery Series: How it Works

    Delivery Series: How it Works

    In 2021, a year and a half into the global Covid-19 pandemic, restaurant, food, and grocery delivery has never been more popular, nor more essential to people’s daily lives and the survival of the restaurant industry. Third-party delivery apps have dominated the space, dictating policies and payments for both home consumers and restaurants. On this episode, host Jenifer Leuzzi talks with Claire Brown, senior staff writer at The Counter, and Elaine Russel, who manages the grocery-tech focused Albertson's fund at Greycroft, about how the third-party apps really work and who is profiting. This is episode one of a three-part series that examines the current ecosystem of apps, restaurants, delivery workers, and consumers, seeking to shine a light on the real-world costs of delivery and convenience.

    • 43 min
    Kalamata’s Kitchen for Kids: Minds Open and Forks Ready

    Kalamata’s Kitchen for Kids: Minds Open and Forks Ready

    What’s the most important thing to teach kids about food? Maybe it’s not just flavors and cooking, but using food as a passport to learning about the world and the people in it. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with Sarah Thomas, co-founder and chief imaginator of Kalamata’s Kitchen, the children’s digital platform that chronicles the food adventures of young Kalamata and her best friend Al Dente. They encourage kids to try new things, bringing about an appetite for empathy, inclusiveness, and community. This episode of Tech Bites is made possible by the generosity of Roberta’s Pizza.

    • 46 min
    Farm.One: Neighborhood Urban Agriculture

    Farm.One: Neighborhood Urban Agriculture

    If you live in New York City, how far would you have to go to get to a neighborhood farm selling freshly harvested greens? Turns out, you just need to get to Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights. On this episode of Tech Bites, host Jennifer Leuzzi talks with returning guest Rob Laing, CEO and Founder of Farm.One. Started in 2016, Farm.One grows rare herbs, edible flowers, microgreens, and other exotic produce year-round and pesticide-free, using hydroponics and LED lighting. Since 2020, the company now delivers freshly-harvested greens to New York subscribers by bike, all packaged in reusable containers. This episode of Tech Bites is made possible by the generosity of Garden Cult.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

crazypoet80 ,

Listening to this is good for your stomach! :)

This podcast celebrates the intersection of food and technology. Tech Bites, hosted by award-winning writer Jennifer Leuzzi, is the perfect companion for anytime listening. New listeners will find themselves subscribers within the first episode with of the caliber of guests, smart, relevant topics, and the witty banter of the host.

Tech Bites covers a cornucopia of subjects: Curious about your food waste? Episode 153 discusses upcycling food waste, how to do it, and interviews an expert on the subject. Are you interested in the latest food trend? Check out episode 127 on seaweed - hint: it’s not just for sushi anymore.

In addition, another fun part of each episode is a discussion on apps (no, not THAT kind), where guests go around the table and talk about one app that lives on their screen. Not once have I walked away without downloading a new app!

MarkerMarker ,

Entrepreneur

Really fun show! Jennifer knows this community inside and out.

CherylDurkee ,

What's not to love?!

Great podcast, with a great host. The intersection of food and tech is such a hot area and I love hearing what is going on in that space. The favorite app is always cool too. If you aren't listening to Tech Bites, you should be! :)

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