28 episodes

Tom Colicchio has issues with food! Citizen Chef is about what we eat, where and who it comes from, and the politics, decisions, policies and people that shape our food system – with the goal of turning curious listeners into more informed, engaged citizens. Restaurateur, activist and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio dives into food and policy issues with lawmakers, journalists and food producers by connecting the dots of how our food system really works – and really doesn’t – all while remaining positive and presenting attainable solutions to some of the biggest food issues out there.

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    • 4.7 • 336 Ratings

Tom Colicchio has issues with food! Citizen Chef is about what we eat, where and who it comes from, and the politics, decisions, policies and people that shape our food system – with the goal of turning curious listeners into more informed, engaged citizens. Restaurateur, activist and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio dives into food and policy issues with lawmakers, journalists and food producers by connecting the dots of how our food system really works – and really doesn’t – all while remaining positive and presenting attainable solutions to some of the biggest food issues out there.

    Season Finale: True Cost Accounting w/ Lisa Held

    Season Finale: True Cost Accounting w/ Lisa Held

    What does our food really cost? Who foots the bill?

    • 38 min
    A Small Step Towards Ending Hunger (Not Just Managing It)

    A Small Step Towards Ending Hunger (Not Just Managing It)

    Tom and SNAP experts discuss the historic permanent increase to the decades-old Thrifty Food Plan beginning October 2021.

    • 50 min
    Black Business Month w/ Korsha Wilson

    Black Business Month w/ Korsha Wilson

    Tom talks with food critic and A Hungry Society Podcast host Korsha Wilson about supporting black culinary artists.

    • 26 min
    Mental Health and Food Service Workers w/ Giving Kitchen

    Mental Health and Food Service Workers w/ Giving Kitchen

    Tom and Giving Kitchen co-founder Jen Hidinger-Kendrick talk about eating, drinking and doing good in the restaurant industry.

    • 42 min
    Sowing Seed Stories w/ Hudson Valley Seed Company

    Sowing Seed Stories w/ Hudson Valley Seed Company

    Tom talks with Hudson Valley Seed Company Co-Founder and Creative Director Ken Greene about heirlooms, seed sovereignty and how seeds reflect human history.

    • 30 min
    The State of Food Policy w/ Congressman Blumenauer

    The State of Food Policy w/ Congressman Blumenauer

    Tom and Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon discuss the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and have a wide-ranging discussion about where legislation around environment and food intersect.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

DianeMeier ,

Outstanding

Background and hope for solutions to our sustainability challenges — right where we live — our love of food!

Victoria Spruiell ,

Just discovered this podcast!

Just found out about this podcast and absolutely loved it! I really liked learning about the inner workings of the USDA during your most recent episode. Looking forward to the next one!

LBLCt ,

Food System Primer

Informative and relatable. I hope more people will listen and be concerned about our complex food system issues. Together we can improve it!

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