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Hello beautiful people! Welcome to Food & Wine Pro's weekly Communal Table podcast. Chefs and restaurant workers take great care of everyone else, but often they need a little help themselves. Each week, Food & Wine’s senior editor Kat Kinsman talks with hospitality pros about how they manage their business, brain, and body for the long haul. Some of our very special guests include Samin Nosrat, Angie Mar, Seamus Mullen, David Chang, Pete Wells, and more. Subscribe now.

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    • 4.5, 94 Ratings

Hello beautiful people! Welcome to Food & Wine Pro's weekly Communal Table podcast. Chefs and restaurant workers take great care of everyone else, but often they need a little help themselves. Each week, Food & Wine’s senior editor Kat Kinsman talks with hospitality pros about how they manage their business, brain, and body for the long haul. Some of our very special guests include Samin Nosrat, Angie Mar, Seamus Mullen, David Chang, Pete Wells, and more. Subscribe now.

    Jenny Dorsey Talks About Vulnerability, Tough Conversations, and Redefining Restaurants

    Jenny Dorsey Talks About Vulnerability, Tough Conversations, and Redefining Restaurants

    When Jenny Dorsey was working in the fashion world at the start of her career she found herself looking at the people above her and realizing it wasn't the life she wanted for herself. Subsequent culinary and business school taught her a lot about what she really valued—and also where she felt welcome and included. Since then, she's used food as a means to explore vulnerability, identity, and connection, and also a way to have some necessary and often uncomfortable conversations. Dorsey joined Communal Table remotely from Los Angeles to discuss how she's using her platform to empower people to have practical and effective conversations about tokenization, appropriation, privilege, and identity, and envision a more equitable food world for everyone.
    Studio ATAO
    https://www.studioatao.org/
    Jenny Dorsey
    https://www.jennydorsey.co/
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/chefjennydorsey/
    What Will Happen to Food Influencers After COVID-19?
    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/what-will-happen-to-food-influencers-after-covid-19
    How to Make Sure Your Restaurant Is Welcoming to Everyone
    https://www.foodandwine.com/fwpro/how-to-make-sure-your-restaurant-is-welcoming-to-everyone
    The F&W Pro Newsletter
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Restaurant Lawyer Jasmine Moy Talks About Reopening, Racism, and Rent

    Restaurant Lawyer Jasmine Moy Talks About Reopening, Racism, and Rent

    It feels like a lifetime ago that restaurant lawyer Jasmine Moy sat for a conversation about what people need to know before they open a restaurant. Public life has changed in almost unfathomable ways since that podcast in May, 2019, with the spread of COVID-19 and the overdue national reckoning on police brutality and systemic racism that was sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Restaurants owners and their employees have weathered a catastrophic loss of income, convoluted governmental support systems, a broad spectrum of behavior from diners when it comes to wearing masks, ever-changing guidance from state and federal officials, increased hygiene protocols for the protection of both staff and customers, and a host of other complications.As restaurants around the country began to reopen in fits and starts, we called on Moy once again to share insights from what her clients are facing, and where she sees opportunities for a better future.Note:
    This conversation was recorded on June 19, 2020.
    Read: Don't Reopen Your Restaurant Until You Read This 
    https://www.foodandwine.com/fwpro/dont-reopen-your-restaurant-until-you-read-this
    Read: Don't Open a Restaurant Until You Read This
    https://www.foodandwine.com/how/advice-opening-restaurants
    More about Jasmine Moy
    https://www.restaurantlawyer.nyc/
    The F&W Pro Newsletter
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    The F&W Pro Guide to Coronavirus: What Restaurants Should Know
    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/coronavirus-restaurant-guide-fwpro

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Communal Table Podcast: Justin Burke-Samson

    The Communal Table Podcast: Justin Burke-Samson

    Justin Burke is renowned for his "modern gramma" style of baking, but is perhaps just as appreciated for the inclusive spaces and community he creates wherever he goes. In the weeks before the pandemic shut down the world, Burke—who makes his home in North Carolina—sat down at Food & Wine HQ to talk about finding his home in restaurants, teaching his grandmother's recipes to his young son, and why it's so important to represent all kinds of families on the pages and covers of cookbooks.
    Justin Burke on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/justinbsamson/
    Food & Wine Pro https://www.foodandwine.com/fwpro

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Devita Davison Talks About Food Apartheid, Farming, and Fixing a Broken System

    Devita Davison Talks About Food Apartheid, Farming, and Fixing a Broken System

    In her work as the Executive Director for FoodLab Detroit, Devita Davison has been laser-focused on making sure that residents of her beloved city have access to and equity in the systems that bring healthy food to their tables. In the era of COVID-19, with Black and brown people bearing the brunt of the illness, this public scrutiny and solution seeking is more important than ever. Davison took the time to sit down with Food & Wine Senior Editor Kat Kinsman to talk about why she uses the term "food apartheid" rather than "food desert," reclaiming farming in the Black community, and why a life of service is in her blood. Note: This was recorded several days before the George Floyd protests began which is why the conversation does not explicitly address them.
     FoodLab Detroit https://foodlabdetroit.com/
    Follow Devita Davison @devitadavison
    The F&W Pro Guide to Coronavirus: What Restaurants Should Know
    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/coronavirus-restaurant-guide-fwpro
    The F&W Pro Newsletter
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Communal Table Podcast: Romy Gill

    The Communal Table Podcast: Romy Gill

    Romy Gill was getting ready to sell her jewelry to finance her first restaurant. As an immigrant to England from India—and a woman—she was finding it very difficult to get a bank loan, but they didn't know Romy Gill. After a BBC feature, she not only got the loan to open Romy's Kitchen, but went on to become a frequent and beloved presence on the radio and TV throughout the UK, write a stunning new cookbook, Zaika, on vegan Indian cooking, and become a mentor to people in the industry who have long been marginalized. While she was in New York City in mid-February, before COVID-19 lockdowns, Gill sat down with her friend Food & Wine Senior Editor Kat Kinsman to talk about her journey, how cooking has helped her cope after her mother's death, and her dreams to the show she dreams of doing with her dad. (edited) 
    Buy Zaika 
    https://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Romy-Gill/dp/1841883050/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=fwpodcastromygillzaika0520-20&linkId=6592d85bb29598be2a8aea04e2fb0076&language=en_US
    The F&W Pro Guide to Coronavirus: What Restaurants Should Know
    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/coronavirus-restaurant-guide-fwpro
    The F&W Pro Newsletter
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Paola Velez Talks About the Art and Pleasure of Being an Empathetic Leader

    Paola Velez Talks About the Art and Pleasure of Being an Empathetic Leader

    Paola Velez was listening to the James Beard Award finalist announcements hoping for the chance to cheer on some friends and colleagues. She was gobsmacked to hear her own name called out in the Rising Star Pastry Chef category. No one else was surprised. The Kith/Kin dessert master is revered and adored not just for her culinary chops, but also for her thoughtful, forward-thinking, and generous leadership—every day, but especially in times of crisis. Velez spoke with Food & Wine Senior Editor Kat Kinsman about opening up the kitchen doors to more people of color, dealing with anxiety, and what it really means to serve your community.Learn more about Paola
    https://www.instagram.com/smallorchids/Upgrade your chocolate chip cookies
    https://www.foodandwine.com/cooking-techniques/chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe-upgrades The F&W Pro Guide to Coronavirus: What Restaurants Should Know
    https://www.foodandwine.com/news/coronavirus-restaurant-guide-fwpro The F&W Pro Newsletter
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    Buy some doughnuts at Doña Dona https://www.serenatadc.com/donadona

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Jkpoisson ,

Awesome!

I’m not a chef or in the food industry at all and I love this show. The guests are awesome and the content is great.

The Mommy formerly known as Marie ,

Helpful podcast for neurodiverse and/or food industry people

Communal Table is a wonderful podcast for those who are neurodiverse and/or food industry employed. The personal stories from food and restaurant industry players (and from Food and Wine senior editor/host Kat Kinsman) are more like chatting with a friend than a self-help show; it’s a charming and engaging format that will teach you something in every episode without feeling like overbearing advice.

I so admire everyone’s honesty and rawness on this podcast; they talk about topics that are too often pushed under the table. It’s in my top five podcasts, and I’m not even in the food industry. Grateful to Kat and her guests for all that they share; I look forward to every episode.

Wallisus ,

Emotionally intelligent interviews

Kat consistently brings issues and ideas to light that are typically glossed over in the food world.

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