52 episodes

The CONSUMED podcast stokes candid conversations about life and flavor with the people who put food on our plate and drinks in our glass. Join writer Jaime Lewis in seeing life through the lens of how we nourish ourselves.

CONSUMED with Jaime Lewis Jaime Lewis

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    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

The CONSUMED podcast stokes candid conversations about life and flavor with the people who put food on our plate and drinks in our glass. Join writer Jaime Lewis in seeing life through the lens of how we nourish ourselves.

    Janine Stone, food entrepreneur, A Bitch-In Kitchen, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Janine Stone, food entrepreneur, A Bitch-In Kitchen, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Janine Stone is the brains behind a Bitch-In Kitchen, a project that began as an irreverent blog about vegan, gluten-free and refined-sugar-free cooking. Today, it’s also a food delivery business, bringing oat milk, granola, and cookie dough in vast quantities to hungry homes across the Central Coast. It all began the day the coronavirus shut everything down, just a few months ago. Plus, it’s not even Janine’s full-time job. Primarily, she’s the one-woman-show behind If You Give A Girl A Saw, her woodworking and furniture company that was named America’s #1 maker by USA Today. Janine and I talked about how she got involved in making foods for alternative diets, her obsession with Taco Bell, and why the Home Depot guys won’t stop asking if she’s finding everything alright.
    Special listener note: If you’re sensitive to curse words, or if you know little ears are listening, you’ll want to pick a different episode.
    Website: abitchinkitchen.shop
    Instagram: @abitchinkitchen

    • 48 min
    Brittany App, water activist and filmmaker, "Where There Once Was Water," Carrizo Plain, CA

    Brittany App, water activist and filmmaker, "Where There Once Was Water," Carrizo Plain, CA

    Brittany App is a photographer and the filmmaker behind the upcoming film “Where There Once Was Water,” a feature-length documentary that shows the effects of water scarcity in California, and helps people heal its water cycle. Brittany has traveled all over the world on photography gigs, and her experiences in foreign countries inspired her to think more critically about water in her home state. From her new home on the Carrizo Plain in deep eastern San Luis Obispo County, she shares about her own water-saving methods, the way she is now in solidarity with those across the world who carry water to their home, and about the process of designing a film with conviction and hope in equal measure.
    Website: wherethereoncewaswater.com
    Instagram: @brittanyapp

    • 52 min
    Jim Clendenen, winemaker, Au Bon Climat Winery, Santa Maria, CA

    Jim Clendenen, winemaker, Au Bon Climat Winery, Santa Maria, CA

    Jim Clendenen is one of the most important people in the history of American wine. He established Au Bon Climat winery in 1982, and he’s been named Los Angeles Times Winemaker of the Year, Food & Wine Magazine’s Winemaker of the Year, and the German wine magazine Wein Gourmet’s “Winemaker of the World.” Here, we discussed how his grandmother supported her family, the beauty and rarity of a good business partnership, and how we’re name buddies.
    Website: aubonclimat.com
    Instagram: @aubonclimat

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jack + Michelle Rudolph, farmers and cheesemakers, Stepladder Creamery, Cambria, CA

    Jack + Michelle Rudolph, farmers and cheesemakers, Stepladder Creamery, Cambria, CA

    Jack and Michelle Rudolph own Stepladder Creamery in the hills behind Cambria, California. There, the Rudolphs raise a large herd of La Mancha goats and make cheese from their milk. In addition to the goats, Jack and Michelle grow dozens of acres of Haas avocados, citrus, and passion fruit. Listen in to learn why Jack had a crepe pan at 12 years old, how Michelle milked the goats while enduring stomach flu, and how they’ve experimented with growing bananas and coffee on the ranch.
    Website: stepladdercreamery.com
    Instagram: @stepladdercreamery

    • 52 min
    Kendra Aronson, cookbook author and creative, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Kendra Aronson, cookbook author and creative, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Kendra Aronson is the author of the San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market Cookbook, which is now in its third printing. Kendra produced every bit of the project, from crowdfunding and writing to photography, editing, self-publishing and marketing. She’s also a food stylist for big shoots with brands like Target, Pillsbury and others. Kendra talked with me about the importance of having a dedicated space for her work, about why she became so passionate about food in the first place, and why she’s not drinking so much booze these days.
    Website: kendraaronson.com
    Instagram: @kendraaronson

    • 56 min
    Matt Cross, owner, Broad Street Public House, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Matt Cross, owner, Broad Street Public House, San Luis Obispo, CA

    Broad Street Pub owner Matt Cross trained as an evangelical pastor and worked in the church before leaving it all to become a full-time musician on nights and weekends, caring for his twin daughters during the day. Ultimately, his exposure to wineries, breweries, bars, and restaurants drew him to start his own place - a place for locals to gather that isn’t just focused on attracting a student population. Here Matt talks about how his faith has changed over the years, how food and drink integrate with it, and how his self-perception from childhood impacts the man he is today. (Don’t miss Matt’s special musical treat at the end.)
    Facebook: @broadstreetpub
    Instagram: @broadstreetpub

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

SLOkelley ,

The perfect podcast does exist

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. Jamie is such an smart and thoughtful interviewer. Food, drinks, and then central coast are the themes of this podcast; however, Jamie and all of her guests openly talk about achievements, struggles and failures in such a beautiful and human way, that I think “life” is a better way of describing it. I have learned from and related to each guest/episode. I believe the central coast is the most perfect place in the world, which this podcast reinforces. Thank you to Jamie and the sponsors for keeping this show going, especially during these uncertain times.

farmers MIL ,

Behind The Scenes...

Jaime’s podcasts are very informative - that’s a given. What I LOVE is that her discussions are so relatable! Easy listening makes easy learning and Jaime’s podcasts do just that! Listening to the conversations she has, gives a true behind the scenes picture of her topic du jour. Excellent! Ann

Jakeukraine ,

Excellent Podcast

Anyone who lives on California's Central Coast or anyone who has an appreciation for food & drink should give this Podcast a listen. Jamie is great at asking questions and getting local folks to tell their stories as it releates to food, wine, business, creativity, farming, and much more. You feel like you are having coffee or a meal with the guests and gain a new appreciation for all the hard work involved in their craft. Thanks for putting these interviews together Jamie-

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