10 episodes

The Girl Meets Food podcast is an extension of the award-winning blog, girlmeetsfood.com. Each week, Editor-in-Chief Mary Kong-DeVito gets real personal with female tastemakers in the hospitality industry about topics that deeply affect women. It’s raunchy, it’s provocative and we’re not apologizing for it. It’s a must-listen for the curious.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The Girl Meets Food podcast is an extension of the award-winning blog, girlmeetsfood.com. Each week, Editor-in-Chief Mary Kong-DeVito gets real personal with female tastemakers in the hospitality industry about topics that deeply affect women. It’s raunchy, it’s provocative and we’re not apologizing for it. It’s a must-listen for the curious.

    EP17: From Latina America With Love, Part II

    EP17: From Latina America With Love, Part II

    Colada Shop co-owner and Bresca partner Daniella Senior; Taqueria Del Barrio Chef/Owner Anna Bran Leis and Dining Traveler founder Jessica van Dop DeJesus return for a deep dive into what it means to be a Latina in the U.S. As a young lieutenant in the Marines, Jessica is mistaken for a “lower rank girl.” Daniella is mocked […]

    • 46 min
    EP16: From Latina America With Love, Part I

    EP16: From Latina America With Love, Part I

    Colada Shop co-owner and Bresca partner Daniella Senior; Taqueria Del Barrio Chef/Owner Anna Bran Leis and Dining Traveler founder Jessica van Dop DeJesus join host Mary Kong-DeVito to return to their roots as Latina women in the U.S. Daniella explains how the indigenous culture and foods of her home country of the Dominican Republic were wiped […]

    • 51 min
    EP15: From Asia to America With Love, Part II

    EP15: From Asia to America With Love, Part II

    Chef Patrice Cleary of Purple Patch and Crystal HyunJung Rie of the DC Oral History Collaborative return to question what “authenticity” means in food, host Mary Kong-DeVito wants to get married at KFC in China, plus the time she almost took back fried chicken from a homeless man. Is Chinese food a gateway to other Asian cuisines […]

    • 47 min
    EP14: The Rise of Instagram

    EP14: The Rise of Instagram

    If Instagram is the “highlight reel” of our lives, can we live with what ends up on the cutting room floor? James Beard semi-finalist and owner of Buttercream Bakeshop Tiffany McIsaac, Eater DC Associate Editor Tierney Plumb, and Food Network alum and pastry chef Rabia Kamara of Ruby Scoops join host Mary Kong-DeVito to discuss the […]

    • 43 min
    EP13: Good Hair Don’t Care

    EP13: Good Hair Don’t Care

    Can you relate to big bangs, grandma perms, and bad hijab days? How Yelp’s Tara Lewis, Immortal Beloved’s Lauren Clark, author Amjaad Al-Hussain, and Grow Hair Project’s Pamela Ferrell worked through bad hair decisions and learned to love the hair they’re in. Tara goes relaxer-free. Mary gets Jheri curls. Pamela gets big bangs to cover […]

    • 43 min
    EP12: My Body, My Choice

    EP12: My Body, My Choice

    There are a variety of reasons why women choose abortion–and none of them are anyone else’s business. Join us for a emotional episode when restaurant veteran Sherette Williams joins host Mary Kong-DeVito as they open up about their own abortion stories for the first time. Men don’t carry the same consequences as women when it comes […]

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

TikiTW ,

Food, Culture, and Great Conversation

This podcast has been a great listen. Mary brings in engaging interviewees. I feel like I’m in the room listening in. I’m a new listener but I look forward to new episodes.

Tmariee__ ,

REAL Women, REAL Conversations

Impressed week over week with the content and creativity of this podcast! It's refreshing to hear prominent women in the f&b industry weigh in on professional and personal experiences! Can't wait for more episodes!!

abeneplacito ,

Refreshing

In a crowded podcasting market, Girl Meets Food stands apart as an interesting round table discussion of voices that aren’t heard from often enough. I like hearing from people with a variety of lived experience that differs from my own, tackling subjects that are sometimes funny and sometimes challenging, but with empathy and honesty.

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