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.
EP 18: Love is Colorblind
Diane Gross of Cork Wine Bar, Jessica Van Dop DeJesus of Dining Traveler and Gigi Smith of DC Life join Mary Kong-DeVito to discuss the Loving v. Virginia case of 1967 and what impact it has on their own interracial relationships of today.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!!
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.