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Host Dana Cowin, the former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, conducts intimate interviews with brilliant, powerful women in the food world about their lives and careers. The moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs that Cowin elicits provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

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    • Food
    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Host Dana Cowin, the former long-time Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine Magazine, conducts intimate interviews with brilliant, powerful women in the food world about their lives and careers. The moving, personal stories of struggles and triumphs that Cowin elicits provide lessons and inspiration for anyone looking to succeed in any industry.

    Art and Ayurveda, A Love Story: Carrie Dashow

    Art and Ayurveda, A Love Story: Carrie Dashow

    There is a Madonna in a half-bath tub in a field across from the home serving as spiritual center of artist Carrie Dashow's newest practice: creating the Atina brand of Ayurvedic condiments with her Kerala-born husband, Suresh, in Catskill, NY. From a chunky ginger-turmeric finishing jam to pickles, their condiments are both grounded in an almost 5000 year old tradition and a modern sense of place. Listen in to hear the magic and wonder that fills so much of Carrie's life from meeting her husband during a cyclone to her performance piece aimed at saying hello to one million people to the unique relationship she has with deepening identity.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 38 min
    The Rules According to V: V Spehar

    The Rules According to V: V Spehar

    From auditioning for a Dolly Parton Christmas show as a lark on their birthday, to going to a job interview, soup in hand, moments after totaling their car, to catering for Mitt Romney, V Spehar has made a lot of surprising career moves. Most recently they were head of Impact Programs for the James Beard Foundation, and are currently Executive Director of Everything Food. Listen in to hear about V's approach to changing the rules ("I learned young that having a sound argument for something and making it seem easy for other people was going to be the best way to make it through life as unscathed as possible"), dealing with trauma ("I loved being a helper, I never thought that I would love being helped"), and being a good listener, which is the key to everything.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 59 min
    How To Show Up: Hawa Hassan

    How To Show Up: Hawa Hassan

    Hawa Hassan, author, entrepreneur and champion of community, discusses her path from refugee to model to business owner. Says Hassan: "I really double down on being resilient, but also being soft, letting things happen to me, feeling them and then adjusting accordingly. There's something to be said for people who are able to pick themselves up and carry on. And I think that's what the American Dream used to be." Listen in to hear Hawa discuss her new cookbook "In Bibi's Kitchen" and the power of perspective.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 39 min
    How Agroforestry Helps The Planet: Ariana Day Yuen

    How Agroforestry Helps The Planet: Ariana Day Yuen

    After working with coffee farmers in Ethiopia for NGO TechnoServe, Ariana Day Yuen came up with a unique way to harmonize agriculture production with forest conservation. She formed Forested Foods and recently launched its first product, Maryiza monofloral honeys. These honeys are from a single type of tree in a single forest in a single season. The resulting honey is distinct and divine. Listen in to learn more about how Ariana's company is not just preserving tree coverage, but is also creating a demand for biodiversity that could help the planet.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 39 min
    Wine & Race, Grit & Joy: Tahiirah Habibi

    Wine & Race, Grit & Joy: Tahiirah Habibi

    The life of Tahiirah Habibi is the journey from the deadly streets of North Philly to homecoming queen AND president at Penn State to sommelier in Miami to founder of the Hue Society in Atlanta, a curated community that serves as a lifestyle hub to all things Black wine culture. A tribute to her smarts, magnetism, intuition and excellence, Tahiirah has created a space for her community, no assimilation necessary. Listen in to hear all she learned along the way.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!
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    • 46 min
    The Power of Perfect: Nancy Silverton

    The Power of Perfect: Nancy Silverton

    Star chef Nancy Silverton of Los Angeles's Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and Chi Spacca overcame her fears about baking to become one the greatest pastry chefs in the world. On this episode of Speaking Broadly, Silverton describes how obsession born of fear can be motivating: "I figured out how to make what I think is the perfect chocolate chip cookie, therefore, I decided I'd learn how to make the perfect baguette. That was really very stupid thinking, I'll let you know. In any case, I became obsessed out of fear from all of my failures.” Listen in to hear about Silverton's career and her most recent book, Chi Spacca, which has recipes we can all use for every part of our meal.

    Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

rkgar ,

The smartest and most engaging

Dana Cowin is one of the best interviewers I've ever heard--smart, subtle, challenging while inviting. She sees food from the widest cultural angle--and the format of a conversation between women feels natural yet so elevated here.

desert holly ,

Carolina episode

What an admirable woman! And yet I never heard any gratitude from her for the opportunities afforded her by living in America, especially when she acknowledges the striking contrast with life in Mexico.
She only finds fault. Doesn’t she understand her family came here illegally and still thrives? Sad indeed.
Great interview but would have been better had those questions been asked.

JBL_SF ,

Must listen

My day job is to train talent looking to enter the food world and I always suggest these students listen to Speaking Broadly. Dana gets to motivations, fears, failures, and successes in an engaging way, making her podcast a pleasure to listen to and always informative. She is an inspiration! Keep it up, Dana- we love you @sfcooking

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