This zesty, weekly update on food stories and commentary is modeled after the Southern meat-and-three-sides concept: a deep dive and three shorts. Keep up with the latest food trends, the political economy and societal impact of food. Plus, enjoy storytelling about the personal relationships we all have with what we eat and drink. Discover your next favorite food podcast via our rotating contributors, and join us as we explore what the fork is going on in the world right now.
Meat and Three is the voice of Heritage Radio Network, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit food media mecca with over 40 weekly food shows and a mission to make the world more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Meat and Three is hosted by HRN Executive Director Caity Moseman Wadler and Communications Director Kat Johnson.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Queer Food: From Mutual Aid to Fine Dining
We’ll introduce you to incredible organizations combatting hunger and homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community and take stock of queer culinary spaces that are safe, joyful, and liberating. Join us for an episode all about Pride as we dig into the rich intersection between food, drink, and the LGBTQ community.
From Food Fights to Imposter Cakes: A Food and Comedy Episode
Laugh out loud as we explore the world of comedy through food. We discuss what makes food fights funny, jump on the imposter cakes bandwagon, and devour some truly absurd meals before sitting down at the dinner table for hilarious punchlines.
Juneteenth: Eating, Gathering, and Giving Back
Celebrate and honor Juneteenth on this episode of Meat and Three! We’ll discuss the culture, food, and history of this important holiday that recognizes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Learn about soul food with a creative twist, discover the food history behind the holiday, and be inspired by a chef giving back to his community.
Influences from Southeast Asia: From Family Heritage to Cacao and Kuih
There’s no question that the Southeast Asian diaspora has influenced American dining. Pad Thai has become as ubiquitous as the hamburger. But what food, flavors, and culinary traditions are yet to become mainstream? And what stories remain to be told?
Influence is not exerted one way. Many Southeast Asian chefs who influence their communities are influenced by them in equal measure. Whether it’s incorporating local ingredients, feeling inspired by family heritage, or building a loyal following even as challenges like Covid persist, exchanges of knowledge and delicious bites abound. In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, we’ll introduce you to influential chefs, entrepreneurs, and artisans who are bringing creativity and commensality to their work.
Food and Biography: From Personal Diaries to the Big Screen
How does what we eat impact who we become? This episode of Meat and Three explores what diet can tell us about the biographies of famous chefs, writers, and iconic locales. We’ll hear about how Sylvia Plath’s private recounting of her meals became a Twitter sensation. Then, we’ll talk with another writer looking to recreate some other famous literary foods. We’ll also consider how Julia Child’s life story and legacy is being re-developed for a new generation of audiences. Plus, a story about how a city’s history can be viewed by its food.
A Food (Policy) Tour of New York
Come along for a food (policy) tour of HRN’s home city and state of New York. We speak to a local Queens business owner about how to-go cocktails saved his business during the pandemic and we’re introduced to an organization that’s helping street vendors bounce back from their financial losses. We hear from residents from the Big Apple who are hoping that curbside composting comes to their neighborhood. Plus, we talk with a professor at Cornell University, whose research on soil health and climate smart farming educated lawmakers to pass the New York State’s Soil Health and Climate Act.
Great Halloween Podcast!
This podcast made my day today celebrating Halloween! It was a very nice listen and I never wondered about Halloween but now I have a good understanding of where it came from! Thanks!
Love this podcast - It’s a great way to learn more about what’s on my plate.
Fascinating food stories
Always learn something