pineapple radio is the podcast outlet of pineapple collaborative, a community for women who love food. The show features women in conversation with each other discussing the ideas, brands and movements in the great big world of food - from policymakers to celebrity chefs, from the culture of agriculture to entrepreneurship, and from food media to food banks.
This show is recorded and distributed by Full Service Radio.
Cooking and Connecting, Digitally
In the final episode of season 2, we’re speaking with trained chef and “Breakfast with Besser” host Elena Besser. This episode serves up a Pineapple favorite: the convergence of digital and food where Elena has long occupied the space. Elena shares her journey from kitchen to on-camera, her passion project “The Lineup,” her food trend predictions for 2021, and how she balances digital and personal life.
The Importance of Culinary Conversation with Claudette Zepeda
Claudette Zepeda is no stranger to the culinary spotlight. Having centered Mexican cuisine on shows like Top Chef and restaurants like El Jardín in San Diego, Zepeda pays homage to the food of her home, both the one she grew up in and the one she is building for her children. We’ll chat with Claudette about building an online cooking community, the culinary anthropology of her home city of San Diego, the balance of motherhood and her forthcoming concept, VAGA Restaurant & Bar.
Unpacking Minneapolis with Christina Nguyen
Minneapolis, Minnesota has become an epicenter of social unrest and racial injustice following the murder of George Floyd. As the co-owner of two Minneapolis outposts, Hola Arepa and Hai Hai, Christina Nguyen shares with us what it’s like to operate establishments and uphold community during this radical time in history. We’ll dive into conversation with Christina about her favorite Vietanemese ingredients, what inspires her about the Twin Cities, and the importance of social consciousness within hospitality. Powered & distributed by Simplecast.
Dismantling Wine Spaces with Lauren Friel
Over the last few months, the wine industry has been critiqued for being an elitist and exclusive industry. While some tastemakers are seeking to make changes as a result, others -- like Lauren Friel of Rebel Rebel in Somerville -- have been at the forefront of integrating intersectionality within the wine space. We’ll be speaking with Lauren about what it means to build radically-intentional concepts, opening a new space within the pandemic, and how she continues to challenge the traditional conventions of the wine industry.
Feeding Resilience with Moonlynn Tsai and Yvette Leeper-Bueno
COVID-19 has presented restaurant owners with several challenges, but also an opportunity to showcase resilience. We’re chatting with NYC’s Moonlynn Tsai, owner, and operator of Kopitiam, and Yvette Lepper-Bueno, proprietor of Vinatería, on how they’re using their respective restaurants as a resource to feed and fuel their communities.
the queen of Persian cuisine
Najmieh Batmanglij is "the grande dame of Iranian Cooking”. She’s spent the past 35 years cooking, traveling throughout Iran, and adapting traditional Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. Her book Food of Life was dubbed “the definitive book on Iranian cooking” by the Los Angeles Times, and we couldn’t agree more. From her advice to dance while cooking (her favorite tunes are created or produced by her son Rostam Batmanglij, formerly of Vampire Weekend) and connect with others through food, Najmieh makes us feel right at home in her world of beautiful ingredients and delightful flavors rooted in Persian culinary culture.
Food systems focus!
I love how nearly every episode in some way focuses on the issues people and our planet face in the food system, plus they always include opportunities for action. This is perfect for those who love food and want to dive deeper into the complexities of producing it, eating it and much much more.
Feed your mind, nurture your soul
Do you want to learn interesting things about food, wellness, and our agricultural system? Do you want to learn about dismantling patriarchal values surrounding food and body image? Do you want to hear from a diverse group of POWERFUL WOMEN? Then listen to pineapple radio!!!! Love this show!!!!
Need more of this show!
Finally a space where activism, food, womxn, and beautiful aesthetically pleasing content has merged! Love this show and look forward to every single episode!