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An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

Politics of Food DCP Entertainment / Westwood One Podcast Network

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An in depth look into the intentional politicization, economics and community impact of food on a global scale. Food impacts more than just our daily nutrition and can be a way to wage wars & control populations. Through conversations with experts and everyday people, we will learn the true impact of food.

    High Food

    High Food

    A push to legalize Marijuana on a federal level gives life to a new type of chef and a new type of food industry in Cannabis. But who has access to these types of enterprises? And how can we ensure that Black and brown folks who have been criminalized for their Marijuana use get to reap the rewards? In this episode Cristina is joined by Chef Andrea Drummer, cannabis advocate, author and owner of the Original Cannabis Cafe. Chef Drummer has abundant knowledge of the subject at hand, she also discusses using cannabis medicinally, as an opiate alternative for sciatica exacerbated by cooking. Next, Cristina talks with Food Columnist Jonah Reider who hosts the Pith Supper Club. They discuss cooking, hosting and his experience creating cannabis infused foods. We’ll also hear from listeners about their experiences with cannabis infused foods. 
    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall
    https://www.dcpofficial.com/politics-of-food

    The Politics of Southern Cooking

    The Politics of Southern Cooking

    This week we’re headed down South to investigate the culinary and cultural traditions of Southern Cooking. From Native American peoples to slavery, many elements have contributed to the rich history in Southern cooking today, all interwoven in sociopolitical relationships. In the first half of the show Cristina talks with Soul Food Scholar, Adrian Miller about African heritage food, the differences between Soul Food and Southern Food and so much more. Later, Cristina talks with Natalie Keng, owner of Keng’s Chinese Southern Belle, about growing up as a Chinese American woman in the South, supporting diversity, and the movement to protect Asians and Asian Americans from hate crimes. We’ll also hear from listeners who tell us about their favorite Southern dishes.

    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall
    DCP Entertainment

    #MeToo in the Food Industry

    #MeToo in the Food Industry

    We’d like to warn our listeners that some of the material in this episode can be triggering, but though challenging, conversations about abuse in the restaurant industry need to happen so that change can take root. Restaurant workers are some of the most vulnerable people in the workforce, so how do we examine and destroy the culture of abuse when workers don’t feel safe reporting it? In the first half of the show Cristina talks with Eater.com Editor Monica Burton to discuss her experience writing about the movement. Then, Cristina talks to Trish Nelson who bravely shares her experience of abuse by her boss at New York City Eatery, Spotted Pig.

    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall
    DCP Entertainment

    Racism in Food Media

    Racism in Food Media

    They say food brings people together, but what happens when inequities that exist across the food industry, within restaurants, within the media and beyond are exposed? In this episode Cristina talks with Chef Kiano Moju about her experiences with racism in the workplace, why representation matters, and the true versatility of people of color in food media. Later she speaks with Chef Jenny Dorsey, about recognizing tokenization in the food media and much more.

    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall

    Serving the Pandemic with Marcus Samuelsson

    Serving the Pandemic with Marcus Samuelsson

    The wake of the Pandemic of 2020 hit the restaurant industry with full force. Struggling restaurant owners asked for a bailout, but a sluggish and insufficient response from our government left them to fend for themselves, some closed their businesses forever, others hung on through the storm. Workers faced high rates of unemployment, and sometimes even dealt with wage theft. In this episode Cristina speaks with acclaimed chef, author and owner of Red Rooster Harlem about the effects of COVID-19 on his business, his neighborhood, and his mission to see them both survive and thrive moving forward. We also talk with Cristina’s sister, Roxana Gonzalez Martinez, about her personal experience as a server during this time and how it's affected her family and their livelihood - she'll also offer advice to those in the same boat.

    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall
    DCP Entertainment

    Farming’s Pandemic

    Farming’s Pandemic

    While many of us were isolated during the pandemic we watched news reports about how some of our nation's farmers were forced to dump their products when customers like schools and restaurants no longer needed the supply. Leave it to amazing, problem solving women like this week's guests to forge new connections and make good things happen for folks in their communities. Up first, State Senator Jessica Ramos of Queens, NY, joins Cristina and tells us about the partnership she co-created with upstate farms to provide food and goods to her neighbors in need. Then, Cristina speaks with Julia Coffey, owner of MyCoterra Farm in Massachusetts, who transformed her business overnight into an online distribution system that saved her business and supported other farmers in her community.

    The Farmlink Project
    MyCoterra Farm

    Executive Producers: Cristina Gonzalez, Jackie Garofano, Adell Coleman
    Senior Producer: Ryan Woodhall
    DCP Entertainment

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During the beginning of the pandemic, we were like a deer who is blinded by the car lights. We didn’t know how we were going to do the simple, ordinary things like buy groceries, go to school or work, if we were going to be evicted, etc. since it was all new to everyone. The first episode informs us how they managed to feed a million people/day in NYC. How were farmers getting their produce and meat to the people so it wouldn’t spoil? None of this was in the news. How did it affect the restaurant industry was in the 3rd podcast and it was very good. Interviewing a famous chef, Marcus Samuelson, and someone who worked as bartender/server, helps us realize how many people are affected when a restaurant had to close. It’s the behind-the-door worker also who gets things ready. In all I have enjoyed these podcasts and recommend them highly.

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