47 episodes

Processing is a new podcast from Heritage Radio Network that explores the intersection of food and grief. Each week hosts Bobbie Comforto and Zahra Tangorra are joined by a special guest who shares their personal experience with loss, grief, and heartbreak, and how food factored into their journey.
Change and loss are inevitable in all our lives. The relationships that we as humans have surrounding food and loss are universal and relatable across different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. It is our individual adaptation to the things we cannot control that makes us unique. Processing will expose and digest these commonalities and differences in each episode.

Processing Heritage Radio Network

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Processing is a new podcast from Heritage Radio Network that explores the intersection of food and grief. Each week hosts Bobbie Comforto and Zahra Tangorra are joined by a special guest who shares their personal experience with loss, grief, and heartbreak, and how food factored into their journey.
Change and loss are inevitable in all our lives. The relationships that we as humans have surrounding food and loss are universal and relatable across different cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles. It is our individual adaptation to the things we cannot control that makes us unique. Processing will expose and digest these commonalities and differences in each episode.

    Let's talk about heartbreak

    Let's talk about heartbreak

    On this week's show it's just us two, and we talk to each other about the complex grief that accompanies heartbreak. Most have experienced at least one great heartbreak in our lifetimes, and yet it is rarely talked about honestly for what it often is; deep grief. We have our different ways of coping with broken heartedness, and many of those coping mechanisms are tied to food. We unpack the emotional and physical components behind loss of love, and how they affect our relationships to food.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Kimberly Warner- "Saffron Bread"

    Kimberly Warner- "Saffron Bread"

    On today’s show we have the pleasure of speaking with filmmaker Kimberly Warner. Kimberly is the creator of the Unfixed podcast and docuseries. UNFIXED is about the stories of everyday people who have learned to thrive with chronic, incurable conditions. Kimberly joins us to discuss the deeply important and innovative work she is doing with Unfixed, as well as some of her own personal experiences with grief and loss. Kimberly is truly a kindred spirit, and this conversation was so captivating to us, we really could have talked for the entire day. We are so grateful to have had this talk, and really hope that it helps to offer a fresh perspective to those in the grief community and beyond. Please follow Kimberly’s sensationally beautiful work, and all things Unfixed at www.kimberlywarner.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ellen, Dan & Clare Driscoll -"Soft Shell Crabs, Caesar Salad & Spaghetti Sunday's"

    Ellen, Dan & Clare Driscoll -"Soft Shell Crabs, Caesar Salad & Spaghetti Sunday's"

    On today’s show we are honored to welcome the Driscoll family. Ellen and Dan are brother and sister, and Clare is Dan’s daughter and Ellen’s niece. Dan and Ellen both lost their wives to cancer, and Clare, her mother, and they talk candidly about this experience, and how they have found ways to cope since losing their beloveds. What a beautiful and emotional episode this was, one that left us with so much to think about. Thank you so much Ellen, Dan and Clare for sharing this, it was so moving to speak with you all❤️

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Ryan Augusta- "Superman"

    Ryan Augusta- "Superman"

    This week we have the pleasure of speaking with an old friend of the family, Chef Ryan Augusta. Ryan joins us to talk about his harrowing and life changing experience with being diagnosed with tongue and neck cancer in his early 30’s. He talks to us about the incredibly complex nature of battling cancer as a young father of three and husband, and also how it deeply affected his relationship with food, both personally and professionally. Ryan articulated his grief journey with such heart, at many times bringing us to tears. Ryan is a special human, and we are so amazed by his will to live, work and thrive, which was fuelled by his love for his family and his love for food.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Andrew Zimmern- “Life Jackets”

    Andrew Zimmern- “Life Jackets”

    On today’s show we have the honor of welcoming chef, writer, TV personality, activist and lover of food, Andrew Zimmern. Andrew has spent his life in the food industry, and as we come to find out, it was the industry that ultimately helped to save his life. He candidly opens up about his struggle with drugs and alcohol, and how he managed to rise from the ashes after trying to drink himself to death as a young man. This conversation was so meaningful, as the current crisis that we are in has left so many in the food industry unemployed, unprotected and unaware of how to move forward. Andrew is wise and warm and deeply insightful, and we hope that his story can offer hope and guidance to folks out there who may be struggling. It was a gift to get to talk about the industry that we live so dearly with someone who cares so passionately about it. Please follow all of Andrew’s charitable endeavours over on his website www.AndrewZimmern.com. Thank you @chefaz for this beautiful and thought provoking chat❤️



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Alicia Kennedy- "Oysters"

    Alicia Kennedy- "Oysters"

    On this week's show we welcome the brilliantly talented writer, Alicia Kennedy. Alicia is a food and beverage writer with a heavy focus on veganism. She joined us from her home in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss the loss of her brother Brian, and how that profound grief has intertwined with food over the past several years. Alicia is a beautiful writer and human, and her deep and thoughtful words and ideas surrounding loss were moving, illuminating, and deeply touching. We highly recommend reading her phenomenal essays and columns, and subscribing to her newsletter over at http://alicia-kennedy.com/

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Tom22! ,

I can’t get enough of these episodes

Warmth, depth, kindness, wisdom, laughter, tears - this podcast brings it all.

boulder bridget ,

Processing

I so appreciate listening to this Podcast and it’s an important subject for sure. I feel it’s as vital to celebrate one’s end of life just like we celebrate when a baby is born. We all have a beginning and an end. Food is our nourishment in between. I enjoy Zahra’s frankness & 30 something point of view and I enjoy Bobbie’s “bittersweet” knowledge! Luv you two, Bridget

heather storyteller ,

Food and love

This podcast illuminated Kathy’s story in her own words showering us with light. What a great example of how food and love and loss blend in a delicious swirl of sweet and sad. I am happy to have had an intimate peak into the wondrous positive energy that is Kathy. She is an example of creative strength and fortitude to us all.

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