43 episodes

At Real Food Media, we believe books have power. When it comes to food, we believe books are key to understanding what’s broken in our food system and how to fix it. We also believe that coming together to read books – and debate, discuss and digest them – is a fabulous way to build community and learn at the same time. Our Real Food Reads monthly podcast brings you the leading authors writing about food today in conversation with Tanya Kerssen and Tiffani Patton of Real Food Media. For those interested in hosting Real Food Reads book clubs, check out our resources at www.realfoodmedia.org. Follow along with us and when you dive into a Real Food Reads selection, you do so knowing that all across the country others are curling up with the same book, grappling with similar questions and big ideas. Join us at www.realfoodmedia.org.

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    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

At Real Food Media, we believe books have power. When it comes to food, we believe books are key to understanding what’s broken in our food system and how to fix it. We also believe that coming together to read books – and debate, discuss and digest them – is a fabulous way to build community and learn at the same time. Our Real Food Reads monthly podcast brings you the leading authors writing about food today in conversation with Tanya Kerssen and Tiffani Patton of Real Food Media. For those interested in hosting Real Food Reads book clubs, check out our resources at www.realfoodmedia.org. Follow along with us and when you dive into a Real Food Reads selection, you do so knowing that all across the country others are curling up with the same book, grappling with similar questions and big ideas. Join us at www.realfoodmedia.org.

    The New American Farmer: Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern | Ep. 43

    The New American Farmer: Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern | Ep. 43

    In her new book, Minkoff-Zern argues that farmworkers have the skills and the knowledge to lead the sustainable farming movement, if given the opportunity. The book shares powerful stories of farmworkers who have successfully transitioned to owning and operating their own farms.

    • 37 min
    The Labor of Lunch: Jennifer Gaddis | Ep. 42

    The Labor of Lunch: Jennifer Gaddis | Ep. 42

    Jennifer Gaddis takes us into the world of school lunch—and it’s not pretty: unhealthy food and exploited cafeteria workers abound. But all that can change if we organize together to make fair and healthy school food a reality for all children.

    • 31 min
    Vegetable Kingdom: Bryant Terry | Ep. 41

    Vegetable Kingdom: Bryant Terry | Ep. 41

    Bryant Terry's stunning collection of recipes is a celebration of vegetables and flavors from the African and Asian diaspora. This episode explores his ethos, work to decolonize veganism, and shed myths about soul food.

    • 23 min
    Zaitoun: Yasmin Kahn | Ep. 40

    Zaitoun: Yasmin Kahn | Ep. 40

    Part cookbook, part travelogue, and part investigative journalism, Yasmin Khan’s “Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen” takes us through the joy and the struggle of eating in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    • 24 min
    Son of a Southern Chef: Lazarus Lynch | Ep. 39

    Son of a Southern Chef: Lazarus Lynch | Ep. 39

    What does it mean to cook with soul? Lazarus Lynch tells us as we dive into his cookbook “Son of a Southern Chef: Cook With Soul” and uncover the world he wants to create through his art.

    • 33 min
    As Long as Grass Grows: Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Ep. 38

    As Long as Grass Grows: Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Ep. 38

    Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores Native struggles for land, food, water, and sacred sites from colonization to Standing Rock—and what they mean for climate and environmental justice movements—in this important new book.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

jarronw23 ,

Great show!

I just love this show. Not only is it educational, but it's entertaining as well. I'm definitely a fan!

Cultivating_Vernon ,

Wonderful Reviews!

This is a great Podcast focused on sythesiszing great books on food and Ag! Interviewers generate great conversations with insightful questions.

tiff_ca ,

SO GOOD

This podcast is great! It has been introducing me to new books, authors, organizations, and topics in food and politics. My booklist has gotten longer because of it, and that's okay. Keep it up!

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