Inspiring stories for curious eaters. Produced by Real Food Real Stories, The Curious Eater features stories from chefs, farmers, food makers and more shared live in the Bay Area. In each episode, our host, Pei-Ru Ko, sits down with the storyteller to dig deeper into topics like taking risks, balancing work + relationships, and navigating the food space as a person of color.
Dru Rivers of Fully Belly Farm
Dru Rivers, co-founder and co-owner of Full Belly Farm, shares her journey from the bewitching woods of rural Vermont to a love story that inspired the now 400-acre certified organic farm in Capay Valley.
Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery
Sue Conley, co-founder of Cowgirl Creamery, shares her journey from falling in love with sustainable agriculture to transforming Marin County into a region that deeply celebrates fresh, organic cheese making.
Jorge Saldana of Sabor Mexicano
Jorge Saldana, chef, farmer, and founder of Sabor Mexicano, shares his journey from a child in Mexico that was “breastfed with salsa” to overseeing a 130-acre farm, multiple restaurants throughout the Bay Area, and a brand of nationally-distributed homemade tortilla chips.
Miriam Zouzounis of Terra Sancta Trading Company
Miriam Zouzounis, community organizer, Commissioner at the Office of Small Businesses for San Francisco, and importer at Terra Sancta Trading company shares her journey from corner store kid to a powerful voice for the immigrant business owners in San Francisco who serve as the city’s backbone.
Maria Garcia Brennan of Soñar! Foods
Maria Garcia Brennan, the Owner and Co-Founder of Soñar! Foods, shares her journey as a Mexican immigrant and the first in her family to go to college. Now as a mother of two, she runs a young food company that is showing her daughters and the rest of the Latinx community that anything is possible.
Tracy Harding of Capay Valley Farm Shop
Tracy Harding, general manager of Capay Valley Farm Shop, shares her journey from hosting CSA drop sites at her home in Oregon to running a food hub that distributes food from 40 family farms to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Meaningful Stories that Make an Impact
The first Real Food Real Stories event I went to was JSM Farms with Javier Zamora, the food was amazing and the stories were emotional and real. The podcast captures this same quality splendidly! I cannot wait to listen to more!
Inspiring and informational
Love hearing about the beautiful stories from our local food communities :-)