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A critical and humorous look at the politics and history of food and agriculture from the perspective of two former chefs

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A critical and humorous look at the politics and history of food and agriculture from the perspective of two former chefs

    Talking Food and Plants with Vikram from Planthropology

    Talking Food and Plants with Vikram from Planthropology

    Vikram Baliga knows his plants. He is driven by a passion to understand them and to share that knowledge. We thought it would be a good idea to ask him about his motivations as well as his feelings on the current state of agriculture in the US. Along the way, we learn a bit about where he comes from, and what he likes to eat.

    Central themes in this episode revolve around water, farmer’s markets, agriculture and family.

    Reach out to/Follow Vikram:

    Twitter: @Planthropology_
    Instagram: @Planthropologypod
    Facebook: @Planthropology
    TikTok: @ThePlantProf
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    Episode Recipe:

    Egg and Mushroom Curry

    • 45 min
    I Love Food: Antonio from The Cultworthy

    I Love Food: Antonio from The Cultworthy

    We continue to explore the lives of our friends in hopes of better understanding our own relationship with food.

    In this episode, Chef and Host of the podcasts "The Cultworthy" and "The Cultworthy: Classic" Antonio Palacios talks about his past growing up in a multi-ethnic circus community, and the joys he finds through both sharing new foods with his young daughter and being responsive to the needs of his autistic son.

    Central themes in this episode revolve around family, community, technology, what we may be missing in life, and what we actually have.

    Reach out to/Follow Antonio:

    Twitter: @thecultworthy
    Instagram: @the_cultworthy_podcast
    Facebook: The Cultworthy Podcast
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    Episode Recipe:

    Hungarian Goulash

    • 41 min
    The Power of Wendy's Marketing: Freshness and the Cold Chain

    The Power of Wendy's Marketing: Freshness and the Cold Chain

    Wendy's is arguably the most influential fast food franchise out there. While McDonald's and Burger King were selling frozen patties on their limited menus, Wendy's was selling "fresh, never frozen" beef on a menu loaded with chili, baked potatoes, and salads. These days, in the year of our lord 2022, fast food burger menus from the twin titans at the top look WAY more like a Wendy's menus from the 80s than the other way around.

    Join us as we ask "what's up with that" and explore the impact the success of Wendy's marketing campaigns has had on rewiring the public perception of fresh. Modern desire for freshness has massively influenced a bit of infrastructure we rely a great deal on...something few people even know exists.

    Reach out to/follow UnChefed:

    Twitter: @unchefed
    Instagram: @unchefedshow
    LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/unchefed

    Research for the Show:

    Food Research International- The Food Cold-Chain and Climate Change
    AdBrands.net- Wendy's Company Advertising and Marketing Assignments
    Wide Open Eats- The Story Behind the Famous "Where's the Beef?" Commercial
    Janyxa Avalos on Medium- Fresh Never Frozen Beef?
    The Conversation- Climate Change is Putting Food Safety at Risk More Often

    • 53 min
    I Love Food: Kay from F**k My Work Life

    I Love Food: Kay from F**k My Work Life

    I know, we collaborate with them a lot...but we love F**k My Work Life, so we aren't complaining.

    In this episode, we get in touch with how the pandemic has us a little frazzled. Maybe we stopped cooking for ourselves, maybe we fell a little out of love with the thought of cooking for ourselves. We attack these feelings directly with our friend Kay by digging deep and pulling out the memory of a perfect dish, and thinking a bit on what made it so special.

    Reach out to/follow F**k My Work Life:

    Twitter: @fmwlpod
    Instagram: @fmwlpod
    LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/fmwlpod

    Episode Recipe:

    Vegan Shakshouka

    • 35 min
    I Love Food: Nicholas Haskins from Nikoli's Kitchen

    I Love Food: Nicholas Haskins from Nikoli's Kitchen

    Nick Haskins joins us from Nikoli's Kitchen to continue the conversation of who we are and how what we eat changes us.We discuss mental health, the calming affects of cooking, and why we love our grandmother's in this episode. We also discuss mental anguish, and we encourage you to seek help if you feel like you need it.Please check out Nikoli's Kitchen wherever you listen to your podcasts, and kindly give Nick a follow @NikolisKitchen.

    • 41 min
    I Love Food: Jay from the F**k My Work Life

    I Love Food: Jay from the F**k My Work Life

    In the first of what will hopefully be a recurring episode format, Brendan gets to the bottom of Jay from the F**k My Work Life Podcasts relationship with food.Stories shared, laughs laughed, and memories explored. Kindly reach out to me at brendan@unchefed.com to start chatting with us!Follow Jay (and Kay) @fmwlpod on twitter! 

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

C-fat ,

Food and laughs!

Food, knowledge, and laughter are things that make life great. This show has all three. Give it a listen.

FMWLPod ,

Fascinating pod!

Brendan & Matt bring such interesting topics surrounding food and food culture to the table in this pod. Thoughtful, delightful, and always a good time. Get this pod in your rotation!

lawgak ,

Great show!

Love this show, great topics , great conversations, and I learn so much! Can’t wait to listen to what’s next!