This episode of the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour….Half Hour starts with a poem by Linh Dinh, a Vietnamese-American poet, fiction writer, translator, and photographer.
Joshua then delves into the unpacking of politics surrounding fried chicken, starting with his review of Birds & Bubbles (click here to read). He talks with culinary educator, Michael Twitty (Afroculinaria), about the racial connection sometimes made with fried chicken and how sometimes people misunderstand it.

In the second half of the show, musical guest Corn Mo talks about his music and plays us three of his sweet tunes.

This show was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.

“You can try to divorce things like that from their past context but these things die hard and as long as they’re out there, this is an issue we have to deal with.” [9:45]

“Some of these stereotypes about groups will come down to the next generation and they’ll manifest but the issue is do they understand them?” [9:45]

Michael Twitty on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour…Half Hour

“Me and a friend of mine Magic Brian, we would do a New Year’s eve show at Parkside Lounge every year, where I would make my famous ribs, made of pork. I also made kale ribs for the vegan friends.” [23:30]

Corn Mo on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour…Half Hour