On this week’s episode of Let’s Eat In, Cathy Erway is talking with Ted D’Cruz-Young, founder of Mealku. Mealku is network of home cooks that prepare meals for each other based on the ideas of cooperation and reciprocity. Essentially, Mealku is a food cooperative for cooking and eating enthusiasts. But Ted’s inspirations are not purely culinary; tune in to hear about how the industrial food system fueled the idea for Mealku, and how Ted hopes that food cooperatives put soul back into food. Learn why Mealku might be a good option for people who suffer from gluten intolerance or food allergies. Hear how one goes about joining Mealku, and why food safety is of utmost importance to the business. Of course, hear Cathy and Ted discuss date meals, as well as topics such as Italian peasant cooking and restaurant trends. This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“I’m inspired by a lot of things, but I’m frustrated by more. I think the reality is that we have a system that is completely unsustainable. We can’t all consume and buy everything that we want.”

“Is price really the point we should be measuring nutrition?”

Ted D’Cruz-Young on Let’s Eat In