EPISODE 49 | December 13, 2018

Scarr Pimentel of Scarr’s Pizza

Today’s guest is Scarr Pimentel, the founder and owner of Scarr’s Pizza on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it’s…

EPISODE 48 | December 6, 2018

Provisions with Michelle and Suzanne Rosseau

Today’s guests are Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau, Jamaican-born sisters, chefs and authors. They established their culinary reputation with the debut…

EPISODE 47 | November 29, 2018

NAVIDAD BORINQUEÑA

On today’s episode we’re celebrating NAVIDAD BORINQUEÑA a Puerto Rican Christmas tradition with four San Juan chefs and former guest…

EPISODE 46 | November 19, 2018

Ysanet Batista of Woke Foods

Today’s guest is Ysanet Batista of Woke Foods, a woman-owned cooperative that focuses on the healing power of whole foods…

EPISODE 45 | November 1, 2018

Tunde Wey on Restaurants as Instruments for Social Change

Chef Tunde Wey is the man behind some of the most controversial pop ups in America and uses dining to…

EPISODE 44 | October 18, 2018

Naz Riahi of Bitten on Building Food Experiences

Today’s guest is Naz Riahi is the founder and creative director of Bitten, an experiential series that positions food as…

EPISODE 43 | October 11, 2018

Chef Ashely Eddie of Santina on Building a Culinary Career

Today’s guest is Ashley Eddie, Executive Chef of Santina, an Amalfi Coast-inspired restaurant by Major Food Group, in New York…

EPISODE 42 | September 28, 2018

Jocelyn Delk-Adams of Grandbaby Cakes on Visibility, Chicago Dining and How to Build a Food Blog

Today’s show is an interview that I recorded in Charleston, South Carolina with the one and only Jocelyn Delk-Adams, the…

EPISODE 41 | September 13, 2018

Beth Shapiro of Citymeals on Wheels

Today’s guest is Beth Shapiro, executive director of Citymeals on Wheels which provides meals and companionship to New York City’s…

EPISODE 40 | September 6, 2018

Food, Conflict & Community with Nas Jab of Komeeda

Welcome to the fifth season of A Hungry Society! On today’s show we’re talking to Nasser Jab, co-founder of Komeeda…

EPISODE 39 | August 3, 2018

Martha Lou Gasden of Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Here’s a very special mini-episode that I recorded in Charleston, South Carolina with the legendary Martha Lou Gadsden, owner of…

EPISODE 38 | August 2, 2018

The Fab Conference: Chefs Asha Gomez & Katie Button

Today’s episode is a little different. I’m in Charleston, South Carolina at the Fab Conference which is all about women…

EPISODE 37 | July 26, 2018

Ayanna Pressley on Legislation and Restaurants

Today’s guest is Ayanna Pressley, policy-maker, activist, and the first ever woman of color to be elected to Boston City…

EPISODE 36 | July 19, 2018

Adrienne Cheatham on Her ‘Sunday Best’ Dinners and Life After Top Chef

Today’s guest is Adrienne Cheatham, chef behind the Sunday Best dinner series, here in New York City. Adrienne is a…

EPISODE 35 | July 12, 2018

Lisa Gross and Sonya Kharas on Valuing Immigrant Cooking with League of Kitchens

Today’s guests are Lisa Gross and Sonya Kharas of The League of Kitchens, an immersive culinary adventure in New York…

EPISODE 34 | June 28, 2018

Yewande Komolafe on Food, Migration and Adaptation

Today’s guest is Yewande Komolafe a chef, recipe developer, and food stylist based in Brooklyn. Yewande grew up in Lagos,…

EPISODE 33 | June 22, 2018

Changing the Conversation (with Food Without Borders)

Changing the Conversation was a live crossover episode of A Hungry Society and Food Without Borders that explored how to create meaningful change…

EPISODE 32 | June 14, 2018

Eating Through Harlem at Harlem EatUp!

Today’s show is a little different. Last month, I had a the pleasure of attending the 4th Annual Harlem EatUp…

EPISODE 31 | May 31, 2018

Tia Keenan on Cheese, Writing Cookbooks and Working in Restaurants

Today’s guest is Tia Keenan, a cook, writer, and cheese specialist who spent a decade working in New York City…

EPISODE 30 | May 24, 2018

Chef Todd Richards on Community and “Soul”

Today’s guest is Todd Richards, an award-winning chef known for his takes on soul food and Southern cuisine. He was…

EPISODE 29 | May 17, 2018

Alicia Kennedy on Food Media and Inclusivity

Today’s guest is Alicia Kennedy, a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer who focuses on the intersection of food and politics,…

EPISODE 28 | May 10, 2018

TJ and Hadley Douglas of Boston’s Urban Grape Talk Drinking Progressively and Inclusivity in the Wine World

Today’s guests are TJ and Hadley Douglas, the husband and wife team behind The Urban Grape, an award-winning wine store…

EPISODE 27 | April 19, 2018

Mayukh Sen on Telling Untold Stories in the Food World

Today’s guest is Mayukh Sen, staff writer at MUNCHIES, VICE’s food publication. He was previously a Staff Writer at Food52,…

EPISODE 26 | April 12, 2018

Eric Himmelfarb of City Harvest

Today’s guest is Eric Himmelfarb, manager of food sourcing, procurement and logistics at City Harvest, a food rescue organization. City…

EPISODE 25 | April 5, 2018

Cha McCoy on Wine and Travel

Today’s guest is Cha McCoy, Harlem native and founder of CHA Squared Consulting LLC, a lifestyle company with a focus…

EPISODE 24 | March 29, 2018

Jenn De La Vega on Food and New Media

Today’s guest is Jenn de la Vega, private chef, caterer, founder of Randwiches, a curated food blog and author of…

EPISODE 23 | March 22, 2018

Von Diaz on Marrying Puerto Rican Food and Southern Food in ‘Coconuts & Collards’

Von Diaz is a writer, author and radio producer based in New York City, exploring explores Puerto Rican food, culture,…

EPISODE 22 | March 15, 2018

Adrian Miller a.k.a. the Soul Food Scholar on White House Cooks, Red Drink & Colorado Soul Food

Today’s guest is Adrian Miller, aka the Soul Food Scholar, culinary historian, barbecue judge and authority on such topics as:…

EPISODE 21 | March 8, 2018

Yemi Amu of Oko Farms on Farming, Jollof and Nigerian Food

Today’s guest is Yemi Amu, co-founder of Oko Farms, Brooklyn’s largest and oldest aquaponics farm here in Bushwick. She directs…

EPISODE 20 | March 1, 2018

Chef Tracy Chang on Building Her Dream Restaurant

Today’s guest is Tracy Chang, chef and owner of Pagu in Cambridge outside of Boston. Chef Chang is a graduate…

EPISODE 19 | February 22, 2018

Talking Food Writing with Tejal Rao

Today’s guest is Tejal Rao, reporter at The New York Times and a columnist for the The New York Times…

EPISODE 18 | February 15, 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Chef Chris Cheung

Today’s guest is chef Chris Cheung, a born and bred New Yorker, who grew up in the heart of Chinatown…

EPISODE 17 | February 8, 2018

Chef JJ Johnson on being ‘Between Harlem and Heaven’ and Jefferson Evans

Today’s guest is JJ Johnson, chef, author and founder of Ingrained Hospitality here in New York City. Most recently JJ…

EPISODE 16 | February 2, 2018

Shelley Worrell of Caribbeing on the Caribbean Cultural Capital of the World

Today’s guest is Shelley Worrell, Founder + Chief Curator of CARIBBEING, an organization that celebrates and preserves Caribbean culture. Since…

EPISODE 15 | January 25, 2018

Chef Daniel Patterson on Restaurant Equality

Today’s guest is Daniel Patterson, chef, food writer and restaurateur behind some of California’s best restaurants. Daniel started Daniel Patterson…

EPISODE 14 | December 15, 2017

Chef Marquis Hayes on Healing Yourself and Your Community Through Cooking

Today’s guest in Marquis Hayes, chef of Drive Change, an organization that offers job training and fellowship to formerly incarcerated…

EPISODE 13 | December 7, 2017

Tonya and David Thomas of Ida B.’s Table

Today’s guests are chefs David and Tonya Thomas of Ida B’s Table in Baltimore. David is a career food professional…

EPISODE 12 | November 30, 2017

Black Culinary History: Past, Present and Future

Today’s guest is Therese Nelson, chef and founder of Black Culinary History, an organization she started in 2008 as a…

EPISODE 11 | November 16, 2017

Everyday Korean with Seung Hee Lee

On today’s show we’re talking to Seung Hee Lee, co author of Everyday Korean, a new cookbook that acts as…

EPISODE 10 | November 9, 2017

Evelyn Shelton & Steve Hill on Restaurant Ownership and Gentrification

Can local restaurant ownership right the wrongs of gentrification? On today’s show we’ll talk to Evelyn Shelton, owner and chef…

EPISODE 9 | November 2, 2017

The Black Forks on Restaurant Stereotypes and Dining While Black

What’s it like to be the only person of color in a dining room? Vonnie and Fred are childhood friends…

EPISODE 8 | October 26, 2017

Chris Himmel on Hospitality and Improving the Restaurant Industry

Today’s guest is Chris Himmel, owner of three restaurants in Boston and CEO of Himmel Hospitality Group. From the time…

EPISODE 7 | October 19, 2017

Julia Turshen on Feeding the Resistance and Why Food and Dining is Always Political

Today’s guest is JULIA TURSHEN, prolific writer and the author of two cookbooks: Small Victories and Feed the Resistance. She…

EPISODE 6 | October 12, 2017

Decolonizing Food and Travel Culture with Bani Amor

Bani Amor is a queer travel writer, photographer and activist from Brooklyn by way of Ecuador who explores diasporic identities,…

EPISODE 5 | October 5, 2017

Perla Nieves and Alysis Vasquez of Midnight Market on Pop-Ups, Dining, and more

Today’s guests are Perla Nieves and Alysis Vasquez, best friends and the founders of Midnight Market, part food event part…

EPISODE 4 | September 28, 2017

Chef Kwame Williams on Caribbean Cuisine and Fine Dining

Today’s guest is Kwame Williams, chef and co-owner of Vital Dining in Montclair, New Jersey serving modern Caribbean dishes. He…

EPISODE 3 | September 21, 2017

Trish Fontanilla on Pop-Ups and Filipino Dining

Today’s guest is Trish Fontanilla, co-founder of BosFilipinos an organization that creates Filipino and Asian events in the Greater Boston…

EPISODE 2 | September 14, 2017

Chef Galen Zamarra on Fine Dining and Rebuilding Mas Farmhouse

Today’s guest is chef Galen Zamarra, James Beard award winner and owner of Mas Farmhouse in the West Village, a…

EPISODE 1 | September 8, 2017

Nicole Taylor on Southern Dining, Food Media and Being an ‘UpSouth” Cook

Today’s guest is Nicole Taylor, cookbook author, food writer, and former host of the Hot Grease podcast on Heritage Radio…

| September 6, 2017

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