Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month
By: Andreana Chou Latinx Heritage Month spans from September 15th to October 15th. Why start on September 15th, instead of September 1st or October 1st? Well, September 15th aligns with the Independence Day celebrations of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Prior to these Latin nations, Mexico and Chile also declared their independence from Spain on September 16, 1810 and September 21, 1810 respectively.
REPLAY: Communal Dining The Beninois Way with Adégnimika Carrena
This week’s guest is Adégnimika (Adé) Carrena, owner of Dounou Cuisine. Born in Porto-Novo, Benin, Adé started her culinary journey here in the United States when she was adopted at the age of 10. Though then she cooked just with her family.
Decolonizing our Thanksgiving Tables and Food Narratives
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’ve been thinking about the many ways this holiday bolsters colonial narratives, as well as opportunities to push back on them. This episode spotlights individual people, dishes and ingredients that are decolonizing our food system.