Robin Bodak (co-owner and head chef) and Dignity Maille (cook) of the restaurant Next Door talk about their women-centric kitchen culture, outstanding and unpretentious food, cultural appropriation vs kitchen creativity, and the real challenges of running a restaurant that values both the workers and local farmers.
A collection of short stories on the lives and work of twelve people who explore the landscape of race, change making, education & community around Connecticut. Host Tagan Engel recorded these stories and many more as part of a larger multi media project in 2018 to mark the 25th anniversary year of the Graustein Memorial Fund. To learn more go to www.thetableunderground.com
Babalawo, Priest of Ifa Enroue Halfkenny, Onigbana Sangofemi (and husband of host Tagan Engel ;-) shares an overview of the traditional religion of the Yoruba people, and what it looks like in daily life. He speaks on this indigenous African tradition as a path towards personal and communal healing and a wholistic framework for healing our broken society.
Rebroadcast of a three part show from 2017: Mohegan Maple Moon with Rachel Sayet - Tapping trees in the city with 8 year old Sam - and Marshall Cruz shares his wild story of how he started cooking and dreaming of a Grits n' Gravy food truck.
Guests from A Pinch of Salt, Dave’s Angry Sauce, and Love Breakfast talk about their passions for food, supporting Black and Brown owned food businesses, and spreading their fresh food love to everyone.
Three enthusiastic New Haven, CT food system change agents share their personal journeys, as well as their visions and practices for transformative change...oh and pulses, pirogies and Guatemalan black beans too... with Guests Latha Swamy, Genesis Vicente, and Austin Bryniarski
A personal reflection on living through the fall “holiday” season as a Native American person, as well as articles, videos, and books, most from Indigenous authors, to help you learn more about the true history of Thanksgiving.
Co-Editor of The Hood Health Handbook Alife Allah on health wisdom from and for Black & Brown communities, systemic change, hip hop as inspiration, playing in the park, and his journey into health justice work..
Host Tagan Engel speaks with her husband Enroue Halfkenny, a healer and therapist about her recent trip to Poland to mark the 75th Anniversary of the mass uprising, and her grandparents escape from the Nazi death camp Sobibor.
Pie baker and serial entrepreneur Mubarakah Ibrahim is on a mission to fix local policies to support micro-food businesses like her's. With a step by step conversation on how to start a food business, and being the change you want to see!
Four New Haven, CT Public School students share their experiences and insights on how race shows up in schools and how it impacts their lives and learning. With guests: Briyana, Benny, Sebastian and Mia.
Talented ceramic artist Rob Lugo speaks on his incredible journey from graffiti to the pottery wheel, the importance of seeing people of color in art, and his inspirations as an Afro-Latino from Kensington, Philly.
10 year-old girl, Tomistela Engel-Halfkenny shares her favorite books featuring inspiring girls and women including many black and brown women in HERstory... and how reading them impacts her view of herself.
Four fab food lovers, dish on Summer Food Finds in CT... an outrageous ice cream trail, vegan soft serve, Pow Wow foods, a chef’s adventures with his daughters, BBQ, tacos and more! With guests Babz Rawls Ivy, Rachel Sayet, and Franco Comacho.
Guests Kay Holness and Nadine Nelson dig into delicious food from restaurants featured in the first ever New Haven, CT Caribbean Restaurant Week. We talk flavors, culinary history and food as a great connector for overcoming an anti-immigrant climate.
Greg Smith talks about finding his purpose and joy in food, and the impact the ConnCAT Culinary Arts program had on him as a black man trying to find supports to live a vibrant life and better the community around him.
A joint conversation with Lucy Gellman of The Kitchen Sync podcast about the importance of telling the passover holiday liberation story and the complications and responsibilities of being a white Jew. Oh and some food talk too...