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This Week in Food Podcast

This Week in Food Podcast

 Food historian Fred Opie

Food historian Fred Opie

Here's a rundown of what you will hear this week: first up is a inspiring story of how chefs in hurricane riddled Houston, Texas have organized to use their gifts to serve others without receiving compensation. It's a great good Samaritan story that makes you want to pass on goodwill to those in need. Second is a great segment from the folks at splendid table about the work of Jean Lewis who delves into the multiple ways that we can use leafy greens on vegetables such as broccoli and beets that most of us typically discard. The segment reminds me of the research I've done on how my African ancestors used all manner of greens in their cookery. On Good Food host Evan Kleiman did an author interview about a new book noted women in history through the lens of food. Of course this food historian love this interview particularly the discussion on the chapter on First lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

I've included  a show from the BBC Food Program about food writer and naturalist Patients Gray, someone I knew nothing about and a kindred spirit of Elizabeth David. Also from the BBC food program, a much-needed show on the stress at the back of the house that has been taken it's toll on chefs. The show unpacks the alarming rate of suicides that have occurred among chefs and their staff; this great example of food journalism tells us it's not all the glitz and glamour that we've seen on cooking shows. Many thanks to the chefs who made themselves venerable and went public on the problems they've experienced and witnessed to make this shell possible.

Houston restaurant community cooks up support for shelters and first responders

Jenn Louis reveals a world of flavor using unique greens

What She Ate’: Stories of women told through food

Patience Gray: A Life Through Food

Chef Stress

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This Week in Food Podcast

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