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51 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Chi Chi Okwu: What is the World We Hope For?
Chi Chi Okwu, Content Producer and Host of The Next Question web series, joins Amy at the table to talk about race, black and white women in friendship and how wholehearted living for everyone requires every person doing the work. Mentioned on the Show: Chi Chi’s first appearance on Feeding People (season 1) EverThrive Illinois The Next Question Follow: Chi Chi on Instagram Chi Chi on Twitter Amy on Instagram Amy on Twitter Feeding People on Facebook Sunday Supper Church on Instagram Feeding People Patreon Page
50 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann: Radical Presence at the Table
Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann shares her journey from growing up on the south side of Chicago to her decision to found Mishkan Chicago, a spiritual community "reclaiming Judaism’s inspiration and transformative essence,” and which seeks to “resonate with the next generation, as well as people who have felt on the fringes of the Jewish community.” Rabbi Lizzi also discusses the role that food—and sitting around the table with others who might be different from each other—plays in the life of the Mishkan community, as well as all of our lives. Mentioned on the Show: Hillel @ Stanford IKAR PICO California Diaspora Dinners Spacca Napoli Pizzeria Gather Follow: Mishkan on Instagram Mishkan on Twitter Mishkan on Facebook Mishkan on YouTube Amy on Instagram Amy on Twitter Feeding People on Facebook Sunday Supper Church on Instagram Feeding People Patreon Page
34 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Dominique Leach: This Is Only The Beginning
Dominique Leach, chef and owner of Lexington Betty Smokehouse, makes her second appearance on the show and shares with Amy the challenges and joys of opening her first restaurant, her commitment to be herself, and the importance of supporting black-owned restaurants. Mentioned on the Show: Lexington Betty Smokehouse Dominique’s first appearance on Feeding People (Season 1) Truth Italian Batters and Berries Sweet Maple Cafe Egg Rolls Etc Tips and Toes Bowen’s Pizza Follow: Dominique on Facebook Lexington Betty Smokehouse on Facebook Lexington Betty Smokehouse on Instagram Amy on Instagram Amy on Twitter Feeding People on Facebook Sunday Supper Church on Instagram Patreon Page Episode Credits: Produced by Kelly Dolan Music by Matt Troup Additional Equipment provided by Justin Campbell
43 minutes | Nov 13, 2019
Julia Turshen: Food as Revolution
Cookbook author and podcast host Julia Turshen discusses the crucial role food played during the Civil Rights Movement and the Stonewall Uprising, the unifying human connection that cooking creates, and the correlation between her Jewish identity and her love of food, eating, and gathering together for meals. Show Notes Mentioned on the Show: Keep Calm and Cook On with Julia Turshen Feed the Resistance Now and Again Small Victories Equity at the Table Georgia Gilmore Cheryl Day The Jewish Cookbook Angel Food East Sunday Supper Church Follow: Julia’s Website Julia on Instagram Julia on Twitter Amy on Instagram Amy on Twitter Feeding People on Facebook Sunday Supper Church on Instagram Patreon Page Episode Credits: Produced by Kelly Dolan Music by Matt Troup Additional Equipment provided by Justin Campbell
52 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Emily Scott: Showing Up at the Table
Amy talks with Emily Scott, the former founding pastor of St. Lydia’s dinner church in Brooklyn and the current founding pastor of Dreams and Visions in Baltimore, on the connection between food and spirituality, centering church around the practice of the table and the beautiful nature of seeing the humanity in each other when sharing a meal. Mentioned on the Show: St. Lydia’s St. Gregory’s Sunday Supper Church Dinner Church Movement Give to Dreams and Visions Shelter (write “LGBTQ shelter” in the memo line) Emily’s Book For All Who Hunger Follow: Emily’s Website Emily on Facebook Emily on Instagram Amy on Instagram Amy on Twitter Feeding People on Facebook Sunday Supper Church on Instagram Patreon Page
23 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
Amy Dolan: Becoming a Home Cook
After much reflection (and hesitation), Amy shares her journey towards embracing her identity as a home cook—how someone without formal training can still be a great cook and feed people with great love.
44 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
Rudy Garrett: The Role of Food in Activism
Amy talks with Rudy Garrett, Co-Deputy Director of Chicago Votes, on connecting her passion for food with her profession in politics. Rudy also shares her perspective on engaging at tables with people you disagree, and the simple mind shift we can make when engaging volunteers to ensure they have what they need to do their work.
46 minutes | Oct 9, 2019
Abby Davis: There is Power in Eating
Amy talks with film and television producer Abby Davis about how she’s becoming comfortable in her Korean identity, what the entertainment industry in Los Angeles highlighted for her about body image, as well as how she currently centers business meetings around meals and cares for herself through prepping meals on Sundays.
40 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Chef Nicole Pederson: Food is Community
Amy talks with Chef Nicole Pederson, Director of Culinary Arts at Center on Halsted, about her passion for connecting food and community. Nicole shares how her 20 year journey as a chef—working at Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and Lula Cafe and Marcus Samuelsson’s C-House in Chicago—led her to train unemployed and under-employed people within the LGBTQ community how to cook and find work in Chicago restaurants.
21 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
Season 2 Finale
Amy reflects on Season 2 of Feeding People, announces the launch of the show’s brand new Patreon page and discusses ways to help create Season 3 together.
46 minutes | Aug 2, 2019
Sarah Deardorff Miller: Refugees and Food as Welcome
Amy talks with longtime friend Sarah Deardorff Miller, Senior Fellow at Refugees International, about the current refugee and family separation situation in the U.S., the role of food in the refugee resettlement process and the ways which Sarah has experienced beautiful hospitality as she has eaten food all around the world.
45 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Emma Brewster and Joe Lindsay: Take a Risk
Amy talks with Emma Brewster and Joe Lindsay, owners of David’s Delicatessen & Coffee, about the importance of sourcing local food in their restaurant, their famous Corned Beef Off that brings the community together, and their desire to create a welcoming, one-of-kind experience for all who walk through their doors.
43 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Zuri Thompson: A Passion for Food
Amy talks with Zuri Thompson, the founder and director of Pearly Peas, a program designed to feed seniors living in food insecure communities nutritious food. Zuri shares how she found her passion for food and feeding seniors, as well as how she currently sees cooking food for family and friends as her most important work.
21 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Darren Calhoun at Sunday Supper Church: Healing Changes Everything
In celebration of Pride month, Chicago artist and activist Darren Calhoun shares his experience as a black, Christian, gay man and encourages us to embrace change and healing close to home. (This episode was recorded live at Sunday Supper Church, June 23, 2019.)
31 minutes | Jun 20, 2019
Amy Dolan: On Food and Faith
After participating in the Food and Faith event alongside one hundred interfaith leaders, politicians, climate change experts and farmers, host Amy Dolan shares her inspiring and life-changing experience and how she plans to connect her learnings on land, labor and food with her life and work. The conference was presented by the Methodist Theological School of Ohio, Center for Earth Ethics, The Climate Reality Project and the Ohio State University Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT).
45 minutes | May 29, 2019
Wendy Zeldin: Creating Access to Good Food
Amy talks with Wendy Zeldin, the 61st Street Farmers Market Manager and Food Educator, about Jewish grandmothers, food accessibility and her hope that the Chicago agricultural scene will grow to provide access for all to healthy, affordable, good food.
53 minutes | May 22, 2019
Amy + Kelly Dolan: Our Story of Infertility
Host Amy Dolan and her husband, Kelly, share their story of infertility, and the role of food and tables in times of grief and loss.
53 minutes | May 15, 2019
Maui Jones: In All Things, Love
Amy talks with Maui Jones, Founder and Artistic Director of Echo Theater Collective, about their shared love of ketchup on hot dogs, how food shapes connection and healing, and their dissatisfaction with the institutional church and its upholding of white supremacist ideals.
38 minutes | May 8, 2019
Dan Stanford: Food As the Great Equalizer
Musician, artist and social justice activist Dan Stanford reflects on how his family’s relationship to meal time shaped his current thinking about food, as well as how sharing a meal with someone and sitting at the table eye to eye with others provides equalization in a world of social imbalances.
43 minutes | May 1, 2019
Erica Bauer: Equity at the Table
In this first episode of Season 2, school administrator Dr. Erica Bauer joins Amy for a meaningful conversation around the power dynamics that exist at every table, and how her experiences growing up shaped the way she approaches food and justice work today.
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