10 minutes | Jan 5, 2021

Episode 1 - An Origin Story

On this week’s episode, we explore more broadly the meaning of food and drink and how they have shaped and inspired each of us throughout our lives. We also discuss why we have started this podcast and illuminate our vision and intention. Food and drink are much more than providing the obvious forms of sustenance; they can also provide a deeper, more spiritual meaning; a source of comfort and connection with family, friends or those around us. Both of us are passionate about food and drink, so much that we both have maintained long careers in the food and beverage industry. We wanted to take a moment and provide a brief background about what initially inspired us to immerse ourselves in this career.Food is one of the world’s most universal forms of communication. It is usually what people think about throughout their day, but we all connect different meaning and associations about food and drink from one another. Our culture, age, socio-economic status and our location on the Earth really do play a part in the meaning on how one views food and drink in their life.Food and drink culture (by definition) refers to the practices, attitudes, and beliefs as well as the networks and institutions surrounding the production, distribution, and consumption of them. Every single culture and religion uses food and drink as part of their rituals, ceremonies and celebrations. Food celebration (China’s mid-autumn festival and moon cake) or (Jewish religious holidays like Passover). Every season, every harvest, and every holiday has its own food, and this is true in America as well throughout most of the worldIt helps define us as people and the connection to the cultures we belong. Such preferences are personal and culturally meaningful. Our comfort foods can begin to illuminate who we are, where we originate from, and what happened to us along the way. As co-hosts, we strive to engage in a stimulating and intimate dialogue with each topic and with each other. Each episode brings forth passionate people and topics from around the world to talk about the connection of what food and drink means to them and how they have shaped and influenced their lives. Some guest will be professional cooks and chef educators, while others will be home cooks and food enthusiasts
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