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Plate of the Union
23 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 8: We Fed An Island (Puerto Rico) with Chef José Andrés and Anna Palmer
Chef José Andrés returns, along with Anna Palmer, to tell the story of Jose’s incredible humanitarian work in Puerto Rico. Jose and Anna discuss how government can be so frustrating to work with for a chef like José who is just trying to feed people, and Spike questions José about his political future.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 7: Chefs Roundtable: 7 Chefs Fight for Good Food in America
Seven amazing chefs join the podcast to tell us their dreams for a better food system. Every chef has a story to share about why they fight for healthy and affordable food in their communities, and why they decided they had to come to Washington and lobby congress for a better Farm Bill.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 6: For the Love of Farming - A Roundtable with Five Female Farmers
Five inspiring female farmers join the podcast to discuss the challenges and rewards of being a small farmer. Each farmer is in Washington to lobby their Member of Congress on the Farm Bill – they want more support for small farmers, better conservation, and help for the hungry people in their communities.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 5: Urban Agriculture with Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Prof. Sabine O'Hara
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Professor Sabine O’Hara come on the podcast to discuss the power of urban agriculture. They help us understand how new technology can combine with new policy to make our food system safer, more affordable, and provide better quality food to people living in cities.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 4: Food is Medicine with Michel Nischan and Pamela Hess
Michel Nischan, a chef and nutrition activist, describes his fight for food to be considered medicine, and how he was inspired to act when two of his children were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Pamela Hess joins to tells us how she brings fresh, healthy produce to food deserts in the Washington, DC area via her mobile market, and how she works with veterans to jumpstart their careers in farming.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 3: Food at the Polls with Celinda Lake
Pollster and Political Strategist Celinda Lake joins our hosts to explain the most recent polling data around food issues. Spike wants to know why he never gets called to participate in polls, and Monica and Celinda explain how food issues can make a big difference to swing voters across the country.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 2: Ending Hunger with Rep. Jim McGovern and Alex Moore
Congressman Jim McGovern and Alex Moore of DC Central Kitchen make a convincing case to support the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—formerly known as Food Stamps. Letting people go hungry in America is a political choice and both guests discuss how non-profits and governmental leaders alike are fighting for hungry people.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 1: Food is Political with Chef José Andrés and Anna Palmer
Chef José Andrés and Politico Reporter Anna Palmer join Spike and Monica to introduce the political side of food. Chef José recalls finding his political voice when a U.S. Senator first came to his restaurant and tells us what he thinks is unique about America’s food system. He also tells the story of how a Spaniard fell in love with America. Anna Palmer reflects on how the food policy landscape has shifted politically over the years and what it would take for Congress to be motivated to overhaul our food policy.
1 minutes | 2 years ago
Trailer: Chef Spike Mendelsohn Introduces Plate of the Union
Subscribe today to make sure you don't miss our first episode with Chef José Andrés and Politico's Anna Palmer! We'll talk about what makes America's food system unique, why José Andrés loves America, and all the crazy ways our government affects what ends up on your plate.
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