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Bite is a podcast for people who think hard about their food. Join acclaimed food and farming blogger Tom Philpott, Mother Jones editors Kiera Butler and Maddie Oatman, and a tantalizing guest list of writers, farmers, scientists, and chefs as they uncov

Latest Episodes

Chef Dominique Crenn on Eating as Activism—and the Secret to Phenomenal Sandwiches

Dominique Crenn famously nabbed her first cooking job, at the legendary San Francisco restaurant Stars, without ever having gone to culinary school. She went on to become the first female chef in North America to hold three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn, and she has a reputation as a vocal activist for environmental and social causes—from ditching meat on her menus to championing equality in the workplace. Her new memoir is calledRebel Chef:In Search of What Matters. This episode was a collaboration with the Commonwealth Club’s Inforum Series.

33 MIN1 d ago
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Chef Dominique Crenn on Eating as Activism—and the Secret to Phenomenal Sandwiches

Swollen Hands, Rampant Contagion, No Sick Days: Processing Chicken During a Pandemic

Meatpacking plants across the United States have become coronavirus hotspots—and workers at chicken plants are particularly vulnerable. Caitlin Esch, a senior producer at Marketplace, digs into the history behind chicken production in America and talks about what she’s learned over nearly a year of investigative reporting into labor conditions at poultry plants in the South. This episode of Bite is a collaboration with The Uncertain Hour, an investigative podcast from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty desk.

25 MIN2 w ago
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Swollen Hands, Rampant Contagion, No Sick Days: Processing Chicken During a Pandemic

White People Own 98 Percent of Rural Land. Young Farmers Are Asking for It Back.

Black families own just one percent of the country’s arable land. But that’s despite the fact US agriculture has deep roots in African traditions. Leah Penniman, author of the bookFarming While Black, delves into the roots of our modern farming practices, and talks about a growing movement among young Black and indigenous farmers to reclaim lost land. Plus: A dispatch from Minneapolis, where a Jamaican restaurant has transformed into a protest supply hub.

25 MINJUN 12
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White People Own 98 Percent of Rural Land. Young Farmers Are Asking for It Back.

A Science-Loving Chef's Guide to Eating Safely Right Now

Whether you’re in lockdown or beginning to ease your way back into public life—you still need to eat every day. And the questions are still swirling: Are groceries safe? Should I reheat food when I bring it home? Does my delivery meal pose a risk? There’s no better expert on evidence-based advice about all things food than chef and writer J. Kenji López-Alt. He has all the answers you’re craving on this week’s episode ofBite.

24 MINMAY 29
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A Science-Loving Chef's Guide to Eating Safely Right Now

How Does Your Pandemic Garden Grow?

Quarantinehas prompted a burst of gardening activity around the country; some people have even likened it to the 1940s Victory Garden movement.In a third-floor apartment in Queens, two roommates have figured out how to grow a whole host of vegetables without a backyard.Then we talk to Doria Robinson, executive director of Urban Tilth in Richmond, California, to try and understand what it will take to make disaster gardens last beyond times of crisis.

22 MINMAY 15
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How Does Your Pandemic Garden Grow?

Should Restaurants Be Saved?

Restaurants run on social contact and razor-thin profit margins. So COVID-19 stopped them cold, and brought them to the brink of financial ruin. In today's episode, Tom Colicchio—owner of Manhattan restaurant empire Crafted Hospitality and judge on Top Chef—makes the case that the government's stimulus efforts are a recipe for mass restaurant extinction, and calls for a program targeted directly at saving independent eateries. Then Nigerian-born, New Orleans-based chef and activist Tunde Wey pushes back, arguing that restaurants as we know them aren't worth saving without major reforms.

30 MINMAY 1
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Should Restaurants Be Saved?

Recipe for Escape

Whether you are working mandatory overtime shifts, feeling stuck inside a third-floor apartment, or full-time parenting on top of working at home—chances are, you’re craving to break free. So today, we bring you two stories about escape.First, kava is a traditional drink from the South Pacific that recently made its way to trendy Manhattan bars. And some experts say it can release you from anxiety. Then: Think you’re feeling cooped up? Try being a chicken. Novelist Deb Olin Unferth discusses her new book,Barn 8, about two rogue inspectors who decide to let a million birds run wild.

31 MINAPR 17
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Recipe for Escape

The Food Workers Who Brave Coronavirus to Feed Us

Supermarket cashiers, meal delivery folks, fast-food cooks, and farmworkers—all help keep society together. While that’s always been true, the COVID-19 crisis has put them in the spotlight.On this episode, we talk to food workers who are putting their lives on the line to feed the nation. You’ll hear about how their work has changed in big and small ways, from a Door Dasher’s elaborate cleaning routine to a small farm’s struggle to keep up with the surging demand for CSA boxes.

25 MINAPR 3
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The Food Workers Who Brave Coronavirus to Feed Us

Your Best Dinner Option Is Hiding in Your Pantry

Get ready to master your pantry, no matter what you've stockpiled. Tamar Adler, author of the bookAn Everlasting Meal, has tons of tips for home cooking with economy and grace: What to prioritize on your grocery list, how to stretch ingredients across meals and make use of your scraps, and how to keep your sanity while cooking with kids. Plus: The founder of Rancho Gordo talks about how the coronavirus has made everyone desperate for beans, and Tamar offers some tasty recipes that will give you courage to finally cook those dried beans you've been avoiding.

30 MINMAR 20
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Your Best Dinner Option Is Hiding in Your Pantry

Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus

Today we bring you a bonus episode from our sister show, The Mother Jones Podcast. The coronavirus pandemic is devastating the hospitality industry. Millions of Americans are in lockdown. Events are being cancelled. The day before the release of this podcast episode, New York City's restaurants and bars have been forced to stop sit-down service. In the midst of a crisis, the worst thing that could happen to the restaurant industry has happened. This week, we talked to restaurant owners in the Chinatown in Flushing, Queens. This is a thriving immigrant community, and food-lover’s paradise, that has been turned upside down by COVID-19. For restauranteurs already operating on slim profit margins, staying open during the shutdown was already near-impossible. The question is whether they’ll be able to reopen at all. Also on the show: you share with us your stories about stepping up to help others through the crisis, and they are seriously inspirational. Tune in for all sorts of strateg...

22 MINMAR 19
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Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus

Latest Episodes

Chef Dominique Crenn on Eating as Activism—and the Secret to Phenomenal Sandwiches

Dominique Crenn famously nabbed her first cooking job, at the legendary San Francisco restaurant Stars, without ever having gone to culinary school. She went on to become the first female chef in North America to hold three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn, and she has a reputation as a vocal activist for environmental and social causes—from ditching meat on her menus to championing equality in the workplace. Her new memoir is calledRebel Chef:In Search of What Matters. This episode was a collaboration with the Commonwealth Club’s Inforum Series.

33 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Chef Dominique Crenn on Eating as Activism—and the Secret to Phenomenal Sandwiches

Swollen Hands, Rampant Contagion, No Sick Days: Processing Chicken During a Pandemic

Meatpacking plants across the United States have become coronavirus hotspots—and workers at chicken plants are particularly vulnerable. Caitlin Esch, a senior producer at Marketplace, digs into the history behind chicken production in America and talks about what she’s learned over nearly a year of investigative reporting into labor conditions at poultry plants in the South. This episode of Bite is a collaboration with The Uncertain Hour, an investigative podcast from Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty desk.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Swollen Hands, Rampant Contagion, No Sick Days: Processing Chicken During a Pandemic

White People Own 98 Percent of Rural Land. Young Farmers Are Asking for It Back.

Black families own just one percent of the country’s arable land. But that’s despite the fact US agriculture has deep roots in African traditions. Leah Penniman, author of the bookFarming While Black, delves into the roots of our modern farming practices, and talks about a growing movement among young Black and indigenous farmers to reclaim lost land. Plus: A dispatch from Minneapolis, where a Jamaican restaurant has transformed into a protest supply hub.

25 MINJUN 12
Comments
White People Own 98 Percent of Rural Land. Young Farmers Are Asking for It Back.

A Science-Loving Chef's Guide to Eating Safely Right Now

Whether you’re in lockdown or beginning to ease your way back into public life—you still need to eat every day. And the questions are still swirling: Are groceries safe? Should I reheat food when I bring it home? Does my delivery meal pose a risk? There’s no better expert on evidence-based advice about all things food than chef and writer J. Kenji López-Alt. He has all the answers you’re craving on this week’s episode ofBite.

24 MINMAY 29
Comments
A Science-Loving Chef's Guide to Eating Safely Right Now

How Does Your Pandemic Garden Grow?

Quarantinehas prompted a burst of gardening activity around the country; some people have even likened it to the 1940s Victory Garden movement.In a third-floor apartment in Queens, two roommates have figured out how to grow a whole host of vegetables without a backyard.Then we talk to Doria Robinson, executive director of Urban Tilth in Richmond, California, to try and understand what it will take to make disaster gardens last beyond times of crisis.

22 MINMAY 15
Comments
How Does Your Pandemic Garden Grow?

Should Restaurants Be Saved?

Restaurants run on social contact and razor-thin profit margins. So COVID-19 stopped them cold, and brought them to the brink of financial ruin. In today's episode, Tom Colicchio—owner of Manhattan restaurant empire Crafted Hospitality and judge on Top Chef—makes the case that the government's stimulus efforts are a recipe for mass restaurant extinction, and calls for a program targeted directly at saving independent eateries. Then Nigerian-born, New Orleans-based chef and activist Tunde Wey pushes back, arguing that restaurants as we know them aren't worth saving without major reforms.

30 MINMAY 1
Comments
Should Restaurants Be Saved?

Recipe for Escape

Whether you are working mandatory overtime shifts, feeling stuck inside a third-floor apartment, or full-time parenting on top of working at home—chances are, you’re craving to break free. So today, we bring you two stories about escape.First, kava is a traditional drink from the South Pacific that recently made its way to trendy Manhattan bars. And some experts say it can release you from anxiety. Then: Think you’re feeling cooped up? Try being a chicken. Novelist Deb Olin Unferth discusses her new book,Barn 8, about two rogue inspectors who decide to let a million birds run wild.

31 MINAPR 17
Comments
Recipe for Escape

The Food Workers Who Brave Coronavirus to Feed Us

Supermarket cashiers, meal delivery folks, fast-food cooks, and farmworkers—all help keep society together. While that’s always been true, the COVID-19 crisis has put them in the spotlight.On this episode, we talk to food workers who are putting their lives on the line to feed the nation. You’ll hear about how their work has changed in big and small ways, from a Door Dasher’s elaborate cleaning routine to a small farm’s struggle to keep up with the surging demand for CSA boxes.

25 MINAPR 3
Comments
The Food Workers Who Brave Coronavirus to Feed Us

Your Best Dinner Option Is Hiding in Your Pantry

Get ready to master your pantry, no matter what you've stockpiled. Tamar Adler, author of the bookAn Everlasting Meal, has tons of tips for home cooking with economy and grace: What to prioritize on your grocery list, how to stretch ingredients across meals and make use of your scraps, and how to keep your sanity while cooking with kids. Plus: The founder of Rancho Gordo talks about how the coronavirus has made everyone desperate for beans, and Tamar offers some tasty recipes that will give you courage to finally cook those dried beans you've been avoiding.

30 MINMAR 20
Comments
Your Best Dinner Option Is Hiding in Your Pantry

Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus

Today we bring you a bonus episode from our sister show, The Mother Jones Podcast. The coronavirus pandemic is devastating the hospitality industry. Millions of Americans are in lockdown. Events are being cancelled. The day before the release of this podcast episode, New York City's restaurants and bars have been forced to stop sit-down service. In the midst of a crisis, the worst thing that could happen to the restaurant industry has happened. This week, we talked to restaurant owners in the Chinatown in Flushing, Queens. This is a thriving immigrant community, and food-lover’s paradise, that has been turned upside down by COVID-19. For restauranteurs already operating on slim profit margins, staying open during the shutdown was already near-impossible. The question is whether they’ll be able to reopen at all. Also on the show: you share with us your stories about stepping up to help others through the crisis, and they are seriously inspirational. Tune in for all sorts of strateg...

22 MINMAR 19
Comments
Many Restaurants May Never Re-Open After Coronavirus
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