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The best conversations happen around the table, specifically a table full of food. Each week, join host Amy Dolan and her dinner guests—chefs, pastors, bakers and soup kitchen volunteers—for conversations about the magic of the table. If you’ve always wanted to host meals but haven’t known how, or you host one every night and you’re looking for ways to bring greater meaning to what you do, Feeding People is for you.

The best conversations happen around the table, specifically a table full of food. Each week, join host Amy Dolan and her dinner guests—chefs, pastors, bakers and soup kitchen volunteers—for conversations about the magic of the table. If you’ve always wanted to host meals but haven’t known how, or you host one every night and you’re looking for ways to bring greater meaning to what you do, Feeding People is for you.
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The best conversations happen around the table, specifically a table full of food. Each week, join host Amy Dolan and her dinner guests—chefs, pastors, bakers and soup kitchen volunteers—for conversations about the magic of the table. If you’ve always wanted to host meals but haven’t known how, or you host one every night and you’re looking for ways to bring greater meaning to what you do, Feeding People is for you.

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@adolan

Language:

English


Episodes

Brian Wolters: The Pastor Chef

1/22/2019
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Chef Brian Wolters sits down with Amy to discuss his journey through the culinary world of Chicago—restaurants, hotels and catering. He reflects on the amount of food wasted within the industry, and the way he currently feeds and leads people as Pastor Chef of Sunday Supper Church.

Duration:00:37:25

Dominique Leach: Finding Purpose in Gathering People

1/16/2019
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Amy shares a meal with Dominique Leach, owner and chef of Lexington Betty Smokehouse. Joined at the table by her wife Tanisha, Dominique discusses how she discovered—through tragedy and triumph—her life's purpose to gather people.

Duration:00:33:06

Mid-Season Bonus Episode

12/20/2018
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Host Amy Dolan and Co-Producer (and husband) Kelly Dolan reflect on what has been most meaningful to them in the first half of season 1, what has most surprised them, and what's in store for the future of the show. Amy and Kelly also provide a behind-the-scenes look at the creation, planning and production of Feeding People.

Duration:00:45:22

Darren Calhoun: Making Space for Others

12/12/2018
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Chicago artist and advocate Darren Calhoun sits down with Amy to talk about food justice and the ways each of us can make space for the needs of others at the dinner tables, church tables and boards room tables in our lives. Darren describes how being given food choices during his childhood complicated his visits with extended family, but also shaped the way he thinks about the choices we give to others. Darren also makes is case against cilantro and for Giordano’s pizza.

Duration:00:40:02

Mari Ann Wulbecker + Myra Minuskin: The Family Table

12/5/2018
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In this very special episode, Amy’s Mom (Mari Ann) and Aunt (Myra) join her at the table to celebrate Hanukkah, and to discuss their Jewish culture of food and family. Having spent their childhood Friday nights at their grandparents’ table, they talk about the importance of now inviting people into their homes, how they’ve learned to host alongside their spouses, and they encourage listeners to worry less and simply enjoy the magic of the table.

Duration:00:37:05

Rosario Wolters: Abundance at The Table

11/28/2018
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Rosario Wolters, a former pastry chef, discusses how her mom’s generosity and creativity in the kitchen, while living on food stamps, inspired her love of food and belief in the abundance of the table—that when you share food, food and love will be returned to you. Rosario recounts her journey through culinary school and working in Chicago restaurants, including meeting her husband (also a chef) during her first internship. Rosario reminds listeners of the importance of inviting people to...

Duration:00:35:06

Rich Havard: Beautiful Food for All People

11/20/2018
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Rich Havard, Executive Director of the Inclusive Collective, discusses how his mom’s southern cooking influenced his love of food and caused him to create environments for people to eat. In his work hosting beautiful dinners every Sunday night for people experiencing homelessness, he shares the importance of connecting and having fun around the table as you eat with people of different ages, ethnicities and socio-economic status.

Duration:00:37:54

Chi Chi Okwu: Everyone Belongs at the Table People

11/20/2018
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Chi Chi Okwu joins the show to discuss how Nigerian culture and her childhood growing up in Alabama influenced her love of food and desire to intentionally gather people and feed them great meals. We talk about creating opportunities for people to know they belong, and starting with what you have—whether a couch, table, or kitchen island. Chi Chi reminds us that life is too short not to eat great food with great people.

Duration:00:37:20

Welcome to Feeding People

11/20/2018
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In this introduction to the podcast, Amy Dolan shares how she went from a lonely non-cook to a pastor of a dinner church and host of regular dinner parties in her home. Inspired by Rachael Ray, Amy learned to cook by practicing on her friends and family, and inviting people over as often as possible to her tiny Chicago apartment. Alongside husband Kelly Dolan, Amy now hosts and cooks for people as an expression of love, and as a connection to her faith. Join Amy each week as she sits down...

Duration:00:07:16