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Meat + Three

Heritage Radio Network

Get ready for a delectable experience with Meat + Three, your weekly serving of food stories and commentary served up by the talented interns at Heritage Radio Network (HRN). Inspired by the Southern tradition of a hearty main dish and three sides, this podcast offers a deep dive into the latest food trends, the socio-cultural impact of food, and personal narratives about our relationships with what we eat and drink. Powered by the HRN internship program, Meat + Three serves as a vibrant platform for our seasonally-rotating contributors to share their insights and stories, ensuring a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Join us as we explore the food systems landscape, uncovering what's happening in the world right now. Meat + Three is proudly brought to you by HRN, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious world through its array of over 25 weekly food shows. This program is supported, in part, by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Hosted by Taylor Early and H Conley.

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Get ready for a delectable experience with Meat + Three, your weekly serving of food stories and commentary served up by the talented interns at Heritage Radio Network (HRN). Inspired by the Southern tradition of a hearty main dish and three sides, this podcast offers a deep dive into the latest food trends, the socio-cultural impact of food, and personal narratives about our relationships with what we eat and drink. Powered by the HRN internship program, Meat + Three serves as a vibrant platform for our seasonally-rotating contributors to share their insights and stories, ensuring a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Join us as we explore the food systems landscape, uncovering what's happening in the world right now. Meat + Three is proudly brought to you by HRN, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit dedicated to fostering a more equitable, sustainable, and delicious world through its array of over 25 weekly food shows. This program is supported, in part, by the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Hosted by Taylor Early and H Conley.

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Episodes
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Planting IS Power: Preserving Food Sovereignty

4/18/2024
Food sovereignty foregrounds all of our conversations on Meat and Three. If communities are unable to feed themselves freely, safely and sustainably, food cultures can not thrive. From seed banks preserving Indigenous crops, to Israeli control of Palestinian food systems, we kickstart our 16th season by revisiting stories from the Meat and Three archives that center food sovereignty as imperative to maintaining diverse, nourishing food cultures. Further Reading: Listen to the full story with Valarie Segrest and Clint Carroll, here. Additionally, listen to Valerie Segrest’s TedTalk all about food sovereignty: tedxseattle.com/talks/food-sovereignty. Find the original story Meat and Three episode about Native Seeds/Search here, and check out ways to support and purchase seeds at Native Seeds/SEARCH. Learn more about the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Seed Strategy Keystone Initiative. Listen to the original story with Pat Gwin, here, and learn about the present day popularity of the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank. Here is the original episode of our final story about seam zones and the history of Israeli occupation in Palestine. Learn more Palestinian olive harvests here. If you’re interested in learning more about Palestinian food sovereignty, check out this list of resources compiled by the land, an Amsterdam-based farming social project. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support relief efforts, check out Gaza Mutual Aid and the different ways you can support their mutual aid on the ground in Gaza. This episode was reported by Jessica Gingrich, Sam Gerardi, Addison Austin-Lou, and Hannah Chouinard. Our lead producer on this episode was Elizabeth Fisher, with support from Sophia Hooper. Meat and Three is produced by H Conley and Taylor Early. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:17:46

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“Meat” the Interns! Behind the Internship Ep 1

4/15/2024
Go behind the scenes at HRN with Behind the Internship where you’ll find out what it’s like to become a podcast producer for HRN’s flagship show, Meat + Three. Tune in to the premiere episode and get to know Sophia Hooper, Danielle Flitter, and Addison Austin-Lou, three interns in HRN’s Research & Radio Internship Program. Hear about their first steps into podcast production and see what it takes to begin a career in the food media world. Links: Sophia Hooper’s Bio Danielle Flitter’s Bio Addison Austin-Lou’s Bio H’s Bio Taylor’s Bio Opening Soon "The Build" Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Meat and Three by becoming a member! Meat and Three is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:11:31

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We're back for season 16!

4/11/2024
Our Meat and Three Season 16 trailer was engineered by Sam Gerardi. Be sure to subscribe to the Meat and Three feed wherever you get podcasts to stay up-to-date on new episodes of Behind the Internship: a sneak peak behind the Meat and Three production process, brought to you by the interns themselves! Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:01:12

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Pull up a Chair: It’s the HRN Potluck!

4/4/2024
Description: Today we’re inviting you to cook alongside us as we share the things that nourish us, the folks who lovingly bring you your favorite food media content on the regular. So pull up a seat. We’re serving nostalgia, creativity, nourishment, and quite a few laughs. Bon appetit! Further Eating: Taylor’s Everyday Butter Pasta for Everybody 1-2 handfuls of pasta of choice (depending on how hungry you are!) Enough water to submerge pasta (see your pasta cooking instructions) Fresh or canned tomatoes (fresh tomatoes will need a little longer cook time to break them down) Gochujang or red chili flakes (to taste! optional, but recommended!) 3-4 tbsp of your favourite butter (if using salted butter, adjust salt added to pasta water) ½ tsp of acid of choice (white wine vinegar or lemon are both nice!) Black pepper and flaky finishing salt to taste Grated parmesan to taste (if you want!) Sasha’s Microwave Ramen Recipe 1½ cups of water 1 instant ramen packet of your choice, I used Shin Ramyun ½ cup of frozen spinach 2 generous forkfuls of kimchi 1 fried egg Soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Griffin's Rice Cooker Lentils 3 tablespoons butter 1 Sliced medium yellow onion 1 small carrot cut into thin rounds Salt, Pepper, Msg Spices (to taste) Cumin, Celery seeds, Paprika powder, Garlic powder One bag of lentils Broth, stock cube or water Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:32:58

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Eating Together: Alternative Food Models

3/28/2024
As long as there have been supermarkets there have been folks imagining and participating in alternative modes of grocery shopping. In this episode of Meat and Three, Matt is joined by HRN intern Liv Kunins-Berkowitz as his co-host. Their research focuses on alternative and community-constructed foodways. In this episode, we are leaving the supermarket behind, and unpacking the possibilities of alternative foodways including cooperatives, mutual aid, CSAs, and the black panther free breakfast program. To keep up with the 607 CSA, check out their website and Instagram! Click here to watch Jessica Gordon-Nebmhard discussing her book, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice. If you’d like to support East Brooklyn Mutual Aid’s mission or get involved, head over to their website. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:30:45

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Breaking Boundaries, Breaking Bonds

3/21/2024
This week on HRN we are examining how folks are changing the world of food and how food has always been a part of changing the world. We are traveling through space and time to bring stories of trailblazers and revolutionaries–those who are truly breaking bonds. First, we reflect on how the Persian diasporic community is connecting to cuisine in the context of the women-led revolution underway in Iran. We also hear about how a group of women banana workers in Latin America have transformed their unions. Next, we travel to Japan to hear how one sushi chef is carving out space for women in a male-dominated industry. Finally, we hear how a group of Black chefs in the Netherlands feed their community and beyond while raising awareness about the history of enslavement. If you are hungry for inspiration come and listen! Further Reading: You can find Dana Frank’s book Bananeras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America here. You can find Naz Deravian’s cookbook Bottom of the Pot here and read her blog here Look to Aviva Chomsky’s essay, Globalization, Labor, and Violence in Colombia’s Banana Zone, for further reading. Check out this interview with Iris Munguia, the lead organizer for the Coordination of Banana Unions in Honduras (COSIBAH). You can learn more about Adela Torres, the General Secretary of Colombian agricultural workers union, here. Learn more about Keti Koti and Arya and Ira Kip’s work here, and check out this video about the unresolved colonial history of the Dutch. Check out Yuki Chidui’s Instagram here. Meat and Three is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:23:52

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Eating Outside the Norm

10/23/2023
In this episode of Meat and Three, we are trying to move beyond western medical definitions, and thinking outside the box to better understand disordered eating. Disordered eating has a history of visibility as a negative disease, and largely impacting a small population. Historically, young, white women and girls are depicted in the media and in literature with eating disorders. However, the phenomenon of disordered eating, which we’re using here to mean “eating outside of the norm” contains far more nuance in who and how it is actually experienced. We’re diving into the nuance soup to explore what a Girl Dinner is and could mean, a medical anthropologist's perspective on intuitive eating, and the impact of fad diets and social media on our collective psyches. Further Reading: Listen to Annie Koempel’s entire interview on Gastronomica here. Check out Zoya Rehman and her work on Instagram. Revisit Meat and Three’s previous episode about Diet Culture. If you want to watch TikTok user thatdarnchat’s video, head over to TikTok here. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Meat and Three by becoming a member! Meat and Three is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:22:55

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You’re Invited!: Mystery and Mindfulness at Dinner

9/29/2023
We’re hosting a dinner party, and you are all invited! On this week’s Meat and Three, we explore the complex meanings behind sharing a meal with friends, family, and acquaintances. We dive into how a casual dinner party can be a conduit for community building and fostering connections across diverse frontiers, and how food is central to these experiences. We will also see how some unexpected guests at these get-togethers can spark up some mystery while enjoying a home-cooked meal. Further Reading: Read more from the Venerable Thubten Chodron on mindful eating and learn about Sravasti Abbey. Keep up with Asma Kahn’s work here. Listen to the whole Spaces for Joy episode on Queer the Table. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:30:42

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Bursting at the Seams: Aesthetics, Sustainability and Self-Expression

7/30/2023
The clothes we wear day in and day out can impact our sense of self-worth, or become a fundamental form of self-expression. From books to online personas to restaurants, we can’t help but cultivate an aesthetic. This episode of Meat and Three is all about what we wear and what it communicates to the world around us. Connect with artist Lotte Ooms on instagram or via her website. Discover all things Morgan Lynzi on her instagram or her website. If you want to hear the rest of Christine’s conversation with Dr. Morgaine Gaye, check out episode 439 of HRN on Tour. If you want to hear the rest of John’s conversation with Clara Kirkpatrick, or the other 6 episodes in the series, subscribe to Eat Your Words Presents: Saved by the Bellini wherever you get your podcasts. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is Powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:21:14

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Cookbooks: Past and Present

7/21/2023
Behind a great meal is often a well crafted recipe. This week on Meat + Three we are opening up the cookbook to explore how foodways are preserved through text. We talk to librarians, YouTubers, cooks, publishers, about the history of cookbooks and the state of the cookbook publishing industry today. From Black cookbooks to an artist’s reimagining of a community cookbook in Maine, we are reading widely. If you can’t get your nose out of the cookbook, this week is for you! Further Reading: You can check out the Maine Community Cookbook anthology here. You can view Rachel E. Church’s “Women of Windy Hill” artist book here. Visit Rabelais to view a large selection of rare and out-of-print American cookbooks. Follow Melinda Sekela’s Unboxing Betty Project. Find all things Kayla Stewart here, and learn more about Ms. Emily and Gullah Geechee Home cooking here. You can find Katie Parla’s latest work on her website. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:23:23

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The Changing Landscape of Food Media

6/29/2023
You may have heard it said that “the eyes eat first”. This is especially true of the social media world, and this week on Meat + Three, we are examining the intersection of the digital world with food. We talked with people across the landscape of food media, from talent agencies to blogs and magazines in order to understand a bit more about how we, collectively, are all in-real-time experiencing changes in the food media industry. Further Reading: Listen to the full Tech Bites episode and learn to cook on TikTok with Eitan Bernath here. Tap into Hone Talent Agency here, and keep up with all things Shanika Hillocks here. Learn more about Cathy Erway and her work here. Connect with Kat Craddock and find more about her work here. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:22:38

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Sewing Seeds Rooted in Community

5/26/2023
This week on Meat and Three, we’re traversing across the country to learn how members of diasporic communities are preserving cultural heritage through seed saving. We’ll introduce you to farmers growing Korean perilla in California, Hmong medicinal herbs and indigenous corn in Wisconsin, and Somali water spinach in Maine. Further Reading: Learn more about Trade Roots Farm here. Hear the full episode of Eat Your Heartland Out with Yusuf Bin-Rella here. Learn more about Kristyn Leach and Second Generation Seeds here. Follow the work of Liberation Farms and the Somali Bantu Community Association here. Learn more about the history of the Somali Bantu community in their own words here. The Agrarian Trust supports marginalized communities in accessing and owning farmland through the creation of agrarian commons such as the Little Jubba Agrarian Commons. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:21:11

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Money Talks: Follow the Funding

5/6/2023
This week’s episode is our second installment of our Money Talks series. In this episode, we explore how the large functions of the global economy intersect with the changing food industry. First, we look at the legacy of Pilotworks, a culinary co-working space showing the possibilities and limitations of a silicon-valley like approach to the food space. Next, we learn about the link between banking and climate change and how a bank account can support sustainable agriculture. For our last two stories, we hear two different perspectives on venture capital funding in food. Further Reading: To keep up with all the latest on shrinkflation and Edgar Dworsky’s finds, check out his website: https://www.mouseprint.org/ To learn more about Walden Mutual, you can visit waldenmutual.com To read the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed on the environmental impact of banking, here. You can find Chloe Sorvino’s reporting here or find her on twitter. Chloe’s new book is Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat. www.cheekycocktails.co www.veggiegrub.net www.instagram.com/veggiegrub Photo by Design by Matt on StockSnap Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:27:29

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Money Talks: When the Check Arrives

4/30/2023
This week on Meat and Three, we are examining what happens the moment the check arrives. We hear about the lived experience of being a tipped worker before turning to academics and advocates to explain the history and politics of tipping. Then, we talk to an expert on pay-what-you-can restaurants on the role of such establishments in the fight against food insecurity. Oftentimes, the ways we pay for our food goes unquestioned yet these guests prompt us to reimagine paying for our meals to better support the dignity of workers and eaters alike. This week teaches us that a few dollars can make a big difference. Join us next week to talk about big money as we explore the role of banking and finance in the food industry. Further Reading: Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage and the Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University California Berkeley. Listen to Shiftwork by the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation on Heritage Radio Network You can read more about the history of tipping and its origins in the Reconstruction period here. Learn more about Restaurant Workers United on their website or on twitter @restaurauntwrkrs. You can follow the work of One World Everybody Eats at their website. Look for the “Find A Cafe” tab to see if there is a pay-what-you-can cafe near you. Check Taste Community Restaurant in Fort Worth Texas. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:26:42

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Real and Immeasurable: An Exploration of Intangibility and Authenticity

4/5/2023
Debates around what’s traditional or authentic are constantly spinning in the culinary world— so much so that numerous organizations have been formed to protect the authenticity of various dishes and production methods. In Mezcal’s case, there is an organization whose name translates to The Mexican Regulatory Council for the Quality of Mezcal. The stated purpose of this group, and others like it, is to uphold quality through strict regulations and guidelines. But how do these regulations potentially push people out? This week on Meat and Three, we’re unpacking the meaning of authenticity in the culinary world. We explore the pressure authenticity can have on individuals and how there may be more than one “right” version of the way to cook a dish. Further Reading: Learn more about researcher Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist here. Jenny Herman is a doctoral fellow in the Cultural Studies department at KU Leuven in Belgium. Her current research focuses on the relationship between nationalism and culinary heritage initiatives. You can read more about her research here. Check out David Schlosser’s full interview on Japan Eats! Read Elaine Castillo’s article, Colonialism in a can, in full. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:33:00

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Black Food Futures: Rooted in Community

3/30/2023
Following Black History Month, we consider what it means for Black food leaders to cultivate a better future for their communities, and thus, for all. From producing new techniques for use in rural agriculture to increasing representation as food entrepreneurs, members of Black communities across the country are looking inward to move forward. By responding dynamically to community needs, they demonstrate that the power and vision for transformation come from within. Further Reading: Want to hear more from Zella Palmer on Culture & Flavor? Subscribe now to get the episodes as they launch! (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). Listen to the full Fields episode on Universe City and Afro-Indigenous Food Sovereignty featuring Alexis Mena here. Learn more about Nancy Rosborough’s truffle technology at Mycorrhiza Biotech here. For more information about Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm, visit their website. Check out Cloudy Donut’s delectable flavors. Jerrell’s BETR BRGR can be found in lower Manhattan and in Hoboken, New Jersey. Check out their website. Good Part & Co is a Black-owned juicebar in Baltimore, right outside of John Hopkins University. For more information, check out their website. Deb Freeman is a food anthropologist and writer focusing on Black culinary history. You can listen to season 1 of Setting the Table here, and keep up with her work here. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:32:34

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Cleaning out the Archive: Stories of Spring

3/22/2023
It’s officially spring which means it’s time to swap out the winter blues for some color. This week on Meat and Three we are deep diving into our closet of archives and dusting off some stories to welcome in the season of new beginnings. From spring delicacies, to cooking with flowers, to Ramadan and more, we are bringing you a unique collection of topics that encapsulates the essence of spring renewal and tradition. Join us on April 12th for the second installment of our spring live event series with a panel on “Foraging Like a Local” at Farm to People in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Dana Cowin, host of HRN's Speaking Broadly, will be joined by Melissa Metrick, host of HRN's Fields, to talk about exciting ways to see, taste and experience the natural world whether among the concrete or the trees. For more information or to reserve tickets go to heritageradionetwork.org/eventseries. Further Reading: Each story from this week was pulled from a different series on HRN. Click the links below if you want to hear the full pieces. "Beware the Easter Bunny Industrial Complex!"- A Springisode | Life's a Banquet Blowfish & Other Spring Delicacies in Southern Japan ⎸ Heritage Radio Network On Tour Cooking with Flowers | Cooking in Mexican From A to Z Cover Crops for Improved Soil and Water | No Farms No Future Fasting and Feasting in Quarantine |Meat and Three Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:26:12

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Heart and Soul Food: A Celebration of Black Women

2/27/2023
As the incomparable bell hooks wrote in 2016, ‘To truly be free, we must choose beyond simply surviving adversity, we must dare to create lives of sustained optimal wellbeing and joy.’ From creating equitable opportunities in the dairy industry, to telling the quiet parts loudly about kitchen life during American slavery, this week we round off Black History Month and head into Women’s History Month with a love letter to Black women in food who are embodying this ethos. Further Reading: Pre-order your copy of “For the Culture” by Klancy Miller to celebrate the amazing contributions of Black women and femmes to American culinary history and hospitality. Learn more about Leni Sorensen’s culinary research in her full interview on Inside Julia’s Kitchen here. You can find out more about Therese Nelson and Black Culinary History here. Listen to the full Cutting the Curd episode featuring Cheese Culture Coalition here. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:32:34

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Parvus Sed Potens: Tiny Plates, Producers, and Packaging

2/16/2023
This week on Meat and Three, we’re breaking out our magnifying glass to explore the smallest corners of the food world. We start with the microbial and scale our way up from there, but only by a bit. From the tiniest of farmers to deceptive industrial practices, we set out to prove that the most interesting of stories can come in the smallest packages. If you’re fascinated by the prospect of cultivating microbes at home, we have just the event for you. On Wednesday, March 8th, Harry and HRN will be hosting “Fermentation Never Sleeps” at Farm to People in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s a panel discussion and tasting, and it’s all about inviting microbes into your personal culinary canon by approaching fermentation in a way that works for you. Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets. Further Reading: Subscribe to Fields now to be the first to know when they launch their new season this Spring. (Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | RSS). Marti Buckley is a writer based in San Sebastián, Spain. Marti writes extensively about Basque cuisine and culture. Check out her book on Basque cuisine, La Cocina Vasca here. You can learn more about her upcoming projects here. Ted Schultz is an entomologist at the Smithsonian Musuem of Natural History. Here you can learn more about his research on fungus farming ants. You can visit Edgar Dworsky's website here. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast

Duration:00:30:45

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Pressure Points

1/18/2023
Pressure is inescapable. Especially in the kitchen. It breaks down our beans, keeps our spritzes spritzy, and extracts our espresso. Pressure can also break down our spirits, and kitchens have a reputation for being exceptionally stressful scenes. This week we’re investigating pressure in a variety of contexts, from ubiquitous appliances to non-indigenous species. Further Reading: Thanks to Armen Hammer for the cold open music. Click here for more. Mallika Rao is a writer based in New York City. You can check out her work here. For more foraging tips visit Meadows and More. Want to become an invasivore? Check out Eat the Invaders for recipes and guidelines. You can hear Lalo Angeles on Agave Road Trip here. Keep Meat and Three on the air: become an HRN Member today! Go to heritageradionetwork.org/donate. Meat and Three is powered by Simplecast.

Duration:00:31:35