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White on Rice

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White on Rice is a podcast exploring the links between food, culture, and community. Over many years of friendship, Yia Vang and David Crabb have seen how food sparks lively conversation and warm community, and now they’re recording these conversations. Each week, they’ll eat some food and talk about culture with each other and with guests. You’re invited to listen in on these conversations, and share your thoughts and experiences as well. We believe that whenever people gather around good food, conversation and understanding follows. Food and community are inseparably linked—like white on rice.

White on Rice is a podcast exploring the links between food, culture, and community. Over many years of friendship, Yia Vang and David Crabb have seen how food sparks lively conversation and warm community, and now they’re recording these conversations. Each week, they’ll eat some food and talk about culture with each other and with guests. You’re invited to listen in on these conversations, and share your thoughts and experiences as well. We believe that whenever people gather around good food, conversation and understanding follows. Food and community are inseparably linked—like white on rice.

Location:

United States

Description:

White on Rice is a podcast exploring the links between food, culture, and community. Over many years of friendship, Yia Vang and David Crabb have seen how food sparks lively conversation and warm community, and now they’re recording these conversations. Each week, they’ll eat some food and talk about culture with each other and with guests. You’re invited to listen in on these conversations, and share your thoughts and experiences as well. We believe that whenever people gather around good food, conversation and understanding follows. Food and community are inseparably linked—like white on rice.

Language:

English


Episodes

LIVE: Jason DeRusha

7/19/2021
The White on Rice podcast Live from Dangerous Man Brewing on July 13, 2021. Jason DeRusha co-anchors WCCO This Morning and WCCO Mid-Morning and is the food critic for Minnesota Monthly. He's earned nine Emmy awards and his food coverage was nominated for a James Beard award in 2015. In this episode, recorded in front of a live audience at Dangerous Man Brewing, Jason shares both the somber and hilarious moments covering locals news in Minnesota across his career, and talks about the current...

Duration:01:10:45

Kyndell Harkness

7/12/2021
Kyndell Harkness is the Assistant Managing Editor of Diversity and Community at the Star Tribune. She reflects back on her 20 years at the paper as a photographer and photo editor, and talks about her goals for the diversity and inclusion efforts at the Star Tribune. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:58:35

Nyle Flynn and Rosey Amor

7/6/2021
Nyle Flynn is the Executive Chef at the Hewing Hotel. Rosey Amor is the Director of Food & Beverage at the Hewing. Nyle and Rosey share their personal stories, and the behind the scenes at the Hewing Hotel. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:59:52

Phil Steger

6/28/2021
Phil Steger is the founder of Brother Justus Whiskey Company. He shares his love for all things Minnesota, the journey to making a Minnesota whiskey, his treks across war zones in the Middle East preserving ancient religious manuscripts, and the story of the Benedictine monk in Central Minnesota who helped local farmers make whiskey during Prohibition--Brother Justus. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at...

Duration:01:10:32

Juno Choi

6/21/2021
Juno Choi is one of the co-founders of Arbeiter Brewing in South Minneapolis. He talks about the vision of Arbeiter, starting a brewery during a pandemic, and lessons he's learned through his career working in craft beer. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:55:25

Ethelind Belle

6/14/2021
Ethelind Belle is the Vice President of External Affairs at the Center for Economic Inclusion. She shares her story growing up in Ghana, beginning her family and career in Minnesota, and her current work seeking to catalyze inclusive growth in the Twin Cities so that prosperity is shared amongst everyone. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:54:47

Tom Horgen

6/7/2021
Tom Horgen is the Senior Manager of Audience Strategy at the Star Tribune. He talks with Yia and David about his career in journalism, the last year reporting on COVID and George Floyd at Minnesota's paper of record, and the future of journalism. David subscribes to the Star Tribune during the episode, and listeners can do the same by subscribing to the Star Tribune today. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at...

Duration:00:53:04

Kelly Barnhill

5/31/2021
Kelly Barnhill is an author whose book The Girl Who Drank the Moon was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2017. Kelly shares her process when writing a novel, reflects on her history growing up in Minneapolis and learning she loved to write, talks about her experience winning the Newbery Medal, and divulges her love for baking pies. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:01:00:34

Anika Fajardo

5/24/2021
Anika Fajardo is the author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family and What If A Fish which won a 2021 Minnesota Book Award. Anika shares her story of being born in Columbia, growing up in Minnesota, and her journey to meet her father as an adult and learn more about her identity. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:55:30

CJ Porter Born

5/17/2021
CJ Porter Born is the Head Roaster for Spyhouse Coffee Roasters in the Twin Cities. CJ shares his story of starting as a teenager sweeping floors at his neighborhood coffee shop to becoming a barista, a manager, and eventually learning to roast coffee. Yia and David ask him all about the art and science of coffee roasting. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:54:29

Casey Holley

5/10/2021
Casey Holley is the owner of Able Seedhouse + Brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. He shares his story of growing up in Minnesota, spending time in Texas and California, and the drive that led him to start a brewery. Yia and David ask him about what he's learned starting a small business, and what his plans are as he looks to the future. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:56:59

Christina Nguyen

5/3/2021
Christina Nguyen is the chef and owner of Hai Hai and Hola Arepa. She was a finalist for a James Beard award for Best Chef Midwest for Hai Hai in 2019 and 2020. Her restaurants have been featured in Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Esquire, and more. She shares with Yia and David her journey as a serial entrepreneur and self-taught chef. They talk about Southeast Asian food, Stop Asian Hate and the Minnesota Rice project, and what Christina has learned through her entrepreneurial endeavors. The...

Duration:01:04:40

Essentials of Home Cooking

4/30/2021
In this bonus episode, David asks Yia some of his pressing home cooking questions. What's the secret to cooking a perfect steak? What's the one ingredient you can't live without? What tricks do you use for the perfect fried, scrambled, and poached eggs? What is your go-to meal when you're low on time? What is a simple piece of advice for pairing food and wine? What's one dish you wish more people would try to cook at home? If someone wants to push themselves with spice level in food, what...

Duration:00:49:14

Hillary Kline

4/26/2021
Hillary Kline is an event personality based in Minneapolis whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Reader's Digest, Forbes, Buzzfeed, and more. She talks with Yia and David about having a YouTube channel, being on the red carpet for star studded events, her time working in TV, building her career, and even gives them personalized skin care advice. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at...

Duration:00:47:54

Torey Van Oot and Nick Halter

4/19/2021
Torey Van Oot and Nick Halter are journalists writing for Axios where they anchor a daily Twin Cities newsletter helping its 50,000 readers (and growing!) get smarter, faster on the news happening in the Twin Cities. Torey and Nick talk about their careers in journalism, misinformation and facts, and all things Twin Cities. The group has an extended reflection on the Derek Chauvin trial and the impact it's having on the local community. You can sign up for the Axios Twin Cities newsletter...

Duration:00:57:41

150 First Dates

4/16/2021
As a follow up to last week's episode on dating apps, Yia and David are joined by their friends Claire Wyatt and Jen Statham who share a female perspective on using dating apps. Jen talks about what it was like using dating apps for a few years in New York City and how she ultimately met her partner on Bumble, and Claire shares what she's learned going on over 150 first dates. The group talks about what to include (and not include) on your profile, safety while dating, and how dating apps...

Duration:00:59:20

Alex Roberts

4/12/2021
Alex Roberts is a restaurateur and James Beard award winning chef of Alma. He shares the story of his career in the restaurant industry, reflects on what he's learned running Alma for over 20 years, and talks about his hopes for the future of the industry in the Twin Cities and beyond. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:56:26

Swipe Right

4/9/2021
Yia and David talk about their experience using dating apps. They share hilarious (and occasionally dark) stories, talk about what they look for in a potential date's profile, and talk about the best practices they've learned through trial and error. Tune in next week for a conversation about dating apps featuring two female guests sharing their perspective about being a woman using dating apps. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more...

Duration:00:41:51

John Ng and Lina Goh

4/5/2021
John Ng and Lina Goh are the owners of Zen Box Izakaya, a ramen-centric Japanese comfort food restaurant in Minneapolis. They share their story of growing up in Hong Kong (John) and Malaysia (Lina) and falling in love while living in San Francisco (John) and New Zealand (Lina). They talk about their decision to leave their careers and start a restaurant, why they chose Minneapolis, and--of course--all things ramen. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David...

Duration:00:58:50

Is It Time to Cancel Cancel Culture?

4/2/2021
In this bonus episode, Yia and David discuss cancel culture. They ask what it is (and isn't), how it gets abused, and how we can move from cancellation to education and transformation. The White on Rice podcast is hosted and produced by Yia Vang and David Crabb. For more information, please visit us at whiteonricepodcast.com.

Duration:00:32:51