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Conversations with people about their relationship to food and how food traditions and habits are formed. We will talk with chefs, foodies, and just about anyone to gain incite on how we came to be the eaters that we are. Chef Elaina Alexander is your host, leading the explorations of all things food, especially in the Chicago scene.

Conversations with people about their relationship to food and how food traditions and habits are formed. We will talk with chefs, foodies, and just about anyone to gain incite on how we came to be the eaters that we are. Chef Elaina Alexander is your host, leading the explorations of all things food, especially in the Chicago scene.
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Conversations with people about their relationship to food and how food traditions and habits are formed. We will talk with chefs, foodies, and just about anyone to gain incite on how we came to be the eaters that we are. Chef Elaina Alexander is your host, leading the explorations of all things food, especially in the Chicago scene.

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English


Episodes

C-CAP Nutrition Camp 2016 Day 1

7/25/2016
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Culinary instructors report all about the Summer Camp experience @ Uinversity of Chicago. We have a action packed schedule of activities, work experience, industry exposure, chef instructions, team buliding exercises, team projects, exercise, and socialization. Take a listen about what went on this morning.

Duration:00:30:35

Episode #19: Erica Coleman - Caterer

7/2/2016
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The catering business is not easy as pie, but it can be as sweet. Chef explores the path Erica Coleman has mapped out for her company within the next few years. Pitfalls aside, a dedication to excellence is the main motivator to both these professional women.

Duration:01:11:30

Episode: #18 Farhana Pari - Educator and Foodie

6/25/2016
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We weave architecture, education, food, and youth mentoring together to bring a picture to the diet challenges of our American kids. What is the cost, what is the difference between the generations of the yuppies and the millennials in terms of culture and eating.

Duration:01:04:17

Episode #17: Pastry Chef Christopher Williams

5/1/2016
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Chef Elaina an Chef Chris met working the International Housewares Show in Chicago for C-CAP. Chris is an almuni of the program and a great pastry chef who is adding more and more skills to his toolbox. With a bright future ahead of him, Chris will likely soon be a well-known chef. This is a pre-recorded broadcast. Please no phone calls. Direct all inquirie to email, cakesbyelaina@gmail.com

Duration:00:38:54

Episode #16: Maurice Miles, WY Dolphin and Foodie

4/24/2016
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Chef Elaina and Maurice Miles have known each other since the 1980's, as they both attended Whitney Young High School. In our recent past, we have been creating opportunities that will both expand our reach and combine our talents. This ambitious duo have unparreled drive and dedication to the art of food. We will be live on-the-air so we can take questions.

Duration:01:01:33

Episode #15: Renard Mayfield, foodie and sports fan

4/17/2016
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We had some trouble today attempting to live broadcast so we went to a recording. From tailgating to big game food flare, we all eat when we watch our favorite match-ups, and Chicago does this up right. Any excuse to have a party, in this city, will always have us plating up something special.

Duration:01:03:00

Episode #14: Conversation with Chef Marcos Ascencio

4/12/2016
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I met Chef Marcos when I first started working for C-Cap. This warm, charming, gifted chef has taken his skills to a new venture while still maintaining that welcoming aurora. His path in culinary isn't too different from Chef Elaina's, so they have a lot in common.

Duration:01:32:36

Episode 13: Conversation with Architect and Foodie Curtis C. Jones.

3/20/2016
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Curis Jones had overseas training in both archeture and culinary arts. Take a listen as they discuss their mutual career loves of art, food, structure. Having many friends in common, these two cross paths often and one day the may even stir up some magic in the kitchen together.

Duration:01:14:34

Episode 12: Conversation with Chef Santora Crawford

3/19/2016
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Chef Elaina met Chef Santora at a alumni event at their culinary college, since that time they have often discussed issues within the industry and personal matters over the years. These two share in common their culinary training roots and perhaps a common future.

Duration:00:42:16

Episode #11: Conversation with Chef Alan Barnes about food media.

3/13/2016
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From movies to televison and serval documentaries, the topic of food, sustainability, cuisine, chef life, non GMO, organic, farmer's markets, food deserts, and environmental crisis, all speak to a vital element of human life, food. Our two chef hosts will talk candidly about the impacts to their careers that these media representations represent. Michael Pollan is a renown documentarian and enviromentalist, he has authored many books and a few media representations on the story of food in...

Duration:01:31:05

Episode #`10: Conversation with Chef Alan Barnes, our host's older brother.

2/28/2016
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Chef Alan of Atlanta and Chef Elaina share a common past, a love of food, and the same title of chef. Growing up in Chicago, this brother and sister duo both found their way into culinary. Chef Alan relocated many years ago to Atlanta while Chef Elaina worked in their hometown. Listen in to hear about their experiences within the culinary world. *This was pre-recorded conversation as schedules were hectic this week. The recording stopped about 1 hour and 10 minutes due to lost signal. We...

Duration:01:12:20

Episode 9: Conversation with Chef Teoskii Washington

2/27/2016
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Chef Elaina meet this young chef when they once worked together, now Chef Teoskii has relolcated and expanded his experience. Listen in to see what has developed in these chef's lives since last they worked together.

Duration:01:29:48

Episode #8: Conversation with Chef David Blackman

2/21/2016
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Chef David R. Blackmon is the Sr. Program Coordinator, Agriculture | Culinary Arts | Hospitality | Logistics | Manufacturing | Transportation Career and Technical Education (CTE) Office of College and Career Success Chicago Public Schools, and as such his career touches a huge number of up and coming young people who reside in this city.

Duration:01:29:20

Episode 7.1: Conversation with Foodie Gerald Wallace

2/20/2016
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*This is part two of our conversation, as we experienced some technical difficulty with the live broadcast, we went to a taped version of our show to honor the time that he had set aside for us.* Gerald and I have been friends since the early 1990's when he was studying at Columbia College and I was at Roosevelt University. Since those days, we both married and had children or our own. Over the years, I learned that Gerald loves to cook and often shows off his skills on social media. Let's...

Duration:01:20:55

Episode #7: Conversation with Foodie Gerald Wallace

2/20/2016
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Gerald and I have been friends since the early 1990's when he was studying at Columbia College and I was at Roosevelt University. Since those days, we both married and had children or our own. Over the years, I learned that Gerald loves to cook and often shows off his skills on social media. Let's find out where that all began for him and if fatherhood has changed him and his cooking.

Duration:00:03:07

Episode #6: Conversation with Architect and Foodie Bryan Hudson.

2/14/2016
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Lifetime Chicago native, Bryan Hudson, has had a lifelong passion for architecture and food. Graduate of Linbloom High School and UIC, Hudson's home has always been Chicago, but in his travels he has found a love of New Orleans and its foods. As Chairmen of the Board for the NAACP ACT-SO Southside Chicago branch, he helps us groom and prep young men and woman for scholarship compeition. I am looking forward to interviewing this gentleman that I have know more than 20 years now, and hearing...

Duration:00:59:33

Episode #5: Conversation with Foodie Jessie A. Lyles-Roach.

2/7/2016
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Listen in as we chat with a Chicago Foodie who is created Chi-Town Chefs a great Facebook group promoting networking amoung minority chefs.

Duration:01:00:37

Episode #4: Conversation with Chef Ramona Jackson-Baptiste

1/31/2016
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Tune in to hear the fascinating conversation of chef life and food service industry as seen from Chef Ramona's perspective. This exploration of chef's history, culture, and food experiences. We will discuss how she became a chef, what that means to her, and what it's like being a female chef in a world of male chefs.

Duration:00:58:24

Episode #3:Conversation with L. Willborn

1/25/2016
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Listen to the conversation between Chef Elaina Alexander and L. Willborn talk about their food cultural history. Willborn's involvement in a cultural revolution and martial arts, lead him into new ways to look at food and eating. We explore vegetarianism and microbiotic diets as they intersect the hippie movement.

Duration:01:40:19

Episode #2: Conversation with Chef L. Franco

1/24/2016
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Listen in on the conversation between these two female professional chefs in the Chicago culinary scene. The discussion includes topics of gender bias in the industry, industry bias from other professionals, cultural impacts, and of course, how they both entered into the industry.

Duration:01:25:57