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Episode 42: ART & MUSIC & WHY

Visual Artist Tim Okamura and Audio/Visual Artist Cecilie Beck join DJ CherishTheLuv on today's episode of Primary Food. Today, we are talking about ART & MUSIC as our primary food and WHY it is SO important, necessary and healthy to have personal creative expression in our lives. We discuss why we make our art and who we nourish with it. Music provided by and performed by Cecilie Beck!

Duration: 00:53:25

Episode 41: How to Cook Up A Song

Big News! DJ CherishTheLuv will be doing music work in an orphanage in Ecuador with Unfucktheworld in May, so in today’s episode, we’ll be talking about MUSIC as our Primary Food. We are going to find out HOW TO COOK UP A SONG and ENJOY LIFE with today’s musical guests, Haitian-born SMAX MUSIC, your new favorite Caribbean Rock/Groove and Acoustic Soul Man! He’s described as Bob Marley meets The Rolling Stones. Joining us is Doug Hinrichs, a percussionist and composer based in New York...

Duration: 00:47:02

Episode 40: Giving Back is Nourishing

In today's episode of Primary Food, DJ CherishTheLuv talks about how giving back is a wonderful form of nourishment with Rebecca Weiss. Rebecca is a 46-year-old breast cancer survivor whose life changed completely when she was diagnosed as stage 3 in 2014. A journalist and corporate communications professional, in 2015 she started Bob’s Boxes, a 501c3 nonprofit that sends post-mastectomy care packages to women with breast cancer. Rebecca has appeared on the Today Show, was featured in...

Duration: 00:47:39

Episode 37: Breaking Bread NYC

Today's episode of Primary Food combines secondary AND primary food with the themes of exploration, compassion and politics. Breaking Bread NYC's Scott Wiener, Steph Mantis and Jeff Orlick tell us about how they are bringing back humanity to NYC restaurants affected by President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban. We're here to invite you explore new delicious foods, and inspire other cities to do the same! RESIST! It is Delicious!

Duration: 00:35:21

Episode 35: Nourish the World with Creativity

Joining DJ CherishTheLuv in today's episode is activist and performance artist Robert Galinsky. We are discussing how performance, creativity, coaching, and coffee nourishes the world! Galinsky is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast, is Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen, TEDxFultonStreet, and teaches writing and performance at Rikers Island Jail, through the non-profit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and His work as an artist activist has been featured in The New...

Duration: 00:47:25


Joining Cynthia Cherish in the studio is Dan FreeMan (C0m1x), a bassist/producer and one of the world's experts on Ableton Live and its uses in live performance. As a bassist he has performed and toured extensively on 3 continents. He has a studio in Brooklyn where he primarily produces NYC electro house/disco and records bass for other DJ/producers. He also teaches electronic music production at NYU's Clive Davis Institute and travels around the world giving courses in Ableton Live. A...

Duration: 00:50:35


Music is a source of nourishment for many people around the globe. On today's episode, Cynthia DJ CherishTheLuv spins some funky soul grooves from Ubiquity Records alongside musician Carrie Beehan, and tells stories about music and how it has nourished her.

Duration: 00:47:48

Episode 30: Servana Care: Chefs Helping You Recover

For over two decades, Chef Jonathan Forgash provided catering for the biggest names in fashion, television and film. When an executive producer fell ill, he reached out to Jonathan for help during recovery. It was a life changing experience. His new company, Servana Care, provides in-home chef services to individuals and families coping with pregnancy, illness and recovery.

Duration: 00:43:56


YouTube Sensation, Laura Vitale, lets our host, Cynthia Cherish, and co-hosts singer Carrie Beehan, Chef Airis Johnson, and Kiesha Dutes, as well as callers pick her brain on how she built a successful culinary brand using social media by cooking and sticking to her passions. With 2.6 million subscribers and 360 million views under her belt since her first video in 2010, she's got LOTS to teach us newbies! We're going to figure something out today!

Duration: 01:00:55

Episode 25: A Second Helping Of Life

Women Power and Fooding for a Cause is our topic today as Cynthia is joined by Angie Mar, Executive Chef at Beatrice Inn, in the West Village, and Beth Cling, Director of Communications for SHARE. SHARE is a nonprofit organization that helps women facing ovarian and breast cancers. We will be discussing A Second Helping of Life, a food event on Monday, September 19, 6:00-9:30pm, where 26 women chefs, with the aid of celebrity sous chefs (women personalities from media, entertainment, and...

Duration: 00:45:35

Episode 24: Salty Filmmaking and Food City

In a perfect combination of secondary food and creative primary food, Chef Sarah Thompson, Saltmonger, and Chef from Extra Fancy in WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC, and Danish-born FIlmmaker Lars Fuchs come onto this episode to talk about failures, successes, food and filmmaking.

Duration: 00:48:28

Episode 23: From Sea to Shining Sea

Seafood Master and then some, Chef Aaron Bashy, Executive Chef of Maloney & Porcelli, talks about creativity inspired by the ocean, the Greenmarket, the CIA, food real estate, and life at Le Bernardin, the Water Club, The Minnow and more.

Duration: 00:47:06

Episode 22: Food and Creativity

Continuing on the topic of Food and Music pairing, today's episode of Primary Food features super creative, food-loving, musician/songwriter and artist guests, Joanie Leeds, from NYC, and Rohitash Rao from L.A.! We will share stories about how food inspires and informs our creativity. We will also discuss some wonderful points on creativity and cooking, from Chef Eric Ripert's new book, 32 Yolks.

Duration: 00:46:13

Episode 21: Food and Music Pairings

As a DJ, it dawned on me recently that there was a reason why I like to play music while I eat food and prep food. Music makes everything about life taste better! Okay, the RIGHT music, that is. In this episode, musician Isaac Raz, Founder and President of Whole Music LLC, discusses why food and music go hand in hand in this thing called life.

Duration: 00:45:56

Episode 20: Whole Food & Whole Health

Annalissa Vicencio, Music Therapist-Board Certified, Holistic Health Coach, Recovery and Eating Psychology Coach, talks whole foods and whole health with Cynthia Cherish Malaran. What does it mean to be whole? How do we become whole? How does music and creativity play a role in our holistic health? What is a whole food, what isn't, and why? We talk about the power of whole, real food in recovering from depression, compulsive eating and misery in life. Fake fruits, fake foods, we get real...

Duration: 00:47:31

Episode 18: WE CAN BE HEROES

Marvel Comics writer, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Editor-in-chief and partner with Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels at Darryl Makes Comics joins us in the studio today with his wife and son Kyung and Ennio. Edgardo has just launched his new super heroine, LA BORINQUEÑA, the world's first Afroboricua Superhero. Kyung and Edgardo are incredible storytellers and artists and we are going to talk about making a food superhero... or even a cancer fighting one!

Duration: 00:45:10

Episode 17: Better Public Speaking & Food Activism

Audrey Mann Cronin, the president of Mann Cronin PR joins us today. She is a communications consultant in consumer technology, a speaker and blogger for Our Digital Daughters where she explores the communications and social issues of growing up in our digital world. Audrey is founder of Say It Media, Inc., and the creator of LikeSo, a mobile app that acts as your personal speech coach. And, most importantly, the mom of two amazing teenagers:-). Joining Audrey is her daughter, Amanda, young...

Duration: 00:46:27


Emily Hyland, of Brooklyn’s Pizza Loves Emily, and soon-to-open Detroit-Style pizza hotspot, Emmy Squared, brings in her crew of awesome women to discuss the importance of primary food in their pizza making lives. How does yoga, music, and playing with babies make for a happy and successful pizza business? Tune in and find out! Listen along for a fun and loving glimpse into sisterhood, motherhood, pizzahood, Primary Food, cancer survival, Integrative Nutrition, plus more, with guests on...

Duration: 00:45:06


Don’t go to culinary school until you have listened to this episode! New Orleans gem, Chef Bird Garcia from Jalopy Tavern in Red Hook, Brooklyn, comes in to talk about his life in food and music, and what it’s REALLY like to start from the bottom as a dishwasher to become a veteran chef. We discuss garlic’s role in a crawfish boil and how to do it right, Bird’s horror stories of food terrorism and real kitchen nightmares when a pizza oven breaks down. For an added bonus, get the feels when...

Duration: 00:45:15

Episode 9: Food for the Ears

Did you ever think of different genres of music being like different plates/styles/flavors of food? Brooklyn Bowl’s very own Rock and Roll Playhouse are here talking about how not only is the food we eat nourishing for our lives, but so is the music we play and listen to. Listen along for an ukulele serenade and hear discussions about the love of music as nourishment, the effect on music on children, Primary Food, cancer survival, Integrative Nutrition, plus more, with guests on the mic: •...

Duration: 00:41:07

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