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Based in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, the show focuses on local issues, businesses, and puts you in touch with the food stories of the day. Real Food Real Talk tells this story through creative interviews with foodies, advocates, chefs, brewers, farmers, fermenters, restaurateurs, and just about anyone who is doing something impactful in the food world. We believe that these conversations will help to cultivate a love of food and a greater understanding of where it comes from.




14: Ferment To Be

Fermentation y’all! A way to preserve food over a long cold season. A source of amazing nutrients and probiotics for your body. An expression of culture and identity. An action we can take in the steps towards reclaiming our food system. Oh, and it’s also really tasty! Amanda Feifer of sat down with Jaq to share her rich experiences navigating the world of fermentation. Learn what it is, why you would want to do it, and how you would go about making your own tasty fermented...

Duration: 00:40:40

13: Quick Bites: Ask An Animal Rights Activist

Quick Bites is a new series giving you a behind the scenes listen to our guests talking candidly with Host Jaq Gleason. Interesting questions, quick answers, and a whole lot of laughter. This episode features Paul Shapiro, Vice President of Farm Animal Protection for the Humane Society of the United States. Jaq interviewed him as part of our upcoming in-depth podcast on sustainable meat. Enjoy this little taste and remember, food worth eating is worth discussing.

Duration: 00:07:28

12: Corporate Control Over Natural Brands & How it Affects You

Food labels are the cause of much debate these days, especially when trying to understand what they are actually trying to convey to us, the consumers. In this episode we explore the term natural—what we think it means and how that’s been co-opted by the last two decades of corporate takes overs of small natural food companies. Clarissa Leon, Food Editor of, joins us to share her thoughts on this trend, as well as the details of a recent lawsuit against Kashi and Kellogg over...

Duration: 00:17:18

11: Urban Wine Making: A Woman's Perspective

Urban winery doesn’t exactly bring to mind the idyllic country side complete with endless hillsides of sun drenched grape vines. But there is something special happening within the enclaves of our cities. People are working hard to bring you delicious fermented fruits with all the skill of an estate winery, sans the pretensions.Despite women graduating with almost half of the enology degrees at UC Davis and purchasing near three quarters of the wine in the United States, they only make up...

Duration: 00:22:46

10: Home Cooking Your Way To Your Own Food Business

Have you ever been told, “Your bread is fantastic, you should sell it!” Or maybe you’re interested in starting a small business out of your home as a way to generate a little extra cash. Perhaps you are already doing this, but you’re not really sure if it’s legal. Good news, it probably is. Over 30 states have recently passed laws allowing food made in the home to be sold to the public. These are commonly referred to as cottage food laws, but in California it is known as the Homemade Food...

Duration: 00:38:56

09: Using a food business to fund non-profits: solidariTEA

Food, justice, and the entrepreneurial spirit find their full expression withSolidariTEA. This Bay Area based organization is dedicated to supporting the efforts of local non profits through the sale of a delicious and healthful beverage. They've created a new, sustainable model to address the funding challenges facing non profits today, and are partnering withPeople's Groceryand theRock Paper Scissor Collectivein Oakland. And of course,SolidariTEAis also a tasty addition to your grocery...

Duration: 00:26:28

08: Raw Milk Revealed

Know your farmer know your food, eat local, eat real, you've heard this story for awhile now. But what about real milk? Raw milk activists have been pushing for years for the right to produce and sell raw milk to the public. The FDA and many public health officials warn that it is an extremely harmful product, particularly for children. Yet others believe that it is a key component of eating a healthy, whole foods diet. Here's a story that highlights the ongoing struggle to redefine our...

Duration: 00:49:24

07: The Free Farm Stand: A History

On Episode #7 we learn about all the amazing works of Tree & the folks at The Free Farm Stand in San Francisco & we get some restaurant tips from Geneva Europa, Co-Owner of Savor Oakland Food Tours. Free Farm Stand: Like: Website: Savor Oakland: Follow: @SavorOakland Website: Savor Oakland Tumblr: savoroakland.tumblr.comThe post 07: The Free Farm Stand: A History appeared first on Real Food Real Talk.

Duration: 00:36:51

06: Giving thanks, with a twist

Our Thanksgiving Special features turkey carving tips from 4505 Meats' Head Butcher Thomas McEntee, Pastry Chef Jessica Entzel's spin on the Thanksgiving classic pecan pie, & we talk food waste recovery with Food Runner's Founder Mary Risely. Food Runners: Website: Food Runners Donate Volunteer 4505 Meats: Follow: @4505meats Website: 4505 Meats Like: Pastry Chef, Jessica Entzel's: Orange Pecan Pie Tarts > Tart filling 3/4 Stick butter 1 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 c...

Duration: 00:27:44

05: Making Impact – Conversations with a Food Activist

From permaculture and food as medicine, to art and technology, we talk the many facets of food justice with Food Activist and Impact Hub Oakland's Co-Founder Ashara Ekundayo. Dehydration as a method of preservation that can be delicious and addicting, Randall Hughes of Oaktown Jerk shares his delicious methods with us. Where can you get tasty food, a great beer selection and some spicy Cajun Po'Boys? Well, probably lots of places, but East Bay Express Restaurant Critic Luke Tsai gives us...

Duration: 00:45:52

04: How far do you go for Groceries? Food Deserts in the U.S.

25 million people in the U.S. live in food deserts, Mandela Marketplace tells us about how they are rectifying that in West Oakland. Olive oil is at the top of the list for food fraud. What’s in your Olive Oil? 4th generation farmer Jonathan Sciabica explains & a delicious soup recipe from San Francisco native & food blogger Tara Condell. Chorizo Lentil Soup recipe on this episode: Food and Other Things Info about Food Deserts:

Duration: 00:41:20

03: I want Fresh Juice!

On this week’s show we talk taco trucks in Oakland’s Fruitvale district with Berkeleyside NOSH’s Kate Williams. From fresh in a bottle, to juice bars, & making your own at home, owner of Sow Juice Luisa Alberto talks us through it. The people who feed us can’t feed themselves; Jaq breaks down food worker wages in the United States. Fruitvale Taco spots mentioned on the show: Guadalajara Taco Truck 44th Ave and International Blvd Oakland, CA 94620 Neighborhood: East Oakland Taco Grill 3340...

Duration: 00:26:47

02: Waste not, Want not

On this weeks show we talk Granola, San Franola Granola that is, Roaster & Co Founder Matt Teichmann joins us. Did you know 40% of the food we produce in the US is thrown away? We talk creative solutions to tackle this problem with Food Shift Executive Director Dana Frasz, & Eastbay Express Restaurant Critic Luke Tsai fills us in on where to get our grub on in the Eastbay. 00.51 Eastbay Express Restaurant Critic, Luke Tsai 6:43 San Franola Granola, Matt Teichmann 17:45 Food Shift,...

Duration: 00:37:20

01: Inaugural Episode – Eat Real Festival 2013

Vegan food, from catering to Food Truck, Hella Vegan Eats Co-Founder Sylvee Esquivel takes us on their journey. Kombucha in a can? House Kombucha Owner Rana Lehmer Chang discusses. Let’s celebrate it all and more at the Eat Real Festival, Executive Director Marcy Coburn guides us through this spectacular food event!…The post 01: Inaugural Episode – Eat Real Festival 2013 appeared first on Real Food Real Talk.

Duration: 00:42:12

00: About the Show

Episode 00: The Real Food Real Talk Podcast. Coming to iTunes and Stitcher Radio Thursday, September 19th 2013. Learn what the show is about! Learn more About Us & the show.…The post 00: About the Show appeared first on Real Food Real Talk.

Duration: 00:01:20