Raising Kale

Raising Kale

Raising Kale

CATEGORY: Health & Fitness
Raising Kale tackles honest food issues served with joy. What does broccoli have to do with a chefarmer in Illinois and a school kid in California? And what is a chefarmer anyhow? If eating your vegetables can make you healthier, listening to Raising Kale will make you smarter--without any snooty side effects. It chronicles the stories of food thought leaders that include chefs, farmers, doctors, and leading experts, connecting them back to communities building resilience around a fractured food system.
  1. October 27, 2021
    37 min
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    S2-Episode 8: Lisa Gross-The New Face of Cooking Classes
    In this week’s episode, we hear from Lisa Gross, owner of League of Kitchens. She is one such human. She’s the founder of a business that at every level values women in ways that are revolutionary. Packed into…
  2. October 20, 2021
    33 min
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    S2-Episode 7: Kara Heckert - Farm Politics
    This week, I speak with Kara Heckert, a regional director at the nonprofit American Farmland Trust. Its mission is to save America’s farms and ranches. Kara works there on agricultural sustainability and natura…
  3. October 06, 2021
    31 min
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    S2-Episode 6: Michael Bosworth-The Rice Farmer
    Today, we’re talking about rice with farmer Michael Bosworth! California grows 20 percent of America’s rice, and nearly all of the country’s sushi rice. Ninety-seven percent of the state’s rice farms are locate…
  4. September 29, 2021
    31 min
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    S2-Episode 5: Joan Smith-The Date Farmer
    Dates are such a fascinating desert fruit. They grow on date palm trees, which may be one of the oldest cultivated trees in the world, dating back over 5,000 years. They’re not only tasty, but they’re a pretty…
  5. September 22, 2021
    43 min
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    S2-Episode 4: Tess Masters-The Blender Girl
    As Americans search for ways to cook more at home with limited time, the blender provides easy answers. It’s a useful tool in our search for healthier eating, too. What easier way to turn kale into breakfast? I…
  6. September 15, 2021
    37 min
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    S2-Episode 3: Melissa Lanz - Healthy Family Meals
    In one survey, 93% of respondents said they wanted to eat healthier. In another survey, 49% of people said they want to eat mindfully, rather than dieting. Today’s guest is one of these Americans--a busy mom wh…
  7. September 08, 2021
    42 min
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    S2-Episode 2: Beth Lee – Publishing Jewish Recipes
    I’m excited to introduce you to Beth Lee. She grew up enjoying her grandma’s traditional Jewish baked goods, but they were never written down. So, Beth took a journey, interviewing people across the world to ca…
  8. September 01, 2021
    38 min
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    S2- Episode 1: Sara Bernal - The Urban Farmer
    Welcome to Season 2 of Raising Kale! In Season 1, I asked our guests what listeners like you can do to become "Kale Raisers" and improve your own communities. Their #1 answer? Eat local and get to know your far…
  9. May 19, 2021
    34 min
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    Episode 13 - Gavin Rossdale: Rock Star in the Kitchen
    Rock stars have a history of creating change in our food movement. Food and music have a unifying quality--they can bring people together around issues that are complex and even depressing--and help fill us wit…
  10. May 12, 2021
    55 min
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    Episode 12 - David Lebovitz: Cooking from California to Paris
    David Lebovitz started his culinary career at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, working with Chef Alice Waters (episode 4 guest). He’s been featured in Oprah, Bon Appetit, and many more culinary publication…
  11. May 05, 2021
    30 min
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    Episode 11 - Danielle Nierenberg: The Power of Consumers
    In an era of fake news, information about our food is not immune. Myths and misinformation abound. 21% of respondents in one study said they get their nutrition advice from social media.At a time when rates of…
  12. April 28, 2021
    51 min
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    Episode 10-Michael Mazourek: Making Purple Peas & Other Seeds
    This week we hear from scientist Michael Mazourek, who’s designing new vegetables as a seed breeder with Row 7 Seed Company. He’s doing something radical with our food--he’s making it taste better! He is an act…
  13. April 21, 2021
    41 min
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    Episode 9-Diana Flores: School Lunch Boss
    You may have heard the rumors that school lunch is broken. But have you heard the one about how school lunch is being done RIGHT?!Today, you’re going to hear how school lunch is supposed to be done! My nonprofi…
  14. April 14, 2021
    28 min
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    Episode 8-Robert Egger: An Original Kale Raiser
    There are currently an estimated 42 million Americans who are food insecure, or hungry, according to Feeding America. Of those, 13 million are children. What is the #1 cause of hunger? It’s not a lack of food.…
  15. April 07, 2021
    45 min
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    Episode 7-Aviva Paley & Tony Estrada: Jobs that End Hunger
    Rates of both poverty and hunger are rising in America. The statistics are dire. The number of people living below the federal poverty line in the United States remains stuck at recession-era record levels. Pov…
  16. March 31, 2021
    40 min
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    Episode 6 - Lisa Lin: Cooking Chinese Food with Mama Lin
    Two generations of Americans don’t know how to cook. We have to look back to our grandmothers and mothers to learn the recipes we grew up eating. In the current pandemic, people are returning to their kitchens.…
  17. March 26, 2021
    41 min
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    Episode 5 - Alexandra Garcia: Resilience through Breadfruit
    This week's episode we talk to we talk to Alexandra Garcia, Chief Program Officer for the World Central Kitchen, a non-profit whose goal is to change the world through the power of food. She talks about buildin…
  18. March 17, 2021
    34 min
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    Episode 4 - Alice Waters: The Kale Revolution
    Can our food teach us values? Can eating seasonally change you? How is fast food harming our kids? The Pioneer of both the farm-to-fork and farm-to-school movements, Chef Alice Waters, shares her insights on th…
  19. March 11, 2021
    36 min
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    Episode 3 - Krystal Oriadha: How School Lunch Creates Racial Justice
    How does food connect to social justice? And what does that have to do with school lunch? This episodes looks at the connection between hunger, school lunch and food justice. Krystal Oriadha is the Senior Direc…
  20. March 10, 2021
    31 min
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    Episode 2 - Ken Myszka: What’s a Chefarmer?
    Increasing your knowledge about food is an act of Kale Raising. What we eat affects our health, the planet and our economy. What would happen if we knew the impacts of the food we eat on our planet and on our h…

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