JBF on the Air: Claude Fischler

Claude Fischler on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, JBF’s Mitchell Davis was joined by Claude Fischler, a French social scientist and the director of research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research in Paris, to discuss the relationship between food and society. Mitchell and Claude explored the social function of the family meal, how food-focused television has changed perceptions about cooking, the psychology behind dietary requirements, and how religion permeates attitudes about food. To learn more about Claude Fischler’s anthropological insights, listen here.

 

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Video: What Does 48 Million Hungry People Look Like?

 

At our recent JBF Food Conference, The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change, we showed a clip of the powerful documentary A Place at the Table, which illustrates how hunger poses drastic economic, social, and cultural implications for our nation. Now Participant Media, the organization behind the film, has released a short, animated video that focus on the scale of hunger in America. Watch the video above.

 

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JBF on the Air: Raj Patel

Raj Patel

 

This week on Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis spoke with Raj Patel, the award-winning writer, activist, and author of Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing. They discussed his new multimedia project, Generation Food, which documents how ordinary women and men around the world are enacting food-system change and "setting the table" for themselves, their communities, and future citizens. Listen below to learn more about Raj’s travels, experiences with global food insecurity, and his proposed solutions to these grave problems.

 

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JBF on the Air: Dan Kluger

Dan Kluger on Taste Matters with Mitchell Davis

 

On last week’s episode of Taste Matters, host Mitchell Davis invited Dan Kluger, executive chef of New York City’s renowned ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, to the Heritage Radio Network studios. The pair talked about recent trends in the local and national restaurant scenes, the true meaning of farm-to-table dining, the impact and importance of vegetables, and much more. To learn more about how Dan utilizes local produce in his restaurants, what he believes contributes to the complex manifestation of taste, and the philosophy behind his culinary style, take a listen below!

 

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Rebuilding the American Table with Phil Jones and Jane Black at the JBF Food Conference

 

One of the most compelling conversations at our recent JBF Food Conference was "Rebuilding the American Table: Bridging the Good Food, Fair Food, and Hunger Movements" with journalist Jane Black and chef Phil Jones. Also the general manager of COLORS Detroit, Jones works to provide job training to unemployed community residents to equip them with the life skills and work experience they need to pursue careers in the hospitality and food service industry. Watch the video above to learn more.

 

Video footage of all our 2013 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

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Cultural Cravings with Adam Gopnik and Robert Valgenti at the JBF Food Conference

 

Our appetites consume us. Appetite has been the driving force for human culture, especially when it comes to food. Appetite fuels ambition. Appetite drives our economy. Appetite is life. At our recent JBF Food Conference, our executive vice president Mitchell Davis moderated a lively conversation about cultural cravings with author and New Yorker journalist Adam Gopnik and philosophy professor Robert Valgenti. Watch the video of the discussion above.

 

Video footage of all our 2013 JBF Food Conference talks and panels can be found here.

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The Consequences of Appetite with Raj Patel at the JBF Food Conference

 

On day two of our recent JBF Food Conference, activist and Stuffed and Starved author Raj Patel delivered a fascinating keynote address on the consequences of appetite (shown in the video above). Afterwards, he and Jeff Dunn, former Coca-Cola executive and current president and CEO of Bolthouse Farms, had a conversation entitled "Changing Courses: Satisfying our Appetites for Quick, Convenient and Cheap(er)." Watch the discussion below:

 

 

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