ROOTS & RECIPES RADIO HOUR: “ALTERNATIVES” AND MIMOUNA
On this episode of the Roots & Recipes Radio Hour we had some very special guests from the Politics of Food and Film class in the Communication Studies department at Concordia University. More about the class here.
For their final project, students had to research alternative players in the Canadian food scene… we talked to some of these students live at Green Room Radio about their projects. Listen to the podcast to find out more!
Finally, resident Mimouna expert Kat Romanow talked about this Passover-ending tradition that is unique to Moroccan Jews.
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The class takes a cue from Roots & Recipes in incorporating family recipes into one of their projects. Last year the Gazette did as article and video profile about this project. This year we will be including a few of the recipe projects on our site. You can check out the video for Potatoes Ed Moore here and Poor Man’s Pudding here.
About the Show
Food is a universal part of everyday life. It is something we do at least three times a day and it is intimately tied with memory, family, and every emotion imaginable. There are break-up foods, mourning foods, holiday foods and celebratory foods. Food bridges the gap across cultures, religions, and generations. It is a way into the discussion of broader topics such as health, politics, class, history and gender. It is relevant to everyone, a lens into the world. And it is through this lens that we bring you the Roots and Recipes Radio Hour – where food, memory and culture collide.
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