As you probably know by now, Roots & Recipes is now doing a weekly radio show over at Green Room Radio (Friday morning, 10AM), an initiative out of the new Maison Sociale, located at 5386 Boulevard St-Laurent in Montreal. Their online radio streams live throughout the day, every day. Check out the live stream here.

In this episode, hosts Jasmin Legatos and Rebecca Lessard explore authenticity, memory and nostalgia through the lens of Canadian-Chinese food. Jasmin gets schooled in Asian grocery stores by her friend Jeremy, and Rebecca interviews ex-pats of Calgary and Thunder Bay about Canadian-Chinese food dishes specific to their hometowns.

(if you’d like to download the podcast you can do so over at Soundcloud.)


Thunder Bay’s Bon Bon Ribs

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.