Keep Calm and Cook On with Julia Turshen
Summary: Julia Turshen speaks to some of the most interesting and community-minded people in and around food on every episode of Keep Calm and Cook On. The show thoughtfully explores varied themes such as volunteering, building mindful food businesses, writing about food, and community organizing.
Jamaican sisters, cookbook authors, and restauranteurs Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau join Julia for a conversation about the spirit they bring to their work and the experiences that have informed how they approach life. It’s a conversation about learning to trust your own voice, to embrace fear, to be your own champion, and to just keep going.
Writer and teacher Sara B. Franklin joins Julia for a conversation centered on three women: Edna Lewis, Judith Jones, and Sara’s own mother. This episode is all about how critical it is to celebrate the older women in our lives, to name their challenges out loud, and to listen to them when they share their stories.
Asha Gomez, the chef and cookbook author, sits down with Julia for a conversation that casts a wide net and covers everything from switching gears to finding your own voice and using it.
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, the women behind Buvette, I Sodi, and Via Carota, join Julia for a personal conversation about their partnership, both personal and professional.
Sara Elise, who runs the catering company Harvest & Revel and the creative brand Blind Seed, and Yemi Amu, the co-founder of Oko Farms and specialist in aquaponics, join Julia for a personal conversation about how to create your own path from the ground up.
Von Diaz, the author of Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South, and her mother, Yvonne Webb join Julia for a personal conversation about the experience of creating the book and life after its publication. The takeaway? In Yvonne's words: "you can't change what you don't acknowledge."
Samin Nosrat is the award-winning, best-selling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. She and Julia have an open and honest talk about everything from mental health and therapy, to money, and even poetry.
Georgine Drewes is 90 years old and is a longtime volunteer at Angel Food East, an organization to cooks and delivers homemade meals to homebound clients. My wife Grace and I met her when we started volunteering there two years ago. Georgine and I spoke about how she got into volunteering, how others can, what it means to her, and the importance of kindness.
Welcome to Keep Calm and Cook On, a new podcast from bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen.