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Diaspora Food Stories

Dec 22, 2022

In this episode, we catch up with Ghanaian chef Joseph Odoom, one of Africa's rising culinary stars.  In 2021, Joseph won the culinary reality competition House of Chefs, which was the first season of the show, and is currently the executive chef at an Afro-fusion restaurant in Abuja, Nigeria.

Throughout his career, he...

Dec 7, 2022

Vava Angwenyi is the founder of Vava Coffee, a certified B-Corporation with a vision to challenge the status quo and promote positive social disruption within the coffee Industry. Vava is putting awareness of Kenyan coffee on the global map one cup at a time.

She recently opened a coffee school and community center,...

Nov 23, 2022

When health issues forced Cartiear Madlock to change his life, he adopted a plant-based lifestyle and lost over 100 pounds.  Now through his social media channels on Instagram and TikTok, he shares information, tips and resources for others who may be looking to change to live healthier lives.

Nov 9, 2022

After attending an event in Charleston and noticing the absence of Black food trucks, Marcus Hammond wanted to do an event that would bring them all together.  He produced the first Black Food Truck Festival in November of 2021 and then again in April of this year which was very successful.  As he prepares to celebrate...

Oct 26, 2022

Chef Nelson German began his career in New York more than 20 years ago. Born and raised in Washington Heights, as a Latino of Dominican descent, his childhood is filled with memories of watching his mother and grandmother preparing some of his favorite dishes that have inspired the menus at his restaurant alaMar Kitchen...