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Why Food?
Do you daydream about dropping everything and opening a restaurant? Have you always wondered what it would be like to start your own line of condiments? So many trailblazers in the food world actually started their careers in entirely different fields. How did these folks decide to hit the brakes, start over, and become inspiring the chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers and activists they are today? Hear their stories and learn how you too can fulfill your food dreams. Join cohosts Vallery Lomas and Ethan Frisch on Why Food? If you made a leap of faith to work in the food industry and want to...
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4.8 stars from 35 ratings
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Food is such a big part of my family and how we communicate. But beyond that listening to people passionate about their work and how it impacts others has been such a privilege and encouragement to hear. As an artist who likewise is in a challenging field to be in the midst of I’m inspired and...Read full review »
sarahbcarleton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/20
Vallery and Ethan have great chemistry and ask the guests really good questions. Always an inspiring conversation!
Marcy D27 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/19/20
Current, Fun, Insightful
What a great podcast! Jenny and Ethan really connect with their guests and they're able to draw out very interesting stories. If you love food and wonder how people come to enter the culinary world professionally, have a listen!Read full review »
Coastalview via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/12/19
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