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Food, Friends, and Global Tales

Original air date: Monday, November 24, 2014

We’re excited to have author Kelsey Timmerman on the show to explore connections between pop culture and the global economy. His books, WHERE AM I WEARING? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes and WHERE AM I EATING? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy, tell the stories of the real people behind the items we often take for granted. Kelsey is also the cofounder of the Facing Project, which seeks to connect people through stories to strengthen community. Whether in print or in person, he seeks to connect people around the world, and we love that about him!

Malayna’s Notes (listen to see where the conversation went from here!)


  • Ratatouille (2007) – A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. [Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm]
  • American Pie (1999) – Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. [Stars: Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan]
  • Chocolat (2000) – A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. [Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss]
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) – The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children’s book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. [Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, James Caan]
  • Mystic Pizza (1988) – Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic. [Stars: Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, Vincent D’Onofrio]
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) – A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. [Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker]
  • Meatballs (1979) – Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp. [Bill Murray!]
  • Like Water for Chocolate (1992) – The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro. Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura, though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita’s powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.

Others that reference food:

  • Pulp Fiction -$5 Milkshake and Royale
  • Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


  • Lime in the Coconut –
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow
  • Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
  • Weenie Man!
  • Muffin man

Check out Chef Bret Macris at Rose Water Restaurant in Brooklyn!


What: Rose Water is a Seasonal American restaurant with a commitment to working with as much local, regional, organic and sustainably raised food as the season will allow.

Chef Bret Macris comes to us from Southern California where he spent many years at LA’s famed Campanile as Chef de Cuisine. He shares our commitment to seasonality and sustainability, and it’s reflected in his cooking – he works at enhancing the flavors of the great products that he sources, making certain not to overwhelm them.

On FB this year: he’s documenting the effort that goes into cooking Thanksgiving for the masses.

“It’ll mostly be on Instagram, but I’ll forward to here. I’ll post on my page obviously and under the hashtag ‪#‎mydirtythanksgiving you can also ask questions, ask about recipes and whatever TG related and I’ll do my best to answer. No promises, because as you’ll see I won’t have too much time. Hope it’s fun.”


Things We’re Bringing Back

Original air date: Monday, November 03, 2014
Episode Description:

While Malayna and Stacy were busy celebrating bringing things back to life, they thought this would be a good time to look at other things that have been brought back. Remakes of popular films and TV series, fashions from the past, reboots and retooled fan favorites and mash-ups. Is everything old new again? Should it be? We’ll discuss and see if we can find new ways to look at it!

Connection, Oneness, spirits, animals, nature, each other


  • Back to Life (Back to Reality) – Soul II Soul
  • Bring it Back, Sing it Back – Moloko
  • Evanescence – Bring Me To Life – “Wake me up inside”

Justin Timberlake already brought Sexy back in 2006, so that’s not on us.

My Bonnie – traditional Scottish folk song, and connects to OUTLANDER!

The origin of the song is often suggested that the subject of the song may be Charles Edward Stuart (‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’):[1] after the defeat of the Prince at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 and his subsequent exile, his Jacobite supporters could have sung the tune in his honour; and thanks to the ambiguity of the term “bonnie”, which can refer to a woman as well as to a man, they could pretend it was a love song.

Bring Back:

Paid Vacation Time! – The US is the only advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee any paid vacation days. It’s time for change.

Vacation Equality Project. http://www.vacationequalityproject.com/  or tweet #vacationequality

Community – Rev. Kristin Powell (Soulstream) mentioned So Cal not feeling like a sense of community. Never snowed in! Rock the Vote – talk to your neighbors!

Music Empowers Foundation – http://www.musicempowersfoundation.org/ and art as basic education

Renaissance People – educate, explore other fields

Respect, compassion,


Handwritten notes

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