On December 8th, local celebrity chef Dan Wu joined us in the studio. Dan is the owner of the newly opened Atomic Ramen -- specializing in Japanese-style ramen who also cooks, eats, writes & podcasts as "The Culinary Evangelist". We talk about the challenges of introducing this culinary concept to our community. And how he merges his culinary skills with community service.
Our July 7th show featured Mae Suramek -- owner of and head noodle slinger at Noodle Nirvana in Berea, KY. Mae shared her trajectory from social justice activist to social justice entrepreneur. Dr. Jeff Richey, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Berea College, also joined us to provide a framework for understanding "culinary appropriation."