Alicia Kennedy, Food & Drink Writer

meatless, a podcast about eating

Meatless, a Podcast About Eating

I’m Alicia Kennedy, a food and drink writer. I’ll be having conversations with chefs, writers, and more about how their personal and political beliefs determine whether or not they eat meat. This show will ask the question: How do identity, culture, economics, and history affect a diet?

In this first episode, I’m speaking to Brooks Headley, the chef and owner at the East Village’s Superiority Burger and author of the just-released Superiority Burger Cookbook about writing, veggie burgers, and fine dining.

In this episode, I talk to chef and chocolatier Lagusta Yearwood about veganism's oversights, sliding-scale soup, and anarchist business practices. Lagusta owns the chocolate shop Lagusta's Luscious out of New Paltz, New York, and also co-owns the café Commissary and East Village shop Confectionary. Her cookbook, Sweet X Salty: The Art of Vegan Confections by Lagusta's Luscious, will be out in 2019.

In this episode, I talk to chef Gabriel Hernandez of Verde Mesa in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, about the connotations of "vegetarian," the challenges of reopening after Maria, and the island's beet resurgence.