SFYN Podcast
SFYNers around the globe: Juan Carlos Villegas (Mexico)

SFYNers around the globe: Juan Carlos Villegas (Mexico)

September 7, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. The special guest of today is Juan Carlos Villegas Cuevas, from Oaxaca in Mexico. Juan Carlos is an active member of SFYN Mexico and he participated in the digital global SFYN Academy this year. He is the director of Etnofood and knows a lot about local food culture and in particular about Mezcal. 

Link to Etnofood: https://etnofood.wixsite.com/inicio 
Link to the SFYN Academy website: http://www.sfynacademy.com/ 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Song “Cielito lindo” by Tres Ríos

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Cornel Popa (Iceland)

SFYNers around the globe: Cornel Popa (Iceland)

August 31, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. The special guest of today is Cornel Popa, who is a SFYN activist based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Cornel has Italian roots, has lived in England for some time and now he settled in Iceland. He is a creative chef and a writer. He is really involved in improving the local food system, by preserving local varieties of food, coming up with zero-waste recipes, doing cooking workshops for homeless people and much more. 

Link to Cornel’s book Food and Family: https://amzn.to/3vyuvAQ 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Song “All is found” cover sung by Snæja with Ívar on the guitar.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Ruth Gutierrez (Bolivia)

SFYNers around the globe: Ruth Gutierrez (Bolivia)

August 17, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Ruth Gutierrez, from Bolivia. Ruth is a very young activist from the Community of Slow Food Cochabamba. She is studying gastronomy to become a chef. She is very active in supporting local food sovereignty and biodiversity in Bolivia and she is also very involved in the international activities of the Slow Food Youth Network. For example this year she was part of the World Disco Soup Day Task Force. Ruth loves taking care of her garden and living her life in balance… 

About World Disco Soup Day: https://slowfoodyouthnetwork.org/actions/ 
Wanna have a copy of the Disco Soup Cookbook? Write to hello@slowfoodyouthnetwork.org 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Carlo Sumoang (Philippines)

SFYNers around the globe: Carlo Sumoang (Philippines)

August 3, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Carlo Sumoang, a SFYN activist based in Manila, in The Philippines. SFYN in The Philippines has always been a very active network in the past years. They have carried out different initiatives to preserve local food heritage and biodiversity, to reduce food waste and much more. So I am really happy today to have this conversation with Carlo who can tell us a bit more about what is currently happening and also to get to know him more. Carlo is a farmer, entrepreneur and a fan of meditation. His dream? To retire soon and live as an hermit where he can meditate all day long…

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: John Kiwagalo (Uganda)

SFYNers around the globe: John Kiwagalo (Uganda)

July 27, 2021

Welcome to a new episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is John Kiwagalo, from Mukono, in Uganda. John is one of the persons that you must know if you are part of the Slow Food Youth Network. He is the SFYN Africa coordinator and also coordinates the local youth network in Uganda. But what is his favourite food? And what does a typical day for him in Uganda look like?

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Rebecca Marcone (Scotland)

SFYNers around the globe: Rebecca Marcone (Scotland)

July 6, 2021

Welcome to the second episode of SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The special guest of today is Rebecca Marcone, who is originally from Italy but is currently studying in Edinburgh Scotland. Rebecca is involved in the re-launching SFYN Scotland, she is a foodie with a lot of cooking passions (sourdough and specialty coffee to mention just a few). She is dreaming of a food system based on equality and she is committed to taking actions on a local and international level to make a change. 

Link to the “Scotland the Bread” initiative: https://scotlandthebread.org/
Link to SFYN Scotland: https://www.facebook.com/SFYNScotland 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

SFYNers around the globe: Siwar Maalej (Tunisia)

SFYNers around the globe: Siwar Maalej (Tunisia)

June 29, 2021

Today we are kicking off a new series called SFYNers around the globe! In this series we are going to meet different activists of our network. We are going to get to know more about who they are, what they do in their daily lives and how they are involved with the Slow Food Youth Network. We have a similar set of questions for all the SFYNers but in additions to those we will see of course where the conversation brings us. 

The first guest of our series is Siwar Maalej, from SFYN Tunis, in Tunisia. Wanna know what a typical day in Tunis looks like? Find out something about the local food system’s issues and potential? Let’s start! 

Here you can find the Instagram of Siwar: https://www.instagram.com/greenleveltastes/
and of SFYN Tunis: https://www.instagram.com/sfyntunis/

Watch the video on how to prepare the traditional Bsisa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cYL1dmGHwU 

Podcast host, production and editing: Valentina Gritti.
Podcast jingle: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

Resilience of indigenous communities

Resilience of indigenous communities

June 4, 2021

The goal of this episode is to broaden our understanding of a regenerative food system within the context of an indigenous community, and to shed light on the age-old agricultural practices that keep our communities strong. We learn about the multi-faceted challenges indigenous communities face, in the past, present, and future, and the solutions and growth that agriculture can provide. Amidst the trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are humbled by new perspectives. The voices of our interviewees give us a strong reminder to step outside of ourselves and to understand not only how different communities are affected, but to learn from others. In doing so, we hear from experts around the world - people that have gained years of insight through study, implementation, and experimentation.

  • Carson Kiburo represents his indigenous Kenyan community on the global stage;
  • Roxanne Swentzl educates fellow members of the Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico on health and balance within ourselves;
  • Health scientist and CEO Dean Seneca advocates for the underdogs;
  • Lilian Hill shares with her community on the Hopi reservation different ways of saving food and building their own food systems.

Through these different perspectives prevails a common message: what we grow and how we grow it is an extension of our cultural identity. To hear indigenous community members speak on the resiliency and unification that comes from their food is not just a call to action. Rather, it is encouragement to reconnect with our food, and a reassurance that sometimes we have to look to the past in order to move forward. 

Podcast host, production and editing: Sara El Sayed
Supported by Katherine Blessington
Music: Lyla June and Leonardo Prieto Dorantes 

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

Slow Food EU: what’s going on with New GMOs?

Slow Food EU: what’s going on with New GMOs?

May 17, 2021

This year the SFYN podcast is hosting a new series all dedicated to the European policy in terms of food and agriculture. The series will be conducted by Slow Food Europe, which is in charge of involving Slow Food in the political debate on the European level. The special host of this series is Alice Poiron, communication officer at Slow Food Europe. The topics touched will be in line with the most updated and relevant debates around food and agriculture in Europe. 

Today we kick off the series with the topic of new GMOs! What are new GMOs? How do they differ from the old GMOs? What are the latest decisions of the EU on the matter? 

The guests of today are:

  • Elisa D’Aloisio, peasant farmer at the European Coordination Via Campesina with a PhD in genetics and practical expertise in GMOs
  • Martin Sommer, policy coordinator at IFOAM Organics Europe, the association for organic food and farming in Europe
  • Madeleine Coste, Policy Officer at Slow Food Europe

Find here the European Commission’s study on new GMOs: https://www.slowfood.com/european-commission-opens-the-door-to-new-gmos/

Recommended to follow on Twitter: @SlowFoodEurope ; @OrganicsEurope ; @ECVC1 

Music: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes
Project manager: Valentina Gritti 

 

Financed by the European Union. The contents of this podcast are the sole responsibility of the author and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

 

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

 

Terra Madre ecosystems: urban lands & gastronomy

Terra Madre ecosystems: urban lands & gastronomy

May 7, 2021

This is the last episode dedicated to the Slow Food event Terra Madre and we are exploring our final ecosystem: the urban lands. Our question for today is: what is the role of gastronomy in promoting local biodiversity?

The special host of this episode is Ana Garcia Castellanos, who is working as a chef in a local food restaurant in Minnesota. She is from Guatemala and she is a digital activist for land rights and access to healthy diets. Ana will take us on a journey to Guatemala, Minnesota and Italy. She will present to us a model of a restaurant based on ingredients from a local farm, she will take us into a conversion with the Indigenous food lab and finally we will find out how ethnobotany and traditional knowledge can preserve biodiversity. 

Special guests:

  • Lola Molina, founder of "El mercadito de Lola", sustainable restaurant based on local food in Guatemala City, Guatemala;
  • Armando Medinaceli, indigenous education director at NATIFS, North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;
  • Andrea Pieroni, professor of ethnobotany and dean at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy.

Podcast project manager & host: Valentina Gritti;
Music, composition & editing: Leonardo Prieto Dorantes;
Music: "Agua" by Leonardo Prieto; "Niña" by Leonardo Prieto for Son de Aquí.

Useful links:

El mercadito de Lola: https://www.facebook.com/elmercaditodelola/ 
Indigenous Food Lab: https://www.natifs.org/indigenous-food-lab/
University of Gastronomic Sciences: https://www.unisg.it/ 
Terra Madre website: https://terramadresalonedelgusto.com/ 
The SFYN Patreon page: https://patreon.com/join/slowfoodyouthnetwork/  

 

Financed by the European Union.

The contents of this podcast are the sole responsibility of the author and the EASME is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

A project by the Slow Food Youth Network

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