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Candace of FoodLoveTog and Tanorria of Tanorria's Table join together to celebrate Black Culture, Black Girl Magic, Food, and the rich foundational history that black culture has contributed to food.
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On this episode of Black Girls Eating, Candace and Tanorria welcome back grief coach Rae Karim to dive back into the business of grief and how coping with it matters. 
On this episode of Black Girls Eating, Candace and Tanorria welcome Rae Karim, pastor, author, and Certified Grief Coach to the show. Life happens, so grief happens. Listen to a candid conversation about how we all deal or don't deal with our grief. Rae leaves us with tips and tools to better handle all things life throws our way.  
Chicken Thigh Chronicles

Chicken Thigh Chronicles


Candace and Tanorria talk about the beauty of a chicken thigh, how it's been gentrified and how so many other areas of Black culture are shunned and appropriated all in the same breath.
Food is a justice issue with Miele Kennedy. Access to fresh, healthy food is a right, not a privilege. Dive into this deep conversation with Black Girls Eating and Community advocate and liaison Miele Kennedy.   In the latest episode of Black Girls Eating, we dive into a rich conversation that merges the zest of black girl magic with the critical topic of food accessibility and nutrition. Our hosts, Candace and Tanorria, welcome a special guest, Miele Kennedy, an advocate making waves in the Indianapolis food scene. Miele's name, which means eternal and everlasting in Swahili, is a testament to her enduring impact on the community. As an administrator for the Division of Community Nutrition and Food Policy, she is at the forefront of bridging the gap between resources and residents grappling with food system inequities.   The episode unfolds with a candid discussion about the challenges of food deserts and the fact that one in four Marion County residents faces food insecurity. The conversation then turns towards personal stories, with Miele sharing a heartfelt tale of her activism journey that began as early as four years old. Listeners will be captivated by the discussion of the role of local food entrepreneurs in transforming the food landscape and the importance of supporting community-focused initiatives like the Indy Fresh Market. The dialogue delves into the complexities of food advocacy, the roots of food insecurity, and the systemic barriers perpetuating disparities in access to fresh, nutritious food.   This episode isn't just about food; it's a call to action. It challenges us to rethink our relationship with what we eat and how we support our communities. From the importance of cultural food traditions to the influence of capitalism and white supremacy on our food systems, no stone is left unturned. Black Girls Eating doesn't shy away from heavy topics. Instead, it embraces them, offering insights and solutions that will inspire you to make a difference. Whether you're a foodie, an activist, or someone who cares about social justice, this episode is a must-listen.   So, what are you waiting for? Please tune in to Black Girls Eating for an episode that's as nourishing for the mind as it is for the soul.   Don't forget to check out their resources and recommendations, and if the conversation stirs you, consider joining the food advocacy movement in your community. Your plate and your voice have the power to enact change. Listen now, and let the flavors of justice and empowerment fill your ears.
All that glitters: world tours and the importance of having community Vanessa Parish. Chef, executive director, and all-around fabulous creative join Black Girls Eating for a lively conversation about Beyonce tours, silver boots, and community. Tune in to our latest podcast episode featuring Vanessa Parish, a dynamic chef who is stirring up change in and out of the kitchen.   Anissa's journey is one of passion, purpose, and the power of community. As the co-founder and director of the Queer Food Foundation, she's breaking barriers and nurturing a space where everyone can find a seat at the table. From her work reaching millions on Tasty's "Tasting Our Roots" show to her advocacy for mutual aid, Anissa's story is a testament to the change one can make when driven by love and a little bit of spice.   Vanessa's voice needs to be heard. Her experiences, insights, and laughter are as enriching as the food she creates. Your soul—and your palate—will thank you.
From scratch and the do-overs, we're gifted with Tembi Locke. Candace and Tanorria join forces with author, producer, and actress Tembi Locke. She shares how the hit Netflix series "From Scratch" was more than just a series. In the latest episode of 'Black Girls Eating,' we sit down with the incomparable Tembi Locke, whose life is as flavorful and rich as the food she loves. Her memoir, "From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home," has already touched hearts worldwide, and now she's here to share her journey with us. Tembi's story is not just about food but the essence of what it means to love and be loved. It's about finding home in unexpected places and the resilience that comes from embracing life's most challenging moments. As a New York Times bestselling author, TV producer, actor, podcast host, and screenwriter, Tembi has a knack for connecting with audiences, and her time with us on 'Black Girls Eating' is no exception. This episode is more than just a conversation; it's an invitation to explore the depths of human emotion and the ties that bind us all. It's a testament to the power of black women's voices and our impact on the world. So, grab a plate of your favorite comfort food, settle in, and prepare to be moved by Tembi Locke's incredible story. You'll laugh, you might cry, but most importantly, you'll be inspired. Listen to the episode now and join us at the table where justice, black girl magic, and well-seasoned food come together in perfect harmony.
You can't measure Soul, low country living, and vibing, Amethyst Ganaway. The Gullah Geeche culture is being kept alive and well with Chef Amethyst Ganaway in the midst. In this episode, she joins Candace and Tanorria for a history lesson and a truth-heavy bowl of goodness. Grab a bowl and tune in. As we celebrate Black History Month, join us for an extraordinary episode about justice, black girl magic, and the rich tapestry of Gullah Geechee cuisine. Our special guest, Amethyst Ganaway, shares her story and the soul of Southern cooking, bringing to life the flavors that have defined generations. It's an episode that's as nourishing for the mind as it is for the soul. Don't miss this chance to connect with our roots and savor the history in every bite. Listen now and let your taste buds travel through time! What truly makes this episode a must-listen is the raw, unfiltered look into the soul of Gullah Geechee cuisine. Amethyst's vivid descriptions of her culinary roots, the land that has shaped her, and the food that tells a story of resilience and beauty will leave you yearning for a taste of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Listen now and allow "Black Girls Eating" to feed your spirit with stories of triumph, tradition, and the tantalizing tastes of black heritage.
How I Got Over: The Kitchenista, Angela Davis Part 2. Mountains have been climbed, and dragons slayed. This is the story of how Angela Davis got over. Candace and Tanorria continue the melanin-rich conversation with Chef, author, blogger, and recipe developer Angela Davis, aka "The Kitchenista."  
Black Women in the Food Industry: The Kitchenista, Angela Davis Part 1. Candace and Tanorria welcome Chef, author, blogger, and recipe developer Angela Davis, known on the interwebs as "The Kitchenista," to the show. The trio dives deep into what being a Black woman in the food industry means. Pull up a chair; this conversation is rich like Mama's gravy.
It's Black History Month, and we are here for alllllllll the joy!  Join us for a weekly dose of Black Girls Eating, where we highlight and chat about things you might already know, need to know, and should've known. Candace and Tanorria bring Black History Month greetings and truths for 2024 in this episode.  Dive in! We're live, Baby!
Banned books, a dream, and good laughs. Author and eternal Midwesterner join Tanorria and Candace for what becomes a rich, warm, and enlightening conversation. The trio dives into all things banned books, life as a Midwesterner, and what it really feels like being a Black, Queer, creative. Leah Johnson is an eternal midwesterner and author of award-winning books for children and young adults. Her bestselling debut YA novel, You Should See Me in a Crown, was a Stonewall Honor Book and the inaugural Reese's Book Club YA pick. In 2021, TIME named You Should See Me in a Crown one of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. Her debut middle grade, Ellie Engle Saves Herself, was published by Disney-Hyperion in May 2023. When she’s not writing, you can find her at Loudmouth Books, her Indianapolis-based independent bookstore that specializes in highlighting the work of marginalized authors and uplifting banned or challenged books.
It's better when I'm dancing: The Life and Times of multi-media creator Gabrielle Flowers Rader. Gabe, as she is known around the interwebs, joins the duo and opens up about all things Gabe & Babe. She shares her journey and some. Listen in and grab your dancing shoes. Gabrielle Flowers Rader is a wife, mother of two beautiful children, and founder of GabeBabeTV - a multimedia brand she runs with her husband. As a lifestyle creator, she has worked with hundreds of brands including national commercials with her family and multiple television appearances on her own. Her experience spans across multiple industries, from tourism to beauty and everything in between. In addition to working with brands, she co-hosts the “Let’s Make Out” podcast with her husband and runs Gabe Fix Fitness, where she coaches women through their wellness journey as a certified nutritionist. Gabrielle’s mission is to spread the message of love, life, and laughter across the world simply by living her life on camera. She believes that through social media, you can create a strong platform to influence change and build community.
Candace and Tanorria spend time catching up on this episode of Black Girls Eating. The dynamic duo fills you in on all things life, love, and Costco.
This public conversation, part of the Spirit & Place Festival, guests to hear culinary historian Michael Twitty speak live and in person during a live podcast hosted by Tanorria Askew and Candace Boyd. Audience members were given a chance to interact with each other and the speakers during a book signing and reception catered by vendors located in The Amp, which is part of the 16 Tech Innovation District. Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian and food writer who blogs at and has appeared on numerous television programs with hosts including Henry Louis Gates (Many Rivers to Cross) and Michelle Obama (Waffles and Mochi). The Cooking Gene was published in 2017 and traces Michael’s ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. It was a finalist for The Kirkus Prize and The Art of Eating Prize and was a 3rd place winner of Barnes & Noble’s Discover New Writer’s Awards in Nonfiction. The Cooking Gene won the 2018 James Beard Award for best writing as well as book of the year, making Michael the first Black author so awarded. His piece on visiting Ghana in Bon Appetit was included in Best Food Writing in 2019 and was nominated for a 2019 James Beard Award. KosherSoul, his follow-up to The Cooking Gene, was published in August 2022 and received the 2022 National Jewish Book Award. Michael can also be found on MasterClass online, where he teaches Tracing Your Roots Through Food. Michael is a National Geographic Explorer, a TED fellow, and a member of the 2022 TIME 100 Next class. He served as a historical consultant on the FX adaptation of Octavia Butler's "Kindred." Kosher Soul
Candace and Tanorria welcome fellow podcaster Tiffany Rozier of Afro's & Knives to the show. The trio dives deep into what it means to be young, Black and gifted. Tiffany also shares her podcast journey and why she can't stop won't stop.
On the scene, behind the scences. Jessics Bellamy sits down with Candace and Tanorria to talk all things creative, in the life of captivating wife and mom and the face behind Black Girls in Starbucks. Grab a cup and take a seat as the trio dives into what creating online connection groups is really like and why a life on the scene but behind the scencs suits them just fine.
The city moves! On this episide of Black Girls Eating, Candace and Tanorria welcome Communications and Transit expert Lesley Gordon to the show. The trio delves into why transit is important and how we use it impacts us all. Lesley Gordon is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for IndyGo, Indianapolis’ mass transit provider. Gordon has spent the majority of her career in the public sector working for agencies such as the Department of Public Works, Indianapolis Parks Department, Indiana Civil Rights Commission and the Attorney General’s office. Gordon has focused on finding strategic and grassroots communication efforts to inform the public of key initiatives for these essential agencies and implementing crisis communication strategies. Gordon is also committed to giving back to the community and currently serves on the IndyHub, The Parks Alliance of Indianapolis, GANGGANG, and the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association board of directors. Gordon was born and raised in Indianapolis and considers herself an Indy enthusiast that takes pride in living, working, and playing in her native city with her family, husband Colin, and children, Greyson and Olivia.
Come back home to yourself. On this episode of Black Girls Eating, Candace and Tanorria are joined by best selling author Tasha Jun as she shares her creative process and the importance of coming home, back to self.
Uncle Nearest Master Blender extraordinaire Victoria Eady Butler joins Candace and Tanorria on the show to share about the luxury whiskey brand Uncle Nearest. The trio chat about the history of bourbon whiskey and how Black creators are always setting trends.
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