“Building unity across divide is possible. Building something even better than we had before, out of terrible tragedy, is possible. A movement for change is never more ripe than when we are, in some cases, at our lowest moment. Because it’s the moment in which we are going to demand absolute transformation, and I have every faith and hope that we will do that now.” -Saru Jayaraman

In this edition of The Secret Ingredient Raj Patel, Tom Philpott and Rebecca McInroy talk with Saru Jayaraman, author of “Forked: A New Standard For American Dining” about the November 2016 election results and what they mean for restaurant workers nationwide.

Jayaraman is the Co-founder and Co-director of The Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at The University of California, Berkeley.

 

“Race is a construct…the problem is a white supremacist framing of what is healthy.” -Breeze Harper

On this edition of the Secret Ingredient the secret ingredient is Whiteness. Join Raj Patel, Tom Philpott, and Rebecca McInroy as they sit down with Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, author of Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England, as well as the creator of the Sistah Vegan project and blog, www.sistahvegan.com, as they discuss what it really means to be vegan, how “whiteness has been a part of every movement in this country,” and how Harper is combating the inter-sectional racism that occurs even in the most ethically driven of foodscapes such as veganism.