Bread, Wine, Chocolate – with Simran Sethi
In the first of two episodes on food, health, and justice, we speak to Simran Sethi, author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love. Hear Simran’s tale of traveling to six continents in pursuit of delicious and endangered tastes, with stories that highlight the inspiring people and places that are bringing back the foods we love.
If you enjoyed this show, hear our previous episodes with nutritionist and food policy expert Dr. Marion Nestle and author/activist Anna Lappe; our episode on bees and pesticides with Harvard scientist Alex Lu; and our episode on GMOs, epigenetics and bioethics.
Simran Sethi is is a journalist and educator focused on food, sustainability and social change. Named the environmental “messenger” by Vanity Fair, a top 10 eco-hero of the planet by the U.K.’s Independent, and designated one of the top eight women saving the planet by Marie Claire, Simran is the author of award-winning book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, about the story of changes in food and agriculture told through bread, wine, chocolate, coffee and beer. Lauded as an “environmental woman of impact” by Daily Variety, Simran was the host of the 2013-2014 PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability. She was the environmental correspondent for NBC News, which included contributions to CNBC, MSNBC, TODAY and Nightly News. She was also the host of the EMMY award-winning PBS documentary A School in the Woods.