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“When we started Suculenta, we didn’t have a lot money, but we wanted to keep supporting the mushrooms that were coming in and we didn’t want the producers to get discouraged. They wake up at 4 a.m., cut the mushrooms, walk 5 kilometers by the highway, wait for a bus, and then arrive in the … Continued

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“Food has a universal ability to communicate. With art there’s a disparity between what people know and how they experience it. Food is just about your sensorial being. It removes these pretensions.”   “I understand that borrowing and mixing happen. But when one culture is being extremely marginalized and overpowered with violence in a consistent … Continued

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“My interests in gender, I realized, were particularly focused in the gender inequalities in the food world.”   “Seeing how these ingredients are commodified is fascinating, but also sometimes disheartening, because sometimes now when you get a Matcha latte it tastes like green food coloring.”   “I am curious to see if these restaurants will … Continued

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“The ingredients are really driving the cart. I think that extends to my philosophy about health too… allowing myself to be flexible with it, and make space for things I maybe didn’t plan on.” “Somewhere along the way we lost our plant knowledge and instead we allow companies and advertisers to do our thinking for … Continued

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“I remember walking around the perimeter of this park, and then I heard Khmer, the language of Cambodia being spoken. In that moment I felt grounded and connected in a way I was struggling to feel before.”   “There’s a dish with sweet chili sauce that has so much sugar in it, and I’m like, … Continued

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“It was idyllic in a way that even an atheist, cynical New Yorker could enjoy. I stayed in a tent under a rainbow eucalyptus tree. They provided the food in exchange for work. We had a farmstand on the road, where I baked banana bread and various other Hawaiian-esque sweets. It was really my first … Continued

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“I don’t know if it speaks to our generation more, but all these books that we were reading were full of strong and brave girls. I think that surely has had an effect on how we turned out.”     “So many things have been revealed since the election, so we were thinking, ‘How can … Continued

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“I really advocate for spending the extra money on the things you don’t need every day, like meat, fish, dairy, and sugar. If you’re going to do it, go for something of high quality.”   “That is what makes New York so great- all of these specialty markets that have been cooking a few things … Continued

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“Honestly, I wouldn’t even see the dandelion greens if Ryan Gosling were there. I’d like to state that for the record.” “I still remember the day when I got back from a long trip I saw the email in my inbox from Heather saying, “Let’s do this!” My jaw dropped, I called my boyfriend over, … Continued