S01 E12: Lee Tran Lam, Diversity in Food Media

In this episode we hear from Lee Tran Lam, a freelance journalist and editor of New Voices on Food. Lee Tran has written about food for various publications, including Good Food, Gourmet Traveller, SBS Food, The Sun-Herald and The Guardian. She runs The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast, Diversity in Food Media and presents Local Fidelity on FBi radio.

We talk about the impacts of COVID on hospitality and producers, how businesses have pivoted, food ecosystems, perspectives of food media during the pandemic, racism and the need for diverse voices in food. You can find Lee Tran on Instagram, Twitter and The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast, Diversity in Food Media on Instagram and New Voices on Food at SomeKind Press.

You can find us at onebitepod.com and @onebitepod across social media.

Links to things mentioned in the episode: Angie Prendergast-Sceats, Angie’s Food; Ben Shewry, Attica; Brent Savage; Colombo Social, 13,000 donated meals; Parliament on King; ‘Un-Australian’: Celebrity chef Neil Perry criticises government, launches charity meals Good Food; A COVID-positive person dines at your restaurant. What happens next? Yvonne Lam; Food Delivery Apps The Guardian; Delivery driver safety SBS News; Restaurants and cafes facing mass closures without more coronavirus support, industry group warns ABC News; Retail Trade, Australia ABS; Changes in employment and hours worked ABS; Restaurants surviving the coronavirus The Saturday Paper; Chris Chapple, Templo; Matthew Evans, Fat Pig Farm; War on Waste; OzHarvest; Paul Carmichael, Momofuku Seiōbo; Chef’s Manifesto; Palisa Anderson; Newtown Blessing Box; Eating Thai Fruit Demands Serious Effort but Delivers Sublime Reward New York Times; Australian food writers call for greater diversity of voices in wake of New York Times durian debacle ABC News; In defence of durians ABC Blueprint; Australians love Asian food, so why doesn’t it win as many awards as Italian? Colin Ho and Nicholas Jordan; The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with Recipes John Newton; First Nations Bushfood & Botanical Alliance; Yerrabingin; Chocolate On Purpose; This chocolate supports conversations about reconciliation SBS Food; Andrew Levins; Ahmad Hakim; Rosheen Kaul, The Isol(Asian) Cookbook.

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