Good food is best marinated in a great story. Join Our Edible Stories as we interview everyday eaters, foodies, chefs and home cooks as they explore the personal stories and cultural identities driving their food choices. 

Listener Reviews:
”Carina takes listeners on a global tour through fascinating stories and recipes. A blend of historical tidbits, travelogue stories, and good conversations centered around delicious meals, this podcast is engaging and enjoyable!”

”There’s a soulful rhythm to these food stories that really appetize my senses. I love the global component to the food tales shared. It’s amazing that in this diverse world our food tales are all rooted in family and tradition. Great job!”

“There’s beauty in all things, good food of course, but there are hands behind the growing and the preparation of that food that extend/enhance that beauty. Carina has captured stories from people who will warm your heart and your stomach! What a gift to listen!”

Episode 008:
Palates in Pursuit (part 3) - Historic Renfrow Hardware and Farm’s Pressly Williams
Farmer, gardener, florist, and blogger are just a few of the titles given to Pressly Williams, a member of family-owned Renfrow Hardware in the heart of Matthews, North Carolina. Pressly shares her love of food, community and the unique upbringing in a 120 year old hardware store.

Episode 007:
Palates in Pursuit (part 2) - Sierra Leonean Chef Muriel Valentina Samuels
Chef Muriel Valentina Samuels reveals her unexpected professional journey from corporate America to NYC culinary school and ultimately back to her native Sierra Leone to rediscover the ancestral superfoods of her West African culinary heritage.

Episode 006:
Palates in Pursuit (part 1) - Mexican-American Chef Hector Gonazalez

Mexican-American chef Hector Gonzalez kicks off our 5 part mini-series, Palates in Pursuit, as he shares childhood memories and the cultural heritage shaping his culinary career.

Episode 005:
A Southern Heart with a Global Appetite

Can West Virginia sausage gravy and Korean melon exist on the same plate? They can if you’re Scott Waybright - an educator, foodie, refugee advocate, and host of an annual cider day event in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Episode 004:
Cape Verdean Sisters in the Carolinas

What do white rice and floor cleaning solution Fabuloso have in common? Well, for these Cape Verdean sisters it is the smell of home. But if home is where your heart is, then these two ladies embrace land and love on both sides of the Atlantic!

Episode 003:
The ‘Yes, And’ of Costa Rican Heritage

Poet and literature professor Shawn Bowers kicks up mouth-watering flavors as she prepares her native Costa Rican gallo pinto recipe. As we dine, she chats about food identity and the power of ‘the other’.

Episode 002:
The 10-Week Zimbabwe Cake

“I was so worried that I had offended everyone at the wedding, but then everyone knew I didn’t like it and so I didn’t have to eat it.” When Tennessee and Zimbabwean lovebirds dine, culinary compromises unfold…that even a mother-in-law can approve of.

Episode 001:
Chocolate, Cheese and Tabbouleh, Please
From Egypt to Lebanon, to Italy and France, this mother daughter duo can’t imagine eating anything less than a mosaic of ingredients from their world travels and multicultural heritage.