Philly food culture takes center stage at Hungry Podcast’s Community Potluck, co-presented in partnership by Painted Bride Art Center and new food & culture podcast, produced and hosted by Otis Gray. Steve Saffern of Hershel’s East Side Deli and Christina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa will be special guests, bringing treats and stories of their own to share.
Entrance Fee: A homemade dish to share.
ABOUT OTIS GRAY & HUNGRY:
Hungry is a podcast about the food we eat, the people who make it, and the inspiring stories surrounding food you don’t usually hear. It’s about how food shapes the human experience, and vice versa. This podcast revolves around the beauty of cooking and how the stories behind food make it that much richer. Listen to Hungry on iTunes or at hungryradio.org.
Hungry creator Otis Gray is a sculptor and cook raised in the deep woods of Belmont, Vermont. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2014 with a BFA in Sculpture. Between serving tables, bartending, barbacking, helping to start an organic food truck, and skipping class to cook new recipes all day, his life has consistently been tormented by the beauty of cooking. After his Fulbright proposal to travel Peru and study food philosophy was rejected, he cashed in every dollar and went anyway. Four months circumnavigating the country talking to farmers, fishermen, and chefs resulted in an extraordinary and sometimes harrowing voyage that changed the way he thinks about food and the human experience. He returned to the U.S. in late 2014 and brought his insatiable hunger for stories and traditions home with him. Now he is embarking on a journey with Hungry to share stories you don’t usually hear, and to channel his genuine love for food, community, and inspiring stories.
This event is part of Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, the Painted Bride’s project focusing on building an expanded archive of cultural memory that includes multiple histories, re-place-ing the established with new narratives and understandings of Philadelphia. Visit www.re-place-ing.org for more information on the project.
Re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.