Primary Food

Primary Food

PRIMARY FOOD is an exploration into all the things in life that nourish our minds, bodies and souls—all the fun stuff that guides us towards the quality of the food we eat. Hosted by Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, who is currently undergoing aggressive cancer treatment and seeking the finest, and funnest, things in life.

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November 14, 2019 73 min

Join Primary Food’s host DJ CherishTheLuv and guests, Maharlika and Jeepney's Nicole Ponseca, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist Jeannie Celestial to discuss work, life and surviving trauma. Dr. Celestial helps us unpack it all to get us on that healing track.

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Join Primary Food’s host DJ CherishTheLuv and guests, Maharlika and Jeepney's Nicole Ponseca, Cafe 86’s Ginger Lim Dimapasok, and media maven Charmaine Parcero for Filipino American History Month. They’ll discuss the non-edible things in life that nourish them, as well as share stories about their Filipina-American experience.

Join Heritage Radio Network on Monday, November 11th, for a raucous feast to toast a decade of food rad...

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April 20, 2017 53 min

Visual Artist Tim Okamura and Audio/Visual Artist Cecilie Beck join DJ CherishTheLuv on today's episode of Primary Food. Today, we are talking about ART & MUSIC as our primary food and WHY it is SO important, necessary and healthy to have personal creative expression in our lives. We discuss why we make our art and who we nourish with it. Music provided by and performed by Cecilie Beck!

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April 13, 2017 47 min

Big News! DJ CherishTheLuv will be doing music work in an orphanage in Ecuador with Unfucktheworld in May, so in today’s episode, we’ll be talking about MUSIC as our Primary Food. We are going to find out HOW TO COOK UP A SONG and ENJOY LIFE with today’s musical guests, Haitian-born SMAX MUSIC, your new favorite Caribbean Rock/Groove and Acoustic Soul Man! He’s described as Bob Marley meets The Rolling Stones. Joining us is Doug Hi...

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In today's episode of Primary Food, DJ CherishTheLuv talks about how giving back is a wonderful form of nourishment with Rebecca Weiss. Rebecca is a 46-year-old breast cancer survivor whose life changed completely when she was diagnosed as stage 3 in 2014. A journalist and corporate communications professional, in 2015 she started Bob’s Boxes, a 501c3 nonprofit that sends post-mastectomy care packages to women with breast cance...

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February 23, 2017 44 min

Joining DJ CherishTheLuv in the studio today is the one and only Elisabeth Cardiello founder of Caffe Unimatic with roots from Italy! In Sweden another coffee-loving nation the act of sitting for a coffee break solo or with friends is called a "fika," a primary food action that most people don't realize they get to enjoy often! In this part of the world we don't really have a world for this. Today Elisabeth and Cynt...

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February 16, 2017 54 min

HRN’s very own Jennifer Leuzzi, host of Tech Bites, joins Rev & DJ CherishTheLuv in today's episode of Primary Food. Focusing on a great job as our primary food theme, we discuss Cynthia’s search for work that nourishes her soul, and the wild journey of a woman in a world full of judgment, sexism, and photoshop. This follow-up to Episode 36 with Libby Moore, Oprah Winfrey’s Chief-of-Staff, continues to bring light to the im...

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February 9, 2017 35 min

Today's episode of Primary Food combines secondary AND primary food with the themes of exploration, compassion and politics. Breaking Bread NYC's Scott Wiener, Steph Mantis and Jeff Orlick tell us about how they are bringing back humanity to NYC restaurants affected by President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban. We're here to invite you explore new delicious foods, and inspire other cities to do the same! RESIST! It...

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February 2, 2017 59 min

Libby Moore, Oprah Winfrey's former Chief-of-Staff joins Rev. & DJ CherishTheLuv on today's episode of Primary Food to discuss how women can and should nourish themselves on every level. A sherpa to many, super-connector, and adventurer, Libby Moore, has set off on her own quest to feed herself mentally, spiritually, physically and more, launching her "Libby Moore Gypsy Tour," an inspiring move to find her highe...

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Joining DJ CherishTheLuv in today's episode is activist and performance artist Robert Galinsky. We are discussing how performance, creativity, coaching, and coffee nourishes the world! Galinsky is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast, is Head Speaker Coach for TEDxTeen, TEDxFultonStreet, and teaches writing and performance at Rikers Island Jail, through the non-profit Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and GalinskyCoaching.com...

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January 19, 2017 50 min

Joining Cynthia Cherish in the studio is Dan FreeMan (C0m1x), a bassist/producer and one of the world's experts on Ableton Live and its uses in live performance. As a bassist he has performed and toured extensively on 3 continents. He has a studio in Brooklyn where he primarily produces NYC electro house/disco and records bass for other DJ/producers. He also teaches electronic music production at NYU's Clive Davis Institute...

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You just never know how Music and The Arts will affect your life and fill it with all kinds of adventures! DJ CherishTheLuv brings her musical sister, DJ CrystalClear, aka Crystal Durant, into the studio to talk about how performing feeds our soul. Featuring soul and funk music from Ubiquity Records, Psyche of Sound, and The London Project.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's Creative Writing Program, Visible Ink, has been an important Primary Food for Cynthia Cherish Malaran. Today, we have the Visible Ink Team in the studio to tell us all about the importance of creative writing as a source of nourishment and healing.

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December 8, 2016 47 min

Music is a source of nourishment for many people around the globe. On today's episode, Cynthia DJ CherishTheLuv spins some funky soul grooves from Ubiquity Records alongside musician Carrie Beehan, and tells stories about music and how it has nourished her.

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For over two decades, Chef Jonathan Forgash provided catering for the biggest names in fashion, television and film. When an executive producer fell ill, he reached out to Jonathan for help during recovery. It was a life changing experience. His new company, Servana Care, provides in-home chef services to individuals and families coping with pregnancy, illness and recovery.

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October 27, 2016 60 min

YouTube Sensation, Laura Vitale, lets our host, Cynthia Cherish, and co-hosts singer Carrie Beehan, Chef Airis Johnson, and Kiesha Dutes, as well as callers pick her brain on how she built a successful culinary brand using social media by cooking and sticking to her passions. With 2.6 million subscribers and 360 million views under her belt since her first video in 2010, she's got LOTS to teach us newbies! We're going to fi...

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New Zealandesque New York singer/songwriter, Carrie Beehan, and her father (in the form of a bottle of gin) join Cynthia Cherish Malaran in the studio today to discuss how food, drink and family inform the music you create and thus, feed into the world. We will discuss the process of creating Carrie's new album, entitled "Alazon In the Quiet Room” which is available now on iTunes, and is receiving critical praise in a growi...

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October 13, 2016 48 min

Latresa Baker, Actress, Writer, Director, Producer and Model joins Cynthia Cherish Malaran in the studio to talk about food's role in creativity and being onscreen. Most known for creating Ms. Monologue and the Pounds New York web series, Latresa's free spirit and go-getter mentality journeyed her from Harrisburg PA, to New York City where she is blazing her own trail as a Creative Entrepreneur on a mission to inspire and e...

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September 22, 2016 41 min

Oceana's Executive Pastry Chef, Colleen Grapes, Foodtographer, Nicole Horton and Ryann Mead of Fine & Raw Chocolate Factory, talk with Cynthia about the love of chocolate, sweets, fun times in the kitchen, tools, tattoos, what it was like to cook for SHARE Cancer Support's A Second Helping Of Life, and so much more! This is one awesome Food & Music pairing!

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September 15, 2016 45 min

Women Power and Fooding for a Cause is our topic today as Cynthia is joined by Angie Mar, Executive Chef at Beatrice Inn, in the West Village, and Beth Cling, Director of Communications for SHARE.

SHARE is a nonprofit organization that helps women facing ovarian and breast cancers. We will be discussing A Second Helping of Life, a food event on Monday, September 19, 6:00-9:30pm, where 26 women chefs, with the aid of celebrity sous ...

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