Fix Your Plate

Fix Your Plate

Join KJ Kearney of Black Food Fridays and Anela Malik of Feed the Malik as they discuss food from a Black perspective. Be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcasting app, and rate & review on iTunes and Apple Podcasts! Follow along on social media at @blackfoodfridays @feedthemalik and @eddpodnet. Presented by the Eat Drink Dine Podcast Network. For episodes with captions, this podcast has also been uploaded to YouTube with auto-generated captions. Find those episodes here: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDO00-72tabqfuAeaKpJTuQ

Episodes

November 1, 2021 29 min

On this episode of the FIX YOUR PLATE podcast, Anela and KJ are joined by their trusted and talented audio producer JuJu! And to what do you owe the pleasure of meeting this dynamic, multi-degreed woman in the digital flesh? Well, it's because this is the final episode of the FIX YOUR PLATE podcast! Listen in to learn why that is and what everyone will be doing going forward. Speaking of "going forward", if you'd li...

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Anela and Kj speak with one-third of Dine Diaspora, Nina Oduro. Listen to how Dine Diaspora came to be and the growing agency they've built for black culinary creatives and brands to create a culturally immersive experience focused on foods of the African Diaspora. 


You can find this episode's guest-speaker, Nina, and Dine Diaspora at DineDiaspora.com, and on both Instagram and Twitter @DineDiaspora.


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September 6, 2021 44 min

Anela and KJ talk about why they are slowly but surely, spending more time on the Patreon app. In addition, they answer questions that people have sent their way concerning this particular platform. Then Anela gives a brief rundown on her time visiting Northwest Arkansas.


For more Feed the Malik and Black Food Fridays, check out and support our Patreon:

patreon.com/feedthemalik

patreon.com/blackfoodfridays


And just as promised:

motherla...

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August 30, 2021 37 min

KJ talks with Anela about her experience at the Family Reunion, presented by Salamander Hotels. Learn more at https://www.salamanderhotels.com/familyreunion/.


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Follow Anela on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/feedthemalik/, TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@feedthemalik, Twitter https://twitter.com/feed_the_malik, and chec...

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August 23, 2021 36 min

"Decolonize Your Plate." It's a phrase associated with Dr. Kera Nyemb-Diop, aka "The Black Nutritionist," and once that accurately reflects the work she does trying to convince Black people to enjoy their cultural cuisine. Listen to how she got into this work, why these food myths are harmful, and what she would like to do with waist trainers! 


You can find this episode's guest-speaker, Dr. Kera Nyemb-Diop, o...

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August 16, 2021 29 min

In this episode, Anela and KJ cover a serious topic (Influencers not being as transparent as they should) followed by a not so serious topic (sea salt on chocolate chip cookies)!


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August 9, 2021 42 min

From underwear to emotional pack mules to international travel, Anela and KJ cover it all in their latest NOT Hot Take Episode.


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Follow Anela on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/feedthemalik/, TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@feedthemalik, Twitter https://twitter.com/feed_the_malik, and check out FeedTheMalik.com.


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August 2, 2021 20 min

Dear CNN,

We would greatly appreciate you keeping Southern food's name out of your mouth. Also, where is all this negative energy for other ethic cuisines? -- Love, Anela and KJ


As promised, check out the article we talked about: Too much Southern food can cause a sudden heart attack, but Mediterranean diet reduced risk


And here's a great rebuttal to that claim: When are we finally going to acknowledge that Southern food is a...

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July 26, 2021 28 min

In this episode sponsored by Flipboard, Anela and KJ take on the aftermath of the June boom of 2020. More than a year later what has been the impact of the attention and pledges directed towards the Black community?


Check out this collection on Flipboard for a curated look at this topic here


And you can sign for Flipboard for free in any of the app stores or if you sign up on the web at flipboard.com/@feedthemalik


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July 19, 2021 32 min

Anela and KJ tackle the sentiment that some Black women in the food space should just "shut up and cook" as part of this look into allegations of fraud and how women may face backlash when speaking out against wrongdoing. 


Find a reference document for articles and allegations noted in the show here!


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July 12, 2021 21 min

In this "Not Hot Take" episode, KJ discusses the NCAA's stance on Name, Image, and Likeness and how that can lead to Anela getting a bag! Anela also gives you her hot takes on new social media marketing trends.


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July 5, 2021 19 min

KJ and Anela are food influencers, yes. But they are also people who have varied interests in a variety of topics. In this episode, they discuss their desire to showcase more of themselves online and whether their followers would come along for the ride.


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June 28, 2021 34 min

In this episode sponsored by Flipboard, Anela and KJ tackle one of the most talked-about issues in the current food and beverage space -- the labor shortage. Hear from a variety of food industry folks about their perspective on the shortage, or what Anela prefers to call the great realignment, throughout the episode. And be sure to check out this curated collection on Flipboard for a deeper look at this topic and how labor issues a...

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June 21, 2021 73 min

Hear from dynamic DC area chefs/restaurateurs on this locally-focused episode. Guests include Rock Harper, Rob Rubba, and Danny Lee. 

Restaurants mentioned this episode:

Queen Mother’s: https://www.queenmothercooks.com/ 

Oyster Oyster: https://www.oysteroysterdc.com/ 

Chiko: https://www.chikodc.com/ 

Mandu: https://www.mandudc.com/ 

Anju: https://www.anjurestaurant.com/


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June 19, 2021 74 min

On this Juneteenth episode, hear from some amazing Black foodies! Catch Sense & EdibilityDom N The City, Flights and Foods, and Dubbs Grubbs chatting about topics ranging from misbehavior in the influencer space to what they wish their audiences knew and more.

Find them on social:

Dubbs Grubbs - https://www.instagram.com/dubbsgrubs/

Sense & Edibility - https://www.instagram.com/senseandedibility/

Dom N The City - https://www...

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June 14, 2021 30 min

In this episode, KJ and Anela give some random praise to people, places, and things that have brought them joy over the last few weeks. They also warn that, with COVID restrictions tapering off, beware of talking recklessly on the internet because you might have to answer for that Tweet in these streets!


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KJ and Anela explore what it means to be Black creatives who not only feel the pressure to "root for everybody Black," but also seek out spaces where nuanced commentaries and critiques are welcomed.


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Follow Anela on Instagram at https://Instagram.com/FeedTheMalik and check out FeedTheMalik.com.


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After numerous requests, we finally hear from Anela's husband Ahmed, who typically works behind the scenes helping with Feed The Malik occasionally. Ahmed tackles questions from the community ranging from how to balance the need for content creation with quality time to his dream career in the future. Hear from him about the demands of being married to a driven career-focused partner who is also a public figure.


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May 24, 2021 42 min

On this episode of “Fix Your Plate”, Anela and KJ have a conversation about the dangers of “Guru-ism” with wellness journalist and blogger Carina Wolff. During our chat Carina speaks candidly about how she’s dealt with the growing popularity of her “Kale Me Maybe” blog, her willingness to fail in public, and why she is starting to shy away from the term “Social Media Influencer”.


We make more than one reference to one of her most po...

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May 17, 2021 43 min

Anela explains how the online backlash that she received—from the Black community—led to KJ’s desire to explore what the term “Black Food” means in the first place. From discussing how the term can be expanded to why certain foods are considered “Black”, listen as the two share their experiences, ideas, as well as a few listener comments during this wide ranging conversation. 


Follow Anela at https://Instagram.com/FeedTheMalik 


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