Episode 1: On Identity, Authenticity & the City

With unabashed confidence that only our friends will listen to our first episode, we foray in to Episode 1 of Foodstuffs, fully forgetting to identify ourselves. For our maiden voyage, we consider Canadian identity, question authenticity, and value emotions that get expressed through the eyes.

Do you notice how you can always find a Chinese restaurant, no matter what small town you visit in Canada? We speak with a photographer whose parents owned the only Chinese Canadian restaurant in their town growing up.

And then we head to downtown Toronto, to a community centre that's messing with a Canadian tradition and giving school children (and beyond!) the opportunity to learn where their dinner comes from.



Thanks this week to Connie Tsang (www.connietsangphotos.com) and Kevin Lee; Taste of China and Scadding Court.

Thanks also to Erik Betlem and CIUT for recording facilities.

And a big thank you for Chris Foster (www.chrisfoster.ca) for our Foodstuffs logo. We adore it.


On episode 1 of Foodstuffs, we shared a part of our interview with photographer Connie Tsang.

This was only one interesting section of the interview, so here we include the uncut version, where we discuss growing up in an immigrant family in small town Canada and the lengths it took for her parents to create this life, among many other brilliant Connie observations.

Have a listen!