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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.
43 Episodes
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 radio. Our tenth anniversary bacchanal is a rare gathering of your favorite chefs, mixologists, storytellers, thought leaders, and culinary masterminds. We’ll salute the inductees of the newly minted HRN Hall of Fame, who embody our mission to further equity, sustainability, and deliciousness. Explore the beautiful Palm House and Yellow Magnolia Café, taste and imbibe to your heart’s content, and bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and tasty gifts for any budget at our silent auction. Tickets available now at Food is powered by Simplecast. 
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!
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 Hinrichs, a percussionist and composer based in New York City, perhaps best known for his work in the Broadway musical “In The Heights.” Doug performs and records with countless artists in the New York City area and beyond. A recent highlight: performing with Bobby McFerrin at the Jazz At Lincoln Center series. We are going to make a brand new song to serve up, live on air!
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 cancer. Rebecca has appeared on the Today Show, was featured in Parents Magazine and the book Live Happy; and serves as a Model of Courage in Ford’s Warriors In Pink campaign. On February 3, 2015, the one-year anniversary of her beloved father’s death, she started @onegoodthingproject, a social media project to find and celebrate One Good Thing a Day. She speaks and blogs about finding joy after cancer. Rebecca lives in Rutherford, New Jersey with her husband and two young children.
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 Cynthia Cherish come up with a word brew some Unimatic handcrafted coffee on air and tell stories about the Cardiello family legacy all during a little fika in the HRN studio. Plus they may or may not have something very cool to announce as well! Listen and find out. Funky tunes provided by Ubiquity Records.
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 importance of listening to one’s self and not being afraid to change careers. Sometimes you might even be forced to change!
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 is Delicious!
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 highest self and best life, with a side of inspiring others to do the same. Listen to this episode and get to know Libby at
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 His work as an artist activist has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, and on The VIEW, NPR, ABC Nightline News and many media outlets. More at



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 and travels around the world giving courses in Ableton Live. A Harvard University grad, Dan studied history and enjoys writing on the political and social roots of disco/funk/house and hip hop. In today's episode we discuss how the music of the 70s and 80s fed into the creation of the New York City we know today.
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