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Come and sit down at this table, Tanya's Table. We will learn from some of the most interesting people in our culture today. We have so much to learn from each other. The more we know, the smarter, more kind and more understanding we become. The world could use a large dash of that right now, in 2020. We will engage in many topics tethered by food and culture. Let’s learn together to make our world better. Let's break bread.
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This is a phenomenal episode of Tanya's Table, a conversation between two kindred spirits, both alumni of the Boston food-scene. Karen Akunowicz owns the award winning Fox & The Knife in South Boston, she is also a cookbook author and former contestant on Top Chef...sound familiar?
Join Tanya as she welcomes 2x James Beard winner Edouardo Jordan, hailing from Seattle WA. He has the incredible accomplishment of two-time recognition in the same year by the Beard Foundation- 2018 Best Chef of the Northwest and Best New Restaurant. TONS of fun here with these two incredibly talented voices!
Festus Ezeli  is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League. He had previously played five seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Vanderbilt before being selected with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draftby the Golden State Warriors. Ezeli won an NBA Championship with the Warriors in 2015. He last appeared in the 2016 NBA Finals, and did not play basketball since his knee surgery in the 2017 season until coming back in 2021.
Lizz Wright was born in the small town of Hahira, Georgia; one of three children and the daughter of a minister and the musical director of their Church. She started singing gospel music and playing piano in church as a child, and also became interested in jazz and blues. Wright joined the Atlanta-based vocal quartet In the Spirit in 2000, which soon achieved critical acclaim, and in 2002 she signed a recording contact with Verve Records, where her musical compositions and vocal style led her to be conpared to that of Norah Jones.Her first album, Salt was released in the Spring of 2003 (and reached number two on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2004). Her next release was not a follow-up of her debut, but this record maintined the jazz and pop blend, while incorporating folk music to her musical blend.Dreaming Wide Awake in June 2005 (which reached number one on the Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2005 and 2006). In 2008, Wright released The Orchard to positive reviews.https://www.lizzwright.net 
Ericka Huggins is a human rights activist, poet, educator, Black Panther leader and former political prisoner. For the past 30 years, she has lectured throughout the United States and internationally. Her extraordinary life experiences have enabled her to speak personally and eloquently on issues relating to the physical and emotional well-being of women, children and youth, whole being education, over incarceration, and the role of the spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting change.
Join Tanya as she chats with Maneet Chauhan, owner of Chauhan Ale and Masala House in Nashville, TN. Maneet is an Indian American chef and renowned TV personality, and the two have a lot in common in terms of their innovation around flavor and culture throughout their restaurants.
Join Tanya as Jonny Mosely joins her at the Table this week. Jonny is is an American freestyle skier and television presenter. He is the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a member of the U.S. Ski Team. He is also known for hosting three seasons of MTV's The Challenge, which was formerly known as Real World/Road Rules Challenge.
Tanya sits down with music great Lars Ulrich, drummer and co-founder of American Heavy Metal band Metallica. They have a fascinating discussion about music, food and where the two intersect.Lars Ulrich’s fate was sealed when his father took him to see his first Deep Purple show. Not too many years after that, Lars co-founded Metallica with James Hetfield, and has been there for every triumph and mishap along the way, as the band has carved out its unique place in rock n roll history.Lars’ decades with Metallica have seen him and the band pretty much do it all—you can Google it, from the records to the shows to the All Within My Hands foundation to Blackened whiskey and beyond... and some of the stuff you’ll find is actually true!
Elizabeth Falkner comes to Tanya's Table this week to talk about art, culture and the vast variety of roads life can take you as a pastry chef devoted to breaking barriers. A well-known television figure, Elizabeth appeared as a competitor and a judge on many television shows such as Food Network's Iron Chef and Chopped series, as well as several Bravo's Top Chef series.Beyond television, Elizabeth owned and managed 2 very successful San Francisco restaurants Citizen Cake (for 14 years) and Orson for (4 years). She is a well written author, having published 3 books- the first two with Ten Speed Press:  Demolition Desserts: Recipes from Citizen Cake (2007) and Cooking Off the Clock: Recipes from My Downtime (2012). In 2018, she self published Re-Fuse: Digital chefs notebook of ideas and recipes on food waste, responsible cooking.
Tanya and Alicia take up one of the most important discussions of our time, Black Lives Matter, black culture in America, and how the country can come out better and stronger. Alicia brings her depth of incredible expertise, Tanya brings her real life example of entrepreneur, advocate, educator and leader. This is a must listen to episode for all people.
Creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Somebody Feed Phil," Phil Rosenthal on this episode of Tanya's Table. Philip Rosenthal is an American television writer and producer who is the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. In recent years, he has presented food and travel documentaries I'll Have What Phil's Having on PBS and Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix. 
With 'Dig In Deep', her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant 'Slipstream', the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than forty-five years.Visit www.bonnieraitt.com
Daniel Glover is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is widely known for his lead role as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon film series. He also had leading roles in the films The Color Purple (1985), To Sleep with Anger (1990), Predator 2 (1990), Angels in the Outfield (1994) and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). Glover has prominent supporting roles in Silverado (1985), Witness (1985), Saw  (2004), Shooter (2007), 2012 (2009), Death at a Funeral (2010), Beyond the Lights (2014), Dirty Grandpa (2016), Sorry to Bother You (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level  (2019). He is an active supporter of various political causes.
Ayesha Curry is a Canadian-American actress, cookbook author, and cooking television personality. After guest roles in several television shows and movies, she began hosting her own show, Ayesha's Homemade (a.k.a. Ayesha's Home Kitchen), on Food Network. Despite not having any professional chef training, her culinary career started in 2014, when she prepared her first meal as a YouTube demonstration on her channel Little Lights of Mine. Curry is the author of several videos on her channel Little Lights of Mine and has written one cookbook, The Seasoned Life, published in 2016.
Taniya Nayak is one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. She became a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network. Taniya owns a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design, Inc. where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.
Goapele  is a mononymously-known contemporary R&B singer and songwriter whose sophisticated recordings reflect a wide range of inspirations that includes Nina Simone, Sade, and Portishead. The daughter of a South African political exile, the Oakland native grew up in a socially conscious and politically active family. At an early age, Goapele attended the Berkeley Arts Magnet School, where she led a pre-teen peer support group, and also became involved in organizations that combated racism and sexism. Goapele sang in the Oakland Youth Choir and was in a semi-professional music group called Vocal Motion. Upon high school graduation, she attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston and studied music theory. During her post-secondary education, she also began to refine her songwriting skills.
Kevin Youkilis is a 2X World Series Champion and 3X All Star with the Boston Red Sox and hosting the podcast "The Greek God of Hops." While remaining in baseball in other ways, Kevin is also owner of the Loma Brewing Company in La Gatos California and Loma Coffee Company. https://www.lomabrew.com/loma-cafehttps://www.lomabrew.com/#home-section
Gina Torres is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her starring roles as Zoe Washburne in the Fox science fiction series Firefly (2002–2003) and its feature film sequel Serenity (2005), and as Jessica Pearson in the USA Network legal drama series Suits (2011–2018) and its spin-off series Pearson (2019).Torres appeared in the science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, and many others.
Tyler Florence is a chef and television host of several Food Network shows. He is the owner and executive chef of Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco.Florence was a presenter on Globe Trekker, hosted Food 911 and How to Boil Water, co-hosted Worst Cooks in America with Anne Burrell and currently hosts Tyler's Ultimate, The Great Food Truck Race, and Bite Club on the Food Network. 
Aisha Tyler, American actress, comedian, director and talk show host joins Tanya Holland on this episode of Tanya's Table. Aisha is known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, Dr. Tara Lewis in Criminal Minds, Mother Nature in the Santa Clause films and voicing Lana Kane in Archer as well as recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Talk Soup and Friends. She is formerly the co-host of CBS's The Talk, where she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host and currently hosts Whose Line Is It Anyway?. Aisha recently launched her line of bottled cocktails called Courage+Stone. 
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