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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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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. 
Bassem Youssef- Egyptian comedian, writer, producer, surgeon, doctor, media critic, and television host. The press has compared Youssef with American comedian Jon Stewart, whose satire program The Daily Show inspired Youssef to begin his career. In 2013, he was named as one of the "100 most influential people in the world" by Time magazine. Youssef's current projects are Tickling Giants,  The Democracy Handbook, and Revolution For Dummies.
Ledisi is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter, and actress. In 1995, Ledisi formed the group Anibade. After unsuccessfully trying to get the group signed to a major label, she formed LeSun Records with Sundra Manning. Anibade and Ledisi released an album entitled "Soulsinger" featuring the song Take Time, which gained substantial airplay from San Francisco area radio stations. A twelve-time Grammy Award nominee, Ledisi has released eight studio albums between 2000 and 2017.
Carla Hall is an American chef, television personality and former model.She appeared in the fifth and eighth seasons of Top Chef, Bravo's cooking competition show. She was a cohost on The Chew, a one-hour talk show centered on food from all angles, which premiered on ABC in September 2011.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family, which earned him five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.Ferguson made his Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, for which he and his ensemble cast won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Cast Ensemble. He has appeared in theatre adaptations of A Winter's Tale, The Producers, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Spamalot and The Merchant of Venice. For his performance in the 2016 Broadway production of Fully Committed, Ferguson was awarded a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.
Daniel Meyer is a New York City restaurateur and the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).Danny’s Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) comprises some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Maialino, and more. Danny and USHG founded Shake Shack, the modern-day “roadside” burger restaurant, which became a public company in 2015. USHG also offers large-scale event services, foodservice solutions for public and private institutions, industry consulting, and educational programming. Under Danny’s leadership, USHG is renowned not only for its acclaimed restaurants but also for its distinctive and celebrated culture of Enlightened Hospitality. This guiding principle of prioritizing employees first and foremost has driven and shaped USHG’s ongoing evolution from a small group of restaurants into a multi-faceted hospitality organization.
Chef, Restaurateur, Activist & Author, Alice Waters Visits Tanya's Table This Week. Alice Waters is an American chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, locally grown ingredients and for pioneering California cuisine.Waters has written Chez Panisse Cooking (with Paul Bertolli), The Art of Simple Food I and II, and 40 Years of Chez Panisse. Her memoir, Coming to my Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook was published in September 2017.Waters created the Chez Panisse Foundation in 1996, and the Edible Schoolyard program at the Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California. She is a national public policy advocate for school lunch reform and universal access to healthy, organic foods. Her influence in the fields of organic foods and nutrition is typified by Michelle Obama's White House organic vegetable garden.
Samin Nosrat is an American chef, TV host and food writer and podcaster. She is a regular food columnist for The New York Times Magazine and has a Netflix docu-series based on her cookbook, Salt Fat Acid Heat. Tune in to Samin Nosrat's podcast "Home Cooking" with Hrishikesh Hirway. Visit www.ciaosamin.com Visit Tanya Holland at Brown Sugar Kitchen www.brownsugarkitchen.com
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