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"judy kala" Discussed on Small Doses
"Kaminsky. Funky got to another episode of small doses. We had an incredible run of this great guests. I mean the things we've discussed and learned about have been absolutely incredible. Shout out to everybody who has come through and shared their time and their minds with us. We got a great response folks about my sisters episode in regards to palestine. I know right now. That's a very hot button topic. And i'm really happy to just see a lot. More people including myself educating ourselves and also being being change agents to not only hopefully you know lead to the lead to the ending of the occupation of palestine but also in challenging the rhetoric. That says that if you are against the occupation of palestine that you're anti semitic which is absolutely not the case at all and i really wanna make sure that it's very clear that's understood because the truth of the matter is so many of us particularly in hollywood are working alongside folks that you know are part of the jewish faith and it's very important to me that my team member and the people that i work with. They understand that like i. One thousand percent support their religion and their right to live and exists in the world in a safe way at the same time that i also think it's important to acknowledge that palestinians also have a right to live and exist in the world in a safe way so you know hoping that Folks who listened to episode took some extra time to check out the script that never had suggested in terms of books and she also hit me up and asked me to give some more suggestions. She said the book of the palestinian table. By ren- kassy's palestine on a plate by judy kala. Palestine the special edition by joe. Sacco speak bird speak again by ibrahim howie and sheriff kanana and the butterflies burden by mahmoud darwish so she wanted me to share those other books so that people can get their reference game on because you know we are all about references and research information here as small doses that he said that extends to my new web series. These and i wanted to do an episode about these for land because doing this project and creating this was very very near and dear for me and it was a very different process. And i had employed in the past with anything else i had set forth on. That was going to be like my little independent thing. I know there. I gotta stop calling my independent things. Lil views are manned. Land is a web series that i began but launched last week on instagram and youtube and it was an idea that i had had floating around that i knew i wanted to do some type of show that would be my version of a talk show and hosting and people all the time particularly since i left the real saints me. Amanda you're on show when you can get your on show you need to be doing your show and it's like that's easier said than done particularly because i'm very particular about what i want to talk about when it comes to my own show so let's get into our first segment. Amanda having her own show. So listen here's small doses..
"judy kala" Discussed on Immigrantly
"It was more of like perhaps something that you you eat on a special occasion or perhaps something that you know against Nutrient Rich protein-rich thing it involves the slaughter of an animal and how many of those animals do have so they can see in Georgian cuisine. The reliance on vegetables had has led to so much creativity of what they do with these vegetables and how they blend them together to create something. Delicious spam seeming that Diet has a lot of on longevity right and health of people and it would be interesting to see how cuisine has impacted. That are not yet. Actually that would be a fascinating. Look to see this sort of reliance on fresh herbs and vegetables. And whether that has in any way prolong the life of Of folks that live there I mean I. I can't recall the name right now but there was a village in Georgia that we really very much wanted to visit. But it was kind of like landlocked by mountains and it was actually extremely dangerous. We were told by sort of our Georgian friends to go there and that even people had died simply trying to drive to this mountain village because their parts or the slope of the road. That's winding around. A huge mountain. Range is so steep that your car simply tumbles down the mountain and you people have again have have perished like essentially trying to get this village so the people that live in that village they have kind of their own means maybe by foot they managed to get out of it but the are sort of almost locked in there. The so yeah. There's just so many different things About that that you know who knows if within that sort of environment nutrition and how they try to provide for that now obviously have been living there for a very very long but if you look at this village that's landlocked. What does the life expectancy there? Who knows it might be one of you. Know what's called one of the blue zones of the world where they live very very long. I don't I don't know I mean I haven't. I haven't looked into the the demographics of it but I think you know that's a fascinating thing to look at is folks that have been in a place and they cannot necessarily leave. They do not necessarily as frequently. Yeah because there's a place in Pakistan called hunter and apparently the life expectancy their ranges between one hundred and twenty years two hundred and sixty years in some cases and it has been so much research done it correlates to the Diet and the lifestyle which is crazy because average life expectancy in Pakistan time. Is Ray low? It's lake around sixty something. So that's why I'm like. I'm just curious to know how that coordinates too you know. Longevity held life expectancy totally totally I think one of the more interesting stories on that front to like again the concept of blue zones right. I think that's what they're called. But there's five places on this earth where people have a kind of extremely long longer than average life expectancy One of those places is Okinawa. Japan the island of Okinawa. So there there's a town called Loma Linda in California. There is what are the other. There's one in Italy another blue zone in Italy's that's the third one. I think the fourth may be in Greece. I'M NOT SURE. But anyways altogether there's five in the world and scientists have kind of identified them in and just found it striking that people in these five places for whatever reason live. You know noticeably longer than other places so it's it's interesting if you explore the different communities like in Okinawa large senior citizen population and they have a lot of social contact and exercise in their latter years. Then you go to Loma Linda California and I think it's it's home to a specific strand of Christianity where they are actually largely vegetarian. They do not smoke and I think they may abstain from other things as well and perhaps that is reason why they don't eat meat but again if you go back to Okinawa and Japan. They're eating meat on that island so very interesting. They're living longer for one reason whereas the one in in California they're living longer potential for other reasons than you go to Italy. And they're eating. You know what are the eating in What is I think at? Is it Sardinia? I believe is that the city anyway. But it's just it's just like it's it's it's hard to say. What is it about these diets? And it's not just one diet right. It's not everyone's like the Mediterranean diet is great. There's lots of olive oil. There's so many different ways to kind of Get to the same destination and yeah that that would be fascinating fascinating so since we have more time on our hands right now nowadays like everybody staying home. What recommendations do you have for our listeners to build their arsenal recipes? Because as I said I am looking for more recipes during Ramadan as well but also to have better understanding of different cultures and to approach coaches with more respect when it comes to their food role. I think you know one way of maybe in this time it might be appropriate to explore cuisines that you don't have as much familiarity with and I think one thing I've been doing. Is You know if you can and try to look. Ill cookbooks from people. I've I've in this time. I've actually purchased a book from Korean American chef among she. I've purchased cookbook from Chinese American chef. Grace Young and Looking into cookbook by Palestinian. A Chef Judy Kala. So I think that to me is one way to express appreciation and spend some time if you're interested in cooking by supporting people who are trying to keep cuisines alive in the sort of Zeitgeist in the minds in the public consciousness of humanity and I think cookbook authors are doing just that right. 'cause cuisine is really one of the main entry points of culture. It's one of the main to me. It's the the most important facet I think. Obviously given my sort of propensities. But it's it's it's an entry point into culture entry point to dispelling and breaking down misunderstandings. I think eating is something that we all do and if I can sort of breakdown a misunderstanding or breakdown sort of a layer between me and you or me and another person from another sort of heritage and culture by simply eating something delicious from from you know what their story is. I don't think there's anything more beautiful than that so I normally in the end of the conversation. Us my guests to describe America in a word or a sentence but I am going to edit this view a bit considering. We've got so much about food. What does food mean to you? What does America mean to you? And how do you see two intersecting currently boot into me than how do I see them intersecting? So I think I'm going to go back to the initial question are the previous answer. I gave anything think food to me is an entry point of Culture. Food to me is really almost a synonym for culture because eating is something that we all do as humans. We need to eat to survive right. So why not kind of while we're trying to subsistence survive and whatever it happens to be. Why not spend that time to also learn about each other wild? Doing this thing that is necessary for continued existence. So I think that to me is the true beauty of what food and cuisine can offer is it. Can you know buy might trying cuisine from your culture or from another culture? That is that it's not the same as mine. I can sort of breakdown any misunderstandings or any gaps in any layers that might exist between us and kind of remind me of our shared humanity. So that to me I think is the beauty of food In terms of your second question. What's very interesting about America? And I think this is a very interesting social experiment that I'm not sure has a parallel in history Really to this extent that we're witnessing in America but it's it's multiculturalism right. This is truly has been a land that has been increasingly populated by immigrants to an extent that they can. I don't think we've seen in history despite the ebbs and flows that we're witnessing now especially those that target my community. I am more or less. You know fingers crossed as as they say optimistic. That sort of trajectory of America will continue as a land offering refuge to those two immigrants from all over the world and that is what I think makes. America unique is when these people come to this land. You know at one point in time it was from say Europe now it's spread to the corners of the world when they come from their point of origin their home country to the land for whatever reason they bring with them their culture and as we've discussed food is the primary entry point. I think for culture and they bring that culture to America bring their cuisine to America. They cook the cook for their kids. And maybe a little bit of restaurant. Maybe they'll open or they'll sell something to someone To supermarket who knows but then that culture that cuisine enters the sort of huge the giant American swimming pool. I'm trying to avoid the use of the the over use of the term melting pot. It enters sort of the American kind of cultural we call Jacuzzi House lying dead skin cells. Enter again the American Cultural Ether. Right and everything swimming around and I think the problem with melting pot is when we say melting pot. It erases what makes us unique. It says you need to melt yourself and more to the general sort of the normal right whereas I think if you say maybe Jacuzzi which is definitely very very unconventional but those dead skin cells in the Jacuzzi are still floating around. And I don't think they're melting or grappling or or or.