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One of the best ways to learn about a culture is by learning about their food. Home Plates is a podcast that aims to connect people through food. Each episode will feature an international student who will share the food culture from their country. Recorded and produced by DD Madigan (@grace_madigan19) Home Plates is always looking for new guests — send a DM or email for more information.

Home Plates 2017 Holiday Special

In the season 1 finale of Home Plates, DD is joined by podcast hosts Aidan Walker and Blake Peterson from the Cinemadventure podcast, and Christine McManigal of Pillow Talk to discuss their own holiday food traditions.

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Iran: Nor Eastern, nor Western, nor Arab

Sameem Norooz joins DD in the studio to talk all about Persian food. Norooz breaks down the differences between Arabic food and Persian food and shares some of his favorite dishes and why he loves Persian food so much.

Recommended places:

-Persepolis Grill

-Caspian Grill

-Zeitoon Grill

Pineapple -The Colonial Fruit

This week is all about Hawaiian food. Tiffany Tang and Natalie Bruecher join DD in the studio to talk about local island cuisine and also Indigenous foods of the Hawaiian islands.
Recommended restaurants:
45th Stop N Shop & Poke Bar
Kona Kitchen

We Like Our Sausages

Home Plate’s very first European guest Bety Mehide explains what exactly Estonian food is. DD Madigan and Bety discuss black bread, drinking culture, and an Estonian Christmas tradition that involves sleigh rides.​

Looking For the Long Queues

Home Plates dives into the international city of Hong Kong. Host DD Madigan talks about dim sum again and guest Mingxin Ren recalls trying to eat a burrito with chopsticks.
Restaurants recommended this episode:
Jade Garden
Harbor City

Chilean Hot Dogs

In this episode of Home Plates, DD Madigan talks Chilean food with her guest Maricarmen Andrea Josefina Guerra Paris. They discuss seafood, baked goods, the Chilean twist on hot dogs, and why you should never be early to a Chilean dinner.


Home Plates- So…Do You Like Mangoes?

In our second episode featuring India, Amey Kanse joins us in the studio to talk about the similarities between his home town Mumbai and NYC. Stay tuned to find out his tips on finding authentic Indian food, and how you can begin to cook your own Indian food!

Restaurants recommended in this episode:

Bengal Tiger

Taste of India

Aahaar “An Indian Eatery”

Home Plates-Dim Sum, Szechuan Spice, and American Hash Browns

In the second episode of Home Plates, Jenny Wu talks about food from Zhengzhou, China. DD and Jenny discuss Jenny’s fondness for American hash browns, how much she enjoys spicy foods, and her dad’s soup.

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