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Food in the Hood

By Amanda Sia and Ben Ma
Amanda and Ben talk about the science of food, its current practice, education, and future development.
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[FIH Ep.31] Scientific communication feat. Bryan Le

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[FIH Ep. 33] Talking in circles about circularity
Amanda and Ben followed up the last episode and talked about circularity and circular design of food systems. Product development, food packaging, portion sizes, and crop production can all be optimized for circularity. Though it'll take time to achieve the circular future, the hosts invite everyone to think about designs and initiatives in the context of circularity.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
41:52
September 7, 2020
[FIH Ep. 32] An organic discussion about sustainability
Amanda and Ben shared their thoughts about sustainability. The hosts touched on different aspects of sustainability - as corrective actions and as innovations. Oh, Ben also moved out of the US to the Netherlands. This episode marks the first transatlantic recording of FIH!  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
46:46
August 25, 2020
[FIH Ep.31] Scientific communication feat. Bryan Le
In this episode, Amanda and Ben invited Bryan Le, the author of "150 Food Science Questions Answered: Cook Smarter, Cook Better", onto the podcast to discuss scientific communication in food science. The hosts and Bryan discussed tailoring scientific communication to fit the right purpose and the right audience. They also touched on strategies of answering binary questions and developing engaging scientific topics for communication.  Book Giveaway: win a free copy of Bryan's new book "150 Food Science Questions Answered: Cook Smarter, Cook Better" by suggesting topics for Food In the Hood. https://forms.gle/ob3Yysrwu2ZvZ7er5  Get Bryan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1646118332 Learn more about Bryan: http://www.bryanquocle.com/ You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
39:02
July 27, 2020
[FIH Ep. 30] Novel Food Tech Companies
Amanda and Ben talked about their picks from the Spoon Food Tech 25 companies. People around the world are doing interesting things about food. Hope everyone enjoys the discussion! Food Tech 25: https://thespoon.tech/the-2020-food-tech-25/ Infarm: https://www.infarm.com/ Apeel: https://apeelsciences.com/ Tovala: www.tovala.com Perfect Day: https://www.perfectdayfoods.com/ You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
43:29
July 9, 2020
[FIH Ep. 29] Systematic racial issues in food and ag
Amanda and Ben discussed racial issues and observations in the food and agriculture industry. This was not an easy recording for the hosts, but they pulled it off. The conversation covered the decline of Black farmers in the US, lack of diversity in food science and food R&D departments, and food insecurity in urban communities.  Food Science Babe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/CBLX-obgkW3/ The Guardian article about black farmers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/29/why-have-americas-black-farmers-disappeared
42:16
June 22, 2020
[Ep. 28] Food news under COVID-19 and Amanda's ASMR
Amanda and Ben shared recent food news in this episode. Unsurprisingly, many news pieces are related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hosts discussed about FDA's regulations on labeling, people turning to trusted brands, the spiking consumption of orange juice, etc. Also, Amanda aired a live ASMR! You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
38:42
May 28, 2020
[FIH Ep. 27] Food science and cooking
Amanda and Ben discussed how learning food science can help with cooking. They also followed up on the CBD episode and shared new food products that they tried over the past weeks.  Read more about food science: https://www.ift.org/career-development/learn-about-food-science You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
35:29
May 15, 2020
[FIH Ep. 26] CBD-infused products and more
Amanda and Ben talked about CBD as an active ingredient in food product development. Various CBD products are now sold in grocery stores, and the its future depends on the regulations. This episode also featured the 7pm NYC cheering for the COVID-19 essential workers and a discussion on Amanda and Ben's home cooking experiences during quarantine.  More information on CBD: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-regulation-cannabis-and-cannabis-derived-products-including-cannabidiol-cbd You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
38:23
April 25, 2020
[FIH Ep. 25] Meal kits services and life under quarantine
Amanda and Ben discussed life under quarantine and the growing popularity of meal kits services. They also had brief discussions about Dalgona coffee and soft-vs-crunchy cookie preference. You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
40:15
April 11, 2020
[FIH Ep. 24] Coronavirus reflection: processed foods
Amanda and Ben came back to the topic of coronavirus while they are quarantined in the US. The hosts discussed processed food's role in the current pandemic.  Jjajang Tuna Sauce: https://www.instacart.com/products/2579824-dong-won-jjajang-tuna-with-black-bean-paste-sauce-5-oz Suntory All-free: https://www.suntory.com/brands/all-free/ You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
37:30
March 29, 2020
[FIH Ep. 23] Food waste: prevention and upcycling
Amanda and Ben discussed prevention and upcycling of food waste. The hosts agreed that planning for grocery runs can be the simplest and most effective way of preventing food waste a the consumer level.  Bryan's article: https://medium.com/@bryanquocle/how-can-we-recycle-the-worlds-food-supply-it-might-involve-leftovers-ecf1aa4f0e41 Steamed chicken with mushroom recipe: https://tasteasianfood.com/steamed-chicken/ You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
36:33
March 15, 2020
[FIH Ep. 22] Gut microbiome - lactose-intolerant milk drinkers and more
Amanda and Ben discussed the significance of gut microbes in our body, the recent trend of food products developed for gut health, and Amanda being a water purist.  Cleveland Kraut: https://www.clevelandkraut.com La Colombe: https://www.lacolombe.com Story about Mongolian diet: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/how-can-you-eat-dairy-if-you-lack-gene-digesting-it-fermented-milk-may-be-key-ancient You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
35:05
March 1, 2020
[FIH Ep. 21] When will we start to eat insects?
Amanda and Ben discussed the development of alternative proteins (insects, algae, cultured meats, etc.). Their conversation focused on integrating alternative proteins into the current diet, whether as a substitution of existing foods, an addition to the current diets, or both. The futuristic discussion of kitchen top bioprocessor was also part of the discussion by the hosts.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
37:00
February 12, 2020
[FIH Ep. 20] Coronavirus reflection: hygiene and food culture
Amanda and Ben discussed the recent outbreak of Coronavirus. They reflected on previous classes that they learned from microbiology and how it changed their worldviews. Coronavirus originated from eating wildlife animals, so the hosts touched on modernize food cultures in this episode, too. You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
32:59
January 30, 2020
[FIH Ep. 19] Personalized nutrition in the industry 4.0 era
Amanda and Ben discussed personalized nutrition in the industry 4.0 era. Data collected from personal health can be used for personal nutrition.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
30:36
January 13, 2020
[FIH Ep. 18] Design thinking: an action plan for food science education
Amanda and Ben continued discussing design thinking in food science. They looked back to the past experience and proposed changes for food science education to teach and encourage design thinking.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
41:57
December 22, 2019
[FIH Ep. 17] Design thinking: why does it matter for food science
Amanda and Ben talked about design thinking and its applications to food science. Design thinking emphasizes on problem-defining and continuous improvement, and the hosts think design thinking can be well-used for food science professionals' day-to-day work.  Design thinking by Nigel Cross: https://www.amazon.com/Design-Thinking-Understanding-Designers-Think/dp/1847886361 Design thinking explained: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/ideas-made-to-matter/design-thinking-explained You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star! 
33:29
November 10, 2019
[FIH Ep. 16] Plant-based meat: what's next?
Amanda and Ben shared thoughts about the aftermath of successes earned from plant-based meats. The conversation ranged from examining the relationship between human diet and the environment to wondering the next big movement in the food and beverage industry. You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
48:51
October 24, 2019
[FIH Ep. 15] Plant-based meat: the ingredient list
Amanda and Ben celebrated the one-year anniversary of the podcast with a new logo! This episode focused on breaking down ingredient lists for Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger.  Helpful links:  The Beyond product line: https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/ The Impossible product line: https://impossiblefoods.com/food/ You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
1:03:09
October 16, 2019
[FIH Ep. 14] Presentation skills
Amanda and Ben discussed making presentations in class, at conferences, and in other professional settings as food science students/researchers.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood Give us a 5-star!
44:24
September 23, 2019
[FIH Ep. 13] A whopping 4 years of combined research experience - Part 2.
In this episode, Amanda and Ben continued the discussion on academic research, covering setbacks and successes in research. Towards the end of the discussion, an opinionated piece was carried out by the two to highlight the true passion about research.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood  Give us a 5-star!  
21:19
July 27, 2019
[FIH Ep. 12] A whopping 4 years of combined research experience - Part 1.
Amanda and Ben talked about how to research as grad students. This episode covers defining research questions, laboratory skills, and communication skills that are required for researching.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood  Give us a 5-star!  
33:39
July 15, 2019
[FIH Ep. 11] Working remotely as grad students
Amanda and Ben discussed experiences of working remotely. Ben reported back from the ASBC 2019 meeting in New Orleans last week. Amanda and Ben also recommend some formal teaching of working remotely to college students.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Listen to previous episodes:  https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood  Give us a 5-star! 
42:57
July 1, 2019
[FIH Ep. 10] The intersection between food & data science
Amanda and Ben discussed similarities between food science and data science, internet of things for food productions, data literacy and awareness in food science educations, and the futuristic idea of digitizing flavor and sensory perceptions.  Read Amanda's article:  http://sciencemeetsfood.org/big-data-predictive-analytics-food-safety/  Listen to other episodes:   https://anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood  Contact us at: fihpodcast [at] gmail.com
1:00:16
June 20, 2019
[FIH Ep.9] IFT19 Recap
Amanda and Ben discussed their IFT19 experience in New Orleans just past week. We'll be back on regular posting schedule. Feel free to contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com
46:11
June 13, 2019
[FIH Ep.8] Grad school burnouts
Amanda and Ben talked about various types of burnouts in grad school. We will return to normal posting schedule. Explained in this episode! food micro minutes: https://foodmicrominutes.wordpress.com/
47:28
June 11, 2019
[FIH Ep.7] Romaine Lettuce & Foodborne Outbreaks
Ben & Amanda talk about the recent romaine lettuce outbreak &  foodborne outbreaks in general. Contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com [Disclaimer: we are not food safety professionals].
49:08
December 31, 2018
[FIH Ep.6] Way to grad school: Personal statement and CV
Join Amanda and Ben's discussion about grad school personal statement and reflective CV drafting.  You can contact us at fihpodcast@gmail.com Our homepage has moved:  anchor.fm/food-in-the-hood  Rate us if you like the podcast!
39:10
December 21, 2018
[FIH Ep.5] Way to grad school: Tests and Recommendations
This is the part 2 of the discussion about applying to grad school in food science
33:55
December 14, 2018
[FIH Ep.4] (Mis)perception of food
Amanda and Ben discussed the perception and misperception of food including "natural", "processed", and "organic" foods
31:42
November 21, 2018
[FIH Ep.3] Way to grad school Part.1
Amanda and Ben take on the hot topic of applying to food science graduate programs.
37:27
November 17, 2018
[FIH Ep.2] Lab people and lab instruments
Amanda and Ben discussed working in labs as grad students, the people and the instruments.
42:28
October 22, 2018
[FIH Ep.1] Ignore the process
Amanda and Ben discussing p-value, negative results, and the ignored process. Cornell case: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/09/what-is-food-science/571105/Visit our website for other episodes:http://foodinthehood.buzzsprout.comRate us if you liked the podcast
32:53
October 7, 2018