This episode is all about one plant with countless names: Molokhia (Corchorus olitorius). You may know it as Jute, Jew's Mallow, Egyptian Spinach, any of the names in the title of this episode, or as something else altogether! This plant is beloved throughout the world and so we talked to people whose roots are in Vietnam, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Palestine, and Syria about how they grow, harvest, prepare, eat, and save seeds from this delicious, nutritious, healing, and slimy plant. You will hear many similarities and differences. One thing is clear: everyone holds it dear for the way the flavors, textures, and even the tedious plucking of leaves transports them back home.
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Lan Dinh and Soi Trinh, "Rau Ðay," March, 2020
Chef Chris Paul, "Lalo," March 2020
Nick, "Saluyot," January 2020
Ruby Olisemeka, "Ewedu," March 2020
Anan Zahr "Mlukhiyie," February, 2020
Hoda Mansour and her daughter Noor "Mloukhia," August, 2019
Mason Harkrader, Bear Bottom Farm, "Molokhia," August, 2019
Seeds And Their People is a radio show where we feature seed stories told by the people who truly love them. Hosted by Owen Taylor of Truelove Seeds and Chris Bolden-Newsome of Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden.
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