May 10, 2022
Centering Ohlone Food and Culture
For our episode, The Big Problem of Food Waste we interviewed Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino who co-founded mak-‘amham, an East Bay organization and restaurant focused on reviving and strengthening traditional Indigenous Ohlone foods and sharing them back with their communities, as well as educating the public about Ohlone culture through cuisine. The restaurant was originally housed in the courtyard of Berkeley’s University Press bookstore that shuttered a few months into the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, two years later, Café Ohlone will be reopening on the UC Berkeley campus.
We were only able to share a small portion of our interview with Vincent and Louis for our food waste episode, but the full interview was so interesting and they were so engaging that we decided to run it in its entirety now, for our final episode of season one.
Cafe Ohlone will open in June, 2022 at UC Berkeley's Hearst Museum. "A portal of light and shadows, singing trees, a dry creek running along redwoods, a shellmound rising in a fragrant garden of abundance... learn more about what Vincent and Louis are calling 'A love song to Ohlone culture' at their website makamham.com
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