Jan 20, 2021
It is Simple, by Jon Pineda
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"It is Simple," by Jon Pineda. Featured in Vinegar & Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. University of Georgia Press, 2018.

Play Me a Recipe
Play Me a Recipe
Sohla El-Waylly makes Edna Lewis' Cheese Soufflé
_For the past few years in celebration of Black History Month, Meiko (__Meiko and the Dish__) and Aaron (__The Hungry Hutch__) have coordinated a virtual potluck, where 28 Black food bloggers contribute original recipes from the vast African diaspora. This year, our podcast's bringing a few dishes to the table—listen in and cook along with us._ On _Play Me a Recipe, _your favorite cooks will walk you through their most treasured recipes, offering all the insider tips, stories, and tricks you won't get from a written recipe—and you'll be right alongside them, every step of the way. Feel free to pause, jump back, or navigate the steps via the podcast chapters. If you're cooking along, here's the recipe we're making today. Go ahead and grab the ingredients below (Sohla starts listing them at 1:22) before starting the episode. Edna Lewis' Cheese Soufflé _Serves 4_ * 5 ounces sharp white cheddar * 3 ounces Gruyère cheese * 2 tablespoons butter * 2 tablespoons flour * 1 cup warm milk * 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/4 teaspoon cayenne * 1 teaspoon dry mustard * 5 egg whites * Preheat the oven to 425°F. Butter a 1 1⁄2-quart soufflé dish, and set it on top of the stove or in a warm place to warm up. * Grate the cheeses using the next to the finest side of a four-sided grater. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour, and cook a few minutes, stirring, until the flour is well blended, without browning. Pour in the warm milk, stirring all the while. Remove the pan from the burner and add the egg yolks, mixing them in well. Add the grated cheeses and mix thoroughly. Add the salt, cayenne, and dry mustard, and mix well again. The cheese should melt in the warm sauce without further cooking on top of the stove. Cover the pan lightly and leave to cool a bit before mixing in the beaten egg whites. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Stir the cheese batter and pour it onto the egg whites, then fold the whites into the batter gently and thoroughly until well blended. Spoon the mixture into the soufflé dish. (Or you could use individual ramekins.) Fill the dish three-fourths full. Set the soufflé dish in the preheated oven. After 5 minutes, turn the oven down to 400°F, and cook for 15 minutes. Serve at once. _Excerpted from IN PURSUIT OF FLAVOR by Edna Lewis. Copyright © 1988 by Edna Lewis. Excerpted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. _ Is there a recipe you'd like to hear us make? Email it to us at!
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The Integrated Schools Podcast
The Integrated Schools Podcast
Courtney Mykytyn, Andrew Lefkowits
EPIC's "Nothing About Us": Youth Theater on Integration
The Epic NEXT Program tasks 15-20 high school students with researching, writing, and performing a play about a social issue, usually related to educational justice. The idea, is that those most impacted by the system, are those most likely to come up with meaningful solutions, and that theater can be used as tool for social change. Back in 2018, New York Appleseed, an advocacy organization fighting for integrated schools and communities, commissioned EPIC to create a show about school segregation. The result was _Nothing About Us_, a 30 minute stage play written and performed by high school students. The process begins with interviews of roughly 40 people about the topic. Ranging from researchers, to parents, to administrators, the goal is to hear from a wide range of stake holders. Those interviews are then transcribed and pieced together, along with some original writing, to create the show. Students recite the words spoken in the interviews, sing and rap, and create scenes from the stories told by the interviewees. The final show, featuring 5 students, with one prop and a handful of folding chairs can then be performed just about anywhere to a wide variety of audiences. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to share some clips from a film adaptation of that show today, as well as a conversation with one of the artistic directors of EPIC and two of the students who wrote and performed the piece. If you have ever doubted the importance of youth voice, this show declares, unequivocally, that nothing about students done without their input, will be for them. Don't forget to register for the Fifty State Conversation. Once registered, you'll receive links to free screenings of Nothing About Us on: * Wednesday February 17 at 8pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Wednesday March 17 at 7pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Saturday April 17 at 3pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Monday May 17 at 7:15pm (Eastern Standard Time) If you can't make one of those, you can rent it on demand. LINKS: * EPIC Theatre Ensemble * The Fifty State Conversation - Sign up today! * Intetgrated Schools Advisory Board * Matt Gonzales * Matt Gonzales's White Lips to White Ears * IntegrateNYC's 5Rs of Real Integration * The Promise from Nashville Public Radio Join our Patreon to support this work, and connect with us and other listeners to discuss these issues even further. Let us know what you think of this episode, suggest future topics, or share your story with us - @integratedschls on twitter, IntegratedSchoolson Facebook, or email us The Integrated Schools Podcast was created by Courtney Mykytyn and Andrew Lefkowits. This episode was produced, edited, and mixed by Andrew Lefkowits. Music by Kevin Casey.
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