Camera Eats First by: Two Market GirlsJan 22, 2018
Our 200th Episode
Looking back over 200 episodes of the podcast and sharing what’s to come in the future. Even though the podcast is taking a hiatus while we regroup and make it accessible, we won’t be gone forever. And you’ll still find us on our YouTube channel and blog!
Some favourite episodes from over the years:
Our new hobby: dice stacking
Misleading Influencer Strategies
Saying the thing that no one wants to hear: there's no guaranteed growth strategy on social media. It's different for every creator, every platform, and every audience. Let's talk about some things that might help and some that might hinder.
The Magic of Food Animation in Bao and Turning Red
There's just something uniquely enticing about the way food is portrayed in animated films. The short film Bao and feature film Turning Red both feature prime examples of how good food can look when every aspect of the details are accounted for. We review Bao and the food scenes in Turning Red, which are both the work of the same production designer Rona Liu.
Why the Food in Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ Looks So Good: https://www.eater.com/22991446/animating-delicious-looking-food-pixar-turning-red-interview
What Happens When a Vegan is on Survivor?
If you were stranded on a desert island, would you eat something non-vegan? That scenario is no longer hypothetical for one vegan contestant on the latest season of Survivor. Vegans in reality tv competition shows have also had to make difficult decisions on Master Chef. Would you cook meat if you were on the show?
Why Are Vegan Ads Getting So Cringey?
There seems to be a trend in vegan marketing that's getting more common- cringe. After Oatly made a song, Sol Cuisine decided to make a song about cauliflower. Then THIS in the UK said hold my beer and made an ad about tricking vegans into thinking they're eating meat. What's going on?!
Sol Cuisine Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAyZPS5noaQ
Oatly Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HQU0MB0D5A
Oatly patches: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZhWXjnoOv2/
Oatly apology?: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZtNuNTsc6j/
THIS Uk ad: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaRxhjHq7G9/
Vegan Parenting and Food Neutrality with Tory Halpin
Have you ever wondered what it's like raising vegan children? How about raising two under the age of three? Tory Halpin is doing just that! With the help of research-based parenting tips and a background in childhood development, Tory is discovering the nuances that come with having a vegan family in a mostly not vegan world.
Follow Tory on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toryhalpin/
Plant-Based Juniors: https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedjuniors/
Erin Ireland: https://www.instagram.com/erinireland/
Toronto Vegan Mom: https://www.instagram.com/torontoveganmom/
The Plant-Based Baby & Toddler book: https://plantbasedjuniors.com/plant-based-baby-and-toddler/
Butter Makes Everything Better: Lessons from Julie & Julia
Some of our favourite cooking advice comes from Julia Child- butter and fearlessness in the kitchen are key! We watch the movie Julie & Julia to learn about the history of Julia Child and the lessons she passed on to Julie Powell many years later.
Oatly is in Crisis
Catching up on vegan news including another questionable marketing move from Oatly, vegan babybels and laughing cow, IKEA's 3D-printed meatballs and supporting vegan bakery Southern Roots.
IKEA 3D printed meatballs: https://vegnews.com/2022/2/job-interviews-ikea-vegan-meatballs
Southern Roots bakery: https://vegnews.com/2022/2/black-owned-vegan-bakery-southern-roots
Vegan lunches at schools in NYC: https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Food/nyc-launches-vegan-fridays-schools-usda-announces-nutrition/story?id=82670616
Oatly's questionable instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZhWXjnoOv2/
Zac Bird's reaction: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZizuoOjiHz/
How Are Influencers Influencing Our Food Choices?
Trigger warning: discussions of eating habits and dieting.
Are influencers making us all want to eat fast food? According to one article, they are. Turns out the real problem is actually how we are framing food and the relationship we have with it. Influencers aren't innocent and neither is this article.
How food influencers affect what we eat: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211206-does-seeing-food-on-social-media-make-us-eat-more
Maintenance Phase: https://www.maintenancephase.com/
The Vegan Movie You Should Never Watch
We watched Simon Amstell's mockumentary Carnage so you don't have to. We'll tell you the good parts, so you don't have to sit through the triggering and graphic parts.
Pinterest's Trend Predictions for 2022
Pinterest thinks it knows what will be trendy in 2022, so we're exploring the list. From bedazzled food to gothic aesthetics, we might be in for another wild year!
Pinterest Trend Predictions 2022: https://newsroom.pinterest.com/en/post/pinterest-predicts-the-trends-to-watch-for-2022
What Not To Do For Veganuary
Vegnuary is all about going vegan for the month of January, but what happens after that? Instead of going all in for 31 days, we're proposing a more sustainable approach to going vegan that's all about making small, long-term changes that aren't overwhelming or intimidating.
Vegan recipe creators to follow:
The Viet Vegan: https://thevietvegan.com/
Okonomi Kitchen: https://okonomikitchen.com/
Ally Lazare: https://allylazare.com/
Nora Cooks: https://www.noracooks.com/
Hot for Food: https://www.hotforfoodblog.com/
The Korean Vegan: https://thekoreanvegan.com/
Our Favourite Things of 2021
We're wrapping up the year with our favourite recipes, videos, podcasts, and things that brought us joy. We'll be back in January for another year of food, cooking, and fun!
What's happening to food on TikTok?
What does a food video need to do well on TikTok? Turns out it's a combination of creativity, authenticity and appearing perfectly amateur. Inspired by Dan Pashman on The Sporkful and his quest to understand food videos on TikTok.
The Sporkful: pod.link/350709629
Okja's Commentary on Factory Farming
We're reviewing the heartbreaking movie Okja and what it says about the farming industry, consumerism, and people's perceptions of animals.
A Gift Guide for Foodies
From DIY meal kits, to artisanal chocolates and many treats in between, we're going through our lists of gift ideas for all the foodies in your life and sharing some small businesses to help support along the way.
Wabanaki Maple Syrup
Hedley and Bennett
Grounds and Hounds
Indie Coffee Roasters
Lake and Oak Tea Co.
Vaka Craft Chocolate
Watercolours by Carly
Natura Soy Candles
What's Marketing Got To Do With Our Food?
Which came first, the marketing or the product? The answer might not be as clear cut as you'd expect. Marketing is in just about everything, especially our food, but it doesn't have to be feared by consumers... most of the time.
What Denny's should add to their vegan menu
Denny's seems to be vaguely hinting at some plant-based menu plans... We're catching up on the latest vegan news including Starbucks holiday drinks, vegan chocolate and nutella, more vegan chicken and Burger King's plans to dominate.
What do people really think about vegans?
As we considered common perceptions people have about vegans, we ended up examining our choices as vegans and what they mean for being imperfect vegans who hang out in the 'grey' area.
What Happens When We Become Too Obsessed with Stuff?
In honour of spooky season, we're reviewing Larry Cohen's The Stuff. What did we learn? The scariest thing we should all fear is...consumerism!
Changing Our YouTube Videos After 5 Years
A few months ago, we made the first changes to our YouTube content and schedule since we started our channel five years ago. We're taking some time to talk about how those changes are going and what adjustments might be still to come.
What's the difference between a celebrity and an influencer?
This is not a riddle, these days it's a genuine question. As influencers continue to rise in popularity and impact, the reasons why they're treated differently than "traditional" Hollywood celebrities, become less convincing.
We're taking everyone's favourite flavours from Thanksgiving and remixing them in some fun new ways. Would you try a Thanksgiving brunch?
The Recipes and Chefs Who Taught Us To Love Food
We look back on the influential and inspiration recipes, cookbooks, chefs, and foodies who taught us how to cook and appreciate good food.
Inspired by this article:
How Much Is Instagram Hurting Our Mental Health?
After new research was released about the impact of Instagram on the mental health of teenage girls, we're asking what needs to be done to protect ourselves and others from the influence of social media in general.
Content warning: suicide, body image, anxiety, and depression are discussed in this episode.
Vegan Chicken Is Finally Taking Over
So many vegan chicken products are taking over the news and we're here for it! There's also McDonald's debut of their McPlant and Hershey's accidental early preview of their oat milk vegan chocolate.
They're Putting Cow DNA in Vegan Ice Cream?!
Is using cow DNA to make vegan ice cream, still considered vegan? A new milk protein product made possible with the help of cow DNA has hit the market and we're wondering why.
Iconic Food Trends Through the Years
We've talked about how strange the food trends are these days, but what about food trends in the past? In the 60s or 70s? Turns out there's always been some questionable food choices, but also some excellent innovations.
Chocolat and Feminism
We're reviewing the film Chocolat and even though it leaves you wanting so much chocolate, it's actually the strong female characters that make it one of our favourite food themed movies.
Creating Our Dream Food Truck
Time for some in-depth daydreaming as we plan out the concept for our own vegan food truck.
What Makes You Watch a YouTube Video?
Why do you watch the videos you do? Inspired by an episode of the Colin and Samir show, we discuss the differences between 'idea' based creators and 'relationship' based creators, and what that looks like across platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.
Colin and Samir Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy0cKyWL2J8
What Vegan Foods Do Non-Vegans Like?
We ask our non-vegan families what vegan meals or foods are their favourites to help us determine what options make good starting points for people who are looking to add some vegan meals into their life.
Should You Go Vegan for Love?
Spoiler alert: a relationship won't be better or worse because of veganism. We unpack an article about a woman who tried to go vegan for a guy she liked and ended up not liking veganism and the guy very much.
Is Lab Grown Meat the Future?
Lab grown meat might be paraded as the answer to the planet's future, but is it really? We discuss how the growth of lab grown meats could impact vegans, non-vegans, and the environment.
Can you be vegan, but eat cheese socially?
Exploring what it really means to be vegan, why these labels don't really matter, and how the future of veganism will probably include mostly imperfect vegans.
Based on this tweet: https://twitter.com/ginnyhogan_/status/1409947233336889344
A Battle Between the Art of Cooking and Business of a Restaurant
We're watching the movie Big Night and discussing the friction that can happen when business decisions clash with the art and expression of the food being cooked by the chef in a restaurant.
The Nuggs Collab Gone Wrong
We're catching up on some vegan news, including the recent story of how vegan influencer Derrick Downey Jr. was unfairly compensated for his work for vegan chick'n brand Nuggs.
Kite Hill's New Queso: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/kite-hill-vegan-queso
Maine Bans Cosmetic Testing on Animals: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/maine-to-ban-sales-of-cosmetics-tested-on-animals
NBA Player Launches Vegan Cooking Show: https://vegnews.com/2021/5/deandre-jordan-vegan-cooking-show
LA's All Vegan Sports Bar: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/la-vegan-sports-bar-put-me-in-coach
Rebellyous Vegan Chick'n Expands: https://vegnews.com/2021/6/safeway-rebellyous-foods-vegan-chicken-nuggets
Derrick Downey Jr.'s Battle with Nuggs: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQOQJqjF2LX/
Is ice cream a dessert?
Diving into the dessert discourse and if that’s not already a thing, we’re making it a thing. We’re ranking all the types of desserts from best to worst and rethinking our relationships with ice cream and chocolate.
Does pineapple belong on pizza?
Do you think pineapple belongs on pizza? If you had to give up either bagels or donuts, which would you choose? This episode is a buffet of food questions and debates. Kat is reminded of a food she’s loved but been missing too long, and Dev’s veganism is challenged.
Guy Fieri's Food Network Takeover and the Future of Cable Food TV
Guy Fieri's recently announced $80 million Food Network deal got us thinking about the machine that this cable food channel has become. We consider their history, how they got where they are today with their various shows, and what they should consider for the future.
Is the Instant Pot Overrated? Kitchen Appliance Must-Haves
Of all the appliances and gadgets that can be found in a kitchen, which ones could you not live without? We're sharing our favourites, our dream appliances, and the ones we just don't need.
Samin Nosrat Helps Us All Be Better Home Cooks
It's part two of our Salt Fat Acid Heat review, where we learn about how to master the use acid and heat in our cooking. Samin Nosrat leaves us with her joyful philosophy around home cooking and how sharing this experience with others is what makes food so special.
The Evolution of Food TV
Taking a look back at the beginnings of food TV and how it has progressed over the years. You'd be surprised how much from the early days still shines through in the times of social media and food entertainment.
Learn more about the history:
One Million Pounds of Vegan Fried Chicken
We're talking trending vegan news including Globally Local's big move to the stock market, Atlas Monroe's vegan fried chicken takeover, and what the heck is a 'handwich'?!
Globally Local goes public
Dunkin’ Donuts unleashed
Vegan cooking show wins awards
One million pounds of vegan fried chicken
Jamba breakfast handwich
Foods We Need Veganized
Even though we're very fortunate to have lots of vegan and accidentally vegan foods available, there are still some that we're dreaming of. Warning this episode may make you hungry or very nostalgic.
Accidentally Vegan Foods You Need to Know About
Did you know Ritz crackers are vegan? We're listing some of our favourite accidentally vegan foods, aka our favourite treasures to come across in the grocery store. Disclaimer: we are only referencing Canadian/Ontario products, so make sure to double check the labels wherever you are shopping.
Fundamentals of Flavour with Samin Nosrat
We're reviewing the first two episodes of the series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat featuring Samin Nosrat and learning all about the magical ways salt and fat bring flavour to our foods. If you've ever wanted to learn how to level up your cooking at home, this is the place to start.
Samin's podcast: https://homecooking.show/
Dangerous Diet Culture and Social Media
After seeing some potentially harmful takes on a new TikTok food trend, we got talking about all the ways social media and the amount of information about food and eating habits is out there. It's not always bad, but there's not doubt we are constantly seeing it and knowingly or unknowingly being influenced by it.
Content warning: diet culture, weight discussions
Dedicated to the Women Who Inspire Us
In honour of International Women's Day, we're celebrating some of the many women who have inspired us in all aspects of life from creativity to body positivity.
Vivian Kaye: https://www.instagram.com/itsviviankaye/
Christina Tosi: https://www.instagram.com/christinatosi/
Lisa Kitahara: https://www.instagram.com/okonomikitchen/
Afia Amoako: https://www.instagram.com/thecanadianafrican/
Andrea Frenke: https://www.instagram.com/torontoveganfitmom/
Lauren McPhillips: https://www.instagram.com/thisrenegadelove/
Sarah Nicole Landry: https://www.instagram.com/thebirdspapaya/
Becki Peckham: https://www.instagram.com/beckiandchris/
Nadiya Hussain: https://www.instagram.com/nadiyajhussain/
There's a New KitKat in Town
This week in vegan news McDonald's is going to veganize their menu with Beyond Meat, a vegan KitKat chocolate bar is in the works, Danone acquires Follow Your Heart, more Ben & Jerry's flavours and Oatly is making Kat angry again.
Ben & Jerry's new flavours: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/ben-and-jerry-svegan-tonight-dough-ice-cream
Beyond Meat and McDonald's: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/mcdonalds-beyond-meat-sign-3-year-deal-to-launch-plant-based-options
Follow Your Heart acquired: https://vegnews.com/2021/2/danone-plant-based-follow-your-heart-acquisition