Pilar Egüez Guevara, PhD is director and founder of Comidas que Curan, an independent education initiative to promote the value of traditional foods through research and film. Her documentary Raspando coco (Scraping coconuts) received several awards and was presented at film festivals in the United States, Europe and Japan. You can find her on instagram.com/raspando_coco and facebook.com/comidasquecuran.com.ec.
In this episode, we discuss the racist narratives developing around traditional foods, how more people are returning to the foods of their heritage, and why culinary justice is an important part of transforming our broken food system.
Pilar wrote a blog post to accompany this interview that details her work with traditional foods. Be sure to give it a read here: In defense of traditional foods.