087- Rozanne Gold – Nourishment, Body and Mind

Rozanne Gold

How a celebrated chef, author, journalist, and philanthropist became an end-of-life doula and a mother in her 50’s, and why it’s all about nourishment, poetry, and a feeling of home…

Rozanne Gold, chef, journalist, cookbook author, international restaurant consultant, and  four-time winner of the James Beard Award, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In the episode:

  • How Rozanne got into food, the swoon factor, and impact of the book “Heidi”
  • Food as a language for newer generations
  • Food as a place to gather together
  • Menu language as poetry
  • The similarity of poets and chefs
  • Getting into cooking, not really much for women at the time, being in the  food revolution of 1970’s, and how few women went to cooking school at that timeRozanne Gold
  • Wanting to feel loved, how cooking was Rozanne’s  art form
  • Restaurants mashing up architecture, design, food, and are places people go to be happy
  • Then writing cookbooks – the how the whole umbrella is nourishment
  • Becoming an End of Life Doula, looking death in the face after her mother’s death
  • Why she took on the role of doula, how it is a way to bear witness, people shouldn’t die alone, really seeing the other person
  • The moment when her mother passed, how it was sacred
  • Julie offers a reading – with a cat, and how it like a prose poem
  • Feeling at home at your own kitchen table
  • Becoming a first time mom at 53 years old (adopting an 11 year old)
  • Writing 13 cookbooks, and Rozanne reads from one “Desserts 1,2,3” with poetry in it
  • How things we are connected to for ourselves make us
  • How Rozanne’s mother’s death allowed her to begin two meaningful new chapters in her lfe
  • And the word – home

056 – Holly Burling – Moving Toward Healing

Holly Burling

Classical Acupuncture and Healing…

Holly BurlingImagine sitting in Mario Batali’s restaurant and feeling spiritually guided to talk with him, only to be offered a shot in his kitchen. In an interview covering everything from repressed memories to a Buddhist pilgrimage, Holly Burling, Spiritual Intuitive, Acupuncturist and Healer, joins guest host Jessica Brodkin [Episode 11] in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:Holly Burling

  • Burling describes how her spiritual awakening began in her teens, how she knew something was wrong, how she developed eating disorders, thought something inherently bad about her, she began drinking heavily, then after her freshman year of college she met Andre and fell in love, felt deeply connected while afraid of intimacy. At that time she also recalled being sexually abused by a distant family member.
  • People started coming to Burling for help at 19 years old with their issues and asking for guidance, while she’s in her own trauma
  • Discovering she had a powerful force working through her.
  • Knowing a divine force was always around her and supporting her, and a first waking vision happening at 22
  • How she lost her romantic partner in devastating way and it broke her
  • Hearing a voice of the Divine, embedding a message that no matter how wounded you are you can always heal and transcend thatHolly Burling
  • Realizing her spirit is strong, and it took her out of the dark place
  • Becoming a chef, moving from a BBQ place into fine dining, moving to Italy to learn to cook, and being inspired to meet Mario Batali and a remarkable moment when he approached her with a job
  • Working with Batali at the time his kitchen was at the top of its game, which Burling describes as the most misogynistic kitchen she’d ever worked in
  • The way she works with people, intuitive, acupuncture, empowering people in their self-trust, and tapping into their own intuition
  • The pulse, the liver, and becoming a Buddhist
  • Freeing up energy that was used for bad things and then becomes used for life force
  • Being in the Himalayas, and feeling like she had returned home
  • Everything can be healed, and anyone can have an amazing and fulfilling life even if they have experienced a lot of pain and trauma, moving toward healing