Episode 10 marks the end of season 1, so we decided to mark the event with a special episode: The Exit Spring Mountain team gathered (virtually) for a potluck of food and conversation.

We each brought a dish to showcase stories and flavors that are meaningful to us, opening the door for deeper conversations: How do we talk about authenticity in food and cooking, and when is that a useful — and not so useful — concept?

And what about the thorny topic of appropriation: When is cooking the food of others problematic? When do we need better language for these exchanges?

And last but not least, we give listeners a tiny peek behind the scenes into our roles on the show, what we loved and what we hope listeners will take away. Thank you all for listening, and joining us on this journey. We appreciate you.

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Exit Spring Mountain is a podcast from Nevada Public Radio. Our team includes executive producer Sonja Cho Swanson, host Lorraine Blanco Moss, assistant producer Nessa Concepcion, academic research consultant Mark Padoongpatt, research assistant Karley Call, and news director Joe Schoenmann. Sound editing, mixing and mastering is by Regina Revazova of Open Conversation.

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