food fumble hotline podcast

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Em and Jamie explore meat free options both in and out of the kitchen. Em reveals her love of fishy foods again while Jamie reminisces about their mother’s home cooking.

Here are the resources they discuss in this episode:

Overview of Eugene situation

Em’s Hondashi Bonito Soup Stock 

Jamie’s Egg Tofu


Food Security Instagram accounts:

Community fridges in Eugene (@eugenecommunityfridge)

Free food in fridges accessible from 9AM-9PM, 4th and Washington, and 18th and Alder

Waste to Taste Eugene (@waste2taste_eug): Free food available 24/7 in “ittle Free Pantries” located around town

Burrito Brigade (@burritobrigade): Free burritos served every weekend

CORE (Community Outreach through Radical Empowerment) (@core.eugene): Friday, Feb. 19, Street Feed for people ages 16-24, Spectrum 150 W. Broadway

Serving French onion soup, garlic bread, salad, brownies, and survival supplies to young adults experiencing houselessness

@feedtheflockuo and the Student Sustainability Center @uo_ssc

Hearth & Table: free meals available for pickup starting October 6, once a week


EMU Produce Drops: Fresh produce every Tuesday from 3:00–5:00 p.m. at the EMU Amphitheater during the academic term for those with a bag, UO student ID, and mask.


Join Em Chan and Jamie Diep every other week as they answer your cooking questions and handle your kitchen mishaps on the Food Fumble Hotline. They believe food is best served hot and takes served even hotter. To ask a question, go to, email them at or find them on Twitter at @catchuptoemily and @jdiep2.

Intro music is “London Calling” by Ryan Andersen , modified under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (

Outro Music is “Until the End” by Ryan Andersen, modified under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License (

Multimedia Desk Co-editor Jamie Diep edited this podcast.