PODCAST: Your trash food is another’s treasure and the classism within food culture

It’s time to get a little trashy, Long Beach.

As half of Suppertime’s crew (the lovely Ms. Sarah Bennett) takes a vacation in the woods, Brian Addison is joined by The Hi-lo’s head honcho Steve Lowery to talk about low-brow food—How dare Portuguese Bend put American cheese on a sandwich!?—and the way in which classism reveals itself by way of food in childhood, culture, and beyond.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 19 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.