Meradith Hoddinott

Meradith Hoddinott is an Oakland-based producer who focuses on stories that explore food and science.

Meradith Hoddinott is a radio producer based in Oakland, CA. Meradith focuses on stories that explore food and science. She has written and produced audio stories for Heritage Radio Network, 99% Invisible and KALW’s Crosscurrents. In 2015, she founded the podcast Nordic Food Lab Radio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Menkir Tamrath holds up two jars of Ethiopian blends spices, Berbere and Mitmita, from plants he grows on his farm in Sunol, California.

This MBA missed the tastes of Ethiopia — so he starting growing it for himself


“I think more people should have two different countries,” says this businessman-turned-farmer. He now has a farm in California where he grows Ethiopian peppers. And he’s starting a farm in Ethiopia growing things like Tuscan kale and Swiss chard.