The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. On this week’s food-themed episode, we chat with the many people behind the food and wine culture of Santa Barbara. First, our host takes a trip to Rancho San Julian to meet with Elizabeth Poett (the daughter of Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge) and discuss all things Ranch to Table. Reporter for The Indy Jennifer Yoshikoshi gets the details of this year’s Easter Feast at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission. Lastly, we sit down with Vanessa Vin, the Independent’s new food and wine fellowship writer, to discuss her experience as a woman of color entering the wine industry and the founding of The Hue Society’s Central Coast chapter.

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