Hi!! It’s nice to be back here with you, although I do feel a little dazed after 2 weeks away in Maui with my family (and as I try to prep everyone for school starting next week)! We’ve wrapped up the retrospective series, but before we return to the typical interviews, I do have one more interview to share....
Now this is the most requested interview, by far, that I’ve received. Understandably, people want to know a little bit about why I started the podcast - but it’s something I’ve avoided for a while. You see, today, we’ve turned the tables a little bit and I am actually the guest!
Here’s how this happened - Last year, I was interviewed by Diana Silva for her podcast. I honestly don’t remember too much of what we discussed, and I didn’t go back and listen to this because I thought it would make me super nervous to release and I didn’t want to get cold feet! I do also remember totally embarrassing myself in the very first moment and I didn’t really want to hear that again!
So - anyhow, I don’t remember too much about the conversation, but I remember feeling really comfortable with Diana and connected to her, I felt I was authentic in my answers. I’ve been interviewed quite a bit this summer and a lot of those will be published this fall. But the other thing about THIS particular interview is that I knew Diana has stopped releasing podcast episodes in order to focus on her writing. Because of that fact, I thought maybe she wouldn’t mind sharing this interview for me to release - I wouldn’t have asked if she was still actively growing her podcast.
So that brings me to just two more things before I share this interview that Diana hosted with me as the guest -
First, speaking of Diana’s writing, I hosted Diana this winter and we discussed her first book, Mole Mama, A Memoir of Love, Cooking, and Loss. I have to tell you this was one of the most powerful and impactful interviews that I’ve conducted over the last 2 years. Diana and her mother are both personal heroines of mine, and their lives are so worth honoring and emulating. I would strongly recommend you go back and listen to A Sacred Conversation with Diana Silva (honestly, if you only have time to listen to one episode - listen to hers!) And as soon as her second book is published, I do hope she’ll come on for a retrospective interview!!
Second, I did a lot of website updates this summer and one section I worked hard on was the About Me and About the Podcast sections! You can head over the www.thestoriedrecipe.com to look at those AND view lots of photos of our latest trip to Maui!! Tropical landscapes, arid landscapes, and photos of my family cliff-jumping, hiking, and exploring. While you’re there, you can also check out some of the content for photographers and creatives that I added this summer. But! More about that in the future. Now I’ll let you go right into this interview with… ME!! (Ahh, I’m nervous about this, you guys!)
Interview with Becky Hadeed of The Storied Recipe
Listen to My Interview of Diana Silva
(Who interviews me in this episode.)