The second season of Dishing with Patricia premiered on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The monthly video podcast series centers around the nutritional and health benefits of eating a plant-based diet.
The series is hosted by Patricia Marshall Harris, a vegan, chef, and owner of a corporate nutrition and wellness consultancy – Classie and Essential Nutrition – under which Dishing with Patricia is a subsidiary. Beyond her own passion and drive on the subject of health, Harris is certified in wellness, nutrition, and holistic nutrition by the American Fitness Professionals & Associates (AFPA).
Harris knows that food is essential to us all, and uses Dishing with Patricia to demonstrate that plant-based meals can be as delicious as they are healthy and nutritious. During her cooking segments, she dispels common misconceptions about embracing a diet of vegetables, grains, legumes, seeds, and fruit. Accompanied by an assortment of seafood options, other proteins, herbs, spices, and non-dairy alternatives, she routinely prepares a variety of appealing, healthy dishes.
Harris also created Dishing with Patricia to expose her audiences to critical information that can be drawn from today’s “movers and shakers.” Individuals from various sectors come to her table, in each episode, to sit and “dish” on current events, and to enlighten her regional and global audience on their present endeavors. These high-profile individuals also have been delighted to share their own connections to food, health and wellness.
Over the past year, Harris has played host to a note-worthy list of guests, including community leaders, a cultural preservationist, a national-level elected official, a journalist, a corporate foundation executive, a senior medical professional, a community advocate/attorney and a serial entrepreneur. In the coming year, she hopes to continue and expand upon that momentum.
Harris’ goals are ambitious, yet simple. They are based on her professional philosophy that “food is medicine,” a concept derived from the historical and biblical reference “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”
Given the present awareness and increased movement toward plant-based meals, the response Harris has received suggests people are ready for what she has to say. The comments she receives after each episode includes feedback from both women and men, and have come from viewers in Ghana, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Nigeria, and Puerto Rico, confirming Dishing with Patricia’s global presence.
As one subscriber recently wrote to her: “I simply can’t wait until the next time you come to Ghana. I’m trying to start eating a more plant-based diet. Please keep us in mind, us in Africa.”