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Kindred Kitchen with Anand Deshpande is a captivating show designed for streaming services and television, bringing to life the belief that preparing and sharing food is one of the most profoundly human acts. It's where strangers become friends, and where important conversations are kindled. In each episode, Anand unites people from across the globe, delving into themes as profound as healing trauma, gentrification, feminism, and more. These themes serve as a backdrop to cooking sessions that are as real and raw as the conversations they inspire, but are always as fun as they are to watch.

Anand’s values drive every interaction: he is open, respectful, empathetic, authentic and embraces difference. He aims to connect deeply, intentionally, and honestly, knowing that intimate and difficult conversations can be a lot of fun.

The mission is simple yet profound: to create more understanding and compassionate conversation in our divided world through open dialogue and cooking. Anand and his guests use food as a vehicle for facilitating and sharing intimate, impactful conversations with the world. At the end of the day, Anand’s goals include providing a kind space for honest conversations, sharing stories to nurture global compassion, and showcasing the beauty of food and its power to tell stories. This is a show that is ready to captivate audiences on streaming services and television, uniting people through the magic of food and conversation.

Uniting Through Food
and Conversations

The Visionary Host Behind Kindred Kitchen

Kindred Kitchen is the heartwarming creation of founder and host, Anand Deshpande. Born from the intersection of diverse identities – American yet Indian, not Christian but in Christian school, a Florida man but also a Californian, queer yet religious, traditional but rebellious – Anand has mastered the art of understanding and cherishing people different from himself.

Anand has been telling stories through food for 7 years. He taught history classes where cooking was a case study in understanding intersectional history. He produced the podcast A Letter from the Chef, investigating what knowledge has been put into a recipe. He created the sold out storytelling pop up restaurant, Florindian, where he was chef and chief storyteller. Kindred Kitchen is his next project helping people understand one another through the food that tells their stories…

KINDRED KITCHEN: WHERE THE ART OF COOKING MEETS THE ART OF CONVERSATION...

MAKING TOUGH SUBJECTS AS EASY TO DIGEST AS A WELL-COOKED MEAL.

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