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Celebrating the dishes, stories and food traditions of our Hormel Foods family.

Whether what connects people is a place, a history or a shared experience, the cultures that we share inform the foods we love. Together, our team explores how culture and food impact each other and the people they surround.

Cooking & Culture Okra Gumbo

In the first chapter of Cooking & Culture, New Orleans natives Chef Kenneth Temple and Harold Burden, manager of demand planning at Hormel Foods come together to celebrate Black History Month. Together they discuss the roots & flavors of soul food and more.

Cooking & Culture One-Dish Meal

To honor Women’s History Month chef Sandy Pollock and Stephanie Postma, national category sales manager at Hormel Foods joined us to talk about family cooking. From quick meals for kids to on-the-go to sweet treat treats for families to top off a fun day, this entry of Cooking & Culture has got you covered.

Cooking & Culture Sofrito

Alejandra Ramos, private chef, recipe developer and food blogger, and José Rosario, internal auditor at Jennie-O Turkey Store, joined us to talk about the food heritage of Puerto Rico.

Cooking & Culture Multicultural Shakshuka

Chef Stephanie Goldfarb, winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook, and Steve Blevins, category development analyst at Hormel Foods, meet up to create a delicious Shakshukah for everyone to enjoy in this episode of Cooking & Culture.

Cooking & Culture Porchetta Roast

Certified Master Chef Ron DeSantis and Angelita Zynda get together to prepare a delicious porchetta roast and talk about the foods and experiences that shaped them.

Cooking & Culture Biscuits

Chef Lamar Moore, executive chef and restaurateur, and Megan Elliott, brand manager at Hormel Foods, make some biscuits and talk all things food and love in this episode of Cooking & Culture.

Cooking & Culture Stuffed Pork Chop

Chef Brian Strom and Karol Pelletier, Cultural Beliefs manager at Hormel Foods join us in this entry of Cooking & Culture. Together they explore farm life, agriculture and a connection to family farms and food.

Cooking & Culture Dumplings

Chef Chris Cheung, the chef and partner of Tansuo in Nashville, Tenn., and the chef and owner of East Wind Snack Shop in Brooklyn, NY., and Jack Shao, international pork manager at Hormel Foods, meet up to make some dumplings and talk about food and culture along the way in this episode of Cooking & Culture.

Cooking & Culture Pork Chops

Chef Ken Alston, Hormel Foods corporate chef, and Katie Lenway, corporate recruiter at Hormel Foods, joined us for this episode of Cooking & Culture.