SPAAC SNACC

Welcome to the SPAAC SNACC podcast! The Seattle chapter of Progressive Asian American Christians (PAAC) is turning our collective obsession with food and other miscellaneous snaccs into an audio experience.

Episode 12: Potato Chips and the Mystery of Crisps

From left to right: Lay’s Cheddar & Sour Cream was Christina’s pick; Thomas chose Kettle Brand Sea Salt and Vinegar chips; Aya selected Kettle Brand Dill Pickle chips; Melie’s pick is SunChips Garden Salsa; and Pauline chose Kettle Brand Salt & Fresh Ground...

Banchan! #1 – Hainan Chicken Election Blues

Phil Yu, a.k.a. Angry Asian Man tweets a photo of Hainan Chicken Rice--a bed of tender white chicken meat covered with a sprinkling of cilantro, placed next to slices of fresh cucumber and a scoop of oil rice, flanked by some sweet soy sauce. The tweet writes: "That's...

Episode 11: What We Consume and What Consumes Us

SELF CARE. Echoing the gravity of our times, SPAAC SNACC takes a deep dive into what we’re eating and what’s eating us in this episode. We discuss consumerism, the possibility for a theology of food, and how what we consume in the media reflects our desires, fears,...

Episode 10: Self-Care Is … ?

Massaman curry, consumed by Christina and Pauline How do you take care of yourself in a pandemic? Special guest and SPAAC mod Tim brought their thoughts about self-care, which includes food and more food. We ponder how food relates to our self-care and also ask other...

Episode 9: Frozen Foods and HOT, HOT Rage

A screenshot of the SNACCs on a Google Meet call Season 2 of SPAAC SNACC kicks off in the “2020-iest” fashion - the SNACCs gather around a warm and bright Google Meet call with some delicious, easily prepared meals from their freezers as they rage about life. From...

Episode 8: Zoom Chats and More SNACCs

SPAAC SNACC host Pauline and SPAAC guest Kenji Washington state is still observing shelter in place, and over the past couple months, many of us have been staying connected through video calls. Inspired by this community building, the SNACCs called a couple members of...

Minisoda #4: Pancit and Poetry

Mickey's low-carb pancit: Mushroom noodles, chicken, carrots, celery, watercrest, seasoned with soy sauce, fish sauce, and afritada soup base. [cw: body image; please note that the slurs of ‘banana’ and ‘coconut’ appear in this minisoda] What are new ‘norms’ that you...

Episode 7: Karē and Comfort Foods

A happy omurice and curry rice. Is that sunlight or just a false glimmer of hope on the way to more cold and dreary weather? Welcome to Seattle, where the sun is a lie and only comfort food can get you through the last vestiges of winter. In this episode, the SNACCast...

Episode 6: B-b-b-boba!

Boba, popcorn fried chicken, and jjajangmyeon. SPAAC SNACC rings in a brand new decade with an episode on: b-b-b-boba! SPAAC member and doctor-in-training Karen Chung joins us as a special guest in this episode, where we talk about our favorite boba joints in Seattle,...

Minisoda #2: Christmas Cheer and Puzzled Presents

Thomas and Jenny pose with their dog at Gas Works Parks in Seattle. Photo credit: Aya T Sato. There’s so much to snacc on every time we record, and not all of the tasty morsels make it past the edits. Our second “minisoda” comes from our fourth episode "Bibim...

Episode 5: Garnishes and Giving Thanks

Baked kabocha squash with quinoa-leek-and-chickpea filling, garnished with sliced almonds, sage leaves, and golden raisins [Content warning: Thanksgiving, holiday season] SPAAC SNACC takes on the ultimate food holiday: Thanksgiving. Listen in for an epic serving of...

Minisoda #1: Rainier Cherries and the “Perfect Child”

Rainier cherries, native to the PNW There’s so much to snacc on in every recording session, and not all of the tasty morsels make it past the edits. This month, SPAAC SNACC shares its first minisode (or “minisoda,” if you will) featuring a conversation between Pauline...

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