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WorldWild Podcast

 Episode 31  25th January 2020

Corrupting the Food System with Cesar Costa

Years ago, Cesar, a young Brazilian chef, visited our little base in the Kent countryside. A few years later and Cesar is back in Sao Paulo, the head chef of his own restaurant; Corrutela, which derives from 'corruption'. It is his goal, as he puts it, to corrupt our current misaligned and misshapen food system.


We take a trip a couple of years back when Miles visited Cesar in his kitchen in Brazil, and to a recent conversation to find out how Cesar is getting on. We touch on subjects such as building new supply chains, the integrality of love in food, and what a forkful of diversity can say about the place and time we live... 


'Care about the people, care about the nutrients, care about the land, care about yourselves'

- Cesar Costa, ep.31


About Cesar Costa


Cesar Costa is head-chef at Corrutela, in the Villa Madelenaa neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Years ago after doing a stage with Forager, Cesar wrote: ‘'it changed my life forever, after my experience my whole perspective shifted - about the world and how we connect our self with it’. Since that time he has successfully worked to set up new supply chains connecting the rural and urban in Brazil and continues to strive to make Corrutela a shining example as a forward-thinking, socially and environmentally-conscious enterprise. They even make their own chocolate!

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About the show


We offer a series of conversations to tap into the wildness within ourselves and to uncover what is possible when we do. It is our hope that through the WorldWild Podcast we can contribute to the revitalisation of wild food culture and conversation around the world.


Through people who know their landscapes intimately, we gather the threads to weave a rich tapestry. Piece by piece the vision of a wilder world comes into view. The wild embrace of nature welcomes us back and offers us a seat at the table. A feast, no less!



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