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Ep 92: The American Dream, Representing Mexican Food in Culture and The Beauty of a Family Business with Bricia Lopez

We're Going There with Bianca Juarez Olthoff

What does the American Dream look like? How does a family build a legacy? Is there a way to fulfill the desires God put in your heart? Bricia Lopez can speak to all of this as a chef, author and entrepreneur who is bringing a taste of Mexico to mainstream food culture. In this episode, I'm chatting with Bricia about: · Her family and their American Dream · Growing up in Mexico and immigrating to the U.S. · Helping to establish a family business and building a legacy · Bringing Mexican culture into the U.S. and attaining mainstream accolade As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on the podcast, I'm exploring the concept and realities of the American Dream with Bricia. During our conversation, Bricia shares the story of her family and how they established a successful Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles. She speaks openly about the challenges they faced along the way as well as the huge success they've attained for their authenticity. Something that's special about Bricia's perspective is that she continues to build her family's legacy alongside her siblings. My heart and my hope is that as you listen, you'll learn about a new culture and that you'd give yourself permission to dream. Ideating is a free gift given to us and if God's put a desire in your heart, chances are you're the person to see it through to completion. Below you'll find one of Bricia's favorite recipes, so I'd love for you to recreate it and discover a tasty new Mexican dish. You can tag us @biancaolthoff and @bricialopez, we'd love to see what food and dreams you cook up after this episode. Love you,  B RESOURCES/LINKS  Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico Salsa Borracha Recipe Ingredients · 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed · 6 morita chiles (you may substitute with ¼ ounce chipotle chiles), destemmed · 2 cloves garlic, peeled · 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar · 2 tablespoons mezcal · 2 bay leaves · Sea salt Instructions · Preheat your oven’s broiler to its highest setting · Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet with a rim, on your broiler’s highest rack, and broil for 20 minutes, mixing them around at the 10-minute mark to make sure all of the tomatillos are cooking evenly. The tomatillos should be lightly charred and change color to a light yellow. Set aside. · Meanwhile, in a comal or cast-iron skillet over medium heat, toast the dried chiles and garlic until slightly charred and fragrant. This should take about 30 seconds for the chiles and about 5 minutes for the garlic. · Bring about a cup of water to a boil. Pour the boiling water into a bowl, add the toasted chiles, let them sit for about 20 minutes or until they are soft and tender. Drain and set aside. · In a blender, combine the reserved tomatillos, chiles, and garlic with the apple cider vinegar, mezcal, 2 tablespoons of water, and the bay leaves. Blend until smooth. Taste for salt and serve. · This salsa will stay fresh in the refrigerator for a week. Pollo Enchipotlado or Chicken in a Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe Ingredients · 1 (2 pound) whole chicken, butchered into 8 pieces · Sea salt · Black peppercorns, freshly ground · 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard · 5 ¼ cups chopped tomatoes · ½ small white onion, chopped · 4 cloves garlic, peeled · 1 tablespoon olive oil · 1 tablespoon butter · 3 whole chipotles in adobo, plus 2 tablespoons...


19 Sep 2022

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Latina Success Story with Restauranteur, Entrepreneur and Iconic Podcaster, Bricia Lopez

The Level Up Latina Podcast

Welcome to another episode of the Level Up Latina podcast. Today we have Bricia Lopez as our guest. Bricia is a long-time entrepreneur, and co-founder of SuperMamas, a podcast and community empowering mujeres through motherhood. Bricia is also the author of “Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico.” Her journey started decades ago when her family opened Guelaguetza in Los Angeles, a restaurant that’s been coined “The best Oaxacan restaurant in the U.S.” Yes, the best! We invited Bricia to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur and as a SuperMama! Bricia has so much to offer. You're in for a treat with this incredible pioneer in the podcasting and business world. Do not miss this inspiring episode!


16 Feb 2022

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Episode 382. Becoming Better by Shifting Your Mindset and Taking Control of Your Life with Bricia Lopez

The Radically Loved® Podcast

Many of us have strict parents who tell us what to do and what not to do in life. We may find that we carry their wishes and rules even as adults. However, becoming better does not happen this way. To truly have control over your life, you should shift your mindset and take chances.It’s never too late to pursue what you want. Tune in to hear Bricia Lopez share how you can take charge of your life!https://www.radicallyloved.com/episode-show-notes/ for the full show notes and action guide download.


10 Sep 2021

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Next Round: Why Mezcal Merits High Prices With Restaurateur Bricia Lopez

VinePair Podcast

Zach speaks with Bricia Lopez, co-owner of Guelaguetza in Los Angeles, about her lifelong relationship with mezcal and her efforts to increase the spirit's prominence and prestige in the United States. Please remember to subscribe to, rate, and review VinePair on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or whatever podcast app you use, and send any suggestions or requests for future Next Round conversations to podcast@vinepair.com. Thanks for listening, and be well. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


14 May 2021

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Family Business First: Bricia Lopez

Speaking Broadly

"Anyone who grew up in a family business understands that it's family business first, and then family second. It's about surviving and making it work," says Bricia Lopez, co-owner, with her siblings of Guelageutza, the Oaxacan restaurant in Los Angeles. The story of Bricia, her family and the restaurant are inextricably entwined, each strengthening the other even during the most challenging of times. During the 2008 recession, when their parents were ready to give it all up, Bricia and her siblings took over the place even though they were broke. They persisted and were able to build on the legacy that was recognized by the late critic Jonathan Gold as one of the "best Oaxacan restaurants in the country." As new mothers, Bricia and her sister Paulina launched an incredible podcast Super Mamas to talk about all things maternal. And when the pandemic hit, the family once again banded together, "When 2020 happened, did it shock me? One hundred percent. But was I worried? Probably not. Because I already lost everything once. I know what that feels like. My siblings and I were prepared." The legacy continues with Bricia sharing her lessons about work ethic with her own kids. Listen in to her a story of generational love, struggle, triumph, and joy.Want to stay up to date on the latest Speaking Broadly episodes? To hear more conversations with Dana Cowin and her fierce guests, subscribe to Speaking Broadly (it’s free!) on iTunes or Stitcher. If you like what you hear, please take a moment to rate + review us on Apple’s podcast store and follow Dana on Instagram @speakingbroadly and @fwscout. Thanks for tuning in!Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support Speaking Broadly by becoming a member!Speaking Broadly is Powered by  Simplecast.


21 Apr 2021

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Why moms should ask for help with Bricia Lopez Maytorena and Paulina Lopez Velazquez of Super Mamas

The Girl With The Self-Esteem Issues

Why is there such a taboo around mothers asking for help from time to time? That's what Rosie and Super Mamas hosts, Bricia and Paulina are trying to get to the bottom of in this episode which explores shame around mothering and how to speak up when it's become too much. Paulina also opens about her experience with postpartum depression, and Bricia gets real about why the "perfect mother" doesn't exist.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


26 Jan 2021

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Qué Significa ser una "Super Mama" con Bricia Lopez Maytorena y Paulina Lopez Velazquez

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Rosie habla con Bricia y Paulina del podcast "Super Mamas" sobre por qué es importante que las mamás sean honestas sobre la maternidad. También hablan sobre los obstáculos de tener un bebe recién nacido durante la pandemia y cómo las mamás pueden triunfar cuando tienen depresión post parto. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


19 Jan 2021

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S1 Ep. 62 Interview with Guelaguetza Restaurant Partner: Bricia Lopez

The Zen Stoic Podcast

Bricia Lopez is a partner at Guelaguetza Restaurant, LA’s temple for Oaxacan cuisine. She has become a staunch proponent of Oaxacan culture and an integral figure in the gastronomic culture of Los Angeles. In 2015, her restaurant was awarded the coveted American Classics award from the James Beard Award Foundation and the LA Times awarded her with the Latinos de Hoy Cultural Ambassador Award. Her and her family’s story has been featured in numerous publications including, Forbes.com, The New Yorker, LA Times, and The Ringer just to name a few. In addition to the restaurant, Bricia helped launch Mama Rabbit, the biggest and most important Tequila and Mezcal bar in Vegas inside the Park MGM. She and her siblings have launched an online shop where they sell their bottled Guelaguetza™ mole paste and their proprietary cocktail mix, I Love Micheladas™. Her book, OAXACA home cooking from the heart of Mexico launched fall 2019 and became an instant Amazon bestseller. She lives in LA with her husband and son. Click these links to learn more about Bricia and her work:  https://store.ilovemole.com https://www.ilovemicheladas.com http://supermamas.com http://moleandmore.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/zenstoicpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/zenstoicpodcast/support


27 Jun 2020

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Bricia Lopez's Empanada de Amarillo with a Chile de Agua

The Amateur Gourmet Podcast

Bricia Lopez is the co-owner of Guelaguetza, one of L.A.'s most beloved Oaxacan restaurants (a favorite of the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer, Jonathan Gold) and the co-author of Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico. In today's session (recorded two weeks ago, before mandatory social distancing), Lopez talks about growing up in a restaurant, her family's journey from Oaxaca to L.A., sharing a single bedroom in her aunt's house with six of her family members (her parents and her three siblings), and why that was ultimately a positive experience. We also cover her obsession with Saved By The Bell and Full House, meeting Mario Lopez in real life, not being allowed to get sick as a kid, how McDonald's was the ultimate status symbol, and why yellow mole holds a special place in her heart. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit amateurgourmet.substack.com/subscribe Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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23 Mar 2020

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Guelaguetza - Bricia Lopez

Startup to Storefront

Diego and Natalya interview Bricia Lopez - a James Beard award winner, author, mezcal queen, mother, daughter, podcaster and more! You'll hear about her family restaurant, an LA staple Guelaguetza, her latest Vegas collab - Mama Rabbit, and her new book!  Check her out:  Instagram: @bricialopez Co-owner @LaGuelaguetza Co-founder @ilovemicheladas Co-creator @_supermamas Chief Mezcalera @drinkmamarabbit


2 Oct 2019