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Phlavor Profiles

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Podcast about the Filipino American experience through food.

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Podcast about the Filipino American experience through food.

iTunes Ratings

96 Ratings
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By QueenVernice - May 26 2019
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Well I cant travel to the Philippines very often so I’m just happy to have a place to hear about it regularly. Thanks to @ketoassbih on Instagram for the recommendation.

Love this podcast!

By NeppyGRL - May 16 2019
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Phlavor Profiles is such a treat to listen to, especially as a Filipino-American. Hearing about Filipinx food entrepreneurs and their stories has helped me continue to feel that Filipina pride!! Even just talking about the food brings up awesome memories. Thank you for sharing these awesome stories 💜

iTunes Ratings

96 Ratings
Average Ratings
90
4
1
0
1

Pinoy Power

By QueenVernice - May 26 2019
Read more
Well I cant travel to the Philippines very often so I’m just happy to have a place to hear about it regularly. Thanks to @ketoassbih on Instagram for the recommendation.

Love this podcast!

By NeppyGRL - May 16 2019
Read more
Phlavor Profiles is such a treat to listen to, especially as a Filipino-American. Hearing about Filipinx food entrepreneurs and their stories has helped me continue to feel that Filipina pride!! Even just talking about the food brings up awesome memories. Thank you for sharing these awesome stories 💜
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Phlavor Profiles

Latest release on Jun 25, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Ginger Dimapasok Owner of Cafe 86

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Karena sits down with Ginger Dimapasok the owner and founder of Cafe 86.  They talk about the beginnings of Cafe 86, the growing Filipino Food movement, entreprenuership, and so much more. 

Jun 03 2017

59mins

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Rank #2: Chef Yana Gilbuena

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This weeks episode comes at ya from the SPRIZZY, Palm SPRINGS. CHEF Yana Gilbuena and I soak up the sun as she outlines her journey from living her best life in the Philippines, to an abrupt, no so great existence in Los Angeles. Yana also describes the trauma that led her to NEW YORK and why a search for ARROZ CALDO was the catalyst for what she feels is her life’s purpose. 

Apr 07 2018

41mins

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Rank #3: Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge

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Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge invites everyone to be part of his Barkada, why your Barkada is a good thing, reveals what is in a Filipino Trifecta, and shares what personality traits he believes you need to be an entrepreneur.  

Jul 15 2017

36mins

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Rank #4: Mary Grant, the Filipina

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In this episode, we kick it with the multi-talented singer, song-writer and actress, Mary Grant, This military brat gets candid about the advantages and disadvantages of her Filipino American identity, the acting role that was made for her and how a video parody, connected Ms. Grant to the world.

 Phlavor Profiles is up next.

Dec 04 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: Barb Batiste, Owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar

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In this episode, Barb Batiste, owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar in Los Angeles has us all in our feelings. We chat about the key connections and 
networking that brought her Filipino flavors to the people and her dad’s words of wisdom when it came to running the  business. Stay tuned because Flavor Profiles drops now!

Feb 09 2018

29mins

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Rank #6: Michael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO

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In the episode I sit down with  Michael Leelin, CFO of Leelin Bakery at their production facility in Santa Fe Springs. We chat about the legacy of Goldilocks, the successes and challenges of running a family business, and his pride and passion for Filipino food.  Phlavor Profiles drops now.

Feb 24 2018

24mins

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Rank #7: Chef Isa Fabro

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Our guest this week is pastry chef Isa Fabro. This Canadian born Filipina was really sick of school and just wanted to make money. It wasn’t until a health scare, that Isa had to reflect on the simple things that made her happy. Stay tuned Phlavor profiles is coming up next.

Apr 01 2018

25mins

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Rank #8: Chef AC Boral, Rice and Shine

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In this episode, Chef AC Boral and I meet up at Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach, CA. Born in Guam, raised in Oxnard, this “Cali” chef describes  his search for identity, despite that colonial shit and the theatrics that go into a longanisa scotch egg. Phlavor Profiles is coming up next!

Mar 24 2018

31mins

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Rank #9: Susie Quesada, President of "Ramar Foods" and Tita Fe of "She Don't Cook, She Just Eats"

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Susie Quesada, President of Ramar Foods reminisces about growing up in her family's Filipino frozen food business and she tells us how she plans on helping to educate the next generation of Filipinos.  Also, we talk to Karena's mom, Tita Fe, and they discuss the most popular Filipino words and how they relate to food, eating, and being Filipino. 

Aug 05 2017

48mins

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Rank #10: Chocolatier Tonet Tibay

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This episode, Chocolatier Tonet Tibay reveals why her finance career wasn’t as fulfilling as she anticipated, and how reading the N.Y. Times helped her discover her passion, and we discuss her favorite Filipino flavors. 
Our show is written and produced by me Karena Apollonya Higgins and Amy Shuster. The shows are edited by Amy Shuster and tech support by Rodney Cajudo. Thank You to all of our guests and sponsors. Be sure to RATE, REVIEW and Subscribe.

Feb 02 2018

38mins

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Rank #11: Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay of J.Six Restaurant

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In this episode of Phlavor Profiles, Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay recalls watching cooking shows on PBS with his dad, what Filipino treat debuted on tv that made him lose his mind. Also, Anthony expresses his passion for cooking, connection,  and why Filipino food finally made sense.  Phlavor Profiles is coming up next.

Feb 17 2018

37mins

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Rank #12: Dr Ray Mangune of Gerry's Grill

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Karena is joined by media professional and friend Kris P Pata. They chat with Dr. Ray, owner of Gerry’s Grill in Artesia. 
He describes the journey from dentist to restaurateur and duplicating the authentic flavors of the Philippines.

Jun 10 2017

52mins

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Rank #13: Romeo Garcia, Chocolatier

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In this episode, we sit down with Romeo Garcia, Owner of Romeo Chocolates in Long Beach. We discuss how his passion for social justice plays a big role in his business and why the Philippines has so much to offer the global community. Phlavor Profiles is next.

Nov 27 2018

29mins

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Rank #14: Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri’s Curbside Cravings

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Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri's Curbside Cravings discusses her journey from the Philippines to San Francisco and finally, Los Angeles. Rhea chats about the twists and turns that lead to an overdue collaboration with her Tita Neri. 

Jul 08 2017

52mins

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Rank #15: Kristine De La Cruz, co-owner of Crème Caramel LA

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Kristine De La Cruz, co-owner of Crème Caramel LA breaks down the process of creating a niche food business from a traditional Filipino dessert, 

marketing this unique confection company and why it’s an exciting time to be Filipina.  

Jun 17 2017

52mins

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Rank #16: Ralph Degala, Cheftestant on Master Chef

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In this episode, Trilipino Cook Ralph Degala, describes his global food journey. He tells Phlavor how he went from home cooking to representing Filipino food on Master Chef and why he’s so particular about pork fat. Phlavor Profiles is next.

Oct 16 2018

42mins

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Rank #17: Lynne Tolentino, Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread

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Chef Lynne Tolentino describes her journey from a surfing nurse to Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread and

 how her grandparents love letters inspire her to cook.

Jun 24 2017

36mins

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Rank #18: Ray Yaptinchay & Jay Tugas, Spoon & Pork LA

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Spoon & Pork LA co-owners Ray Yaptinchay and Jay Tugas sit with host, Karena Apollonya Ebora Higgins, to tell their Filipino food story. The dynamic duo briefly describe life in the Philippines, what brought them to the United States and why they decided to try Filipino food as a business.

May 07 2019

38mins

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Rank #19: Season 2, Episode 3 Teaser: Barb Batiste

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Barb Batiste invites us into the world of B Sweet. Hear about this valley girls journey from stay-at-home-mom to banana bread bawse.  Stay Tuned, you won’t want to miss it!

Feb 07 2018

1min

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Rank #20: Season 2, Episode 9 Teaser: Chef Yana Gilbuena

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This week our guest is Yana Gilbuena, the nomadic chef responsible for SALO SERIES, a Filipino inspired, eat with your hands only, community driven experience.

Stay Tuned.

Apr 06 2018

1min

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