Rank #1: Desiree Frederickson, Keto Ass Bih
This week we sit down with Desiree Frederickson, aka Keto Ass Bih! Mrs. Bih tells Phlavor about her journey to get her mind and body right on the gram and “In Real Life". This fly Pinay keeps it 100 about being a wife, mom and lover of Filipino food.
Rank #2: Michael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO
Rank #3: Barb Batiste, Owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar
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!
Rank #4: Season 2, Episode 9 Teaser: Chef Yana Gilbuena
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.
Rank #5: An Introduction to Phlavor Profiles
Pig Parts and Beer presents a new podcast Phlavor Profiles, a podcast hosted by Karena Higgins of Pig Parts and Beer Blog. Karena connects with Filipina and Filipino entrepreneurs, restauranteurs and innovators in today's food spaces.
Rank #6: Jelynn Malone, Co-Owner Mostra Coffee
In this episode, Jelynn Malone, Co-Founder of Mostra Coffee in San Diego tells us how a family trip to the Philippines influenced her business today and why setting up a coffee cart for the people was not going to be enough for the demands of a growing customer base. Phlavor Profiles is next.
Rank #7: Abby Declaro, Baked Dessert Bar
Rank #8: Susie Quesada, President of "Ramar Foods" and Tita Fe of "She Don't Cook, She Just Eats"
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.
Rank #9: Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge
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.
Rank #10: Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri’s Curbside Cravings
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.
Rank #11: Eric De La Cruz, Co-Owner Oi Asian Fusion
This week Eric De La Cruz, owner of Oi Asian Fusion reveals how dropping out of school and getting fired from Bank of America pushed him to find his true entrepreneurial spirit. Phlavor Profiles is coming up next.
Rank #12: Chocolatier Tonet Tibay
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.
Rank #13: Mary Grant, the Filipina
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.
Rank #14: Kristine De La Cruz, co-owner of Crème Caramel LA
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.
Rank #15: Randy Ramiro, Founder Infanta Lambanog
In This episode, It’s a BYOB get-together at Genever Cocktail Lounge in Historic Filipinotown. Infanta Lambanog founder Randy Ramiro is here for it. Find out how this young entrepreneur is bringing back an old school drink made in the Philippines. Stay Tuned.