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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.

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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

94 Ratings
Average Ratings
89
4
0
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

Updated 6 days ago

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Podcast about the Filipino American experience through food.

Rank #1: Desiree Frederickson, Keto Ass Bih

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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.

Jun 25 2019
46 mins
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Rank #2: 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
24 mins
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Rank #3: 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
29 mins
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Rank #4: 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
1 min
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Rank #5: An Introduction to Phlavor Profiles

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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. 

May 24 2017
1 min
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Rank #6: Jelynn Malone, Co-Owner Mostra Coffee

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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.

Oct 09 2018
29 mins
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Rank #7: Abby Declaro, Baked Dessert Bar

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Baked Dessert Bar Owner Abby Declaro describes her journey from nursing to small business owner.  Host, Karena Higgins, and Abby discuss Costco cakes, side hustles and Filipino-ization. Abby also tells us why kids parties are the best forums for word of mouth marketing.
May 14 2019
39 mins
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Rank #8: 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
48 mins
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Rank #9: 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
36 mins
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Rank #10: 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
52 mins
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Rank #11: Eric De La Cruz, Co-Owner Oi Asian Fusion

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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.

Oct 02 2018
30 mins
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Rank #12: 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
38 mins
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Rank #13: 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
47 mins
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Rank #14: 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
52 mins
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Rank #15: Randy Ramiro, Founder Infanta Lambanog

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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. 

Oct 30 2018
31 mins
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