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Welcome to Phlavor Profiles, a conversation about the Filipino American experience through food. I’m Karena Apollonya Higgins, small biz owner, culture enthusiast and your host. I chat it up with some of the most established, innovative and inspiring people in food. We discover the who, what, where and why of their Filipino American story.
||CleanChef Yana Gilbuena||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 ...||4/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 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. Stay Tuned.||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Isa Fabro||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 ...||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 8 Teaser: Chef Isa Fabro||On our next episode, Chef Isa Fabro describes a life changing trip to the Philippines and why this is the year of giving NO F***S. ...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef AC Boral, Rice and Shine||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” ...||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 7 Teaser: Chef AC Boral, Rice and Shine||On our next episode of Plavor Profiles… Chef AC Boral breakdowns the physical mishap that led him to the kitchen and motivated the creation of Rice and Shine, his ...||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChef Ria Barbosa||In this episode, Chef Ria Barbosa and I meet up at FrankieLucy Bakeshop. She reminisces about the butter lyfe at “The Mansion” in Vegas, making ...||3/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 6 Teaser: Chef Ria Barbosa of Paramount Coffee Project DTLA||Born in the Philippines, raised in North East Los Angeles, Chef Ria Barbosa is “fueled by power naps and caffeine”. Lets hope so, cuz she’s gotta ...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO||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 ...||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 5 Teaser: Michael Leelin, CFO of Leelin Bakery||On our next episode of Flavor Profiles….. We interview Michael Leelin, CFO and COO (child of owner) of Leelin Bakery. He recounts the history of Goldilocks, the original ...||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExecutive Chef Anthony Sinsay of J.Six Restaurant||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 ...||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 4 Teaser: Anthony Sinsay||I sit down with Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay at J.Six Restaurant in San Diego. We get all into our “peelings” about Fiipino food and why he ...||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarb Batiste, Owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar||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 ...||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 3 Teaser: Barb Batiste||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 ...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChocolatier Tonet Tibay||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 ...||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 2 Teaser: Tonet Tibay||On our next Season 2 episode of Phlavor Profiles... We interview royalty, miss Marie Antoinette, aka Chocolatier Tonet Tibay. This queen explains the strategy that took her from ...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolistic Practitioner Dr. Cat Luib||In this episode of Phlavor Profiles I visit Dr Cat Luib at her facility Luib Health Center in San Diego. We literally spill the tea about ...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1 Teaser: Dr. Cat Luib||On our next episode of Phlavor Profiles... Holistic Practitioner Dr. Cat Luib gives us tips for keeping our health in check….for those of you still on your New ...||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhlavor Profiles Season 2 Coming Soon!||Hiee. Happy New Year and Welcome to Season 2 of Phlavor Profiles , a conversation about the Filipino American experience through food. I’m Karena Apollonya Higgins, ...||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusie 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 ...||8/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 Teaser: Schoolin Ya with Susie Quesada of “Ramar Foods” and Tita Fe of “She Don’t Cook, She Just Eats”||Coming up on Phlavor Profiles we talk with Susie Quesada of Ramar Foods. Susie reminisces about growing up in her family's Filipino frozen food business ...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonique Maravilla, owner of Kindness and Mischief Coffee||Monique Maravilla, owner of Kindness and Mischief Coffee discusses her favorite Filipino foods, how she crushed it in college and why she left her successful ...||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 Teaser: Monique Maravilla of Kindness and Mischief Coffee||Episode 7 Teaser: Phlavor Profiles talks with Monique Maravilla of Kindness and Mischief Coffee. Full episode coming soon!||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul 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 ...||7/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 Teaser: Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge||Upcoming on Phlavor Profiles, Paul Montoya of Barkada Restaurant and Lounge. Paul invites everyone to be part of his Barkada, why your Barkada is a ...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRhea 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 ...||7/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 Teaser: Rhea Rachelle Espino of Neri’s Curbside Cravings||Happy 4th of July Weekend everyone! This weekend Phlavor Profiles takes a holiday break, but stay tuned for next week's episode with Rhea Rachelle Espino ...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLynne Tolentino, Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread||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 ...||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 Teaser: Lynne Tolentino, Chef De Cuisine at Superba Food and Bread||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 ...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristine 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 ...||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 Teaser: 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 ...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr Ray Mangune of Gerry’s Grill||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 ...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 Teaser. Raymond Mangune of Gerry’s Grill||Coming up in the next episode of Phlavor Profiles, we talk with Raymond Mangune, owner of Gerry's Grill in Artesia California. The new episode drops ...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGinger Dimapasok Owner of Cafe 86||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 ...||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 Teaser! A Quick Preview of Karena’s Talk with Cafe 86 Owner Ginger Dimapasok||In this short episode teaser we preview Karena's lively conversation with the owner of Cafe 86, Ginger Dimapasok! The full episode drops very soon!||6/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn 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 ...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Excited for this first season
Love the intro. Can't wait to hear the final product!
Finally! a good podcast about Filipino food and culture!
I Love that Filipino food is finally getting some respect in the cullinary world!! This podcast does a good job of highlighing and teaching about all the yummy dishes. I like that they also interview some cool Filipino entreprenuers making waves. Dig the stories so far... Can't wait to see who else they interview. Karena is funny as hell.
Filipino Food Influencers
Great guests, fun talk and educational. There's lots of info, surprising discussions and delicious descriptions of FILIPINO influences in food spaces today.