Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Culture & Cuisine The Podcast

cultureandcuisinehtx

0
Followers
0
Plays
Culture & Cuisine The Podcast

Culture & Cuisine The Podcast

cultureandcuisinehtx

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Interviewing culturally diverse chef's in Houston's community to help us realize that, at our core, we are all the same with a slightly different flavor in how we live our lives.

Latest Episodes

Season 2 Ep 8 - The Only Indian, Muslim Kid on the Block

Husna Pasha is the charismatic, engaging female behind Alisha’s Cafe collective, the community restaurant where you can enjoy quirky, authentic vegetarian dishes, weekly cultural events, and the best Chai around. Today, Husna leads us on a journey through her childhood as the only Indian, Muslim in her town to her time as an occupational therapist and ultimately, to the talk-show host, mother, and restaurant owner that she is today. Enjoy wisdom, laughs, and a few tears as we learn about life, love, and what it takes to be Australia’s answer to Oprah Winfrey. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Muslims.

47 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Season 2 Ep 8 - The Only Indian, Muslim Kid on the Block

Season 2 Ep 7 - A PhD Take on Chinese Restaurants in Australia

Today, we meet with Barbara Nicole, a PhD and expert in the emergence of Chinese restaurants in Australia from the late nineteenth century through the 1950's. We sit with Barbara in the Chinese Museum in Melbourne where she volunteers and discuss her research to understand why you can find a Chinatown in most cities in Australia, how Chinese restaurants came to be in even the smallest of Australian towns, and the impact Chinese had on the immigration policies of Australia. We begin to understand Melbourne’s roll in this emergence and see how legislation, war, and business led to the prominent cuisine so cherished by Melbourne residents. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Chinese.

34 MIN2019 JUN 11
Comments
Season 2 Ep 7 - A PhD Take on Chinese Restaurants in Australia

Season 2 Ep 6 - Your Local Greek Cake Shop

Today, we sit with Peter Laliotis, managing director and part owner of Hellas Cakes, a Melbourne Greek sweets staple since 1962. Melbourne not only has the largest Greek population in Australia, they have the largest Greek population of any city outside of Greece. Located in the heart of Richmond, formerly a primarily Greek suburb, Hellas Cakes has proudly served the residents of Melbourne for over 50 years. Through that time, they have had to adapt their business plan and alter their service style to accommodate for the changing times and diversifying area. Today, we learn how a restaurant works to retain authenticity and history while adapting with a city through sharing stories, food and the passion passed down through generations. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Greeks.

47 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Season 2 Ep 6 - Your Local Greek Cake Shop

Season 2 Ep 5 - Aborigines. Foreigners in Their Own Lands.

Today, we sit with Greg Hampton, head chef of Charcoal Lane, and Troy Krillin, program manager for social enterprises for Mission Australia. Although they are the oldest, ongoing living culture in the world, indigenous Australians have almost become foreigners in their own lands. Missions where natives were forced to be housed and “Christianized”, the Stolen Generation where approximately 1 in 3 children were forcibly removed from their families, late 20th century laws restricting land ownership, maternity leave, pensions, inheritance, and more all contributed to an aboriginal unemployment rate that is 3 times that of the average non-indigenous person. To help combat this statistic, Mission Australia created Charcoal Lane as an opportunity to train Aboriginal youths in the service industry. They create a safe, healthy environment where their trainees can learn about their culture, honor their traditions, and learn valuable skills that they can take into the workforce. Charcoal Lan...

48 MIN2019 MAY 15
Comments
Season 2 Ep 5 - Aborigines. Foreigners in Their Own Lands.

Season 2 Ep 4 - Starting a Coffee Revolution

EToday, we sit with Salvatore Malatesta, founder and creative director of St Ali Coffee in South Melbourne. As a former British settlement, tea used to be the main household brew of Australia. It wasn’t until the first espresso machine was introduced to Melbourne at Cafe Florentino, the predecessor to Grossi Florentino who we speak with in a former episode, that coffee began to emerge in the city. Now, Melbourne is world renowned for its specialty coffee shops, and Salvatore Malatesta is credited with being at the forefront of the movement in Melbourne. He shares with us the journey that led to his passion, the catch 22 of coffee costs and labor conditions, and Melbourne’s coffee evolution over time. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by coffee.

34 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
Season 2 Ep 4 - Starting a Coffee Revolution

Season 2 Ep 3 - Fish N Chips Meet Bento

Today, we sit with John Burn, former owner and chef of Ebi Fine Foods. John is Scottish by birth but Japanese by interest. After visiting Japan, becoming enamored with the culture and cuisine, and making a spur of the moment purchase of a specialty grill, John traveled down a path that led to the opening of a Fish N Chips - Japanese Cuisine joint shop in the suburbs of Melbourne. His love and passion for Japanese cuisine and his unique approach to introducing locals to that earned him rave reviews and stunning accolades. Through his story of luck, dedication, and curiosity to a culture not of his upbringing, we can learn that we aren’t all that different after all. And we begin to see the miracles that can occur from being curious by something unfamiliar to us.

24 MIN2019 APR 15
Comments
Season 2 Ep 3 - Fish N Chips Meet Bento

Season 2 Ep 2 - Italian Influence in Melbourne

Today we sit with Guy Grossi, owner and chef of Grossi Florentino. Grossi Florentino, formerly the Florentino Cafe, has been a staple of the Melbourne community since the 1920s. Sitting in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, it has seen a vastly diversifying and evolving city. It stood at the forefront of educating the community about Italian customs and cuisines before a large post-WWII Italian immigration to the city. Since then, the cafe traded hands to the Grossi family who has further expanded and diversified their influence in the community. Today we sit with Guy Grossi who educates us on Italian influence on local laws and policies, shares stories of success and family legacy, and shows us how circularly foreigners impact local cuisine while locals are influencing foreign cuisine. Join us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Italians.

45 MIN2019 APR 8
Comments
Season 2 Ep 2 - Italian Influence in Melbourne

Season 2 Ep 1 - Everyone Deserves a Spot at the Table

Today we sit with Shanaka Fernando and Jessica Tana from Lentil As Anything.This pay-as-you-feel concept opened its first restaurant in Melbourne in 2000, and you won’t find any prices on the menu. They have a donation box and credit card machine off to one side where you can pay for what you can afford. Those who can’t pay are encouraged to volunteer their time with the friendly, inviting staff whom are mostly volunteers themselves. The restaurant also works to eliminate food waste in Australia by partnering with grocery stores, fresh food markets, and their own personal cultivation plots. The concept is simple: share what you can, take what you need, and everyone has a spot at the table.

34 MIN2019 APR 2
Comments
Season 2 Ep 1 - Everyone Deserves a Spot at the Table

Season 2 Trailer ft. Melbourne Australia

Sit with us as the hosts of Season 2 discuss what to expect as we take on Melbourne, Australia. Get some insight into the season where we recognize "Everyone is from somewhere. Even the locals of today are shaped by the foreigners of the past."

15 MIN2019 MAR 20
Comments
Season 2 Trailer ft. Melbourne Australia

Season 1 Ep 10 - SHORT: Flip’N Careers for Filipino Fusions

Our tenth and final episode ofCulture & Cuisine the Podcast featuresDon Jante, one of the founding cousins of Flip'N Patties Food Truck. This episode is our first SHORT where we tell Don's story ourself in a condensed version. Don didn’t grow up wanting to be a chef nor does he now dream of unique food creations. Don loves what he does because of the working family he has created, the customers he interacts with, and the challenges unique to the industry. Don and his cousin left their 9-5 jobs to pursue something on a whim. Their love of burgers and the memories they have of childhood led to a unique fusion of American and Filipino flavor. As one of the only Filipino cuisines in the city, they expanded from food truck to brick and mortar and continue to grow in an effort to increase and support their community involvement. With a core mission around building family and supporting our neighbors, Don reminds us that regardless of where we are from, we aren’t all that different after...

5 MIN2018 OCT 14
Comments
Season 1 Ep 10 - SHORT: Flip’N Careers for Filipino Fusions

Latest Episodes

Season 2 Ep 8 - The Only Indian, Muslim Kid on the Block

Husna Pasha is the charismatic, engaging female behind Alisha’s Cafe collective, the community restaurant where you can enjoy quirky, authentic vegetarian dishes, weekly cultural events, and the best Chai around. Today, Husna leads us on a journey through her childhood as the only Indian, Muslim in her town to her time as an occupational therapist and ultimately, to the talk-show host, mother, and restaurant owner that she is today. Enjoy wisdom, laughs, and a few tears as we learn about life, love, and what it takes to be Australia’s answer to Oprah Winfrey. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Muslims.

47 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Season 2 Ep 8 - The Only Indian, Muslim Kid on the Block

Season 2 Ep 7 - A PhD Take on Chinese Restaurants in Australia

Today, we meet with Barbara Nicole, a PhD and expert in the emergence of Chinese restaurants in Australia from the late nineteenth century through the 1950's. We sit with Barbara in the Chinese Museum in Melbourne where she volunteers and discuss her research to understand why you can find a Chinatown in most cities in Australia, how Chinese restaurants came to be in even the smallest of Australian towns, and the impact Chinese had on the immigration policies of Australia. We begin to understand Melbourne’s roll in this emergence and see how legislation, war, and business led to the prominent cuisine so cherished by Melbourne residents. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Chinese.

34 MIN2019 JUN 11
Comments
Season 2 Ep 7 - A PhD Take on Chinese Restaurants in Australia

Season 2 Ep 6 - Your Local Greek Cake Shop

Today, we sit with Peter Laliotis, managing director and part owner of Hellas Cakes, a Melbourne Greek sweets staple since 1962. Melbourne not only has the largest Greek population in Australia, they have the largest Greek population of any city outside of Greece. Located in the heart of Richmond, formerly a primarily Greek suburb, Hellas Cakes has proudly served the residents of Melbourne for over 50 years. Through that time, they have had to adapt their business plan and alter their service style to accommodate for the changing times and diversifying area. Today, we learn how a restaurant works to retain authenticity and history while adapting with a city through sharing stories, food and the passion passed down through generations. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Greeks.

47 MIN2019 MAY 21
Comments
Season 2 Ep 6 - Your Local Greek Cake Shop

Season 2 Ep 5 - Aborigines. Foreigners in Their Own Lands.

Today, we sit with Greg Hampton, head chef of Charcoal Lane, and Troy Krillin, program manager for social enterprises for Mission Australia. Although they are the oldest, ongoing living culture in the world, indigenous Australians have almost become foreigners in their own lands. Missions where natives were forced to be housed and “Christianized”, the Stolen Generation where approximately 1 in 3 children were forcibly removed from their families, late 20th century laws restricting land ownership, maternity leave, pensions, inheritance, and more all contributed to an aboriginal unemployment rate that is 3 times that of the average non-indigenous person. To help combat this statistic, Mission Australia created Charcoal Lane as an opportunity to train Aboriginal youths in the service industry. They create a safe, healthy environment where their trainees can learn about their culture, honor their traditions, and learn valuable skills that they can take into the workforce. Charcoal Lan...

48 MIN2019 MAY 15
Comments
Season 2 Ep 5 - Aborigines. Foreigners in Their Own Lands.

Season 2 Ep 4 - Starting a Coffee Revolution

EToday, we sit with Salvatore Malatesta, founder and creative director of St Ali Coffee in South Melbourne. As a former British settlement, tea used to be the main household brew of Australia. It wasn’t until the first espresso machine was introduced to Melbourne at Cafe Florentino, the predecessor to Grossi Florentino who we speak with in a former episode, that coffee began to emerge in the city. Now, Melbourne is world renowned for its specialty coffee shops, and Salvatore Malatesta is credited with being at the forefront of the movement in Melbourne. He shares with us the journey that led to his passion, the catch 22 of coffee costs and labor conditions, and Melbourne’s coffee evolution over time. Stay with us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by coffee.

34 MIN2019 APR 30
Comments
Season 2 Ep 4 - Starting a Coffee Revolution

Season 2 Ep 3 - Fish N Chips Meet Bento

Today, we sit with John Burn, former owner and chef of Ebi Fine Foods. John is Scottish by birth but Japanese by interest. After visiting Japan, becoming enamored with the culture and cuisine, and making a spur of the moment purchase of a specialty grill, John traveled down a path that led to the opening of a Fish N Chips - Japanese Cuisine joint shop in the suburbs of Melbourne. His love and passion for Japanese cuisine and his unique approach to introducing locals to that earned him rave reviews and stunning accolades. Through his story of luck, dedication, and curiosity to a culture not of his upbringing, we can learn that we aren’t all that different after all. And we begin to see the miracles that can occur from being curious by something unfamiliar to us.

24 MIN2019 APR 15
Comments
Season 2 Ep 3 - Fish N Chips Meet Bento

Season 2 Ep 2 - Italian Influence in Melbourne

Today we sit with Guy Grossi, owner and chef of Grossi Florentino. Grossi Florentino, formerly the Florentino Cafe, has been a staple of the Melbourne community since the 1920s. Sitting in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, it has seen a vastly diversifying and evolving city. It stood at the forefront of educating the community about Italian customs and cuisines before a large post-WWII Italian immigration to the city. Since then, the cafe traded hands to the Grossi family who has further expanded and diversified their influence in the community. Today we sit with Guy Grossi who educates us on Italian influence on local laws and policies, shares stories of success and family legacy, and shows us how circularly foreigners impact local cuisine while locals are influencing foreign cuisine. Join us as we learn how the past and the future of Melbourne is shaped by the Italians.

45 MIN2019 APR 8
Comments
Season 2 Ep 2 - Italian Influence in Melbourne

Season 2 Ep 1 - Everyone Deserves a Spot at the Table

Today we sit with Shanaka Fernando and Jessica Tana from Lentil As Anything.This pay-as-you-feel concept opened its first restaurant in Melbourne in 2000, and you won’t find any prices on the menu. They have a donation box and credit card machine off to one side where you can pay for what you can afford. Those who can’t pay are encouraged to volunteer their time with the friendly, inviting staff whom are mostly volunteers themselves. The restaurant also works to eliminate food waste in Australia by partnering with grocery stores, fresh food markets, and their own personal cultivation plots. The concept is simple: share what you can, take what you need, and everyone has a spot at the table.

34 MIN2019 APR 2
Comments
Season 2 Ep 1 - Everyone Deserves a Spot at the Table

Season 2 Trailer ft. Melbourne Australia

Sit with us as the hosts of Season 2 discuss what to expect as we take on Melbourne, Australia. Get some insight into the season where we recognize "Everyone is from somewhere. Even the locals of today are shaped by the foreigners of the past."

15 MIN2019 MAR 20
Comments
Season 2 Trailer ft. Melbourne Australia

Season 1 Ep 10 - SHORT: Flip’N Careers for Filipino Fusions

Our tenth and final episode ofCulture & Cuisine the Podcast featuresDon Jante, one of the founding cousins of Flip'N Patties Food Truck. This episode is our first SHORT where we tell Don's story ourself in a condensed version. Don didn’t grow up wanting to be a chef nor does he now dream of unique food creations. Don loves what he does because of the working family he has created, the customers he interacts with, and the challenges unique to the industry. Don and his cousin left their 9-5 jobs to pursue something on a whim. Their love of burgers and the memories they have of childhood led to a unique fusion of American and Filipino flavor. As one of the only Filipino cuisines in the city, they expanded from food truck to brick and mortar and continue to grow in an effort to increase and support their community involvement. With a core mission around building family and supporting our neighbors, Don reminds us that regardless of where we are from, we aren’t all that different after...

5 MIN2018 OCT 14
Comments
Season 1 Ep 10 - SHORT: Flip’N Careers for Filipino Fusions
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya LearningDozens of podcourses featuring over 100 experts are waiting for you.