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Hidden Apron, is a roving collective of day jobbers, side hustlers, and weekend warriors who are in love with all things gustatory. We weave stories and experiences through our pop-up dinners, turn flavors into words on our blog, and produce this podcast. In breaking bread, we set out to break the boundaries we've placed on ourselves and between each other.This show features conversations with the people of our food system and their label-defying lives. We talk to chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, and everyone in between on their philosophies, ambitions, and entertaining detours. Even if you're not a foodie, these episodes have a lot to say about living a deliciously rich life! For more information including notes to the show, please visit hiddenapron.com/podcast.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 32: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 3 - Alexa Alfaro and Dalena Benavente on Navigating “Half”-Lives with Full Faith

EThis is the third installment in a special series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe.We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this “Halfsies” edition (all 3 of us are of mixed heritage, me being Chinese-Filipino and Alexa and Dalena being half Caucasian), we feature: - Alexa Alfaro (for another round!), an Alaska-born Milwaukeean who, after a 10-week trip to the Philippines, was inspired to open her city’s first Filipino Food Truck “Meat on the Street” with her younger brother in 2014.This involved dropping out of her Engineering degree but weeks from graduation.Since then, the pair have opened a brick-and-mortar slinging their famous BBQ sticks and pork adobo to the masses. - Dalena Benavente, born and raised as one of the only Filipinas in the Southern state of Tennessee. She has...

67 MIN2018 DEC 20
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Ep. 32: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 3 - Alexa Alfaro and Dalena Benavente on Navigating “Half”-Lives with Full Faith

Ep. 31: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 2 - Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio and Alexa Alfaro on Expectations from Family to Food

EThis is the second installment in a special series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe. We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this East Coast edition, we feature: Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio, co-creators of the Washington DC Supper Club Timpla along with their friends Aniceto and Paolo. Their simple vision of introducing modern Filipino cuisine to the city has grown to incorporate storytelling, design, and art to educate others about Filipino culture. Their combined experiences in food service (Kristina) and art (Katrina) make them a versatile team that is able to explore multiple facets of the Filipino culture. Alexa Alfaro, an Alaska-born Milwaukeean who, after a 10-week trip to the Philippines, was inspired to open her city’s first Filipino Food Truck “Meat on the Street”...

73 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Ep. 31: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 2 - Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio and Alexa Alfaro on Expectations from Family to Food

Ep. 30: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 1 - Joanne Boston, Chef Robert Menor, Chef Rodelio Aglibot on Kollaboration, Konfidence, and Filipino Kuisine

EThis is a special episode that is the first in a series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe. We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this West Coast edition, we feature: Joanne Boston (previously featured in Episode 2!), the founder of JBKollaborations, a company that creates events promoting Filipino Food at the local and national level. Joanne has been a part of the local food scene in the Bay Area for years and has written for places like CBS San Francisco and the San Francisco Chronicle. She’s also a full-time student and works as a medical reimbursement specialist during the day. Robert Menor, aka Adobo Loko. Born in Montana and raised in Little Manila, Stockton, CA, Chef Rob is a mestizo (half Filipino and Mexican). He’s cooked in restaurants in places like Chicago, Ohio, and al...

66 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Ep. 30: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 1 - Joanne Boston, Chef Robert Menor, Chef Rodelio Aglibot on Kollaboration, Konfidence, and Filipino Kuisine

Ep. 29: Mary Cleaver - Local Food Pioneer on “Dirty” Food, Building Sustainable Businesses, and the Goddess of Smaller

EToday’s guest - in our own backyard here in NYC - is Mary Cleaver, founder of the Cleaver Co. and proprietor of the just recently reincarnated Green Table Restaurant in Chelsea Market and Table Green in Battery Park. Mary has been living and breathing Local Food since the 80s long before it was cool at a time when it was even scoffed at for being “dirty”. Her restaurant, the Green Table has thrived since 2003 and just this past summer has relocated to a different space (now known as Cleaver Counter) within the Chelsea Market. Many describe her company, which also provides catering and event services as one of the most - if not the most - rigorous of its kind as a B Corporation, i.e. a business that adheres to higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. She’s one of the most influential people not just in the local food movement but in the entire food industry as someone who’s effects you’ve probably felt, even if you aren’t fami...

80 MIN2018 OCT 9
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Ep. 29: Mary Cleaver - Local Food Pioneer on “Dirty” Food, Building Sustainable Businesses, and the Goddess of Smaller

Ep. 28: Isabel Moura - The Traveling Polyglot on Learning Languages, the Necessity of Mistakes, and Things Lost in Translation

EToday, I talk with Isabel Moura (full disclosure: she is also my Portuguese professor), who, during my visit to Brazil, introduced me to foods beyond the stereotypical açai bowl and grilled meats. She's a popular teacher on the Language Learning Community Platform iTalki where I met her and has over ten years of experience teaching and learning languages. We: - Demystify some of the misconceptions around language-learning (no you don’t have to rely on memorization), - The systems one can use to make language learning not only efficient and effective but also personal, - How one can create environments to learn a language even if they don’t have the resources to travel often or take intensive courses, and - How they can apply their newfound skills abroad Portuguese may have been the language I have dedicated the most time on but I cannot overstate just how much more delicious my experiences in food have been abroad just by learning some essential phrases. That’s because the real ...

76 MIN2018 SEP 11
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Ep. 28: Isabel Moura - The Traveling Polyglot on Learning Languages, the Necessity of Mistakes, and Things Lost in Translation

Ep. 27: Cynthia Glanzberg of One Tea - On Tea and Travel in the Time of Tribes

EToday’s guest is Cynthia Glanzberg who I first met behind the counter of a tea house on a cold, snowy New York night. We chatted tea and travel for hours and I learned about how she left a solid marketing job to hop from country to country learning about the world of tea for more than a year. She has since returned and started her company, One Tea, that sources unique teas from all over the world and creates experiences akin to a roaming tea house. She’s worked with yoga instructors, sculptors, candle makers, and yes, yours truly in an attempt to create more connections between people through the humble tea leaf while also educating them about a beverage that has deep cultural ties in many countries. We first talk about Traveling: how to pull off long-term international travel, checking your privilege and traveling responsibly, working abroad, the value of relationships on the road, and getting comfortable with discomfort. We then do a deep dive into tea: what is it, how does one ...

92 MIN2018 JUL 19
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Ep. 27: Cynthia Glanzberg of One Tea - On Tea and Travel in the Time of Tribes

Ep. 26: RG Enriquez aka “Astig Vegan” - On Plant-based Creativity, Lessons from the Newsroom, and Keeping Filipino Food’s Soul

EToday’s episode may seem like an oxymoron: Filipino Vegan Food. There’s no way around it, today’s topic can be a bit touchy to some. There’s a lot to unpack with the “V" word and I’ve seen conversations range from moralizing, purely economical, to downright bizarre. One things for sure though, the words “Vegan" and “Filipino", at first glance, seem like they’d be about as good a match as unripe mango and shrimp paste. Then you realize that shit’s actually really good! Today we have on the show RG Enriquez, the creative mind and cook behind “Astig Vegan”, one of the coolest Vegan Filipino resources online. Astig, by the way, is Filipino slang for kickass, and RG definitely lives up to the name. A former newsroom correspondent, RG’s road to a plant-based cuisine, which she’s been on for 12 years now, was a surprising one as there was no magic moment where she saw pictures of dying baby cows and swore off meat forever. She describes it as a gradual shift in palate and tod...

87 MIN2018 FEB 1
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Ep. 26: RG Enriquez aka “Astig Vegan” - On Plant-based Creativity, Lessons from the Newsroom, and Keeping Filipino Food’s Soul

Ep. 25: Allison Kopf of Agrilyst - The Inefficiency Killer on Focusing on the Right Things, Creating “Magical” Products, and Using Data to Feed the World

EI first met our guest Allison Kopf, founder of Agrilyst, years ago at a Food Tech event and I’m especially excited about our conversation because it’s a close melding of the two worlds I live in: my day job at an enterprise software company and my main hustle in the world of food. Agrilyst is a software that allows indoor farmers to analyze data that’s pulled into sensors - everything from temperature, light, CO2 - in one, integrated platform. This then allows them to bring more stability into their operations and subsequently improve their profitability. You might think: “Wait what? Aren’t we already doing that?”. Not really. Keeping in mind that most farmers are still tracking things by hand without much data-driven analytics or are keeping data in separate silos, that most farms are barely profitable with long investment horizons, and that we definitely have significant challenges to fix in the coming years when it comes to what we eat, Agrilyst is both necessary and timely...

60 MIN2018 JAN 18
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Ep. 25: Allison Kopf of Agrilyst - The Inefficiency Killer on Focusing on the Right Things, Creating “Magical” Products, and Using Data to Feed the World

Ep. 24: Chef Lenny Russo - the Philosopher Chef on an Open Mind, Finding Common Ground, and Choosing to Evolve

EChef Lenny Russo is a forty year veteran of the food & beverage industry, a member of the U.S. Department of State American Chef Corps, participating chef at World Expo Milan 2015, author of "Heartland: Farm Forward Dishes of the Great Midwest", founder and owner of the seminal Heartland Restaurant in St Paul, MN, six time James Beard Award finalist nominee for Best Chef Midwest, and is currently the Executive Chef at The Commodore Bar & Restaurant in St. Paul, MN. Chef Lenny's name has become synonymous with the local food movement in the Midwest and he has spent a majority of his career championing issues important to our food by contributing the remaining time he has when not in the kitchen to the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, the MN Organic Advisory Task Force, the Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission, and many other organizations tackling the biggest challenges our food systems face. Chef Lenny's philosophy was evident in his cooking as he would change his menu every day...

55 MIN2017 DEC 19
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Ep. 24: Chef Lenny Russo - the Philosopher Chef on an Open Mind, Finding Common Ground, and Choosing to Evolve

Ep. 23: Lina Goh & John Ng of Zen Box Izakaya - An Accountant and an Architect on the Wisdom of Ramen, Being an Underdog, and Internet Romance

ELina Goh and John Ng, who run Zen Box Izakaya, the only Japanese-style pub of its kind in Minnesota, met many years ago in an online chat room long before Tinder was but a twinkle in many a lonely single’s eye. A long-distance romance blossomed into a move from San Francisco to Minnesota where they opened Zen Box Japanese Eatery, a quick lunch service spot in the iconic Minneapolis Skyway. At the time, they specialized in Bento boxes and have since shifted their focus towards traditional izakaya fare (think small, shareable plates) as well as Chef John’s specialty: Ramen. This episode is chockful of info as Lina and John shared not only their insights into starting restaurants but also their backgrounds as non-Japanese lovers of food trying to establish a misunderstood cuisine in the land of 10,000 lakes and how they’ve applied their accounting/architecture background to their business. We talk about how they conducted their initial research, designed that first menu by creating ...

68 MIN2017 DEC 12
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Ep. 23: Lina Goh & John Ng of Zen Box Izakaya - An Accountant and an Architect on the Wisdom of Ramen, Being an Underdog, and Internet Romance

Latest Episodes

Ep. 32: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 3 - Alexa Alfaro and Dalena Benavente on Navigating “Half”-Lives with Full Faith

EThis is the third installment in a special series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe.We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this “Halfsies” edition (all 3 of us are of mixed heritage, me being Chinese-Filipino and Alexa and Dalena being half Caucasian), we feature: - Alexa Alfaro (for another round!), an Alaska-born Milwaukeean who, after a 10-week trip to the Philippines, was inspired to open her city’s first Filipino Food Truck “Meat on the Street” with her younger brother in 2014.This involved dropping out of her Engineering degree but weeks from graduation.Since then, the pair have opened a brick-and-mortar slinging their famous BBQ sticks and pork adobo to the masses. - Dalena Benavente, born and raised as one of the only Filipinas in the Southern state of Tennessee. She has...

67 MIN2018 DEC 20
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Ep. 32: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 3 - Alexa Alfaro and Dalena Benavente on Navigating “Half”-Lives with Full Faith

Ep. 31: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 2 - Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio and Alexa Alfaro on Expectations from Family to Food

EThis is the second installment in a special series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe. We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this East Coast edition, we feature: Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio, co-creators of the Washington DC Supper Club Timpla along with their friends Aniceto and Paolo. Their simple vision of introducing modern Filipino cuisine to the city has grown to incorporate storytelling, design, and art to educate others about Filipino culture. Their combined experiences in food service (Kristina) and art (Katrina) make them a versatile team that is able to explore multiple facets of the Filipino culture. Alexa Alfaro, an Alaska-born Milwaukeean who, after a 10-week trip to the Philippines, was inspired to open her city’s first Filipino Food Truck “Meat on the Street”...

73 MIN2018 DEC 11
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Ep. 31: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 2 - Katrina and Kristina Villavicencio and Alexa Alfaro on Expectations from Family to Food

Ep. 30: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 1 - Joanne Boston, Chef Robert Menor, Chef Rodelio Aglibot on Kollaboration, Konfidence, and Filipino Kuisine

EThis is a special episode that is the first in a series of conversations with fellow authors of the recently published cookbook and anthology, "The New Filipino Kitchen" (available on Amazon) that features Filipino cooks, writers, and thinkers all across the globe. We take a peek into how they view the world and their cuisine. For this West Coast edition, we feature: Joanne Boston (previously featured in Episode 2!), the founder of JBKollaborations, a company that creates events promoting Filipino Food at the local and national level. Joanne has been a part of the local food scene in the Bay Area for years and has written for places like CBS San Francisco and the San Francisco Chronicle. She’s also a full-time student and works as a medical reimbursement specialist during the day. Robert Menor, aka Adobo Loko. Born in Montana and raised in Little Manila, Stockton, CA, Chef Rob is a mestizo (half Filipino and Mexican). He’s cooked in restaurants in places like Chicago, Ohio, and al...

66 MIN2018 NOV 5
Comments
Ep. 30: The New Filipino Kitchen Authors Pt. 1 - Joanne Boston, Chef Robert Menor, Chef Rodelio Aglibot on Kollaboration, Konfidence, and Filipino Kuisine

Ep. 29: Mary Cleaver - Local Food Pioneer on “Dirty” Food, Building Sustainable Businesses, and the Goddess of Smaller

EToday’s guest - in our own backyard here in NYC - is Mary Cleaver, founder of the Cleaver Co. and proprietor of the just recently reincarnated Green Table Restaurant in Chelsea Market and Table Green in Battery Park. Mary has been living and breathing Local Food since the 80s long before it was cool at a time when it was even scoffed at for being “dirty”. Her restaurant, the Green Table has thrived since 2003 and just this past summer has relocated to a different space (now known as Cleaver Counter) within the Chelsea Market. Many describe her company, which also provides catering and event services as one of the most - if not the most - rigorous of its kind as a B Corporation, i.e. a business that adheres to higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. She’s one of the most influential people not just in the local food movement but in the entire food industry as someone who’s effects you’ve probably felt, even if you aren’t fami...

80 MIN2018 OCT 9
Comments
Ep. 29: Mary Cleaver - Local Food Pioneer on “Dirty” Food, Building Sustainable Businesses, and the Goddess of Smaller

Ep. 28: Isabel Moura - The Traveling Polyglot on Learning Languages, the Necessity of Mistakes, and Things Lost in Translation

EToday, I talk with Isabel Moura (full disclosure: she is also my Portuguese professor), who, during my visit to Brazil, introduced me to foods beyond the stereotypical açai bowl and grilled meats. She's a popular teacher on the Language Learning Community Platform iTalki where I met her and has over ten years of experience teaching and learning languages. We: - Demystify some of the misconceptions around language-learning (no you don’t have to rely on memorization), - The systems one can use to make language learning not only efficient and effective but also personal, - How one can create environments to learn a language even if they don’t have the resources to travel often or take intensive courses, and - How they can apply their newfound skills abroad Portuguese may have been the language I have dedicated the most time on but I cannot overstate just how much more delicious my experiences in food have been abroad just by learning some essential phrases. That’s because the real ...

76 MIN2018 SEP 11
Comments
Ep. 28: Isabel Moura - The Traveling Polyglot on Learning Languages, the Necessity of Mistakes, and Things Lost in Translation

Ep. 27: Cynthia Glanzberg of One Tea - On Tea and Travel in the Time of Tribes

EToday’s guest is Cynthia Glanzberg who I first met behind the counter of a tea house on a cold, snowy New York night. We chatted tea and travel for hours and I learned about how she left a solid marketing job to hop from country to country learning about the world of tea for more than a year. She has since returned and started her company, One Tea, that sources unique teas from all over the world and creates experiences akin to a roaming tea house. She’s worked with yoga instructors, sculptors, candle makers, and yes, yours truly in an attempt to create more connections between people through the humble tea leaf while also educating them about a beverage that has deep cultural ties in many countries. We first talk about Traveling: how to pull off long-term international travel, checking your privilege and traveling responsibly, working abroad, the value of relationships on the road, and getting comfortable with discomfort. We then do a deep dive into tea: what is it, how does one ...

92 MIN2018 JUL 19
Comments
Ep. 27: Cynthia Glanzberg of One Tea - On Tea and Travel in the Time of Tribes

Ep. 26: RG Enriquez aka “Astig Vegan” - On Plant-based Creativity, Lessons from the Newsroom, and Keeping Filipino Food’s Soul

EToday’s episode may seem like an oxymoron: Filipino Vegan Food. There’s no way around it, today’s topic can be a bit touchy to some. There’s a lot to unpack with the “V" word and I’ve seen conversations range from moralizing, purely economical, to downright bizarre. One things for sure though, the words “Vegan" and “Filipino", at first glance, seem like they’d be about as good a match as unripe mango and shrimp paste. Then you realize that shit’s actually really good! Today we have on the show RG Enriquez, the creative mind and cook behind “Astig Vegan”, one of the coolest Vegan Filipino resources online. Astig, by the way, is Filipino slang for kickass, and RG definitely lives up to the name. A former newsroom correspondent, RG’s road to a plant-based cuisine, which she’s been on for 12 years now, was a surprising one as there was no magic moment where she saw pictures of dying baby cows and swore off meat forever. She describes it as a gradual shift in palate and tod...

87 MIN2018 FEB 1
Comments
Ep. 26: RG Enriquez aka “Astig Vegan” - On Plant-based Creativity, Lessons from the Newsroom, and Keeping Filipino Food’s Soul

Ep. 25: Allison Kopf of Agrilyst - The Inefficiency Killer on Focusing on the Right Things, Creating “Magical” Products, and Using Data to Feed the World

EI first met our guest Allison Kopf, founder of Agrilyst, years ago at a Food Tech event and I’m especially excited about our conversation because it’s a close melding of the two worlds I live in: my day job at an enterprise software company and my main hustle in the world of food. Agrilyst is a software that allows indoor farmers to analyze data that’s pulled into sensors - everything from temperature, light, CO2 - in one, integrated platform. This then allows them to bring more stability into their operations and subsequently improve their profitability. You might think: “Wait what? Aren’t we already doing that?”. Not really. Keeping in mind that most farmers are still tracking things by hand without much data-driven analytics or are keeping data in separate silos, that most farms are barely profitable with long investment horizons, and that we definitely have significant challenges to fix in the coming years when it comes to what we eat, Agrilyst is both necessary and timely...

60 MIN2018 JAN 18
Comments
Ep. 25: Allison Kopf of Agrilyst - The Inefficiency Killer on Focusing on the Right Things, Creating “Magical” Products, and Using Data to Feed the World

Ep. 24: Chef Lenny Russo - the Philosopher Chef on an Open Mind, Finding Common Ground, and Choosing to Evolve

EChef Lenny Russo is a forty year veteran of the food & beverage industry, a member of the U.S. Department of State American Chef Corps, participating chef at World Expo Milan 2015, author of "Heartland: Farm Forward Dishes of the Great Midwest", founder and owner of the seminal Heartland Restaurant in St Paul, MN, six time James Beard Award finalist nominee for Best Chef Midwest, and is currently the Executive Chef at The Commodore Bar & Restaurant in St. Paul, MN. Chef Lenny's name has become synonymous with the local food movement in the Midwest and he has spent a majority of his career championing issues important to our food by contributing the remaining time he has when not in the kitchen to the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, the MN Organic Advisory Task Force, the Ramsey County Food and Nutrition Commission, and many other organizations tackling the biggest challenges our food systems face. Chef Lenny's philosophy was evident in his cooking as he would change his menu every day...

55 MIN2017 DEC 19
Comments
Ep. 24: Chef Lenny Russo - the Philosopher Chef on an Open Mind, Finding Common Ground, and Choosing to Evolve

Ep. 23: Lina Goh & John Ng of Zen Box Izakaya - An Accountant and an Architect on the Wisdom of Ramen, Being an Underdog, and Internet Romance

ELina Goh and John Ng, who run Zen Box Izakaya, the only Japanese-style pub of its kind in Minnesota, met many years ago in an online chat room long before Tinder was but a twinkle in many a lonely single’s eye. A long-distance romance blossomed into a move from San Francisco to Minnesota where they opened Zen Box Japanese Eatery, a quick lunch service spot in the iconic Minneapolis Skyway. At the time, they specialized in Bento boxes and have since shifted their focus towards traditional izakaya fare (think small, shareable plates) as well as Chef John’s specialty: Ramen. This episode is chockful of info as Lina and John shared not only their insights into starting restaurants but also their backgrounds as non-Japanese lovers of food trying to establish a misunderstood cuisine in the land of 10,000 lakes and how they’ve applied their accounting/architecture background to their business. We talk about how they conducted their initial research, designed that first menu by creating ...

68 MIN2017 DEC 12
Comments
Ep. 23: Lina Goh & John Ng of Zen Box Izakaya - An Accountant and an Architect on the Wisdom of Ramen, Being an Underdog, and Internet Romance