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We’re Christine Doerr and Tammy Tan: friends, food enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Between us, we own three food businesses (including our shared-use commercial kitchen where this podcast is recorded), and have lots to say about food, the food business, and the people who work in our industry.
Join us each episode as we explore food and the food business with other entrepreneurs and food lovers, and share our decades of experience owning, running, and marketing our businesses.
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18 Episodes
Steven Hollifield walked into a kitchen dish-pit, found it magical, and remained in food service his entire career. He now runs two kitchen-based businesses, Seismic BBQ and South Basin Kitchen, and joins us to discuss how he got his start, shares some sobering realities of owning a catering business in San Francisco, and of course, talks barbecue, from sauces to its place in American history. Learn about the value of a good partner, great suggestions for great meals, and why even the chefs at Michelin-rated restaurants go to... Taco Bell?Links and Show NotesSeismic BBQ (—“BBQ so good, you’ll swear the earth shook”South Basin Kitchen SF ( (—City College of San FranciscoFront of house vs. Back of house (—“The front of the house, also called the FOH, refers to all actions and areas that a customer will be exposed to during their stay at a restaurant, such as the lobby and dining area.” “The back of the house, also known as the BOH, encompasses all the behind-the-scenes areas that customers will not see. This acts as the central command center in a restaurant because it’s where the food is prepared, cooked, and plated before making its way to the customer’s table.”Greasy spoon (—“a small, cheap eatery – either an American diner or coffee shop, or a British cafe – typically specializing in fried foods and/or home-cooked meals.”Michelin Guide ( chef ( Minnie’s ( BBQ, Lower Haight, San Francisco Stage ( — An unpaid internship when a cook or chef works briefly, for free, in another chef's kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines.Sole Proprietor vs. Partnership vs. LLC ( of First Refusal (—“a contractual right, but not obligation, to enter into a business transaction with a person or company before anyone else can. If the entity with the right of first refusal declines to enter into a transaction, the owner of the asset who offered the right is free to open the bidding up to other interested parties.”Sweat Equity ( Sharing (’s List ( Jobs (—Food, Drinks, JobsSous Chef (—“The sous-chef de cuisine is second in command, and translated it literally means ‘under chef’. The role will typically overlap with the head chef’s, but the sous chef will tend to be more hands on and actively involved in the day-to-day running of the kitchen; the sous chef will also fill in for the head chef when they are off....”401(k) (—“a retirement savings account that allows an employee to divert a portion of his or her salary into a long-term investment account. The employer may match the employee's contribution up to a limit.”The Gig Economy (—“In a gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees. A gig economy undermines the traditional economy of full-time workers who rarely change positions and instead focus on a lifetime career.”Pared (—Making restaurant life easierA Guide to American Barbecue Sauce Styles ( Comprehensive Guide to Barbecue Sauce Across the Country ( Gary Danko (—“award-winning combination of classic French cooking, thoughtful and inventive use of local ingredients and personable yet impeccable service.”Brisket ( shoulder (aka Boston butt) ( appropriation ( Soul of Food, Slavery’s Influence on Southern Cuisine (’s BBQ, Austin TX ( Lodge ( List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas, Texas Monthly ( Manufacturing (’s smoker: J&R Little Red Smokehouse ( Green Egg ( vs. Choice vs. Select cuts ( Bell ( Baume ( Palo Alto, Michelin 2 starMultiple Sclerosis (MS) ( (Please consider making a donation ( in a Pickle (, Corte Madeira, CA, first in Bay Area ( to be named Michelin Bib Gourmand ( (, San Francisco, CAFarallon (, San Francisco, CAPerko’s Cafe Grill (, Redding CANom Nom Now (—“Fresh food for healthy pets”Easy Caterer ( thanks to Steven for joining us. You can find Steven at Seismic BBQ ( and South Basin Kitchen SF ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram:Lettuce Wrap: @lettucewrappod ( @lettucewrappod ( Doerr: @christinedoerr ( / @neococoaconfections ( Tammy Tan: @spicehound ( / @spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Steven Hollifield, Seismic BBQ.
It was unusually warm in San Francisco in early June, so we took a quick break from interviews to chat with each other about ice cream to keep us cool during these rare, warm San Francisco evenings. If you live in—or plan to visit—San Francisco, consider this a guide to delicious, creamy treats.Links and Show NotesListen to Lettuce Wrap 8: The Ice Cream Atmosphere, with Lori Phillips of Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos ( Make your own waffle bowls: DASH Waffle Bowl Maker ( (Amazon) Homemade Waffle Cones and Bowls | Ashlee Marie - real fun with real food ( The Lovely Cones: An Examination of Waffle, Wafer, and Sugar Cones — Jessie Unicorn Moore ('s Hot Fudge Sauce ( The Perfect Ice Cream Base | Molecular Recipes ( Don Bugito (, “the Prehispanic Snackeria, is a San Francisco based company focused on planet-friendly protein snacks, featuring delicious edible insects in savory and sweet flavors.”Gilroy Garlic Ice Cream Recipe ( Gilroy Garlic Festival (, July 26, 27 & 28, 2019Cable Cars | SFMTA ( San Francisco Ice CreamSmitten Ice Cream ( Cold Stone Ice Cream ( Baskin-Robbins ( Swensen's Grill & Ice Cream ( The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate at Ghirardelli Square ( Dreyer's Ice Cream ( Three Twins Ice Cream ( Humphry Slocombe ( Straus Family Creamery ( Salt & Straw ('s Blood Pudding - Ice Cream Flavor | Salt & Straw ( Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey - Ice Cream Flavor | Salt & Straw ( Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos ( Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous ( Creamery ( Mitchell’s Ice Cream ( Double Rainbow Ice Cream ( Trader Joe's ( It's it Ice Cream ( Thank you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod): ( ( Doerr: @christinedoerr ( / @neococoaconfections ( Tammy Tan (@spicehound): ( / ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show.
This episode is dedicated to James Yamaoka.Joel Sakakihara and his brother updated their grandfather’s 60 year old toffee recipe, and built a business that’s grown from farmer’s markets to Costco and Whole Foods. Joel joins us to chat about the complexities of running a rapidly-growing food business, advice for starting a food business of your own, and how he launched the company with... Arnold Schwarzenegger? Plus, the return of our favorite segment, Wrap-id Fire!Links and Show NotesFocus group testing (—“a moderated discussion that typically involves 5 to 10 participants. Through a focus group, you can learn about users’ attitudes, beliefs, desires, and reactions to concepts.”Carob chips (—“Carob chips are made from the pod of the carob tree, a small Mediterranean shrub. The pods are dried, roasted, and ground into carob powder before being made into chips or used in other applications. Carob is less bitter than chocolate and has a natural sweetness. The chips require little or no added sugar to make them palatable. To me, carob chips have a roasted flavor that makes them similar to chocolate, but lack chocolate’s richness and melty texture.” Competitive analysis (—“a critical part of your company marketing plan. With this evaluation, you can establish what makes your product or service unique—and therefore what attributes you play up in order to attract your target market.”Mission statement (—“ a short statement of why an organization exists, what its overall goal is, identifying the goal of its operations: what kind of product or service it provides, its primary customers or market, and its geographical region of operation.”Net-30 (—“The notation ‘net 30’ indicates that full payment is expected within 30 days. If a $1000 invoice has the terms ‘net 30’, the buyer must pay the full $1000 within 30 days.” “Net 30 […] terms are often coupled with a credit for early payment.”What is Net 30 & why is it (probably) bad for my business? ( vs. Accrual (—“The main difference between accrual and cash basis accounting lies in the timing of when revenue and expenses are recognized. The cash method is a more immediate recognition of revenue and expenses while the accrual method focuses on anticipated revenue and expenses.” Fiscal year vs. calendar year ( Anza College ( - International Organization for Standardization (—“an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies”HACCP plans ( Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point—“a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, to manufacturing, distribution and consumption of the finished product.“Difference Between HACCP and ISO 22000 ( Food Group ( Chocolates ( from Modesto ( and Fresno (, CAC&H Sugar ( Dairy butter ( Dairies ( Schwarzenegger ( Toffees on Woot ( Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest ( Xavier, X-Men (’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese ( and Fries ( Burgers ( vs. Ninjas ( of the Caribbean soundtrack ( on iTunesThis episode is dedicated to James YamaokaIn this episode, we mention Joel’s cousin James, and the beautiful work he did designing the packaging for R&J Toffees as the company's Creative Director. Shortly after we recorded, James passed away unexpectedly at the age of 44. R&J Toffees is a family affair, and our hearts go out to the entire Yamaoka, Sakakihara, and R&J Toffees family.James Yamaoka thanks to Joel for joining us. You can find R&J Toffee on (@rjtoffees) ( and on the web at ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod): ( ( Doerr: @christinedoerr ( / @neococoaconfections ( Tammy Tan (@spicehound): ( / ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Joel Sakakihara, R&J Toffees.
Award-winning pastry chef Robert Hac joins us to taste some of the best chocolate croissants in San Francisco. Robert is the pastry chef at Sons & Daughters, where he builds seasonal desserts inspired by memories of the foods he ate as a kid. He traces his love of cooking to his grandma, and the dumplings and mochi they made together. We talk about the start of his decade-plus career before Robert shares the essential trait needed to enter the culinary world, creeps himself out from his open kitchen, and defends the artisan creator. And what in the world does Jackson Pollock have to do with dessert? Tune in to find out!Links and Show NotesThe ten croissants we tasted for episode 14, Two Whole Croissants & Daughters ( Pastry Chef of the Year, San Francisco Magazine ( Act Marketplace ( Culinary Academy ( Francisco Cooking School ( College of San Francisco Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies program ( Stage (—“An unpaid internship when a cook or chef works briefly, for free, in another chef's kitchen to learn and be exposed to new techniques and cuisines.”The French Laundry ( Camino Verde chocolate ( ( Chocolate Croissant map ( Wrap Chocolate Croissant map thanks to Robert for joining us. You can find him on Instagram (@mrroberthac) ( and at Sons & Daughters ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod): ( ( Doerr: @christinedoerr ( / @neococoaconfections ( Tammy Tan (@spicehound): ( / ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Robert Hac, Sons & Daughters.
As an entrepreneur, you do what it takes to make your dream a reality, and Elyce Zahn almost literally built Coco Tutti by hand. She makes gorgeous, “addictively edible” chocolate artwork, an award-winning business she started just as her architectural business was going under. We cover a wide range of topics this episode, from Elyce’s start in the arts to having the vision to see a kitchen where others see an office. Learn what you can accomplish when you’re a one-woman force of nature.Links and Show NotesLa Cocina (—“a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.”Metro rack shelving ( ( / Home Depot ( Cooling Tunnel (Selmi) ( Tempering Machines (Selmi) ( Frutti (’s jam recipe:3/4 fruit1/4 sugar2-4% pectin“minimal” lemon juicefruit sieved three or four timesSCORE (—“the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters.” Shark Tank (—“The Sharks give budding entrepreneurs the chance to secure business deals that could make them millionaires.”PurColor/Color Blend Creations ( Rubber (—“provides Artisan Chefs the finest components with which one refines creative inspiration.”Lettuce Wrap #3: These Shows Stress Me Out (, where we talk briefly about The Great British Bake Off ( Roses Bourbon ( Japanese Whisky ( Riders/Japanese Internment (—“In the six months following the end of the evacuation program there were some 30 attacks by West Coast people against returning inmates. Near Fresno and other places, night riders shot into the homes of newly returned families Anti-Japanese organizations sprang up in the Northwest and in California.”What Color is Your Parachute? ( (Amazon)—More than 10 million copies sold of this book that “demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.” Our thanks to Elyce for joining us. You can find her at @cocotutti ( and ().Thank you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Elyce Zahn, Coco Tutti Chocolates.
Mirit Cohen was “executive chef” of her family’s large dinner gatherings long before becoming Executive Chef at Google and Adobe, as well as CEO of her own “daily foodservice” business. Now Adobe’s Global Workplace Experience Programs Manager, Mirit shares her advice about the importance of identifying your market, the hazards of scaling too quickly, the right way to shut down a business, and why she believes sharing a meal is the original social networking.Links and Show NotesAdobe ( ( Retreat (—“A creative retreat and national community of food leaders”Bernal Heights, SF ( (—“a commemoration of [Jews’] liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible, especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.”Gefilte fish (—“a dish made from a poached mixture of ground deboned fish, such as carp, whitefish, or pike. It is traditionally served as an appetizer by Ashkenazi Jewish households.…popular on Shabbat and Jewish Holidays such as Passover.”Matzah balls ( (or matzo balls)—“Jewish soup dumplings made from a mixture of matzah meal, beaten eggs, water, and a fat, such as oil, margarine, or chicken fat. Matzah balls are traditionally served in chicken soup and are a staple food on the Jewish holiday of Passover.”Purim (—“a Jewish holiday that commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from Haman, an Achaemenid Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews, as recounted in the Book of Esther.”Kibbutz (—“a collective community in Israel… began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism.”Fake it till you make it ( Dorsey (, co-founder and CEO of Twitter (, founder and CEO of Square ( Chef (—“The very top of the kitchen management structure. Only the largest establishments have an executive chef, and it is primarily a management role; executive chefs are often responsible for the operation of multiple outlets, and thus they do very little actual cooking!”Green Monday ( Monday ( Day ( meals ( Food (—“brings together a diverse group of thought leaders and innovators at the intersection of technology, behavior, design, and food. Our mission: to explore how areas such as big data, social networking, mobile computing, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, agriculture, and culinary insight and strategy are radically changing food markets, systems, and our understanding of consumer choices.”La Cocina (—“a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.”SFMade (—“build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.”AndyTown Roasters ( Club (—“a virtual cafeteria that can satisfy everyone’s tastes by delivering personalized, delicious meals to office teams.”Amanda Hersh ( of Mighty Forces (’s Hierarchy of Needs (—“used to study how humans intrinsically partake in behavioral motivation. Maslow used the terms ‘physiological’, ‘safety’, ‘belonging and love’, ‘social needs’ or ‘esteem’, and ‘self-actualization’ to describe the pattern through which human motivations generally move. This means that in order for motivation to occur at the next level, each level must be satisfied within the individual themselves.”Microplane ( (Amazon)Immersion circulator ( (Amazon)Our thanks to Mirit Cohen for joining us. You can find Mirit's articles on LinkedIn ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Mirit Cohen, Adobe.
You don’t need passion to start a business, but you do need it to keep one going for a quarter century. Life-long entrepreneur Jack Epstein of Chocolate Covered sells over a thousand artisan chocolates from his store in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Learn how Jack built his unique business, and hear valuable advice from a shopkeeper who’s been in business for 25 years. Plus, Jack shares dozens of chocolate and San Francisco restaurant recommendations!Links and Show NotesOcean Front Walkers ( arts education - Wikipedia ( Tai chi - Wikipedia ( Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress - Mayo Clinic ( Bar and Bat Mitzvah - Wikipedia ( Bodysurfing - Wikipedia ( “health benefits of cacao” - Google Search ( Black and White cookies ( and White Cookies Recipe ( 25 Oreos Flavors, Ranked, Tested and Reviewed - Best Oreo Flavors ( Oreo | Home ( “Ice Cold Milk and an Oreo Cookie” ( commercialCyanotype - Wikipedia ( Cyanotypes - Super Easy Photo Prints at Home.: 6 Steps (with Pictures) ( Cocoa bean - Wikipedia ( The Different Varieties of Cocoa Beans: Criollo, Trinitario & Foraster – The Chocolate Society ( Terroir - Wikipedia ( — “Some artisanal crops for which terroir is studied include wine, coffee, tobacco, chocolate, chili peppers, hops, agave (for making tequila and mezcal), tomatoes, heritage wheat, maple syrup, tea, and cannabis.”Chuao, Venuzuela - Wikipedia ( Cacao Beans Discovered in Peru - The New York Times ( “Two Buck Chuck” Charles Shaw wine - Wikipedia ( Mouton Cadet - Wikipedia ( White chocolate - Wikipedia ( Chocolate tempering machine ( ( Chocolates & ChocolatiersDandelion Chocolate ( Michael Mischer ( L’Amourette Chocolatier ( NeoCocoa ( Jade Chocolates ( 9th & Larkin ( Maison Bouche ( Poco Dolce Chocolates ( Charles Chocolate ( Feve Chocolates ( Valrhona Le Noir Amer 71% Cacao Dark Bittersweet Chocolate ( (Amazon)Chile Pistachio Chocolate ( from Señor Murphy's ( & Bonito Dark Chocolate ( from Fossa Chocolate ( ( Mounds ( Nestlé Milk Chocolate - Wikipedia ( Hershey’s Chocolate & Candy ( Scharffen Berger ( Dagoba ( Joseph Schmidt Confections - Wikipedia ( Joseph Schmidt chocolates will be missed - SFGate ( Cadbury Chocolate ( Porcelana ( Chocolate World ( Ghirardelli Chocolate Company ( Stone Grindz ( Hogarth Chocolate ( Lattenero Chocolate Bar by Slitti ( (Amazon)Cioccolato Slitti – Gran Bouquet Caffè Latte ( Kopper’s Chocolate ( San Francisco Restaurants & LocationsNoe Valley, San Francisco - Wikipedia (,_San_Francisco) – San Francisco’s Legendary Indoor/Outdoor Nightclub ( Zuni Café ( Griddle Fresh/Aha Fresh ( Toast Eatery ( NoVY ( Patxi’s ( Hamano Sushi ( Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers ( Thai Cafe ( Lands End - Golden Gate National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) ( Stow Lake Boathouse - San Francisco ( Crissy Field Center | Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy ( North Beach — San Francisco Travel ( Golden Boy Pizza ( Tony’s Pizza Napoletana ( Sunrise Deli ( Ferry Building Marketplace ( The Embarcadero, SF. — Highlights to check out | ( Ultra Rainbow Ice Cream ( Toy Boat Dessert Cafe ( Noe Valley Bakery ( thanks to Jack for joining us. You can find Chocolate Covered at 4069 24th Street, between Noe and Castro in San Francisco, CA, on Twitter @ChocoCoveredSF (, and at you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Jack Epstein, Chocolate Covered.
Stuart went from whiskey novice to Certified Bourbon Steward, turning a bad first impression with whisky into a passion he now shares with others in his at-home whiskey tasting and cooking classes. We taste our way through a personalized flight of four ryes, while learning more about whiskey (and whisky!) with Stuart as our guide.Links and Show NotesWhat we tastedThe four ryes we tasted: Sagamore Spirit Signature (Maryland) Rye, Resurgens Rye, Willett Family Estate Bottled 3 Year Rye, Venus Spirits Wayward Whiskey Rye* Sagamore Spirit Signature (Maryland) Rye (* Resurgens Rye ( * Venus Spirits Wayward Whiskey Rye ( * Willett Family Estate Bottled 4 Year Rye ( (we tasted the 3 year)Other whiskeys mentioned Talisker, Isle of Skye ( Jameson Irish Whiskey ( Maker’s 46 ( The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Whisky ( The Macallan Sherry Oak 18 Whisky ( Willett Pot Still Reserve ( (the I Dream of Jeannie-like Bourbon bottle)"I Dream of Jeannie"-like Willett's Bourbon bottle Links Stuart On The Coast – Food and Fun on the California Coast ( San Francisco Chocolate Salon – The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate Show for the West Coast ( Toque Blanche (Santa Cruz) ( (the store in Half Moon Bay where Stuart worked is closed) NeoCocoa Black Sesame Seed Brittle ( Halva (—“dense, sweet confections made in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It is also served in the Caucasus, North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, Malta and in the Jewish diaspora.“ “Show Me the MONEY!!!” - YouTube ( Ottolenghi cookbooks ( Vadouvan (—French version of a masala ( Make your own ( New Leaf Community Markets ( in Half Moon Bay, CA Certification Bourbon Steward, Stave and Thief Society ( Mash ingredients (—More than you ever wanted to know about a mash bill. The Difference Between Sparkling Wine and Champagne (—“All Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne” Rickhouse (or Rackhouse) ( Understanding Whiskey Stills: Pots, Columns, Hybrids ( How a double-distillation pot still works: basics ( What Is Whisky? ( Casks (barrels, hogsheads, butts) ( Glencairn Whisky Glass ( Norlan Whisky Glass ( Peugeot Whisky Glass ( Ice Ball Mold (smaller) ( Ice Ball Mold (larger) ( Alcohol by volume - Wikipedia ( Whisky Advocate - America’s leading whisky magazine ( / Subscribe on Amazon ( I Dream of Jeannie (—"an American fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries.… [O]riginally aired from September 18, 1965 to May 26, 1970... the show ran for five seasons and produced 139 episodes."Our thanks to Stuart for joining us. You can sign up for his in-home cooking and whiskey classes at (, and follow him on Facebook at Stuart on The Coast ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon and other links may be affiliate links. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Stuart Cristol-Deman, Stuart on the Coast.
The baobab tree looms large in the life of Nafy Flatley. Its fruit juice nourished her when she was young, and powers her Teranga Juice business today. We discuss the origins of Nafy’s business and learn a lot about the “tree of life”, including its health benefits. Can the juice of the baobab fruit help you be stronger, fall in love, or attain happiness? Listen and find out! (Recorded October, 2018.)Links and Show NotesLa Cocina (—“a nonprofit working to solve problems of equity in business ownership for women, immigrants and people of color.”“Teranga” is a Senegalese ( word meaning hospitality, friendships, camaraderieSickle cell trait ( fruit, from the Baobab tree (, aka “Tree of Life”, “Upside-down tree” or “le pan de singe” (monkey bread)Tamarind ( ceremony ( (—“Supporting Communities and Creating Impact”Ginger ( (Spice Hound)Hibiscus ( (’s La Mafé recipe will be in We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream ( (pre-order now, launches June 4)Love Potion Number 9 ( (iTunes)Sorrel, Bissap, Jamaica: Hibiscus Tea Around the World ( ( (Spice Hound)Cayenne Pepper ( (Spice Hound)Black Pepper ( (Spice Hound)Health benefits of Baobab ( talk more about the PFR (Processed Food Registration ( in episode 7 with Guilianna Glassman of Alma Superfoods ( & Straw/Teranga Baobab Juice & Coconut (’s latest product: Baobar energy bars ( story on Nafy Flatley's American dream: the baobab fruit juice & bar ( thanks to Nafy for joining us. You can find her @terangalife ( on Twitter (and Instagram (, and on the web at ( you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon and other links may be affiliate links. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Nafy Flatley, Teranga Juice.
From an immunology Ph.D to ice cream entrepreneur, learn how a book, a funny name, and a memory of an ice cream taco all came together to form Lori’s delicious desert business. We discuss reasons to remaining artisanal, the argument against franchising, and the power of liquid nitrogen.Links and Show NotesI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! ( (Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup commercial)Song that originated the phrase (,_You_Scream,_We_All_Scream_for_Ice_Cream))Stanford Graduate School of Business (’s Dilemma ( Legend of the Choco Taco ( (invented by Alan Drazen)Liquid nitrogen “Dewer” ( Haus in LA (, ice cream cookie sandwichesSalt & Straw (’s Ice Cream ( ( La Cocina (—“cultivate low-income food entrepreneurs as they formalize and grow their businesses.”Anthony Bourdain ( thanks to Lori for joining us. You can find her at ( and @RockoSez ( on Twitter.Thank you for listening. You can follow us on Twitter:Lettuce Wrap (@lettucewrappod ( Doerr (@christinedoerr ( Tan (@spicehound ( email us at (’s a wrap!Amazon ( and other links may be affiliates. Purchases help support the show. Special Guest: Lori Phillips, Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos.
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