Season 2, Episode 7 Teaser: Chef AC Boral, Rice and Shine

March 16, 2018

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 Filipino inspired pop ups. Stay tuned you won’t want to miss it! 

Chef Ria Barbosa

March 3, 2018

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 awesome mistakes at  “Sqrl” in Silverlake and the dumbing down dinuguan.  Phlavor Profiles is up in your earhole now. 


Season 2, Episode 6 Teaser: Chef Ria Barbosa of Paramount Coffee Project DTLA

March 2, 2018
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 a new gig 
at Paramount Coffee Project DTLA. Stay Tuned. You won’t want to miss it. 

Michael Leelin, Leelin Bakery CFO

February 24, 2018
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. 

Season 2, Episode 5 Teaser: Michael Leelin, CFO of Leelin Bakery

February 23, 2018

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 family business, and his hopes for
the next generation of pandesal eaters. Stay tuned you won’t want to miss it. 

Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay of J.Six Restaurant

February 17, 2018
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 that made him lose his mind. Also, Anthony expresses his passion for cooking, connection,  and why Filipino food finally made sense.  Phlavor Profiles is coming up next. 

Season 2, Episode 4 Teaser: Anthony Sinsay

February 16, 2018

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 feels connected to it after all these years. 


Barb Batiste, Owner of B Sweet Dessert Bar

February 9, 2018
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!

Season 2, Episode 3 Teaser: Barb Batiste

February 7, 2018
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 want to miss it!

Chocolatier Tonet Tibay

February 2, 2018
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.