Home to more than 140 nationalities and 200 languages, Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the country. California is known for its fusion cuisine, but the past decade has seen a rise in cooking truly grounded in the diaspora. While traditional techniques and flavors are celebrated, immigrants and their children find new expressions of their identities through food.
Deb Michail and Isa Fabro will be joining and moderating this discussion. Chef Isa Fabro is a veteran of the Los Angeles fine dining scene. Unit 120 is her HQ from which she creates her chef-driven concepts. Learn more in Episode 2 of The Migrant Kitchen. Deb Michail is the founder and chef of L.A.'s Middle Eastern inspired dining experience, Logmeh LA. Learn more in Episode 4 of The Migrant Kitchen.IsaFabroI also think it's important to remember that what is common to ourselves and what we grew up with is different and new for other people. As a kid, I was so excited to eat something like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, because I never had anything like that at my house. Consequently, we can also overlook or take for granted what we are used to and comfortable with. So, what I may think of as a simple soup that I've had all my life may very well blow someone's mind because they've never had it before. This is what's happening with Filipino cuisine at present. People are curious, and I'm happy for it.
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