King of Coxinha: The Underbelly of an Artisanal Brazilian Snack
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King of Coxinha: The Underbelly of an Artisanal Brazilian Snack

A documentary film explores the hard work of making a hand-crafted specialty food.

Mexi-Jewish Trini-Filipino Birthday Party
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A Mexi-Jewish, Trini-Filipino Birthday Feast in Queens

Two families raising their daughters to be adventurous eaters.

Maria – arepa lady – Auria
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Maria Cano and Auria Abraham: Creating a Legacy for the Next Generation

Part of a series of conversations between women food professionals of different generations.

Rawia – Ousila
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Rawia Bishara and Ousila Rafai: Serving Up a Labor of Love

A veteran restauranteur in conversation with a young food entrepreneur.

Beatrice and Eileen
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Beatrice Ughi and Eileen Formanes: Passion for Food Becomes a Profession

A conversation between women food entrepreneurs from different generations.

Yozo and Malini Sood Horiuchi, with daughters
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For This Indian-Japanese Family, World Food Is Their Oyster

Part of our series on culture-crossing kitchens.

Mei Ah La 3_Photo By Ben Jay
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Mei Chau and Ah La Ko-Oh: The Accidental Chefs

The second in our series of recorded conversations between immigrant women food entrepreneurs.

Zarela Martinez photo by Meral Agish
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Zarela Martinez and Kavitha Rathi: Redefining Regional Cuisine

Zarela Martinez; photo by Meral Agish

What happens when you bring together women food entrepreneurs from different generations and different ethnic backgrounds to talk about food, business, and flavor?

Feet in 2 Worlds wanted to find out, so we paired five veteran New York City restaurateurs and food sellers with their younger counterparts, who sell edible goods at street fairs and online. None of these women had ever met before Fi2W brought them together. But as you’ll hear, they connected in special ways. We think there is a good chance they will meet again somewhere in the five boroughs, probably over a delicious food made with love and served with mutual respect and admiration.

An originator of Mexican fine dining in New York, Zarela Martinez, 67, retired from the restaurant business but continues to work as a cookbook author and consultant. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s a decade ago, Martinez also plans to launch a speaking series about living with the disease.

Kavitha Rathi’s Potpuri food stand will be back at Smorgasburg in September, offering Indian street food with a twist. Now Rathi, 38, is looking for innovative ways to grow her business.

Listen to part 2 in this series Mei Chau and Ah La Ko-Oh: The Accidental Chefs

Audio produced by Meral Agish.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation.

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Yankee-Chinese Comfort Food in Harlem

When Chinese food meats New England fare in the kitchen, the results are delicious