What do you get when you put South Korean, Burmese, Indian, Filipina, and Chinese women together? Total mayhem. Simone Jacobson of Toli Moli and Thamee introduces us to “Jewnigiri.” Purple Patch’s Patrice Cleary tells us what she really thinks about Yelp reviews, DC Dosa’s Priya Ammu spills the tea about the Indian community, Smithsonian’s Crystal HyunJung Rie describes how unmarried women have expiration dates in South Korea.
[00:56] Mary shares the story of attending her first bar mitzvah.
[4:43] Simone introduces us to Burmese-Jewish cooking.
[8:13] Mary and Priya tells us how their families assimilated into American life.
[11:24] Patrice talks about a food close to her heart and opens up the challenge of a “roll-off.”
[16:43] Crystal describes the ritual of Christmas cakes in South Korea.
[25:00] Priya shares reactions from the Indian community.
[31:00] Simone says diners have a great responsibility.
[33:30] Patrice tells us what she thinks about Yelp reviews.
Tiffany is a Boston native and DC transplant. She spent six years in the travel and tourism industry where she found her passion for brand marketing, content creation and social media management. Her love for travel is strong and heavily influenced by the local food she gets to indulge in.
A Sankofa Scholar graduate of Westfield State University in 2012, she majored in Psychology and Spanish. As a student of the Spanish language for more than 10 years and a second-generation American, her exposure to different cultures and food has driven her curiosity to continue to explore the world through food and travel.
She’s tried her hand at fried insects (bamboo worms are really good!), fertilized eggs, and kangaroo, but her favorite indulgence is a lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream.