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The Kebab Ambassador of the Uyghur People – Close To Home

In Close to Home, Michelle Zauner, an author and the singer of Japanese Breakfast, explores the results of migration on cuisine, and the personal experiences and community that are tied into the merging of food cultures. As cooks try to replicate familiar dishes in foreign homes, they rely on what’s around them. But by tying in techniques, ingredients, and sensory memories from their places of origin, they create new, hybrid cuisines. In this episode, Michelle meets with Kudret Yakup, founder and operator of Yana Kebab Express, to talk about Uyghur…

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Nikkei is a Japanese-Peruvian Mashup Born From Migration – Close To Home

In Close to Home, Michelle Zauner, an author and the singer of Japanese Breakfast, explores the results of migration on cuisine, and the personal experiences and community that are tied into the merging of food cultures. As cooks try to replicate familiar dishes in foreign homes, they rely on what’s around them. But by tying in techniques, ingredients, and sensory memories from their places of origin, they create new, hybrid cuisines. In this episode, Michelle meets with Mina Newman, executive chef of Sen Sakana in NYC, to talk about Nikkei…

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Cooking the Lost History of Pan African Cuisine with Japanese Breakfast & JJ Johnson

In this episode of Close To Home, Michelle sits down with J.J. Johnson, the James Beard award-winning chef of Henry at Life Hotel in NYC, to talk about the African diaspora’s effects on global cuisine. J.J. makes food through a Pan-African lens, bringing together centuries of unwritten cultural interactions from all over the world on a single table. In this series, Michelle Zauner, an author and the singer of Japanese Breakfast, explores the results of migration on cuisine, and the personal experiences and community that are tied into the merging…

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How War Changed Korean Food Forever with Maangchi & Japanese Breakfast

In this series, Michelle Zauner, an author and the singer of Japanese Breakfast, explores the results of migration on cuisine, and the personal experiences and community that are tied into the merging of food cultures. As cooks try to replicate familiar dishes in foreign homes, they rely on what’s around them. But by tying in techniques, ingredients, and sensory memories from their places of origin, they create new, hybrid cuisines. In this episode, Zauner sits down with Sarah Lee, co-founder of Kimbap Lab, and Emily Kim, a YouTuber and author…

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