The Uncertainty Mindset with Author and Professor Vaughn Tan

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The Uncertainty Mindset with Vaughn Tan

About Vaughn Tan

This week on the Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast, we have Vaughn Tan. Vaughn is a strategy consultant, professor at University College London, and author of The Uncertainty Mindset: Innovation Insights from the Frontiers of Food. He specializes in designing organizations that are innovative and adaptable, and which thrive in uncertainty. He’s spent over a decade working with the food and beverage industry and is on the board of Rethink Food in New York.

On This Week’s Podcast

We discuss some of the similarities he found while working with these culinary R&D teams, and we reflect a bit on the past year, which has provided quite a bit of uncertainty. We also talk about goal-setting, challenging yourself, and his new project called IDK. Because this is a food-related podcast, we also get into pizza-making, and eating meat, meat substitutes and vegetables.

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Learn About Koji and Miso with Jeremy Umansky and Rich Shih

learn about koji and miso like this Koji-Rubbed Bresaola with Curry
learn about koji and miso like this Koji-Rubbed Bresaola with Curry
Koji-Rubbed Bresaola with Curry

This week on the Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast, we have chef Jeremy Umansky of Larder delicatessen and bakery in Cleveland, Ohio, and Rich Shih, the man behind the website and social media accounts ourcookquest. If you’ve wanted to learn about koji and miso, this is the episode for you. Together, they’re the co authors of the book Koji Alchemy, which came out last year.

chef rich shih did a workshop for those

Rich and I  have been talking all things food and cooking for 11 years now. I’ve taken hands-on workshops with both Rich and Jeremy. We start with a little backstory about how they got into food and cooking, and how they started using koji and miso. We talked about some of the innovative uses of koji, and they even tease a couple of upcoming projects they have in the works. They also want to turn the tables and asked me a bunch of questions. So we talked a little bit about some of my favorite things to make.

Mandarin Kosho with Shishito & Bird Chili Peppers from rich shih and jeremy umansky of koji alchemy
Mandarin Kosho with Shishito & Bird Chili Peppers
koji spores on rice

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We’ll be doing a giveaway of their book Koji Alchemy. So if you head over to our Instagram, which is @ChefsWithoutRestaurants, you’ll find all the info on how to enter and win a copy of this fantastic book. If you’re ready to learn about koji and miso, you’re going to want to win this book.

chef jeremy umansky cooking with miso and koji at the starchefs congress

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Chefs Without Restaurants Founder Chris Spear of Perfect Little Bites

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Learn How Laurie Boucher Started Pasta Making Classes

Laurie Bocher of Instagram's @baltimorehomecook on pasta making and pasta classes

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On this week’s podcast, I speak with Laurie Boucher. Laurie is a self-described attorney turned pasta-preneur, and is the woman behind the Instagram account @BaltimoreHomeCook. We discuss how she got into pasta-making, and her pasta-related activities which include selling pasta boards and hard to find Sardinian pasta cutters, as well as the pasta-shaped jewelry and ornaments that she makes. She also does pasta-making classes. We talk about her culinary school experience, some of her favorite culinary resources, and the new Arcobaleno pasta extruder that she recently picked up.

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Boula Boards and Luni Boards

Sardinian Brass Cutters 

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Arcobaleno Pasta Extruders 

For more pasta talk, check out our podcasts with chefs Hari Cameron and Tony DiGiulian

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Philadelphia Chef Jennifer Zavala on Birria Tacos, Food Media, Her Top Chef Experience and Her Tamale Pop-Up

Philadelphia Chef Jennifer Zavala on Birria Tacos, Food Media, Her Top Chef Experience and the Juana Tamale Pop-Up

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On this week’s podcast, I speak with Jennifer Zavala. Jennifer is a chef in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is currently doing a pop-up called Juana Tamale out of Underground Arts. We talk about a wide range of topics including her “illegal” tamale business, birria tacos, influencers and bloggers  vs reviewers, cooking with cannabis, getting death threats for making vegan meatballs, her time on Top Chef, and so much more.

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The Chefs Without Restaurants Podcast – Episode 83 From NFL Cheerleader to Pop-Up Chef – Masako Morishita Brings Japanese Comfort Food to Washington D.C. with Her Pop-Up Restaurant Otabe

From NFL Cheerleader to Pop-Up Chef - Masako Morishita Brings Japanese Comfort Food to Washington D.C. with Her Pop-Up Restaurant Otabe

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On this week’s podcast, I speak with Masako Morishita. Originally from Kobe, Japan, Masako’s family has owned and operated a bar and restaurant there for 90 years, and food has always been a part of her life, though she never worked as a cook. Growing up, she was interested in dancing and cheerleading, and in 2013 she moved to Washington D.C. to be a NFL cheerleader for the Washington Football Team (formerly, the Redskins), and was even a captain in her fifth year.

She has always enjoyed cooking at home, and would regularly cook for her friends. Not able to find the food she grew up eating, in 2019 she decided to start Otabe, a pop-up in Washington D.C. that focuses on Japanese comfort food, which she hopes to turn into a more permanent endeavor. 

We talk about moving to, and touring the world with the NFL, the future of Otabe, a few of her favorite cookbooks, and of course, Japanese cooking including okonomiyaki, dashi and cooking with donabe.

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