Ep86,Pt1: New Orleans Chef Melissa Araujo On Her Heritage, Pop-Up Restaurant Alma Nola & The MLK Jr. Holiday Block Party
Honduran chef Melissa Araujo joins the show and talks about her heritage (Spanish, Portuguese, Sicilian & Mayan), her New Orleans roots, and growing up in New England.
We talk about the soul-sucking grind of working in the French Quarter, Melissa moving on to cook from her Soul (or Alma), and the similarities between Honduras and New Orleans architecture, culture and food. Melissa then goes all 1-977 in describing a few of her favorite dishes. Please support Chef Araujo between February 20- March 4 at the Roux Carre, and try her Carnitas at the MLK Jr. block party this Monday from Noon- 4p at 2000 Oretha Haley Castle Blvd. www.almanola.com