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Podcast #18 – Todd Visits the Pachamama Alliance Global Gathering

Podcast #18 -Show Notes
We’re back from a bit of a break and we’ve got some wonderful podcasts lined up. What were we doing for the last month? For starters, Todd returned to his roots in Petaluma, California to attend the Pachamama Alliance Global Gathering. Environmental activists, social justice thought leaders and those deeply rooted in the spiritual underpinning of the Pachamama Alliance spoke at the gathering, including Lynne and Bill Twist, John Perkins, Paul Hawken, Charles Eisenstein, Drew Dellinger, Rev. Deborah Johnson and Brian Swimme. In this podcast, Todd shares his experience of the event and we also listen to clips from some of the speakers. For a full list of speakers and some of their presentations, see our Facebook page.

Podcast #17 – Lemuel Ng, the “farming doctor” of FOLO Farms

Podcast #17 – Show Notes
The “farming doctor” Lemuel Ng explores the love, health, community and spirit of the soil and magic of community that is FOLO Farms. We talk about why a “weak” plant and a “sick” person are so important, how insects are important to nutrition, and how what you don’t know might be so much more important than what you do know. Lemuel’s purpose and passion beam through in this entertaining and highly-educational talk.

Podcast #16 – Will Chua of FOLO Farms

Podcast #16 – Show Notes
Will Chua was a government official in Singapore who had a “third life crisis” and re-evaluated his life, his relationship with family and friends and what he was doing in the world. With a group of family and friends, he began FOLO (Feed Our Loved Ones) Farms in order to address some health issues that they had come to learn were food-related. We discuss organic farming, how food is the answer to so many of our world’s issues, community, environment and spirituality. It is a fun, lively and deep conversation.

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Podcast #15 – Mark Mottram of Bakery & Bar, Singapore

Podcast #15 – Show Notes
With a name change and a few tweaks, Mark Mottram brought new life to the former “Muffinry”. Located in the bustling Central Business District (CBD) of Telok Ayer in Singapore, this charming enclave features homemade bread and muffins, a full bar,  wonderful events and some of the best cocktail pricing in town. Mark’s insights into increasing business and customers’ value is educational, as well as entertaining.

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Podcast #14 – Chef Jake Kowalewski of Salt Grill and Sky Bar, Singapore

Podcast #14 – Show Notes
A delightful conversation with one of the most humble, while amazingly talented Chefs in Southeast Asia, Jake Kowalewski. We chat about his beginnings as a dishwasher and how he learned his trade to become the Head Chef of Salt Grill and Sky Bar in Singapore. Also, some lively discussion about Cricket, Yabbies, the Orient Express, Tokyo and the demanding but rewarding life of a Chef. We strongly recommend a visit to Salt Grill and Sky Bar, and book your Mother’s Day reservations right now!

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Podcast #13 – Richard Frick from Spize – Temasek Club, Singapore

Podcast #13 – Show Notes
After Culinary school in Frankfort, German at the age of 17, Richard went to Switzerland and found his passion for cooking from working with a French Chef. Skiing in the mornings, cooking in the afternoons and evenings. Then, he made his way to Malta where he learned to cook Mediterranean food. Chef Richard shares his Yabbie cooking technique. Discussion of food waste and why it is important to use all of the food with no waste. Respect for the animal and for the planet. Later, he moved to Dana Point, California and worked on the Sea Cloud, a cruise ship before making his way through Lichtenstein to cook in a Michelin star fine-dining, Restaurant, Maree. Upcoming menu additions at Spize.

What is the Temasek Club?

The blessing and curse of sourcing food in Singapore.

Future plans of Chef Richard – finish his culinary education in Australia then open a restaurant back in Germany–a fusion of all he has learned into one place. Inspired by Chef’s Table

(Hear Chef Lorenz Raich of Chef’s Table on FFAHLA podcast #4)

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Podcast #12 – Elika Tasker of Kitchen by Food Rebel

Podcast #12 – Show Notes
Elika Tasker of Kitchen by Food Rebel spins a lively and entertaining talk of bringing clean and healthy food and living to Singapore. Her beginnings in the corporate world and struggle to climb the ladder of success led her to seek a lifestyle that could support her goals. What she found changed her life, and now her purpose is to help change the lives of others seeking health and happiness.

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Podcast #11 – Ryan Clift of Tippling Club

Podcast #11 – Show Notes
Chef and Owner Ryan Clift discusses how the world of cooking and becoming a chef saved him. The fascinating story of his logo. What is a “sonifier”? Outstanding philanthropic work. This outspoken chef will have you glued to your podcast player. 

Podcast #10 – Gavin Booth – All Things Truffle

Podcast #10 – Show Notes:
Gavin Booth of Australian Truffle Traders. What is a truffle? Explaining the storied history of truffles including one man’s passion to prove truffles as an aphrodisiac. Best use of truffles in cooking. What about truffle oil? Training dogs to find truffles. Getting truffles to the United States from Western Australia in one hour. The life of a truffle farmer and how difficult it is to make a living farming truffles. If you want truffles, contact Gavin info@australiantruffletraders.com or for truffles in Singapore, give Ian Nenke a shout at ian@agssfoods.com.sg

Listen to past episodes on our archive page.