Don’t go to culinary school until you have listened to this episode! New Orleans gem, Chef Bird Garcia from Jalopy Tavern in Red Hook, Brooklyn, comes in to talk about his life in food and music, and what it’s REALLY like to start from the bottom as a dishwasher to become a veteran chef. We discuss garlic’s role in a crawfish boil and how to do it right, Bird’s horror stories of food terrorism and real kitchen nightmares when a pizza oven breaks down. For an added bonus, get the feels when you he tells you what’s it like being a new father.

Listen along for a ska & punk serenade, and hear discussions about guerrilla learning in the kitchen, how to grow in the culinary field, Primary Food, cancer survival, Integrative Nutrition, plus more, with guest on the mic:

• Chef Bird Garcia of Jalopy Tavern / Jalopy Theatre & School of Music

Cynthia Cherish Malaran, aka Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, a breast cancer patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC, talks about the importance of PRIMARY FOOD’s role in her successful cancer treatment in this episode. The food on our tables that we put in our mouths is secondary food. Primary Food is all the stuff in life that nourishes us before we eat—Our creativity, our relationships, our spirituality, physical activity and interaction with this awesome world we live in. It was the great relationships with her Self, with others, with art, music, writing, nature, travel, food and dance, that were the groundwork of Cynthia’s successful and smooth cancer treatment. As Rev. DJ CherishTheLuv, she aims to share this knowledge to help others heal and find more ease and inner peace around the world.

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