This week on Native, host Briana Kurtz welcomes women from The League of Kitchens. The League of Kitchens is an organization that takes an immigrant, who is an amazing home cook and inspiring teacher, and welcomes patrons to their home to cook together. The idea is that the group cooks together, eats together, learns together, and shares in on culture and stories. Once the workshop is over, students leave with a booklet of family recipes and having experienced something new. Opening the show speaking with Jessica Chakraborty, Community and Culinary Manager, about how The League of Kitchens started, the conversation quickly turns to hearing from two of the instructors – Despina Economou and Yamini Joshi. Briana talks to Despina about her native country of Greece and her traditional cooking style. After the break, Yamini, who hails from India, shares her story, reveals her love of cooking and how it brings her peace. Tune in to learn more about this amazing organization and get involved! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.





“I love to cook all the time. Cooking is my meditation.” [18:45]


Yamini Joshi on Native