At Shuka restaurant in downtown Manhattan, chef Ayesha Nurdjaja subtly makes Middle Eastern/Mediterranean cuisine her own. Over coffee one recent morning, she and Andrew kicked around her unique approach to her culinary education, favoring time spent in home kitchens around the world. She also shares a lot about her Brooklyn upbringing and her path to the professional kitchen after considering careers in gemology and music.

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