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How a Janitor Became a James Beard Award Winning Chef Through Oaxacan Cuisine — Cooking in America

– [Sheldon Simeon] Chef Hugo Ortega began his journey as a goat herder in Mexico, only to end up winning a Southwest Best Chef James Beard award. After he immigrated to the US at the age of 16, his dish washing career led him to meet the woman that would change his career, and would…

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How Injera Bread Brings Together a Traditional Ethiopian Meal — Cooking in America

– [Menge] Hi Sheldon. – Hello. – Welcome to Seattle. – Thank you. I can already smell the spices right off the bat. – [Menge] Yeah, this is the Jebena market, where we sell most of our spices for others to take home and make their own. – [Sheldon] Martha emigrated at a young age…

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