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Open Belly is a podcast exploring Kansas City’s vibrant and diverse food culture. Our mission is to share the stories of immigrant chefs in our community, and to use food as a way to understand the world from other perspectives than our own. We hope you’ll join us on our quest across Kansas City to open our minds and fill our bellies.

Open Belly is a podcast exploring Kansas City’s vibrant and diverse food culture. Our mission is to share the stories of immigrant chefs in our community, and to use food as a way to understand the world from other perspectives than our own. We hope you’ll join us on our quest across Kansas City to open our minds and fill our bellies.
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Open Belly is a podcast exploring Kansas City’s vibrant and diverse food culture. Our mission is to share the stories of immigrant chefs in our community, and to use food as a way to understand the world from other perspectives than our own. We hope you’ll join us on our quest across Kansas City to open our minds and fill our bellies.

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Episodes

Episode 10: Pirate's Bone

4/9/2019
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Who says eating a plant-based diet can’t be fun? Chef Zaid Consuegra Sauza is creating Latin American inspired dishes and drinks in his coffee shop, Pirate’s Bone. Hear his story on this week’s episode of the Open Belly podcast. Dishes featured in this episode: Dirty Horchata Find Pirate's Bone online at http://piratesbone.com/ and @piratesbone on Instagram. The Open Belly podcast is hosted by Danielle Lehman and shares the stories of first-generation American chefs in Kansas City. You...

Duration:00:54:52

Episode 09: Desta's Ethiopian Cuisine + Bonus Q&A with Thelma's Kitchen

4/2/2019
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Desta’s Ethiopian Cuisine is an experience like no other. Not only is Desta’s food beautiful and packed with flavor, but her hospitality is unmatched. Desta and her husband Mekuria chat with us about their family, culture, and how to enjoy Ethiopian food if you’re new to the cuisine. Dishes featured in this episode: Tibs platter with Atakilit Wot (cabbage) Ethiopian coffee Baklava Find Desta's Ethiopian online at https://www.destasethiopiancuisine.com/ and on Facebook at ...

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 08: Antojitos del Peru + Bonus Q&A with Krokstrom Klubb

3/26/2019
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Norma Palomino is bringing classic Peruvian dishes from her hometown of Lima to the people of Kansas City. Dishes featured in this episode: Ceviche Mixto Find Antojitos del Peru on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Peruvian-Restaurant/Antojitos-Del-Peru-Peruvian-Food-LLC-1461797550771088/. Antojitos del Peru is located at7809 Quivira Rd, Lenexa, Kansas 66216. In this episode, you'll also hear a brief Q&A with Katee McLean and Josh Rogers from Krokstrom Klubb. The...

Duration:00:28:19

Episode 07: Sura Eats

3/19/2019
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Keeyoung Kim is bringing traditional Korean dishes to Kansas City in a modern and approachable way. His Instagram-worthy bowls are packed with flavor and fill your belly with warmth and comfort. But Keeyoung’s story doesn’t just end with his passion for food—he finds purpose in giving back to the community of Kansas City. Dishes featured in this episode: Bibimbap Stir-fried rice cakes Kimchi pancake Find Sura Eats online at https://www.suraeats.com/ and on Instagram @sura.eats and...

Duration:00:42:26

Episode 06: Queen Sweets & Bakery

3/12/2019
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Today we're excited to share one of Kansas City's best kept secrets: Queen Sweets & Bakery. The Bataineh family originally opened Queen Sweets & Bakery as just that—a bakery, featuring Jordanian and Lebanese desserts. But after many customers asked to try savory Jordanian dishes, they expanded their menu to offer lunch and dinner as well. We'll hear from Mohamed, Diyana, and Kay about the food, their culture, and their journey to owning a restaurant. Dishes featured in this...

Duration:00:28:13

Episode 05: Anita’s Cuisine

3/5/2019
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For today’s episode, we had the pleasure of getting to know Anita and Steffanie Rodas, from Anita’s Cuisine in Merriam, Kansas. Anita opened her Salvadoran restaurant in 2015 and has some really interesting dishes on her menu, including one sandwich in particular that we haven’t seen on any other menu in Kansas City. Dishes featured in this episode: Panes Rellenos Pupusas Chilaquiles Tamales Find Anita’s Cuisine online at https://www.anitascuisine.com/ and on Instagram...

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 04: Sohaila's Kitchen

2/26/2019
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It’s been Sohaila Humayon’s lifelong dream to open her own restaurant, and her dream has finally come true. She’s serving Pakistani cuisine, with a couple of Indian dishes as well, at her humble food stand in the Lenexa Public Market. You’ll hear from both Sohaila and her daughter Amna who joins us in the studio. Dishes featured in this episode: Chicken Biryani Butter Chicken Chapli kabobs Samosas Find Sohaila’s Kitchen online at sohailaskitchen.com and on Instagram @sohailas_kitchen...

Duration:00:44:42

Episode 03: Fannie's African Cuisine + Bonus Q&A

2/19/2019
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It wasn’t always Fannie’s dream to open a restaurant, but with a little encouragement from her friends and after gaining over 35,000 followers on Instagram by posting photos of her creations, she found the confidence boost she needed to take the leap. Fannie Gibson and her husband Kelechi Eme are cooking West African dishes that will transport you to their home countries of Liberia and Nigeria. You’ll feel like family, so come stay awhile. Dishes featured in this episode: Jollof...

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 02: KC Pinoy

2/12/2019
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Chrissy Nucum is the chef and owner of KC Pinoy, a Filipino restaurant in the West Bottoms. While Filipinos are the second largest Asian American group in the United States, it’s actually a bit of a challenge to find a traditional Filipino restaurant in many cities. So Chrissy has kept her menu true to her family’s recipes, educating folks on what Filipino food is all about—and even if you think you know something about Filipino food, you might find a few surprises on the KC Pinoy...

Duration:00:27:51

Episode 01: Waldo Thai

2/5/2019
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In this episode, we sat down with Pam Liberda and Darrell Loo at Waldo Thai. Pam is cooking up traditional Northern Thai eats in a funky little strip mall location in Waldo. And Darrell, who you’ll find behind the bar, is slinging signature cocktails featuring ingredients inspired by Pam’s dishes. Both Pam and Darrell gave up their steady career paths to bring Kansas City a unique perspective on Thai food, featuring cuisine from a region that is often overlooked by Americans. Get ready to...

Duration:00:28:53

This Is Open Belly

12/31/2018
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Open Belly is a podcast exploring Kansas City’s vibrant and diverse food culture. Our mission is to share the stories of immigrant chefs in our community, and to use food as a way to understand the world from other perspectives than our own. We hope you’ll join us on our quest across Kansas City to open our minds and fill our bellies.

Duration:00:02:13