6 episodes

Welcome to Breaking Bread, a new dinner table where everyone is invited and nothing is off the table. We’re serving up rich conversations about food, beverage and everything in between with hosts Michelle Jobin and Jasmine Baker. Utilizing their robust connections, your hosts share the stories of some of the most influential chefs, producers, planners, farmers, tastemakers, hospitality icons, and more about the power of breaking bread. Pull up your seat and don’t forget your appetite!

Breaking Bread Michelle Jobin and Jasmine Baker

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to Breaking Bread, a new dinner table where everyone is invited and nothing is off the table. We’re serving up rich conversations about food, beverage and everything in between with hosts Michelle Jobin and Jasmine Baker. Utilizing their robust connections, your hosts share the stories of some of the most influential chefs, producers, planners, farmers, tastemakers, hospitality icons, and more about the power of breaking bread. Pull up your seat and don’t forget your appetite!

    Breaking Bread with Food Entrepreneur, Restaurateur and Author Trevor Lui

    Breaking Bread with Food Entrepreneur, Restaurateur and Author Trevor Lui

    This week, Michelle and Jasmine sit down with the “Hospitality Hero” Trevor Lui, and chat about his career journey, deciding to walk away from a corporate job and break the bread for his passion – cooking.

    Hear about how the social and racial movements impacting the world right now are shaping the future of cultural understanding, and how food could be the key to bringing people together.

    Plus, hear Trevor’s own childhood memories of his dad making food dance on the wok line in his restaurant, and how his own kids are now inspiring him to do better every day.

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about Trevor’s talent agency supporting BIPOC work:

    The Quell Agency: quellnow.com

    Trevor Lui on Instagram: @trevorlui

    Pre-order “The Double Happiness” by Trevor Lui: highbellgroup.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Breaking Bread with Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur Alida Solomon

    Breaking Bread with Award-winning Chef and Restaurateur Alida Solomon

    Michelle and Jasmine dive deep this week with award-winning chef and restaurateur Alida Solomon.

    After working in Tuscany for six years, Alida brought her vast knowledge and wild fascination of Italian gastronomy directly to Toronto – opening her own restaurant, Tutti Matti in 2002. Hear from Alida on truly breaking the bread, defying gender gaps as one of only a few women chefs and restaurant owners in Canada.

    Plus, Alida talks about how she and her staff are taking steps to ensure equality happens from top to bottom in the restaurant business. Tune in!

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about how Eden and Black Foodie are connecting Canadians to Black stories, culture, traditions and flavor:

    Jasmine’s Italian girlfriend on Instagram: @alidasolomon

    Tutti Matti is open for takeout, curbside pickup and patio seating: tuttimatti.com

    • 1 hr
    Breaking Bread with Black Foodie founder Eden Hagos

    Breaking Bread with Black Foodie founder Eden Hagos

    This week, Michelle and Jasmine chat with Eden Hagos, the founder of Black Foodie – an exploration of food through a Black lens, spotlighting the best of African, Caribbean and Southern cuisine.

    Also, hear about how the conversation around Black food goes beyond just ingredients and taste – including talk about microaggressions like restaurant employee handbooks banning certain hairstyles and clothing.

    Plus, get fantastic suggestions for Toronto’s best African, Caribbean and Southern food from the Black Foodie expert. Check it out!

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about how Eden and Black Foodie are connecting Canadians to Black stories, culture, traditions and flavor:

    Founder of Black Foodie, Eden Hagos on Instagram: @edenthefoodie

    Black Foodie on Instagram: @blackfoodie.co

    Visit Black Foodie: www.blackfoodie.co

    • 32 min
    Breaking Bread with Food and Travel Writer Diala Canelo

    Breaking Bread with Food and Travel Writer Diala Canelo

    After moving to Montreal in 1995, Diala Canelo’s real obsession with food began after immersing herself into the vibrant cultural food scene. With over 600 cookbooks and more magazine clippings than you can count, Diala decided to begin traveling the world learning different food-preparation techniques from cities like Barcelona, Paris, Melbourne, Mexico City, Florence, and Santo Domingo.

    Travel through Diala’s journey from building an Instagram community of more than 140k followers, to releasing her first printed vegetable-forward, pescatarian-friendly cookbook in this week’s episode.

    Plus, dive into the rising conflict of whitewashing food, and how cultural credit is necessary to the conversation around food innovation. Don’t miss out!

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about how culture and food intersect from our guest:

    Cookbook Author Diala Canelo on Instagram: @dialaskitchen

    Get “Diala’s Kitchen” here: dialaskitchen.com/cookbook/

    • 38 min
    Breaking Bread with Patois owner and chef Craig Wong

    Breaking Bread with Patois owner and chef Craig Wong

    Growing up in a Jamaican-Chinese household, Craig Wong was afforded a unique childhood in Toronto — it’s no wonder why he now specializes in Carribean-Asian soul food.

    After learning how to cook from his girlfriend (and now wife!), Craig found himself breaking bread across the globe, working his way up from a beginner to working in Michelin-starred restaurants in France and the United Kingdom.

    Plus, learn how Craig’s restaurant family bounced back from tragedy, and how Covid-19 has affected the hospitality industry worldwide. Don’t miss hearing from the culinary expert in merging great food with various cultures in Episode 2!

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about how culture and food intersect from our guest:

    Chef Craig Wong on Instagram: @craigwong

    Get to know Craig: http://www.chefcraigwong.com/about

    • 30 min
    Breaking Bread with Maître Fromager and Bestselling Author Afrim Pristine

    Breaking Bread with Maître Fromager and Bestselling Author Afrim Pristine

    In the inaugural episode of Breaking Bread, Michelle Jobin and Jasmine Baker sit down with Afrim Pristine, the co-owner of what Michelle dubs, “The Happiest Place In The World,” the Cheese Boutique in Toronto, Canada.

    Hear from Afrim about how cheese brings people together, becoming the youngest Maître Fromager (or master cheese maker) at 32-years-old, and growing up in an immigrant family trying to break the bread on Bloor Street in the most populous city in the country.

    Plus, get a sneak peek at Afrim’s upcoming docu-series on Food Network and take an insider’s look at the brains behind “For The Love Of Cheese,” Afrim’s bestselling cookbook. You won’t want to miss this one!

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    Wanna hear more from your hosts? Follow us below!

    Michelle Jobin on Instagram: @michelle.jobin

    Jasmine Baker on Instagram: @jasminebakerlife

    Learn more about all things cheese from our guest:

    Master Cheese Maker Afrim Pristine: @afrimpristine

    Get Afrim's “For The Love Of Cheese” here!

    • 43 min

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