Tastes of Life: a podcast about food, women and stories. Join director and co-founder Clare Courtney as she visits the home kitchens of English language learners in Manchester to find delicious dishes with a story to tell.
Episode 10: Yes Lah
For our final episode in this series, our dear learner Zhila drops in on Zos and Yen, the dynamic duo behind Yes Lah, a Malaysian and Filipino cafe in West Didsbury. After exploring their menu bursting with colours and flavour, Zhila wants to know all about Yes Lahs past, present and future, and how these ladies have managed to stay true to their original mission to build their dream cafe.
Episode 9: Sticky Fingers
In this episode long term Heart & Parcel learner Alaa follows her nose down to Stockport Market to visit the purveyors of fine baked goods, Klaudyna and Adrian of Sticky Fingers. A small Polish cafe starting with a bit of luck and some inspiring words, Klaudyna tells Alaa how Sticky Fingers has quickly grown into a much loved favourite in the heart of Stockport. Alaa finds out why the local support is so important to their success, and their big plans for the future.
Episode 8: Little Yeti
In this episode, Heart & Parcel learners Leila, Fahime and Hoorieh take a trip to Chorlton to visit the wonderful Nepalese restaurant, Little Yeti. Over a momo folding lesson, they speak to owner Niti about her entrepreneurial spirit, the creativity in her food and the advice she has for any of you aspiring food start-ups. Get your copy of the new Heart and Parcel cookbook, From Home To Home, here: www.heartandparcel.org
Episode 7: Cafe San Juan
In this episode, Heart & Parcel learners Zhila, Maryam and Nabaa take a trip to visit the well loved Colombian Cafe, San Juan. They speak to owner Luis about bringing South American flavours to Stockport, the importance of family to his story, and of course, the secret to the perfect cup of Colombian coffee. Get your copy of the new Heart and Parcel cookbook, From Home To Home, here: www.heartandparcel.org
Episode 6: Svetlana and Aklima
In this episode, Clare chats to two ladies living further afield, Svetlana in London and a long term Heart & parcel student, Aklima in Sheffield. Both women have been attending Heart & Parcel's online classes, even though food is not necessarily their number one passion in life. We hear about some of their rich life experiences and the words of wisdom they have to share. See delicious food our learners cooked for this episode here: heartandparcel.org/2019/04/29/tastes-of-life-podcast/
Episode 5: Ayça, Anasztázia and Khadidja
In this episode, Clare video-calls three learners from Greater Manchester: Ayça, Anasztázia and Khadidja. They reminisce about recipes from their homes, cultures and families, and how lockdown has enabled quality time with their loved ones. We also discover the different ways in which our online classes have influenced their lives, through reconnection with their families from far away, their motivation to learn English and their future career ambitions.
Really enjoying the podcast and look forward to buying the recipe book soon.
A heartwarming and insightful glimpse inside the kitchens and lives of the women behind this wonderful project. Can't wait for the cookbook!