28 episodes

More Than Rice and Beans is a Spanglish mother-son podcast that is on a quest to share stories from the most inspiring, creative, and impactful Latinxs. In each episode, Tania and Miguel chat with artists, entrepreneurs, writers, entertainers, and more. Subscribe to More Than Rice and Beans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to access all the episodes. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support

More Than Rice and Beans Coqui the Chef

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

More Than Rice and Beans is a Spanglish mother-son podcast that is on a quest to share stories from the most inspiring, creative, and impactful Latinxs. In each episode, Tania and Miguel chat with artists, entrepreneurs, writers, entertainers, and more. Subscribe to More Than Rice and Beans on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts to access all the episodes. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support

    Meet Our Cousin Charlene Rodriguez Gomez, This is More Than Family Gossip

    Meet Our Cousin Charlene Rodriguez Gomez, This is More Than Family Gossip

    What's better than two family members on this podcast? Of course, three family members!

    In our 4th episode, we are joined by our cousin, Charlene Rodriguez Gomez. However, this is more than just family gossip—Charlene is a determined Latina fighting for opportunities for Puerto Ricans in her career. Listen as this trio discusses the challenges facing the people of Puerto Rico, offers financial tips and solutions, and reveals what is really happening in Puerto Rico. Moreover, Charlene gives us new insight into the family and shares her favorite foods and traditions.

    Highlights:


    A look at Charlene’s career with the federal sector in Puerto Rico.
    A discussion of some of the unique challenges people in Puerto Rico are facing.
    How Charlene’s own experience as a Latina inspired her career path into government work.
    Career advice for people from marginalized communities interested in a role like hers.
    A dive into family food and traditions and more…

    About the guest:

    Charlene Rodriguez Gomez works with the federal sector in Puerto Rico. Her work has helped to bring vital assistance to areas of Puerto Rico that experience persistent poverty and economic distress. She lives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is Tania’s cousin!

    Links and resources we talked about in the episode.

    Follow Coqui the Chef and More Than Rice and Beans


    Our website: ⁠https://www.coquithechef.com/podcast/⁠
    Instagram: ⁠https://instagram.com/morethanriceandbeans⁠
    Our cooking classes: ⁠https://www.coquithechef.com/⁠
    Support our show here: ⁠https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support⁠

    Follow Charlene Rodriguez Gomez


    Instagram: @alaila_zahaara & @lacamaleona_del_ caribe

    Resources:


    Income limits: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il.html

    Public Service:


    AmeriCorps Vista: https://americorps.gov/serve/americorps/americorps-vista
    Peace Corps: https://www.peacecorps.gov/
    Nonprofits catalog- http://www.nperci.org/Dir.%20OSFL%20PR.pdf


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    • 40 min
    Meet Jacqueline Vazquez, A Strong Latina Achieving Success in the Event Industry

    Meet Jacqueline Vazquez, A Strong Latina Achieving Success in the Event Industry

    In our 3rd episode for season 4, the multi-talented Jacqueline Vazquez joins us. Jacqueline is the Founder and CEO of Lifetime Events by Jacqueline, a premiere wedding and event planning company that creates memorable experiences around the world.

    She’s also an internationally recognized industry expert, educator, mentor, author, and more! Tania, Miguel, and Jacqueline discuss the challenges and rewards of being a strong Latina in a competitive industry, explore how family traditions shape the events Jacqueline loves planning, talk travel and bundling a global brand. Plus, Jacqueline shares her hard-earned advice for anyone looking to break into the event planning business.

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    Follow Coqui the Chef and More Than Rice and Beans


    Our website: https://www.coquithechef.com/podcast/
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/morethanriceandbeans
    Our cooking classes: https://www.coquithechef.com/
    Support our show here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support

    Follow Jacqueline Vazquez


    Website: https://classyandinspiring.com/
    Inspired by Jacqueline Community & Podcast: https://linktr.ee/inspired_by_jacqueline
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/classyjv/ 
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lebjv/


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    • 49 min
    Meet Wendy Ramirez, Reclaiming Spanish Without Shame (Spanish Sin Pena)

    Meet Wendy Ramirez, Reclaiming Spanish Without Shame (Spanish Sin Pena)

    Fewer than a quarter of third generation Latinx in the U.S. speak Spanish, but Wendy Ramirez is on a mission to change that. In this episode, Tania and Miguel are joined by the founder and CEO of Spanish Sin Pena (Spanish Without Shame), Wendy Ramirez.

    The trio breaks down the stigma and barriers that keep many Latinx people from learning their first language, talks about how connecting through language learning creates deep community and empathy, and discusses Sin Pena's ongoing advocacy work for hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico. If you've ever considered learning Spanish or are trying to connect with an Indigenous language of your own, you don't want to miss this episode!

    Links


    Visit our webpage: https://www.coquithechef.com/podcast/
    Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/morethanriceandbeans
    Check out our cooking classes: https://www.coquithechef.com/
    Support our show here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support

    Follow Wendy Ramirez


    Spanish Sin Pena: https://www.spanishsinpena.com/
    Volunteer Relief Fund for Puerto Rico: https://www.gofundme.com/f/volunteer-relief-fund-for-puerto-rico?utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer

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    • 53 min
    Meet Melissa DuPrey, Afro-Latina Creating Meaningful Connections

    Meet Melissa DuPrey, Afro-Latina Creating Meaningful Connections

    We're back! To celebrate our season 4 premiere, we're joined by Afro-Latina multidisciplinary artist, producer, and playwright Melissa DuPrey.

    You may know her as Dr. Sara Ortiz on Grey's Anatomy, but did you know she's also a stand-up comedian, a community organizer, and a theatrical performer with over a decade of experience performing in full-length solo plays?! We dig into her career, advocacy, experiences, and of course, food! Plus, Melissa shares why she loves her hometown of Chicago so much and what she's working on next. You don't want to miss this one!

    Links:


    Visit our webpage: https://www.coquithechef.com/podcast/
    Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/morethanriceandbeans
    Check out our cooking classes: https://www.coquithechef.com/
    Support our show here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/morethanriceandbeans/support

    Follow Melissa DuPrey


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boomboomduprey/?hl=en
    Visit Melissa's website: https://www.melissaduprey.com/

    LINK TO SHOW NOTES


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    • 23 min
    New Season, New Guests!

    New Season, New Guests!

    We are back for season number cuatro!

    We’ve had three incredible seasons introducing you to Latinx people who are genuinely changing the world through their passions, skills, and talents. And we are so excited to continue this journey with our new season, premiering April 6, 2023.

    New episodes will drop every other Thursday!


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    • 1 min
    Got Sofrito for Your Soul?! Meet George Torres

    Got Sofrito for Your Soul?! Meet George Torres

    George Torres is the guy who knows everyone. He’s a master at connecting people, sharing stories, and building community in digital spaces. 

    On this final episode of season 3, Tania and Miguel chat with the award-winning Sofrito for Your Soul founder about the importance of storytelling, how to connect with your culture and traditions in modern ways, the changes and challenges brought by social media, and of course, food!

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    Links:

    · Support our show here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ricebeanpodcast

    · Visit our webpage: https://www.coquithechef.com/podcast/

    · George’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbanjibaro/

    · Sofrito For Your Soul: https://www.sofritoforyoursoul.com

    · Mi Abuelita podcast episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mi-abuelita/id1610812428?i=1000551577377

    · Coquito Making Class: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2062936

    Episode 8 Glossary:

    o Sancocho: Puerto Rican beef stew, also known as sancocho is a blend of tender beef, soft root vegetables, and bold flavorful broth!

    o Sofrito: Spanish sauce that consists of tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, and peppers. Sofrito, which means “to lightly fry,” forms the aromatic flavor base for a range of Spanish recipes.

    o Patacones sandwiches: a sandwich with tostones instead of bread.

    o Jibarito Sandwiches: an authentic Puerto Rican sandwich made from flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread. This version uses flank steak and is complemented by Swiss cheese, tomato, onion, and a garlic-flavored mayonnaise


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

DaBronxNuyorican ,

Love Season 3

Interesting listening to inspiring Latinos talk about their career journey

Easycheese114 ,

Encouraging and Uplifting!

A great podcast and really fun to see family enjoying hosting together!

Katebate999 ,

Beautiful mother-son podcast!

Tania and Miguel are inspiring! I love their banter and the way they each bring a different perspective to the table. It’s very relaxed and personable. I can’t wait to see what they have to share next!

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