Opening a new restaurant is tough work. But it’s even more difficult when you’re also introducing your dining audience to a cuisine with which they're unfamiliar. On this week’s podcast, we chat with a restaurateur who’s successfully done both.
In this fascinating podcast, we talk with Barkha Limbu Daily, co-owner of the cheel, about her journey to restaurant ownership. During our chat, she speaks frankly about both the joys and challenges of opening a restaurant, from restoring an historic building to introducing diners to the unique flavors of the Nepalese, Burmese and Tibetan dishes she serves.
Along the way, we discuss a variety of related topics from misconceptions about the value of global cuisine to attitudes about Nepalese women in the kitchen.
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Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.