Episode 203: All Things Hatch Chile with Chef Ida Rodriguez of @melissasproduce


Check it out, it’s a new episode! This week we interview Chef Ida Rodriguez, a corporate chef at Melissa’s Produce, the largest distributor of produce in the United States 🥕🌽🌶 (and at our restaurant!). Hatch Chile season only comes once a year and Chef Ida is teaching us all about it - the history, its heat levels and the BEST ways to eat the chiles. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to find out how you can experience a live chile roasting, and make sure you listen to the episode with snacks, because it’s going to make you hungry! 🤤

Before the interview, Bricia talks about how she’s hooked on a new show, Euphoria, and how the female characters make her nervous to ever have a daughter. Paulina also had her cumbia party last weekend and it was so much fun! It was chill, there was good bites of food, and even the cops made an appearance! 🚔🚨 It might have to be an annual party. 😉 They also attended an all-women-in-the-restaurant-industry brunch and had a great time speaking with so many empowering intellectual women. 

On another note, we want to send love, healing energy & prayers to the families of the victims and all others affected by the senseless shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. We talk about the festival during this episode, but we recorded the interview prior to the incident which is why we don’t mention it during the episode. We’re sending lots of light to all those suffering because of these shootings. 

Pick or Tip of the Week

Paulina is currently loving the lotion she was gifted by Leah of Brujita Skincare. It’s a Palo Santo + Jasmine lotion. Lately she’s been having issues with perfumes on skin, but this after applying this lotion, the scent really mellows out and she’s received so many compliments. Follow @brujitaskincare on Instagram and check out her restock on in August!

Bricia’s pick is Euphoria on HBO because it’s THAT good. Watch it here.


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