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Chef Leah Cohen shares the heartwarming story of how Bobby Flay helped jumpstart her cookbook. She talks about how her parent’s diverse backgrounds influenced her initial food passions and her deep dive into Italian cuisine. Leah talks about what it means to find your authentic path in the culinary world and why she decided to move to Southeast Asia and falling in love with Thai culture and food. She describes the cornerstones of Filipino cuisine, in honor of her mother’s roots, and why she’s hesitant to share Filipino recipes on her social media. Leah explains why she decided to go with a casual concept for her restaurant in the Lower East Side and the music she loves to play there. She talks about working with her husband and business partner and why it works for them. Leah reveals what it was like to be on the finale of Beat Bobby Flay: Holiday Throwdown and what makes the show so much fun to film.
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