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The Vollrath Feed: Episode 12

Hmong cuisine, it's about the people

Hmong cooking is the telling of the story of a people. Chef Yia Vang, owner of Union Hmong Kitchen and Vinai in Minneapolis, breaks down Hmong food and culture with Chef Rich and Justin.

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Episode Notes

1:16 – Hmong Culture

3:50 – Road Trip

4:58 – Chef Yia Vang Joins the Show

6:15 – Always a Chef

10:18 – Chef Yia’s Father

19:57 – Coming to America

24:13 – Finding his Cooking Style

27:16 – Maintaining Authenticity

34:56 – Wood Fire Grilling

40:55 - Kamayan Feasts

44:52 – Hmong Food Philosophy

55:28 – Chef Yia’s Inspirational Quote