Nina Compton: Bringing the Caribbean to New Orleans
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On this episode of The Meals That Made Me, Adam talks to Nina Compton, a Saint Lucian chef who won the James Beard award for “Best Chef: South” for her restaurant Compère Lapin in New Orleans, Louisiana. Nina talks to Adam about the flavors of her Caribbean roots and how living in New Orleans has influenced her cooking. From her early childhood meals growing up in St. Lucia and making fresh juice from her family’s farm, to receiving gumbo wisdom from the legendary “Queen of Creole Cuisine” Leah Chase as a contestant on Top Chef, to merging Southern ingredients with Caribbean flavors for her restaurant’s widely popular sweet potato gnocchi and goat curry dish, these are the meals that made Nina Compton. This podcast is produced by First We Feast in collaboration with Complex Networks Host: Adam Richman Executive Producers: Chris Schonberger, Nicola Linge, and Justin Bolois Head of Podcast Production: Jen Stewart Supervising Producer: Shiva Bayat Senior Producer: Jocelyn Arem Associate Producers: Nina Pollock and Katherine Hernandez Production Managers: Shamara Rochester and Natasha Bennett Recording Engineer / Sound Designer: Andrew Guastella Thanks to the team at Buzzfeed For more First We Feast content, head to First We Feast on IG, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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