Episode 18 - Creating Your Own Path with Chef Sylvanna Mislang of The Roaming Spoon

Chef Sylvanna Mislang of The Roaming Spoon

Chef Sylvanna Mislang of The Roaming Spoon


Meet Chef Sylvanna Mislang, everyone! She is the mastermind behind the incredibly popular vegan pop-up dining experience, The Roaming Spoon. She's been a professional chef for years, works at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op (where she's supplied with endless amounts of inspiration for new dishes) and now creates dozens of sold-out pop-up events throughout the city.

She joined me earlier this month at ThinkHouse where we discussed everything: from why she stopped working in restaurants and what her mentors taught her over the years to her favorite show-stopping dishes and how she's bringing vegan food to the non-vegan masses. Even if you don't live in Sacramento and aren't into vegan food, I think you'll get a lot out of this episode. Enjoy!


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Episode description: Today I'm joined at ThinkHouse Collective by professional chef and creator of The Roaming Spoon, Sylvanna Mislang. The Roaming Spoon is a vegan pop-up dining experience launched by Chef Syl in 2013 that has been met with rave reviews and sold-out events.

In the interview, we discuss her career path, why she decided to focus on vegan food even though she's not vegan, the dishes her guests can't stop talking about and the importance of connecting around a table with good food. Happy listening!


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Follow along with Chef Syl's culinary adventures!


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Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.

 

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Getting Ready for Episode 20: Ask Me Anything

Ask me anything!

Posts like these are a bit terrifying. Here I am, about to ask you all to essentially interview me for my show and all I can keep thinking is, "What if you all don't send me any questions? What if no one listens to the show because, you know... I'm not that interesting?"

While all of these thoughts constantly swirl around in my mind (and they do with most passion projects, if I'm being honest), I'm still doing it. I've committed myself to being a little braver each day and throwing this out into the universe is just part of the challenge.

Some of you have mentioned that you love the podcast, but don't really know much about me—my work, my creative path, my hobbies, my life, my fears, my joys, etc. Since the show is generally about the creative paths of others, that makes sense. However, that doesn't mean I can't let you in on my story from time to time, right?

That's where this show comes in—and you get to decide how the interview progresses.

Here's how it works:

Anyone out there in the world will be able to ask me questions about my backstory, work, life, adventure, creativity and everything in between (Within reason, of course. My family listens to the show!) and I'll do my best to answer as many as I can in the episode.

Each person can ask a question one of four ways:

  • Via email (Subject line: Ask Me Anything Show)
  • Via Twitter (using #askJSanything)
  • The comment section on this post
  • Via voice message (see below)

Audio How-To: Voice memo is probably the most exciting option because I think it would be AMAZING to actually hear from you on the show. So, you can simply use the widget above to record (be sure to include your name and email, so I can tell readers who you are and send you a HUGE thank you after the show!) I do recommend using a headset to record, if possible, as it improves sound quality a bit. But seriously, high-five for technology. I found this recording app thanks to Jess Lively of The Lively Show and it's SO cool!

As for the timeline, I'm hoping to have all of the questions back by December 12th so I have time to record and edit the show. My goal is to go live with this episode on December 23rd before I take a little holiday break. 

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Sounds fun, right? Are you up for it? Is there anything you'd like to know? I can't wait to see what you all send my way!


Episode 17 - Creating Your Own Path with Singer/Songwriter Autumn Sky Hall

Autumn Sky Hall // Singer, songwriter and front woman for the band Autumn Sky.

Autumn Sky Hall // Singer, songwriter and front woman for the band Autumn Sky.


I've always been drawn to musicians. I'm not sure if it's due to my intense stage fright or my deep appreciation for the the perfect lyric, but I've always held those who write, compose and perform music in high regard. Autumn Sky Hall grabbed my attention several years ago and has always struck me as one to watch. She kindly joined me at ThinkHouse yesterday to chat about her creative journey and where she sees her music career heading in the years to come. Whether you're looking to pursue music in some way or you're simply a fan of the good stuff, I think you'll get a good dose of inspiration from this show. Happy listening!


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"Creativity is not a competition." -Autumn Sky Hall // creatingyourownpath.com

Episode description: On today's show I'm joined at ThinkHouse Collective by Autumn Sky Hall of the band Autumn Sky. 

Listen in as she chats about her career, how she views earning money from creative pursuits, where she finds inspiration, how her sound differs now that she's got a band and why it's so important to operate from a place of kindness.


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Special thanks to ThinkHouse Collective in Midtown Sacramento for the use of their recording space.

 

SUPPORT THIS PODCAST!

I hope you've enjoyed listening to the episode as much I enjoyed creating it, my friends. If you'd like to support this podcast, you can do so by heading over to iTunes to subscribe, rate and review the show. You can also keep up with the podcast over on Stitcher Radio. I really do appreciate your feedback and support!