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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrowmindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts." 

Mark Twain 

Jun 17, 2019


Enlightened Abroad sits down with Paul, a chef who traveled from South Africa to serve up his dream of one day opening his own place.  Beyond that Paul has a desire to support folks struggling with depression by providing a place for them to connect and dig into nature.  He's also an ordained minister and all around positive soul.  Thank you Paul for sharing tips on how to live abroad with hope and a smile!


~0'-2' Derek talks w/o angry politics


~2' restaurant talk

~4' Paul goes to school with Chef Garth Strobel:

~7' getting slammed is fun?

~8' Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

~11' kitchen prep routines, rags matter

~18' Paul takes the expat jump

~22' Paul's favorite movies:

The Hundred-Foot Journey



~24' cooking at home for a chef, what does it look like?

~28' how to find a restaurant job abroad


~31' keeping your eye on the prize

~33' Nelson Mandela quote:

If you speak to a man in a language he understands, you speak to his head. If you speak to him in his language, you speak to his heart.”

~37' Paul's favorite dish and best soups

~41' diabetes talk (check out Eps. 8 and 12)

~43' family back home


~50' seasonal eating makes sense

~53' parting tips, go for it and don't let the dream die

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