About me

"If I’ve learned anything about dining in immigrant-run restaurants, it’s that there is power in breaking bread together. You humble yourself in the presence of dishes and traditions you don’t understand. You trust that those foreign to you will feed you, take care of you, maybe even pamper you. Before you know it, the walls between us start to crumble, if just a little, or just for a little while."

Source: The humble power of immigrant restaurants: 'You can't hate someone if you love their food' (by Tim Carman, The Washington Post, May 18, 2017)

Hello! I'm Jenny, a Venezuelan-Chinese-American living in NYC. This blog is a life's dream. I dedicate it to two of the things that have always fascinated me: food and languages. But it is also a place where I can share some of the things I love to do: subtitling, culinary translation, and exploring new cultures through food.

As a culinary explorer, besides eating and discovering new flavors and dishes, I'm always fascinated by the stories behind every dish, culinary tradition, cooking technique and ingredient, and how food is so intertwined with the people who prepare and share them.

This blog is volunteer work and a labor of love. By publishing these videos on the blog with English and Spanish Captions and Subtitles, I hope that I can help to promote learning, understanding, compassion, and tolerance by encouraging people to explore and discover other cultures, people, and traditions through a common aspect that is so basic for all human beings: FOOD.

My goal for captioning and subtitling these videos is that they serve an educational and/or entertainment purpose by making them accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, as well as for those around the world who might not speak the original language of these videos. 

If you wish to contact me with similar content that you want to see subtitled in English and Spanish, I'd love to hear more about it. I'm always open to the possibility of new partnerships and collaborations. 

I also offer Professional Subtitling and Culinary Translation Services if you wish to contact me for this purpose. 

NOTE: These subtitles were created using the Amara Platform and the embedded subtitles do NOT affect the integrity of the original video. 

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