Brenda Buenviaje grew up across the Mississippi River from New Orleans.
In this podcast, we get to know Brenda and her life/business partner, Libby Truesdell. Brenda describes her mixed heritage (Filipino and Creole, mostly) and shares stories of growing up in southern Louisiana, fishing and foraging, among other things. Libby contrasts her Iowa upbringing with the multifaceted food and culture she was introduced to when she met Brenda. Libby left her home state for various spots on the West Coast when she was 18, eventually ending up in The City in 2005.
Brenda also shares the story of how she came to San Francisco.
Please join us for Part 2 this Thursday.
We recorded this podcast at Brenda's Meat and Three on Divisadero in November 2020.
Photography by Michelle Kilfeather