After honing his style in pop-ups for three years, Chef Nico Russell opened his Oxalis restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, about 12 weeks ago. On the day after he was inducted into Star Chefs’ Rising Stars for New York, Class of 2019, we are delighted to run this conversation with a talent Andrew agrees is one to watch in the coming weeks and months. They get into how Nico’s family kitchen–blending Mexican and Filipino influences–growing up influenced his palate, why he’s attracted to French cuisine, and the enduring lessons of the pop-up life. Here’s a thought: If you like what you hear, please tell your chef-fascinated friends, subscribe to Andrew Talks to Chefs (it’s free) on iTunes or Stitcher, follow us on your favorite social media platforms @ChefPodcast, and/or rate or review us on Apple’s podcast store. Thanks for listening!