The Beloved Chef Behind 'Cooking Con Omi'
Takes Over The Babish Culinary Universe To Recreate Food and
Cocktail Pairings Inspired By Iconic Women
YORK, March 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of
Women's History Month, viral TikTok Chef Omi Hopper of "Cooking Con Omi" pairs up
with Andrew Rea of "Binging With
Babish" to showcase joint recipes from the women who supported and
inspired their culinary journeys. In the newest "Basics with
Babish" episode, the two demonstrate a traditional Puerto Rican
dish passed down through Omi's family, accompanied by a specialty
cocktail made with The Singleton Scotch Whisky, a Single Malt best
made for sharing and celebrating those who are close to
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Omi is a "Next Level Chef" contestant who shares her family's
unique and traditional Puerto Rican dishes on her TikTok and
YouTube platforms. Babish is one-part chef, one-part filmmaker
known for recreating recipes featured in film, television and video
games on his wildly popular YouTube channel. Together, they
recreated Omi's Titis' (aunties') Mofongo con Chicharrón de Pollo
recipe and a Black Walnut Bitters Manhattan inspired by Babish's
"badass" aunt who loved the cocktail.
Omi and Babish not only joined forces to spotlight these
empowering ladies who inspired their passions for cooking, but to
dismantle gender norms of women being relegated to the kitchen and
encourage more leadership roles for women in the culinary industry.
That's why in support of Women's History Month, The Singleton will
make a donation to charity partner Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) – a
nonprofit organization creating economic opportunities in the food
industry for women, immigrants and people of color by holding
specialized job training and food entrepreneurships in New York City.
"My Titis were always recreating or mastering a new way to
display or season Mofongo, or even interchanging the ingredients.
But it was the approval of my grandmother and her ultimate touch
that would be the final word," said Omi
Hopper, "Like a true matriarch, her blessing was the only
one that mattered in the kitchen. Her strength is an inspiration to
me this Women's History Month, a legacy I seek to carry on in my
own female-owned culinary business and am pleased to see HBK carry
on for the women of NYC."
"I'm thrilled to be teaming with The Singleton and Omi in our
latest 'Basics with Babish' episode," said Andrew Rea. "I was inspired by my aunt to make
my own version of the famed Manhattan cocktail by adding Black Walnut
Bitters to the recipe, giving it a special twist that complements
the smooth taste of The Singleton with a unique flavor she would
There's no better way to show your appreciation for your loved
ones than a custom cocktail with the smooth taste of The Singleton.
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Omi Hopper lost
her job at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and took to
TikTok and social platforms to share her take on her family's
traditional Puerto Rican dishes. She now has an established space
in food and lifestyle spaces along with appearing in numerous food
and lifestyle outlets including Yahoo! News,
TODAY and Mashed.
About Andrew Rea of 'Binging
Andrew Rea is
one part chef, one part filmmaker, and a generous dash of
irreverent YouTube personality. Self-taught both behind and
in front of the camera, his cooking show, Binging with Babish,
is enjoyed by millions of burgeoning chefs and foodies around the
globe. His passion for teaching and experimenting in the
kitchen is rivaled only by his love of film and television, both of
which he endeavors to share from his Brooklyn, NY kitchen. His wildly successful
YouTube channel has achieved over 10M+ subscribers and over a
combined 2.5B+ views.