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Kamayan Feasts aka No Forks Given

Kamayan Feasts aka No Forks Given

Yana Gilbuena gives us permission to dispense with our forks, reach across the table, and engage with diners we’ve never met. Yana Gilbuena: It's a joyful thing to be dining together. How often do we get to dine with strangers and get to know people through food by...

Apple Strudel & Birth Mothers

Apple Strudel & Birth Mothers

Listen to Episode 11 to find out what apple strudel and birth mothers have in common? We also talk about German heritage and crazy coincidences.

Fried Chicken and Lunch Counters

Fried Chicken and Lunch Counters

Listen as Judy recalls memories of a grandma who ran a local lunch counter, food memories of growing up in small Western Montana town, and her recollections of one of her favorite recipes, her Grandma Kennedy’s Fried Chicken. Judy Van Leuven: Food connects you with...

Wild Cranberries and Apron Strings

Wild Cranberries and Apron Strings

Episode 8 takes us to the wild marshes of northern Minnesota to forage for cranberries used to make a sauce that brings memories of family and childhood.

Persian Stew and Revolutions

Persian Stew and Revolutions

Listen as food blogger and cookbook author, Laura Bashar, shares memories Khoresteh Gormeh Sabzi, a Persian stew, with deep roots in her family’s heritage.

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

Traditions are handed down from generation to generation and often times the reason that something is done is "because that is the way we have always done it". This holds true for one ingredient in this recipe for Chicken and Dumplings. Matt: I love to read cookbooks...

Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs are a celebratory, comforting thing. Nancy recalls a recipe she learned at her mother’s side before mental health concerns altered a mother-daughter relationship.

Matzo Meal Pancakes and Soy Sauce Eggs

Matzo Meal Pancakes and Soy Sauce Eggs

In this episode of The Heritage Cookbook Project Podcast, we talk about honoring cultures within a blended family, challah and shabbat, and how a pancake has emotional and nostalgic value.

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