Every recipe has a story to tell.

"I listened with tears of appreciation..."

Telling the stories that are woven within recipes is the mission of this project. But the tears of joy are why this project exists. Do you have a recipe that warms your heart, celebrates your culture or connects you to family and friends?

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Narrated Stories

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

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

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...

Recipe Box Roulette Stories

Thelma’s Cinnamon Rolls

Thelma’s recipe for easy cinnamon rolls with melted butter brushed on top creates a sweet treat whose origins include tall tales and cultural adaptions.

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches

Lois’ Baked Cheese Sandwiches recipe is an easy breakfast casserole recipe that comes together quickly and results in a puffy, cheesy slice of goodness.

Community Recipe Stories

Mémé Allen’s Beans

This recipe for pork and beans, affectionately called Mémé Allen’s Beans by her family, is served for all family milestones from baby showers to funerals.

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