Fruit cake wasn’t always the butt of Christmas jokes. At one time serving fruit cake exhibited net worth and social status as well as engendering generosity and connection.
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Spanish-style Filipino Cocido, a dish from Betty Ann Quirino’s childhood, with ingredients that were easily accessible in America provided comfort and familiarity to her family.
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...
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.
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...
Hippies, theme parties, and a pot roast recipe that may leave your perplexed.
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.
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.
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...