Wednesday December 21, 2011
The theme is the holidays...and Cuban-American Martha Cortina shares her memories and reflections.
Martha Cortina was born in Cuba and moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. She grew up with the authentic flavors of Cuba. As an adult, Martha was determined to keep the traditions and chronicled her mother's recipes so she could make them for her family. Martha is passionate about cooking and her heritage so much so she has just published a cookbook called Authentic Cuban Cuisine. It's a lovely book in which Martha not only shares her recipes but recipes that she has collected and added her unique Cuban touch!
Listen to the radio show HERE!
Wednesday November 02, 2011
With the following dedication in her book, Put 'em Up: "For all of the home cooks who nourish family and friends, culture, and tradition," you can see why I wanted to interview Sherri on my radio show. Sherri dispells myths about the water bath canning method and also shares that there are many ways of preserving your harvest - freezing, stringing hot peppers, fermenting and canning. Her book is approachable, easy to follow and full of great recipes.
I am about to make a few jars of her Apple Chutney for holiday gifts. Sherri tells me it will be a HUGE hit!! I'll blog about it soon!
Listen to her interview here - so fun!
Wednesday October 26, 2011
It was such a treat to interview Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways, an organization at the forefront of the sustainable food movement with a focus on heritage foods and heritage food pyramids. Sara shares some sage thoughts about being a parent - she raised 2 children who are now 22 and 24. She reflected that it is a parent's job to raise responsible adults. One way to accomplish this is to make meals a priority!!
Here's a quote from Oldway's mission:
"At Oldways, we are more determined than ever to help everyone, everywhere, live longer and healthier lives. We will do this by continuing to encourage people to seek out the joys and pleasures of good foods and drinks, well prepared and consumed with pleasure, in the company of family and friends. That is the profound and worthy mission that drives us and our partners every day."
Oldways and Heirloom Meals are on a similar journey. Listin to Sara's interview here .
Exciting news: Oldways is launching an African Heritage Pyramid in November - it will get you thinking about your heritage pyramid!!
Wednesday September 28, 2011
There are two major Jewish Holidays coming up on the calendar, in fact one starts today at sundown - Rosh Hashanah - the beginning of the Jewish New Year. I am not Jewish but many of my friends and acquaintances are. I wanted to understand the meaning of Rosh Hashanah and then, Yom Kippur which is in 10 days. I know these holidays are steeped in ritual and traditions.
My friend Dottie Weber shares what these holidays mean to her. And, in her next interview, airing on Saturday October 1, 2011, Dottie shares her menus and some recipes.