Wednesday June 02, 2010
Heirloom Meals Radio talks with Madeline Finnerty who shares with us the culinary traditions of 3 generations of women out of Stockbridge, MA. Her interview, memories and recipes truly embody what the Heirloom Meals project is all about as she takes us down food memory lane as a young girl growing up in an Irish/German family in the Berkshires where the power of observation effects her cooking style and know-how today. We will be positing visuals of Madeline's handwritten, heirloom recipes and hopefully some video of her in the kitchen. if you are local and listening, maybe your family story overlaps with Madeline's, in which case please please share! Did you buy fudge at the church bake sale or grow up on Goodrich street too? Let's try and piece together the local Heirloom Meals history of our hometown!
Wednesday May 26, 2010
This week on Heirloom Meals radio, WBCR-LP 97.7 FM Great Barrington, we interviewed the lively and assiduous Valerie Anderson. Faring from the University of Florida, Val joins us in the Berkshires for the summer after accepting a farming internship at Farm Girl Farm (http://farmgirlfarm.com) which she hopes will provide hands-on experience and knowledge to bring her closer to her dream- a career in soil conservation. So, not only is she committed to the intellectual and physical aspects of our food supply but also to maintaining an emotional and sensory relationship with the food heritage of her Swedish relatives!
Thursday May 20, 2010
On May 19th Heirloom Meals radio interviewed Fabian Dominguez, a native Argentinian chef and food entrepreneur. His current passion and humble food philosophy stems from his exposure to the picturesque and family-centered culinary culture of Buenos Aires as well as the local flavors and spiritual lifestyles in the Berkshires. At the age of 12 he exclaimed to his mother that he was going to be a chef when he grew up, and it seems that a combination of extraordinary talent and fate has allowed him to realize not only a childhood dream but his current one of sharing his love and gratitude with those around him. Enjoy listening!
Sunday May 02, 2010
Amy Loveless, a true Stockbridge, MA native attributes her love of cooking to her wholesome upbringing. Her Mom was always cooking and baking and Amy knew at an early age that baking and cooking were her passions! Her Dad always maintained a large kitchen garden so Amy is at home with preserving and accustomed to using local in-season ingredients. Amy owned and ran a bakery, a catering company and now gets to create meals at the Dream Away Lodge where she feels it offers her the perfect next step - cooking for many, in a very community-oriented restaurant. Enjoy listening!
Wednesday April 21, 2010
Giulia Melucci's book dedication: For my mother, who taught me how to cook and how to love. That sums up Giulia - a passionate Italian-American who loves food, cooking and family. Giulia shares her quest for love through the meals she cooks for her boyfriends in her memoir, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti." It is a witty, self-effacing, often funny account of Giulia's love life and the food she cooks - for love, to assuage a broken heart, and for pure joy.
Giulia represents all that Heirloom Meals aims to capture - a love of one's past seen through food memories, and taking those meal memories and tweaking them for our current lives - "savoring yesterday's traditions today." Enjoy listening to the interview. Thank you Giulia!!
Wednesday April 14, 2010
Christopher Blair grew up in Connecticut in the 1950's in a typical home where Mom always served home-cooked meals. But it was Chris's time in college that helped him evolve into an intuitive cook, a bread baker and lover of seasonal ingredients. One of Chris's favorite books: The Cook Book Decoder or Culinary Alchemy Explained by Arthur Grosser, helps him think about how different foods interact with seasonings from chemistry point of view.
Chris does a brilliant job fusing the art and science of cooking. Who would ever think of pairing paté with ground coffee beans or ground chocolate? Enjoy the interview.