Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Wednesday July 06, 2011

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Lauren Zivyak

This California gal with Irish and French roots had a horse-whispering cowboy grandfather and a great uncle with an orange grove.  Lauren's memories of drinking the FRESHEST orange juice of anyone I know and her description of the grove, the property and the view that she beheld at the top of the hill is palatable .  Imagine drinking OJ from oranges that were just picked and squeezed that morning -  it was her favorite childhood memory!  Lauren also shared how there were avocado trees in her Aunt and Uncle's backyard - the kids would arm wrestle for the avocados.  For us East Coasters - this sounds so yummy and exotic!! 

Lauren's Mom is known to make a killer Chicken with Black Beans - something Lauren will have to start making for her own family!  So listen to Lauren's story as she transports you to California in the 60's and 70's.