The Heritage Cookbook Project

The Heritage Cookbook Project

Connecting with cooks across the country to talk about food memories and family recipes and discovering a little bit more about each other along the way.

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October 30, 2019 13 min

Listen as Betty Ann shares her memories of a special childhood Sunday meal, how it became a touchstone for her family in America, and some surprising advice on how to make Spanish-style Filipino Cocido today.

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Possessing a cuisine that includes stinky, fermented foods, fertilized duck eggs, and blood stews can make transitions to another culture difficult. But Yana Gilbuena doesn’t shy away from her cultural foods. As a matter for fact, she introduces them to people unapologetically and passionately through her Kamayan Feasts.

Listen as Yana shares some of her favorite childhood food memories, the inspiration behind her pop-up Kamayan Fe...

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September 24, 2019 10 min

I generally play host and narrator to the stories featured in the podcast. I may add a little clarity at times or help the transition from one topic to the next. But in this episode, I actually have a more active role.

I can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in food. I loved, and still love cooking and sharing food with family and friends. When I met my birth mother for the first time, it became very apparent where ...

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September 10, 2019 9 min

For Judy Van Leuven, her Grandma Kennedy’s Fried Chicken recipe is a way to reconnect with her childhood and family. It’s a recipe that appeared on the Sunday Supper table every week, but never on a recipe card.


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.


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August 27, 2019 11 min

Amanda Cushman was brought up, in her own words, a hippie; and she loved it. Her home was filled with music, art, and food from around the world. Gregarious and inclusive, her parents often entertained a diverse group of people with vibrant themed parties.

Amanda Cushman was brought up, in her own words, a hippie; and she loved it. Her home was filled with music, art, and food from around the world. Gregarious and inclusive, her pa...

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Some stories carry with them a spark. This story of wild cranberries and growing up on a Northern Minnesota farm was the spark that ignited a project. This project in fact.
It’s a short story, but a powerful story about how food has the power to conjure up memories of people, places, and a time that was not necessarily easy, but simple.

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August 1, 2019 14 min

Food has a magical ability to tap into our memories. It can carry us to places far-far away or very close to home; to a time almost forgotten or right at the forefront of our memory.
Listen as food blogger and cookbook author, Laura Bashar, shares her memories of Iran, her grandmother’s kabobs, and a Persian stew, dubbed Green Stew by Laura and her bother, with deep roots in her family’s heritage.

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Cookbooks are as varied as the authors who write them and foodies who consume them. They can be beautifully bound works of art or practical resources. Either way, they provide inspiration. And sometimes that inspiration goes beyond the kitchen.

Listen as writer, artist, and food lover Matt Terrell recounts how his favorite style of cookbook influenced a unique writing project that resulted in a fictional cookbook. Yes, you read tha...

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July 2, 2019 17 min

Nancy Spiller, visual artist, author, and food writer shares her memories of learning the art of making cream puffs at her mother's side before mental health concerns forever changed the mother daughter relationship and how this magical recipe has been embraced by her granddaughter.

She also shares a very interesting project involving junk mail and the storyline of her food novel Entertaining Disasters.

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I connect with Beth Lee, of OMG Yummy, who shares her childhood memories of challah and matzo meal pancakes, and talks about how one ingredient can represent the blending of two very different cultures.

Even if you don't celebrate Passover or have ties to Hawaii, you can enjoy fluffy Matzo Meal Pancakes or Soy Sauce eggs this weekend for breakfast.

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I connect with Kate McDermott, of Art of the Pie, who shares her thoughts on concerts and meals, how aromas can transport you, and how comfort foods remind us of being with our loved ones.

You don’t have to be Catholic to serve Baked Stuffed Tuna Rolls. They are great any day of the week on anyone’s table.

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I connect with Jenni Field, from Pastry Chef Online, who shares her philosophy about recipe development, how altering a recipe can have an unintended effect on our taste memories, and one of her favorite family recipes, Angel Slices.

After listening to Jenni's description of these pieces of deliciouness you are going to want to make the Angel Slices for your family or friends or both.

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I connect with Monica Lo, of Sous Weed , who shares her family’s tradition of dumpling making, her belief that food is medicine, and her culinary cannabis platform.

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Join me, Leigh Olson the creator of The Heritage Cookbook Project, as we connect with cooks across the country to talk about food memories, family recipes, and learn a little bit more about each other.

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