Heirloom Meals Radio

Series produced by Carole Murko

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Heirloom Meals is a weekly radio program that celebrates family heirloom recipes and the stories behind them during half hour interviews with guests. Carole Murko welcomes the radio guest and listener into her home as she brings out the stories behind treasured family recipes through her dynamic interviewing style.

Heirloom Meals radio is one facet of a multimedia culinary journey that also includes a website, blog and a successful Thanksgiving Special shown on PBS stations in 45 states.

Each week Carole engages her guests in half hour interviews talking about their family's food heritage, heirloom recipes, and, most importantly, the poignant and often humorous memories and stories behind these recipes. Join Carole as she interviews everyone from local farmers to writers to professional chefs about something we can all relate to and celebrate- family food memories.

The stories and recipes broadcast during the show are also available on the Heirloom Meals website www.heirloommeals.com.


17 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Donna and her nephew Jake
My longtime friend Donna Kresiak shares her tales of growing up in a house with two Italian-born parents - from trying to avoid being the one to ha...

  • Added: May 17, 2012
  • Length: 21:23
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Stephanie Plunkett, niece of Agnes Djaha, shares her part of the story of her syrian-lebanese food heritage.

  • Added: May 01, 2012
  • Length: 22:58
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Beth Bader joins us to talk about her book "The Cleaner Plate Club: Raising Healthy Eaters One Meal at a Time," sharing some ideas and tips from th...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 26:07
Caption: AnneMarie DeFreest, Credit: Carole Murko
In Part 2 of AnneMarie DeFreest's interview she shares with us the importance of ingredients like paprika and sour cream to her favorite savory and...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2012
  • Length: 25:19
Caption: AnneMarie DeFreest, Credit: Carole Murko
AnneMarie DeFreest shares stories of gathering at the table as a youth to share in conversation and the foods that she came to love from her patern...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2012
  • Length: 25:26
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Christin McLaughlin shares her story of growing up in the suburbs on the edge of farm country and how she got into gardening and writing about it.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 27:48
Caption: Jere Gettle and family, Credit: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Join us as we go down Food Memory Lane with Jere Gettle, founder of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 26:09
Caption: Kathy Mangan, Credit: Kathy Mangan
Imagine spending the summer of your youth on your grandparent's farm in the Catskills of Upstate New York. Kathy Mangan doesn't have to. She had ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 27:48
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Dillip Barman has had a great culinary journey. Of Indian descent, he grew up with a primarily vegatarian diet. What I find ironic about Dilip's jo...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 25:09
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Diane Hatz is the Co-Founder and Director of the Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming and organizer of TEDxManhattan - Changing the ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 27:55
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Michael Wang shares how he created his asian sandwich bar - Foumami.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 26:50
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Imagine growing up in a family business that was founded upon your grandmother's horseradish sauce? Domonic Biggi can. He recounts that his grand...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2012
  • Length: 24:19
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Agnes Djaha was a delightful guest. Her story begins when her Dad emigrated to the US from Aleppo, Syria in 1914, then married via an arranged marr...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 23:28
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Cindy Reynolds exudes love and enthusiasm for cooking family recipes, relishing the moments she had with her grandmother, and her mother's sage wis...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:05
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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 ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 24:56
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This was perhaps among the most magical interviews I have ever had. There was something about Ali and his story that captured my heart. His connec...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 26:08
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There may be no better example of a poster child for Heirloom Meals than Hans Morris. Hans shares a warm and charming account of his connection to ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:01