My Nonnies Taught Me to Eat

26Sep

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This episode, "My Nonnies taught me to eat" is the beginning of the story of how and why I stared to cook. Going back to the 1960's in New haven, I talk about my two grandmothers, or Nonnies and their little impacts on my cooking. 

As Big Nonnie says, My Name is Crisco cuz I'm Fat in the can!

The recipe this cast is for my Big Nonnie's Minestra. It's killer!

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Straws are just the tip of the iceberg

28Aug

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"I want a revolution, there's too much hate pollution"

Episode 8 of One Million Stringbeans is a solo show!

Yea, I am good with cutting back on straws but there is so much more to it,=, I rant on about the environmental impact of our convenience food culture and offer some ideas on how to change it!

The recipe of the week celebrates the peak summer harvest with a great Greek Country Salad ( No Lettuce!) and I even offer a trick to make Feta vegan.

The closing song this week is a poignant and (sadly) timely number from my Boston Band SKIN called Beating Me Back, Written in 1987, the lyrics fortell the era we live in today. 

 

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Tess Collins Random Acts of Kindness

17Aug

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In episode 7 of One Million Stringbeans I finished up part two of my conversation with my dear friend and Albany restaurant collegue Tess Collins. We discuss the burning of the Lark tavern, manageing a strip club and the random acts of kindness she exoeriences in her restaurant and bar "Family"

The recipe of the week is for one of my favorite Connecticut treats, BBQ clams on the half shell. 

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