October 15, 2004 For more than 100 years, women would arrive at twilight at the plazas of San Antonio, Texas, to cook chili over open fires. Soldiers, tourists, cattlemen and troubadours roamed the tables, filling the night with music. The Kitchen Sisters tell their story.
October 15, 2004 The Kitchen Sisters interviewed Professor Donna Gabaccia, Professor Jeffrey Pilcher and Professor Julia Blackwelder for The Hidden Kitchens series. Below, we share some of their insights on culinary traditions and the globalization of food cultures.
October 8, 2004 The George Foreman Grill isn't just a popular appliance. For many immigrants and homeless, it's a de facto kitchen. For Hidden Kitchens, The Kitchen Sisters track the tale of the grill, from former heavyweight champion Foreman to the streets of Chicago and San Francisco.
October 8, 2004 Meet the man behind the music in this week's Hidden Kitchens story, and listen to more tidbits gathered by The Kitchen Sisters along the road.
October 1, 2004 A few months back, we asked NPR listeners to submit their tales of how communities come together through food. From chickens roasted in a shipyard welding-rod oven, to pralines made in a prison cell, we air your stories to mark the start of the new series Hidden Kitchens.
October 1, 2004 A growing list of some of the thinkers, scholars, writers and humanists who have provided us with a further look into America's hidden kitchen cultures.
October 1, 2004 As part of our Hidden Kitchens series, we profile Lou 'the Glue' Marcelli, a San Francisco institution known for his legendary cooking that keeps the community "glued" together.
July 2, 2004 Morning Edition invites listeners to contribute stories to an upcoming series called "Hidden Kitchens." Debuting this fall, it will explore local food customs; disappearing traditions; street-corner food; how communities come together around a church supper or fish fry. Hear a sneak preview, and calls us with your own story ideas at the Hidden Kitchens Hotline: 202-408-0300.