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Publisher Comments:

"The Kitchen Sisters off-beat kitchen stories make me want to walk through my neighborhood, go on a road trip and eat the food of family — they have heart."

Francis Ford Coppola

Hidden Kitchens, the popular and highly acclaimed radio series on NPR's Morning Edition, is the inspiration for a new book by the Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva. Hidden Kitchens explores the world of street corner cooking, legendary meals, kitchen rituals, and visionaries - how communities come together through food.

When the Hidden Kitchens project began, The Kitchen Sisters and co-producer Jay Allison, opened up a NPR Hotline and asked listeners, "What food traditions are disappearing from your life?" "Who glues your community together through food?" Hundreds of listeners called to share their stories, tips and rituals.

Hidden Kitchens: Stories Recipes and More" interweaves stories and characters from the radio series, with phone messages from listeners and a wealth of new material from the enormous archive of interviews, photographs, and recipes gathered for the series.

There are stories about a midnight cabyard kitchen on the streets of San Francisco, makeshift kitchens crammed in the racing pits of NASCAR, a secret civil rights kitchen tucked away in a house in Montgomery, and the most unexpected hidden kitchen of all, The George Foreman Grill. The reader gets a peek inside the world of secret, little known, private kitchens, where traditions are carried on and communities are tended and fed â€" from the freighter galleys of the Great Lakes, to fire pits in Kentucky, to a fennel patch in San Francisco.

Hidden Kitchens is a sometimes poignant, sometimes wild chronicle of American life and how family and community traditions are passed along through food.

Review:

"NPR listeners are probably familiar with Nelson and Silva's radio program, 'Hidden Kitchens,' in which they interview amateur cooks who use improvisational methods to prepare food in unconventional places. This book expands on that concept, with Nelson and Silva offering expanded commentary and a handful of recipes from their interview subjects. While the cooks profiled use everything from George Foreman grills to makeshift fryers to whip up their meals, the recipes assume the reader has a conventional, working kitchen and are fairly straightforward and easy to make. But it's the stories behind the food that comprise the book's soul. The Sisters solicited tips from listeners in researching this book, which provided them with plenty of leads, though the verbatim transcripts of phoned-in tips that appear on nearly every page, and sometimes several times on a page, can make for a frustrating read. However, Nelson and Silva's mini-expose on the popularity of the George Foreman grill among the homeless is a solid piece of reportage that blends in the narrative of Foreman's life with that of the people who depend on his countertop appliance for their meals. The Chili Queens of Texas, women who sold tamales, chili and tacos as unlicensed street vendors at the turn of the century, also receive an in-depth profile, as do cooks on the NASCAR circuit. The book isn't so much about Rube Goldberg-like contraptions used to cook food (although there is some of that) as it is about American ingenuity and people making the most of what they have." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A wonderful chronicle of American life and how family and community traditions are passed along through food, "Hidden Kitchens" complements the NPR series of the same name, produced by the Peabody Award-winning "Kitchen Sisters," Nelson and Silva. 100 photos.

Synopsis:

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." --James Beard

Hidden Kitchens, the popular and highly acclaimed radio series on NPR's Morning Edition, is the inspiration for a new book by the Peabody Award-winning producers, the Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Hidden Kitchens explores the world of street corner cooking, legendary meals, kitchen rituals, and visionaries - how communities come together through food.

When the Hidden Kitchens project began, the Kitchen Sisters opened up a NPR Hotline and asked listeners, "What food traditions are disappearing from your life?" "Who glues your community together through food?" Hundreds of listeners called to share their stories, tips and rituals.

In addition to the stories and characters from the radio series, Hidden Kitchens interweaves new material from the enormous archive of interviews, photographs, and recipes gathered for the series. Stories such as :The Saga of the Chili Queens adn San Antonio: and "NASCAR Kitchens" bring to life hidden kitchens across the country. From underground kitchens at nuclear test sites to a secret civil rights kitchen, Hidden Kitchens is a wonderful chronicle of American life and how family and community traditions are passed along through food.

About the Author

Davia Nelson has been producing radio programs with Nikki Silva since 1979. She is also a screenwriter, producer, and casting director. She co-wrote and produced the feature film Imaginary Crimes and has co-directed and produced Making Tutti, a PBS documentary. She lives in San Francisco.

Nikki Silva has worked over the past 20 years as a museum curator and consultant specializing in regional history for museums throughout California. She lives with her family in La Selva Beach, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594863134
Subtitle:
Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters
Foreword:
Waters, Alice L.
Foreword:
Waters, Alice L.
Author:
Nelson, Davia
Author:
Silva, Nikki
Author:
Waters, Alice L.
Publisher:
Rodale Books
Subject:
Cookery, american
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Methods - General
Subject:
General Cooking
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20051021
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 bandw photos
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.36 x 7.68 x 0.94 in

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Product details 320 pages Rodale Press - English 9781594863134 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "NPR listeners are probably familiar with Nelson and Silva's radio program, 'Hidden Kitchens,' in which they interview amateur cooks who use improvisational methods to prepare food in unconventional places. This book expands on that concept, with Nelson and Silva offering expanded commentary and a handful of recipes from their interview subjects. While the cooks profiled use everything from George Foreman grills to makeshift fryers to whip up their meals, the recipes assume the reader has a conventional, working kitchen and are fairly straightforward and easy to make. But it's the stories behind the food that comprise the book's soul. The Sisters solicited tips from listeners in researching this book, which provided them with plenty of leads, though the verbatim transcripts of phoned-in tips that appear on nearly every page, and sometimes several times on a page, can make for a frustrating read. However, Nelson and Silva's mini-expose on the popularity of the George Foreman grill among the homeless is a solid piece of reportage that blends in the narrative of Foreman's life with that of the people who depend on his countertop appliance for their meals. The Chili Queens of Texas, women who sold tamales, chili and tacos as unlicensed street vendors at the turn of the century, also receive an in-depth profile, as do cooks on the NASCAR circuit. The book isn't so much about Rube Goldberg-like contraptions used to cook food (although there is some of that) as it is about American ingenuity and people making the most of what they have." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A wonderful chronicle of American life and how family and community traditions are passed along through food, "Hidden Kitchens" complements the NPR series of the same name, produced by the Peabody Award-winning "Kitchen Sisters," Nelson and Silva. 100 photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." --James Beard

Hidden Kitchens, the popular and highly acclaimed radio series on NPR's Morning Edition, is the inspiration for a new book by the Peabody Award-winning producers, the Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Hidden Kitchens explores the world of street corner cooking, legendary meals, kitchen rituals, and visionaries - how communities come together through food.

When the Hidden Kitchens project began, the Kitchen Sisters opened up a NPR Hotline and asked listeners, "What food traditions are disappearing from your life?" "Who glues your community together through food?" Hundreds of listeners called to share their stories, tips and rituals.

In addition to the stories and characters from the radio series, Hidden Kitchens interweaves new material from the enormous archive of interviews, photographs, and recipes gathered for the series. Stories such as :The Saga of the Chili Queens adn San Antonio: and "NASCAR Kitchens" bring to life hidden kitchens across the country. From underground kitchens at nuclear test sites to a secret civil rights kitchen, Hidden Kitchens is a wonderful chronicle of American life and how family and community traditions are passed along through food.

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