Grandma’s Home Cooking
Grandma’s secret recipes paired with life stories, across cultures
My Personal Note
Our grandmothers are the real stars of the kitchen. They chop up veggies, throw in spices — all without measuring cups — and share their life stories while feeding us.
It’s these special moments, unwritten recipes, and heroic stories that I want to spotlight on my Cooking with Granny series.
I’m Caroline Shin, a multimedia journalist formerly at New York magazine and Columbia Journalism School. And Cooking with Granny is my baby.
People Love Us
“An homage... sure to spark viewer nostalgia... Isn’t it about time you gave [Grandma] a call?”
-Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine
“a big dose of grandmotherly love”
-The Village Voice
“Food is the focus, but the accompanying personal stories -- ranging from surviving a brutal war to the difficulties of being an undocumented immigrant in America -- are what make each episode authentic.”
“The Anthony Bourdain of grandmothers’ kitchens... takes you back to the wonderful atmosphere and aromas of grandma’s kitchen... [The] show sheds light on the female lineage of the modern celebrity chef, celebrates food as a cultural unifier and captures the living history that our grandmothers embody.”
-The Apollo Theater