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
“a big dose of grandmotherly love”
-The Village Voice
“An homage... sure to spark viewer nostalgia... Isn’t it about time you gave [Grandma] a call?”
“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
-Jerry Saltz, Senior Art Critic, New York Magazine
“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.”