Grandma’s Home Cooking & The Stories Behind It
Web Series & Pop-Up Events
Learn a family recipe and hear the cultural stories that make it even more special
Grandma Mamie’s Black Chicken Soup at the Tenement Museum
On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Cooking with Granny is partnering with the Tenement Museum for a special event, Grandma Mamie’s Black Chicken Soup: Cooking & Storytelling. Just as you start feeling the sniffles from seasonal changes, we’re bringing you Grandma Mamie’s Chinese Medicinal Black Chicken Soup! Based on a secret recipe that’s been in her family for generations, come hear from Mamie first-hand about its special ingredients as well as the cultural stories that bring this dish to life. Don’t worry, tasting is included–and you may even get a chance to touch the black chicken!
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“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.”
“a big dose of grandmotherly love”
-The Village Voice
“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.”
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“An homage... sure to spark viewer nostalgia... Isn’t it about time you gave [Grandma] a call?”
My Personal Note
Our grandmothers are the real stars of the kitchen. They chop up veggies, throw in spices — all without measuring spoons — 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 video journalist formerly at New York magazine and Columbia Journalism School. And Cooking with Granny is my baby.