Airs Sunday, November 30 at 6 p.m. The Kitchen Sisters present Hidden Kitchens World, an hour-long special full of richly layered stories that travel the world, exploring secret, unexpected, below-the radar kitchen cultures in cities and towns across the globe. A broadcast special rich with great stories, music, sound, host and guest stars – Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand, Gael Garcia Bernal (star of Motorcycle Diaries and Jon Stewart’s new film, Rosewater), Werner Herzog, Salman Rushdie and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Stories of Mafia wine from Sicily, Dissident Kitchens from Russia, the seldom-heard saga of the Turnspit Dog from Medieval England, Atomic Wine from France and from the Coachella Valley, The Romance and Sex Life of the Date. An evocative hour of beautifully-crafted radio that chronicles little-known kitchen rituals and traditions, inspired by The Kitchen Sisters series heard on NPR's Morning Edition. Hidden Kitchens – how communities come together through food.
Airs Sunday, October 5 at 6 p.m. Hidden Kitchens Texas, a new hour of lively, sound-rich stories from Peabody Award-winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters, KUT Austin, and NPR. Hosts Willie Nelson and Dallas-born actress Robin Wright Penn, along with singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Los Lonely Boys, and some extraordinary tellers take us across Texas and share their own hidden kitchens. Stories of cowboy kitchens, ice houses, chili queens, the tamale lady at Fuel City in Dallas, the birth of the Frito, the birth of the 7-Eleven, the birth of the frozen Margarita, the first barbeque pit on the moon, musician's kitchens, cotton picker's kitchens, Czech sausage makers, the garage kitchens of the Vietnamese in Houston, deep fried fuel from biodiesel kitchens, and so much more. All the big issues play out in these wild and moving Texas kitchen stories -- oil, land, food, family, elders, war, work, immigration -- issues that touch the lives of listeners everywhere. It's radio that tastes real good.
Airs Sunday, February 3 at 6 p.m. From The Kitchen Sisters, "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," with host, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard. These stories come from The Kitchen Sisters collection -- stories of black pioneers, self-made men and self-taught women, neighborhood heroes and visionaries. People who said "yes we can" and then did. A man tapes the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fights for social justice with a pie, a DJ ignites his community with a sound. Join us for this richly produced and deeply layered hour long special that resonates for Black History Month, or any month. Produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson) and Roman Mars.
Airs Sunday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. From The Kitchen Sisters and PRX, a Black History Month Special: "Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs," with host, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard. These stories come from The Kitchen Sisters collection -- stories of black pioneers, self-made men and self-taught women, neighborhood heroes and visionaries. People who said "yes we can" and then did.