Food, family, culture and history; these are the essence of Real Food Real Kitchens, a new cooking series that goes into the real kitchens of everyday people and explores one of their most cherished traditional family dishes.
Real Food Real Kitchens tells the intimate story of a person, their family, and their culture and how food creates an emotional bond that connects them all together. It's not just another cooking show, but a lasting documentation of family traditions that are often lost.
Yuck! Meatloaf!?” Those were my Editors first words when I told him I was working on this recipe. Truth is people love the stuff, myself included. It has a long history like most traditional foods now ingrained in to American culture (originally coming from Germany & Belgium) but all I care about is the flexibility of an endless list of ingredients you can include and of course it’s delicious and comforting taste.
Our friend post today on Facebook and said, "I'm not sure what this is... but this is the coolest thing I have ever seen!" So we watched it, and in a weird way, we agree! If anyone can decipher the story line in this video please respond below, in the mean time we are hiding our cat Ebony in our Mom's room and heading down to Siam Orchid for a bit of Sushi. BRB.
As Real Food Real Kitchens photographer and video extraordinaire Jammi York prepares for his first trip to Cuba, he put in a call to me saying, 'I think we should shoot some episodes of the series while I am there. I've heard people run restaurants right out of their homes!' His excitement boiled over in to my creative mind flow as well and so I decided, "Heck yeah! If you're going to Cuba it's a no brain-er to shoot some episodes while you are there!" And so the decision was made and so I found out that the 'home restaurant scene' is booming in Cuba and has been for the last 10 years or more!
Prohibition-era Harlem must have been awesome! You have some of the best jazz ever, the best novels ever written, some of the greatest artwork I have ever seen, and bootleggers that sold cheap and sometimes toxic liquor and moonshine at rent parties and speakeasies for as little as 25 cents a pop. Score!
Guest Grant Heaslewood shared his own twist on a traditional family recipe, Chicken Divan. Born and raised in Wimbledon England, his Mother would often make this dish for the family…something simple, quick, inexpensive and easy to make, that now holds a place in their families history for a long time to come. The word divan means meeting place which is fitting for this dish that is often served at church suppers or potlucks.
Hi! We’re Kevin and Mark. We have been cooking together for over 10 years. Some of the best time we spend together is when we are cooking at home. Cooking at our home is more than just preparing the meal for the day. It is the time where we unwind from a stressful day at work, catch up with each other about what has been going on, and listen to music. Since we both came from very different family backgrounds, we have both brought different recipes to our table that each one of us has never tried before. We love trying something new! You should too, and we hope you’ll try our recipes and introduce them to your families.