Week of 23 November 2009
Friday, November 27th
The Radio Story - Family Flooded
During this Thanksgiving season, families and friends will sit together to share meals and stories from this past year. Among them is Jack Ray. He and his wife have lived at their home just outside of Atlanta, in Hiram, for nearly 20-years. Now, in our occasional series, The Radio Story, he explains why this Thanksgiving will be different for them.
Today there is a good chance that you’re brimming with Post Holiday Thanksgiving Gluttony Guilt … what’s sometimes known as PHTGG. Okay there’s no such thing … but odds are that you’re quite full. And in your fridge there might also be some left over’s from yesterday. Well we found a restaurant in Atlanta that takes typical Thanksgiving ingredients and turns them into quite nice sandwich. We actually aired a portion of this interview back in early November on the birthday of John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich and the inventor of the sandwich. We’re speaking here with Sous Chef, Greg Baker. He works at Muss and Turners in Vinings.
Wednesday, November 25th
Millie Coleman Pumpkin Pie
During the 1930s, 40s, 50s, THE place to dine in downtown Atlanta was the Frances Virginia Tea Room. The restaurant is long gone, but the memories and the food live on in a cookbook that itself is celebrating a quarter century this year. It’s the Frances Virginia Tea Room Cookbook, and the author is Millie Coleman. Earlier we stopped by her kitchen, where she showed us how to make a pumpkin pie in the Frances Virginia fashion.
Pumpkin Pie Recipe (makes 3 8” pies)
1 16oz can pumpkin
1/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2tsp corn starch
1 3/4c sugar
1/2tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
1/2c undiluted evaporated (non-sweetened) condensed milk
2c fresh milk
1 1/2c water
Blend all ingredients in mixer. If time allows, refrigerate overnight to bring out more flavor. Pour 2 2/3c of filling into unbaked pie shells. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until firm.
2c whipped cream
1/4c pale dry sherry
1c chopped pecans
Question of the Week - Thanksgiving Recipes
All week we’ve been asking listeners about their favorite or most unusual Thanksgiving recipe traditions. Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
Tuesday, November 24th
Georgia History - 2nd KKK
We take a look back at this month in Georgia history and the reformation of the Ku Klux Klan, with Dr. Tim Crimmins. Dr. Crimmins is a professor of History at Georgia State University and also serves as Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies.
StoryCorps Atlanta - West
For our latest installment in StoryCorps, a conversation between best friends and business partners. 20-somethings Alex West and Chris Appleton have been friends since middle school, and are two of the founders of the nonprofits arts organization Wonder Root. Chris begins by asking Alex about their own relationship.
Monday, November 23rd
All Cakes Considered
You’ve heard of All Things Considered and you might have even heard of All Songs Considered. Now it’s time for All Cakes Considered. Click above to hear a conversation with cookbook author Melissa Gray.
Local Book Events
Monday, November 23rd - Michael Rosen - What Else But Home: Seven Boys and an American Journey Between the Projects and the Penthouse
Monday, November 23rd - David Baldacci - True Blue
Monday, November 23rd - Al Gore - Solutions to the the Climate Crisis