The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters appears in the following:

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

Monday, August 22, 2016

The traditional dish is so essential to the nation's culture and identity that the government promotes it globally in an effort to foster understanding and peace among countries.


The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

Monday, August 15, 2016

When food shortages struck San Francisco, wily entrepreneurs raided the dangerous Farallon Islands for protein-rich eggs from seabirds. In the process, they destroyed both wildlife and each other.


Food Manga: Where Culture, Conflict And Cooking All Collide

Monday, August 08, 2016

In Japan, a country rich with visual storytelling, food has skyrocketed as a genre of manga — and the stories often depict a struggle for self-improvement.


History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

Monday, August 01, 2016

Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.


If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

Monday, July 25, 2016

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.


Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

Monday, July 18, 2016

Nothing is simple in Mideast relations. Not even hummus. Lebanon, Israel and Palestinians are entangled over who owns the dish. Not even the title of world's largest hummus platter settled the matter.


Inmate With Stock Tips Wants To Be San Quentin's Warren Buffett

Friday, August 14, 2015

Curtis Carroll taught himself to read in prison. He also discovered a passion for finance. Now inmates and guards seek out his advice, and everyone calls him Wall Street.


Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rising waters are threatening the giant naval base in Norfolk, Va., as well as the local businesses. The community is beginning to grapple with the reality, but many owners say they're staying put.


In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.


How Atomic Particles Helped Solve A Wine Fraud Mystery

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

By testing for radiation, detectives tried to show that wine bottles purportedly from Thomas Jefferson's collection were fake. And with wine fraud rising, authentication is getting more sophisticated.


How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After Stalin's death, people in the Soviet Union could begin to debate politics again without fear of repression. This "thawing" took place in private kitchens, where music and art flourished, too.

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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

In the Soviet Union's communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce and government informants were everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.

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Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.


The Pizza Connection: Fighting The Mafia Through Food

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In the first installment of the new season of Hidden Kitchens, The Kitchen Sisters explore how Sicilians are reclaiming farmland and providing Mafia-free jobs in a region gripped by corruption.


GOP Softens Its Edge In An Attempt To Appeal To Women

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The GOP knows it has a problem with women. But is it tone or issues? And what can Republicans do to woo more women without alienating their he-man base?