Dec 6, 2013 — Cookie-baking season is not complete without an offering from sisters Sheila and Marilynn Brass. The two Massachusetts recipe collectors recall the special holiday shortbread cookies they'd have as children when their Jewish family would go to the house of their Catholic friends, the Sullivans.
Nov 21, 2013 — Matthew Raiford is a chef and farmer from Brunswick, Ga., and while he's gone to culinary school and worked in many a fine restaurant, he realized he didn't know how to make a sweet potato pie as good as his 93-year-old grandmother's. For our Found Recipe series, he set out to learn how she makes it and was humbled and surprised.
Nov 14, 2013 — The hard yet fragrant quince cannot be eaten raw, but makes a delicious sauce when cooked down and spiced up. Tammy Donroe Inman, the author of the cookbook Wintersweet, shares her quest for a quince paste recipe — a quest that lead her instead to develop a recipe for a quince sauce.
Oct 17, 2013 — A dozen years ago in Brooklyn, N.Y., a Cape Cod surfer dude created a secret identity to sell simple and delicious lobster rolls.
Sep 26, 2013 — Amy Thielen knows hash browns. The Minnesotan is a former grill cook who spent many hours flipping those grated potatoes and making sure they had the prefect crisp edge. For today's Found Recipes, Thielen shares the story behind her Glorified Hash Browns, "glorified" because they're accompanied by grilled peppers.
Sep 9, 2013 — It's a flavor combination that blends the familiar with the caveman and is a favorite of the patrons at Sunny Anderson's local bar in Brooklyn.
Aug 15, 2013 — Zucchini is the gift that keeps on giving — until it's really not such a great gift anymore. We asked three cooks which recipes they turn to when they're tired of the prodigious vegetables.
Aug 8, 2013 — Hungry bugs and warmer temperatures mean pine trees aren't producing as many seeds as they once did, driving up the cost of Italian pine nuts to $120 per pound in some cases. Cookbook author Julia della Croce found a colorful — and delicious — alternative in pistachios.
Aug 1, 2013 — Bavarian plum cake reminds Gesine Bullock-Prado of her mother and childhood split between Germany and the U.S. The dessert uses Damson plums, which are only in season for a short time each summer.
Jul 26, 2013 — After careful consideration, gnashing of teeth and cleansing of palates, we have a winner in the Found Recipes Taste of Summer contest. Listeners wrote in, and NPR staff sampled recipes from the three finalists.