Susan Stamberg's Cranberry Relish Tradition
Nov 26, 2013 — Every year, on Thanksgiving, Susan Stamberg recalls a cranberry relish recipe that's now infamous in public radio land. But another cranberry dish has also graced her holiday table through the years — a cranberry chutney that is sweet, tart and packs a kick of cayenne pepper.
Nov 22, 2013 — This year, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day. NPR's Susan Stamberg explores how to combine the best dishes for the double holiday, which won't happen again for another 70,000 or so years. And of course, she shares the recipe for her famous Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish.
Nov 16, 2012 — In yet another installment of a long-standing NPR tradition, Susan Stamberg sneaks her (in)famous family recipe for cranberry relish on the air. This year, she talks to Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table — who isn't fooled for a second.
Nov 18, 2011 — This year, Susan Stamberg brings her mother-in-law's famous cranberry relish recipe to two veteran White House chefs. They say it reminds them of the infamous "cheddar cheese ring" from the Carter administration.
Nov 19, 2010 — Susan Stamberg first broadcast her mother-in-law's "sounds terrible, tastes terrific" relish recipe on All Things Considered in 1972. This year, she asked rapper and chef Coolio to taste the Pepto-Bismol-hued Thanksgiving dish: "The color is a little weird, but it was actually quite good," he reports.
Nov 20, 2009 — In an NPR tradition, the Friday before Thanksgiving is the time for Susan Stamberg to share her weird-sounding — but delicious — recipe for cranberry relish. This year, she's found a real fan: food expert Ruth Reichl.
Nov 21, 2008 — Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, friends ask NPR's Susan Stamberg for her mother-in-law's recipe for cranberry relish. The side dish combines the sweet tartness of cranberries with soothing sour cream — and gets a kick from a little horseradish. "It sounds terrible but tastes terrific," Stamberg says.
Nov 21, 2007 — Two Thanksgiving Day traditions endure — football and cranberry relish. John Feinstein reviews this year's NFL matchups, and Susan Stamberg persuades him to give an old family recipe a try.
Nov 23, 2006 — Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, fans ask Susan Stamberg for her mother-in-law's recipe for cranberry relish. Read that recipe and a bonus recipe for garlicky cranberry chutney.
Nov 17, 2006 — With the annual brace of holidays approaching, it's a good time to remind dinner guests of a few basic rules of etiquette. Like don't complain when you're served something you may not like — even Susan Stamberg's awful-sounding favorite holiday dish.