Hidden Kitchens: The Kitchen Sisters
Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 10, 2014 — Introducing the humble date to the U.S. over decades in the 20th century required dangerous Middle Eastern adventures, harem pants and a little bit of sex. Hollywood helped with movies like Cleopatra.
Jun 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
May 6, 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.
Jul 10, 2009 — California's Central Valley produces many of the fruits and vegetables consumed by Americans — but not by the residents themselves.
Mar 20, 2009 — C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield had a mission to feed the world, especially those who sang in it. He generously fed and supported both black and white musicians, creating community and breaking barriers.