Susan Mintert is an Indiana home cook sharing the stories of people who cook, eat, and drink in the Hoosier State. From home cooks with family recipes, to craft brewers, bakers, wine makers, growers, and anyone else who puts food and drink on the table, Susan is telling their story on the Indiana Home Cooks podcast. Sit down, pour a cup of coffee, or a beer, tune in and join her!
New Year Soup Demo
We're starting the new year right with a hearty soup recipe you can whip up in time for January 1, or anytime you want something warm and comforting in the cold winter days ahead. IHC host Susan Mintert is in the kitchen to demonstrate her mom's Vegetable Beef Soup, using a few simple ingredients.
Summer's End--Celebrating Sweet Corn & Tomatoes
As summer slips away, host Susan Mintert celebrates tomatoes and sweet corn. Tomato harvest began in August for commercial growers, and Susan visited the Red Gold corporate headquarters and packing facility in Elwood, Indiana, to get the story on one of the nation's top tomato processors. Also on this episode, a visit to the National Sweet Corn Festival in Hoopeston, Illinois. Our neighbors to the west have a 76-year tradition going, shucking, boiling, and buttering thousands of pounds of sweet corn during this Labor Day event.
Music is by The Underscore Orkestra and Slainte at The Free Music Archive.
The Indiana State Fair
Host Susan Mintert visits the Indiana State Fair in this episode of the Indiana Home Cooks Podcast. She shares the stories of an Indiana pork producer and home cook, and some pioneer cooks doing things the old fashioned way. It's a cracklin' good time.
Pictures and more are at the blog, indianahomecooks.com.
Music is by The Underscore Orkestra and Slainte at the Free Music Archive.
Professor Torbert's Orange Corn Grits
A unique food gaining the attention of professional chefs and home cooks alike has its origin right here in Indiana. On this episode, we learn how Dr. Torbert Rocheford's original mission to improve diets in underdeveloped countries lead to a new specialty food product here in the U.S.--Professor Torbert's Orange Corn Grits. Host Susan Mintert talks with the professor and his son Evan about the orange corn story, and with Torbert's wife Katie who shares recipes and interesting uses for the orange corn grits.
Recipes, pictures, and more are on the blog, indianahomecooks.com.
IHC music is by The Underscore Orkestra and Slainte at The Free Music Archive. Closing theme is by Leon Mercer.
Vegetable Tian BONUS TRACK
In this Bonus Track of the IHC podcast, host Susan Mintert demos her Vegetable Tian on the Grill. It's a delicious combination of summer vegetables, easily prepared with minimal fuss. The recipe and pictures are on the blog, indianahomecooks.com.
June is Indiana Wine Grape Month and on the Indiana Home Cooks podcast, host Susan Mintert is sampling Indiana's official State Wine--Traminette. Meredith Easley of Easley Winery in Indianapolis and Thom England, Culinary Arts Program Director at Ivy Tech provide the wines and food pairings, as the three discuss and sample the versatile Traminette. See pictures from the episode and other information at indianahomecooks.com or on the Indiana Home Cooks Blog link on the Podbean player.
Great recipes and interesting content
Fun to hear about tasty food from Indiana. This has inspired me to try out new recipes and dust off some old ones!
Indiana Home Cooks
This podcast is a down to earth, authentic "look-in" at Indiana food and drink culture. Very relaxed and fun!