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Guests share stories and recipes of cherished food memories. Together, through their stories, we become more knowledgeable cooks and informed global citizens, grateful for the gift of food, and we honor those who loved us through their cooking. Welcome!

The Storied Recipe Rebecca Hadeed

    • Society & Culture
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Guests share stories and recipes of cherished food memories. Together, through their stories, we become more knowledgeable cooks and informed global citizens, grateful for the gift of food, and we honor those who loved us through their cooking. Welcome!

    Ep. 075 – Travel Tips, Kimchi, and A Home Culture For All with Travel Expert and Blogger Esther JuLee

    Ep. 075 – Travel Tips, Kimchi, and A Home Culture For All with Travel Expert and Blogger Esther JuLee

    Esther JuLee and her husband, Jacob Fu, run Local Adventurer, which was recently named one of the top 5 travel blogs in the world. While some of us have been conditioned to think of “travel” as something inaccessible, exotic, or aspirational, Esther and Jacob take a very different approach that values curiosity, gratitude, and contentment. As their name suggests, they encourage finding “local adventures”. In fact, every year for 7 years, they moved to a new hometown to fully explore the region and uncover all the local gems for readers, all while also traveling internationally for their blog.

    With that said, I may just be the only person who found Esther through her food blog, www.momskoreanrecipes.com. If you’re a regular listener, you know that last month I did a mother’s day series. While researching possible guests for the series, I found this food blog that Esther started both as a Covid project and in response to her grandmother’s death. As Esther says, although she was born in Korea, there is not much about her that remains Korean. She turned to her mother and food to reclaim some of that heritage.

    As many of us are gearing up for travel this summer, I’m thrilled to have Esther on to share her story, a few travel tips, and also to think about some important topics related to food, identity, travel, and the intersection of all of these points: home. Esther’s story reminds us that everyone deserves their home country, hometown, and home culture to be a welcoming place, and just what we can do to ensure that.


    Highlights of Ep. 075 with Esther JuLee of Local Adventurer

    How full-time travel bloggers experienced Covid to their job
    “I don’t feel there’s much that’s Korean about me” and how she turned to food to address that
    The real reason her parents her left Korea
    Feelings of shame/conflict about Korean food
    How Koreans perceived Esther
    The true definition of Kimchi (much wider than I realized)
    Pivoting: Chemistry -> Wedding Photography -> Travel Photography
    Division of labor for the blog with her husband, Jacob Fu
    Traveling as an Asian-American
    Experiences of racism at home vs. abroad
    The pressure to say certain things at certain times on social media
    “If you don’t carry gratitude or an adventurous spirit with you, you won’t be able to experience travel in that way.”
    Esther’s amazing advice for harmonious traveling with family or friends


    How to Find Esther JuLee and Jacob Fu of Local Adventurer
    Website: www.localadventurer.com

    Local Adventurer on Instagram

    Esther JuLee on Instagram

    Local Adventurer on YouTube

    Local Adventurer on Pinterest

    Recipe Esther JuLee Shared With Us:
    Water Radish Kimchi (Dongchimi)

    More About The Storied Recipe Podcast
    My weekly guests share a recipe cherished for its significance to their culture, heritage, memories, and family. I make, photograph, and share these recipes on my food and photography blog, www.thestoriedrecipe.com. During the interview, we use the recipe as a springboard and dive deep into the guest's life experiences, culture, and expertise. As a community, we become more grateful for the gift of food, better cooks and global citizens, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking. Support the podcast with a share or review: The Storied Recipe is more than a podcast. It is a community of curious, thoughtful individuals that love food, culture, and people. I depend on the community for feedback and the growth of the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider sending it to a friend or family member? Also, every review helps new listeners find the podcast. They mean so, so much to me personally. With all the different devices and podcast players out there, it can be a little tricky to figure out how to figure out how to leave one. If you click on this link, a really smart guy nam

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    Two Minute Test Message and 1 Big Question for YOU!

    Two Minute Test Message and 1 Big Question for YOU!

    Hello there, this is just a 2 minute message that I'm using to test a big change AND to ask you one big question. I'll be back Wednesday with a full episode. In the meantime, have a great day!


    More About The Storied Recipe Podcast
    My weekly guests share a recipe cherished for its significance to their culture, heritage, memories, and family. I make, photograph, and share these recipes on my food and photography blog, www.thestoriedrecipe.com. During the interview, we use the recipe as a springboard and dive deep into the guest's life experiences, culture, and expertise. As a community, we become more grateful for the gift of food, better cooks and global citizens, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking. Support the podcast with a share or review: The Storied Recipe is more than a podcast. It is a community of curious, thoughtful individuals that love food, culture, and people. I depend on the community for feedback and the growth of the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider sending it to a friend or family member? Also, every review helps new listeners find the podcast. They mean so, so much to me personally. With all the different devices and podcast players out there, it can be a little tricky to figure out how to figure out how to leave one. If you click on this link, a really smart guy named Daniel created a handy system that will automatically detect your device and help you easily leave a review!! Thanks so much! Leave a review using lovethepodcast.com/thestoriedrecipe.

    The Storied Recipe Podcast

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    Ep. 074: A Complicated Father’s Day with Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen

    Ep. 074: A Complicated Father’s Day with Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen

    Our experience of holidays are as diverse and complicated as families, emotions, and grief. In this Father’s Day episode, Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen explores all of these topics so beautifully and bravely. Anita’s father, Scott, wasn’t the typical dad, (if there is such a dad, really, outside of movies). His work brought him all over the world, where he embedded himself in the local cultures for months or even years at a time, away from his family. When Scott was home, he could sometimes be a loner when some moods hit. And yet, despite this, he was Anita’s caretaker, support system, music teacher, encourager, partner in adventure, and example in living a life of exploration and freedom, both in the kitchen and out of the kitchen. I’ll admit that, as I listened to Anita talk, I wanted to play armchair psychologist - to dive deep and try to make sense of her experience of her father in a way that I could categorize and explain for myself. But the reality is pretty simple. Anita and her dad were soulmates - they just got each other. They loved each other, they were there for each other, and they were a gift to one another. Whether Father’s Day is complicated by your personal experiences of family, regret, or grief or whether Father’s day is a joyful celebration of a man who was everything he should have been, Anita’s story will resonate and make you feel that Father’s Day has room for you and your experiences also.
    Highlights of Ep. 074 with Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen

    The exhausting, complicated process of grief
    Anita’s father as the rebel son, care taker, free spirt, traveler, writer, musician
    What Anita used to think every time she saw an airplane
    Scott's greatest legacy
    A Shepherd's Pie Recipe as a window into Scott's personality
    "A soulmate doesn't have to be a romantic partner"
    Anita's connection to her family's land
    Cooking wild thistles


    How to Contact Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen
    Website: www.wildthistlekitchen.com

    Instagram: @wild.thistle.kitchen

    Pinterest: @wildthistlekitchen

    Anita has written more about her father, Scott
    https://wildthistlekitchen.com/wild-thistles-and-wineberries
    https://wildthistlekitchen.com/a-cat-named-gravy/
    Recipes Related to Ep. 074 from Anita of Wild Thistle Kitchen
    Easy Traditional Cottage Pie (with ONE Secret Ingredient)
    More Storied Recipe Podcast Episodes About Food & Grief
    Ep. 065 with Adina Bailey, Founder of TakeThemAMeal

    Ep. 059 - A Sacred Conversation with Diana Silva, Mole Mama

    More Storied Recipe Podcast Episodes about Food and Holidays
    Ep. 064 - A Passover Episode with Marissa Wojcik

    Ep. 051 - The Annual Making of the Christmas Pudding

    Ep. 047 - The Thanksgiving Episode

    More About The Storied Recipe Podcast
    My weekly guests share a recipe cherished for its significance to their culture, heritage, memories, and family. I make, photograph, and share these recipes on my food and photography blog, www.thestoriedrecipe.com. During the interview, we use the recipe as a springboard and dive deep into the guest's life experiences, culture, and expertise. As a community, we become more grateful for the gift of food, better cooks and global citizens, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking. Support the podcast with a share or review: The Storied Recipe is more than a podcast. It is a community of curious, thoughtful individuals that love food, culture, and people. I depend on the community for feedback and the growth of the podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider sending it to a friend or family member? Also, every review helps new listeners find the podcast. They mean so, so much to me personally. With all the different devices and podcast players out there, it can be a little tricky to figure out how to figure out how to leave one. If you click on this link, a really smart guy named Daniel crea

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    Ep. 073 – Djiboutian Food at the Crossroads of Culture and Religion {with Rachel Pieh Jones}

    Ep. 073 – Djiboutian Food at the Crossroads of Culture and Religion {with Rachel Pieh Jones}

    I’m so excited to introduce you today to author Rachel Pieh Jones today. Rachel was introduced to me by one of my listeners named Judith. Judith forwarded me an essay Rachel wrote titled Bread Baked in the Heat of Hell and said she’d love to hear more from Rachel here on the podcast. The piece was beautifully written and truly transported me to a moment when the Djiboutian food, community, and religion intersected for Rachel in Djibouti, Africa, which has been her home for almost 20 years.

    In Djibouti, Rachel has raised 3 children in a cross-cultural setting that really couldn’t be more different than how she was raised in a small, insulated Midwestern town. As Rachel sought community in Djibouti, she began to question every premise of her own religion, Christianity, and the prevailing values of American culture, as she engaged with her Muslim friends and neighbors.

    Rachel has recently discussed these experiences openly and at length in her latest book Pillars: How My Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. I read the book after our interview and filled my phone with screenshots (the modern version of highlighting, haha).

    In my opinion, Rachel’s experiences, along with her unflinching introspection and raw honestly, highly qualify her to give me advice on how to lovingly and effectively engage with friends, neighbors, and acquaintances of other cultures and belief systems. I’m so thankful she’s here today to share more of her experiences and particularly what they can teach us about relating with our neighbors.  Specifically, Rachel shares 3 key words to keep in mind as we consider how to improve cross-cultural communication.

     
    Highlights of Ep. 073 with Rachel Pieh Jones

    Highlights
    120 and so dry skin can crack
    Where is Djibouti in Africa
    Camel trains carrying bricks of salt to barter with Ethiopians
    Sounds - the call to prayer, wild green parrots, fresh baguettes
    9 military bases in one small country
    The Do Good Better Project - the inherent problems in humanitarian and faith-based work, especially cross-culturally.
    Cultivating attitudes of humility, curiosity, and delight in cross-cultural experiences - ***
    Not being embarrassed to ask what we don’t know
    The role of food in finding delight in Djiboutian culture
    Food in welcome, grief, faith, and culture in Djibouti
    The role of fasting and feasting in Islam vs. Christianity
    Lack of food during COVID in Djibouti - and what American’s can learn from Djiboutians
    The communal aspect of making food together
    Keeping and adjusting American Thanksgiving traditions in Djibouti
    Why they bought their son a baguette-scented candle
    Why housekeepers have housekeepers in Djibouti

     
    How to Contact Rachel Pieh Jones
    Website: www.rachelpiehjones.com

    Instagram: @rachelpiehjones

    Do Good Better on Substack: rachelpiehjones.substack.com/

    Pillars: How My Muslim Friends Led Me Closer To Jesus on Amazon

    Rachel Pieh Jones on Amazon

     
    Recipes Related to Ep. 073 Djiboutian Food at the Crossroads of Culture and Religion {with Rachel Pieh Jones}
    Isku Dhex Kharis {Somali Rice Recipe}

     
    More Storied Recipe Podcast Episodes related to Ep. 073 Djiboutian Food at the Crossroads of Culture and Religion {with Rachel Pieh Jones}
    For more on the practices of feasting and fasting, particularly during Ramadan, tune into Episode 048: A Wanderer Through Life And A Lover Of Spice With Nadia Bandukda

    Muslim-American Nadia Bandukda eloquently explains why she observes Ramadan.

    If you’re interested in food and religion in general, you will also enjoy Ep 053: Food And Theology With Father Leo, The Priest Who Beat Bobby Flay or Ep. 064 – A Passover Episode With Challah Champ Marissa Wojcik

     
    More About The Storied Recipe Podcast
    My weekly guests share a recipe cherished for its significance to their culture, heritage, memories, and family. I make,

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 072 – Leprosy, Loyalty, Loss, and the Love of 3 Mothers

    Ep. 072 – Leprosy, Loyalty, Loss, and the Love of 3 Mothers

    Welcome, listeners, to this re-release of my interview with Suwanee Lennon. I first released this well over a year ago in January of 2020. Simply put this is one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard and I’m genuinely excited for you to hear it today. 

    Suwanee Lennon spent her childhood in a leprosy camp in Thailand. Within the gates of that camp, Suwanee endured extreme poverty and the fear of bullies who were there to victimize this vulnerable community. Outside the camp, Suwanee experienced rejection and mockery from unkind, or sometimes simply fearful, people. Although Suwanee never had leprosy herself, she never distanced herself from her leprous family. She was stood proudly by the side of her blind, maimed uncle as other jeered at them.

    Despite Suwanee’s loyalty, she did eventually leave the leprosy camp, and this came about through the love of a mother. In fact, Suwanee had not one, not two, but three mothers in her life - and all of them loved her enough to make the greatest sacrifice of all - to say goodbye to Suwanee, to give her a life they simply couldn’t have themselves.

    I promise you will finish this episode with awe in your hearts - awe for the resilience, strength, and love of the 4 women in this story; Suwanee and her 3 mothers.

    Just a heads up, it’s been about 16 months since I released this episode, so it’s definitely time to catch up with Suwanee. She and I will be going LIVE together on Instagram next Tuesday at 1pm, so make sure to tune in and listen to  us then.
    Highlights of This Episode:

    Learning about Suwanee's 3 loving mothers
    Her uncle's courage and dignity
    What survivor's eat
    Why Suwanee was no longer safe in her community
    The impact of world cuisine's on Suwanee's cooking
    A trip back to Thailand that took Suwanee full circle

     
    Recipes Associated With This Episode
    Spicy Ramen Noodles Recipe

     
    How To Find Suwanee Lennon
    Website: www.simplysuwanee.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/simplysuwanee/

    Instagram: @simply.suwanee



     

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    Ep. 071 – Plot Twist! When It’s NOT About the Story with Christine Pittman

    Ep. 071 – Plot Twist! When It’s NOT About the Story with Christine Pittman

    Christine Pittman is a successful businesswoman. She recently started the Time Management Insider podcast helping her audience streamline their home lives. Christine launched this podcast off the strength of two food blogs, one of which, CookTheStory, is among the highest ranked food blogs globally. Christine launched her food blog while finishing her dissertation in linguistics. In this episode, Christine shares the story of learning to love the fresh ingredients from her Baba’s massive garden and learning to cook in her parent’s Ukranian restaurants in Canada. But, plot twist! This is also the story of Christine learning (from her mother, it turns out), that to truly grow as a businesswoman, she had to let go of the story. She had to replace a focus on her own story with something even more important - a focus on the people she serves. I love this episode for Christine’s open, breezy speaking style, for her obvious wisdom, and for her willingness to disrupt any storyline with a better idea. Welcome to Christine and to all of you listeners. So glad you’re here.

     
    Highlights of Ep. 071 with Christine Pittman

    Why you need to know the why when you cook 
    Canada to Florida
    Baba and Dade and their huge garden
    When you let a kid name a restaurant this is what you get!
    Is it possible to love the hard work of restaurant ownership?
    Christine's parents are #relationshipgoals
    Running restaurants and running a blog: What's similar?
    Coming *this* close to a PhD in linguistics - and if Christine is happy with her decision
    When her hobby became a business and she lost her hobby
    What is the difference between a blog and a business?
    This ONE mindset shift made Christine's blog explode
    How does Christine define a business?
    How do you know if you’re ready to grow your blog? 
    Advice to new bloggers

     
    How to Connect With Christine Pittman
    Cook The Story Website: www.cookthestory.com

    The Cookful Website: www.thecookful.com

    Instagram: @cookthestory

    Pinterest: @cookthestory

    Podcast: Time Management Insider

     
    Recipes Related to Ep. 071 with Christine Pittman
    Dill Potato Salad Recipe

     


    More About The Storied Recipe Podcast
    The concept of The Storied Recipe is unique - every guest gives me a recipe that represents a cherished memory, custom, or person. I actually make, photograph, and share the recipe. During the interview, I discuss the memories and culture around the recipe, and also my experience (especially my mistakes and questions!) as I tried it. My listeners and I are a community that believes food is a love language unto itself. With every episode, we become better cooks and global citizens, more grateful for the gift of food, and we honor those that loved us through their cooking.

     

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