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Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast covering topics of interest to older women. Then show is hosted by Denise Vivaldo.

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Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast covering topics of interest to older women. Then show is hosted by Denise Vivaldo.

    Joshua Fitzwater’s Watermelon Obsession

    Joshua Fitzwater’s Watermelon Obsession

    The publisher of Southern Grit Magazine is with us this week to talk watermelon, Virginian food, mid-century modern furniture, Joseph Hemings, watermelon, breakfast, Megan Thee Stallion, chicken muddle, and watermelon! Fitz talks about photographing his magazine (his photography is gorgeous), Carla Hall critiquing his watermelon jam, how yock originated in Virginia not New Orleans, among many other subjects.



    Fitz’s links:

    Magazine: https://southerngritmagazine.com

    Watermelon journey: https://southerngritmagazine.com/heirloom-hunters-watermelons/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jfitz021

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1011288776108149/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southern_grit_magazine/

    Richmond Magazine article: https://richmondmagazine.com/restaurants-in-richmond/food-news/red-n-sweet-watermelon/

    Read: Virginia Barbecue; A History by Joseph Hanes, https://www.amazon.com/Virginia-Barbecue-History-American-Palate/dp/1467136735/ref=sr_1_1


    Watch: The Bradford Watermelon Story -- The Mind of A Chef  https://youtu.be/ljFJJ4kcNqU


    Learn more about watermelons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JtpvQdnmDs

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 36 min
    Michael Twitty, Author of Koshersoul and The Cooking Gene

    Michael Twitty, Author of Koshersoul and The Cooking Gene

    Michael Twitty is with us this week to talk about ethnic and culinary history, his Southern Discomfort Tour and his books, The Cooking Gene and Koshersoul. Michael is a culinary historian and food writer.



    His award-winning book, The Cooking Gene, traces his ancestry through food from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. In Koshersoul, Michael explores two of the most distinctive cultures in the world: the foods and traditions of the Aftican Atlantic, and the global Jewish diaspora.

    Michael’s links:

    Website: https://koshersoulbook.com

    Book: https://amzn.to/3O8t0CG

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KosherSoul

    Blog: https://afroculinaria.com

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 38 min
    Sisterhood of the Traveling Cheese Wheel with Coleen Kirnan

    Sisterhood of the Traveling Cheese Wheel with Coleen Kirnan

    Coleen Kirnan from Tuscan Women Cook is with us to talk about her immersive Tuscan cooking tours which are up and running again! There’s even a new online marketplace so you can shop the area even if you can’t get there yet.



    Coleen has been welcoming guests to Montefollonico in the province of Sienna for over 20 years, after a drastic midlife change in her career. She creates an insider’s Italian itinerary filled with friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, translators, and private cooking classes in local rustic kitchen with nonas. Below, she shares a recipe for Tuscan Olive Oil Cake!

    Coleen’s links:

    Website: https://tuscanwomencook.com

    Book: https://tuscanwomencook.com/cookbook/

    Marketplace: https://tuscanwomencook.com/mercato-centrale/

    Atlas pasta machine: https://a.co/d/4TLCaPx

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuscanwomencook/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/2scanwomencook

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tuscanwomencook/

    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuscanwomencook

    Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1221714-d7714561-Reviews-Tuscan_Women_Cook-Montefollonico_Torrita_di_Siena_Tuscany.html



    Tuscan Olive Oil Cake

    Makes 8-12 servings

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 Tbsp corn starch
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1 cup light olive oil
    1 1/4 cup milk
    3 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    ½ cup lemon juice
    Zest from 3 lemons
    Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

    Place a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch cake pan. Line bottom and sides with parchment paper OR dust it with flour.
    2. Stir together the flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl until well combined.
    3. Combine the olive oil and milk in a separate bowl.
    4. Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Stir in the extract, lemon juice and zest. Stir in the dry ingredients alternating with the olive oil mixture in two or three additions. Use a flexible spatula and mix only enough to ensure that the flour is moistened.
    5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is set and golden on top, for 45 to 50 minutes. The cake will have risen slightly, and the top will spring back when lightly pressed with a finger.
    6. Cool the cake for 20 minutes on a cooling rack. Carefully unmold the cake onto a serving plate. Allow the cake to cool completely. Dust with confectioner’s sugar before cutting it into wedges and serving.
     

    Variations:
    Use any kind of nut or non-dairy milk in place of the whole milk.

    Substitute any kind of citrus juice and zest for the lemon juice and lemon zest. Or use a combination. Orange and lemon juice are common. Use limoncello or vin santo in place of the lemon juice too.

    Orange flower water, rose water or grappa may be used in place of the vanilla extract.

     

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 45 min
    Books, Money & Food with Sandra Gutierrez

    Books, Money & Food with Sandra Gutierrez

    We continue our chat with Sandra Gutierrez. We talk money, and the re-release of her book, Latin American Street Foods!



    Sandra is an expert on Latin American cuisine, a journalist, and a food historian. Her work has been widely published in magazines and in newspapers across the country. Links below to her PBS show, The New Southern Latino Table, and to the Huffington Post article mentioned in the episode.

    Her book, The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes that Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America & The American South, is credited with discovering a new culinary movement and her a new culinary movement and is on exhibit at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

    Sandra shares her recipe for Peach Pico de Gallo with us. Fantastic on seafood, pork or chicken!



    Peach Pico de Gallo

    Ingredients:

    1½ cups peeled, pitted and chopped peaches (not too ripe)

    ½ cup plum tomatoes, seeded, deveined and chopped

    ¼ cup minced red onion

    ¼ cup minced cilantro

    1 tablespoon minced jalapenos (seeded, if less heat is desired)

    Juice of one lime (or to taste)

    Salt and pepper to taste

     

    In a medium bowl, combine the peaches, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and lime juice and stir well; season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

     

    ©Copyright Sandra A. Gutierrez 2022; All Rights Reserved.

     

    Sandra’s links:

    Website: https://www.sandraskitchenstudio.com

    Books: https://www.pinterest.com/alfabase/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandralatinista/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandralatinista

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandralatinista/

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alfabase/

    Huffington Post article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sandra-gutierrez_l_612e6807e4b04778bffd7771

    Watch: https://www.pbs.org/video/sandra-gutierrez-the-new-southern-latino-table-8cexyu/

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 38 min
    Never Give Up with Sandra Gutierrez

    Never Give Up with Sandra Gutierrez

    Sandra Gutierrez chats with us this week about gaining the confidence to write cookbooks and never giving up. She also tells us about her recovery from a broken neck and not knowing if she would live through surgery or ever be able to move again.



    Sandra is an expert on Latin American cuisine, a journalist, and a food historian. Her work has been widely published in magazines and in newspapers across the country. 

    Her book, The New Southern-Latino Table: Recipes that Bring Together the Bold and Beloved Flavors of Latin America & The American South, is credited with discovering a new culinary movement and her a new culinary movement and is on exhibit at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.

    Sandra shares her recipe for Elotes Locos with us. It’s a delicious, quick and easy summer side dish!



    Grilled Corn with Crema and Cheese (Elotes Locos)

    Makes 6 servings

    Ingredients:

    6 ears of corn on the cob (very fresh corn)

    1/2 cup Mexican crema or crème fraiche

    1/2 cup mayonnaise

    1 cup crumbled Queso Cotija (or Parmesan)

    Ancho chile powder (to taste)

    Directions:

          Place corn in a large pot of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes; remove from heat; set aside. Heat a grill until moderately hot. Grill corn, turning until slightly charred and tender. In the meantime, combine crema and mayonnaise in a measuring cup; set aside. Place crumbled cheese in a shallow plate.

          When corn is nicely grilled, remove from grill and wrap the bottom ¼ in aluminum foil (to make a handle. Dip into the crema mixture, rolling well until coated. Roll in the cheese to coat; top with as much chile powder as you like. Serve immediately.

    Copyright© Sandra Gutierrez, 2022; All Rights Reserved.

     

    Sandra’s links:

    Website: https://www.sandraskitchenstudio.com

    Books: https://www.pinterest.com/alfabase/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandralatinista/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandralatinista

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandralatinista/

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/alfabase/

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 40 min
    The Gospel Bird with Debra Freeman

    The Gospel Bird with Debra Freeman

    Debra Freeman is back with us to talk about her latest adventures! She has a fantastic new article out on Eater: Freedom, Finances and Fried Chicken, and a delicious new podcast on the Whetstone Radio Collective, Setting the Table.



    Debra has written for Plate Magazine, Epicurious, Garden and Gun, Pit Magazine, Gravy, Southern Grit Magazine, and Gastro Obscura, has had her work featured in Huffington Post and The New York Times, and has done cultural commentary for BBC Radio and other international outlets. Freeman writes about the intersection of race, culture, and food.

     

    Excerpted from Freedom, Finances and Fried Chicken by Debra Freeman:

    Even though Black women are the reason you can look at menus all over the country and see fried chicken, the impact of Black women in the culinary space extends far beyond that single dish and needs to be acknowledged. It is clear their hands have touched nearly every facet of what we consider American food, yet their achievements are rarely spoken about or celebrated, let alone celebrated to the same degree as many others in the food space. The skills born of necessity during enslavement later became the tools to support their families and their communities, and because of their skill and culinary innovation, the recipes spread throughout the country, leaving dishes that still endure.

    We cannot be certain of the first person to fry chicken in America, but everyone who enjoys the Gospel Bird owes a debt to the Black women who cooked under unimaginable conditions to create a better life for themselves and their families. Without their ingenuity, talent, and knowledge, our nation would be far less delicious.

     

    Debra’s links:

    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/setting-the-table/id1612896458

    Article: https://www.eater.com/23156528/fried-chicken-south-virginia-black-women-history

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deb.freeman.125

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/audiophilegirl

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiophilegirl/

     

    Women Beyond a Certain Age is an award-winning weekly podcast with Denise Vivaldo. She brings her own lively, humorous, and experienced viewpoint to the topics she discusses with her guests. The podcast covers wide-ranging subjects of importance to older women.

     

    SHOW LINKS

    Website: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WomenBeyond/
    Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WomenBeyond/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbeyondacertainage/
    Episode archive: https://womenbeyond.podbean.com
    Email us: WomenBeyond@icloud.com
    Denise Vivaldo is the host of WBACA. Her info lives here: https://denisevivaldogroup.com/
    More of Denise’s info is here: https://denisevivaldo.com
    Cindie Flannigan is the producer WBACA. Her info lives here: https://linktr.ee/cindieflannigan
    Denise and Cindie’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Vivaldo/e/B001K8QNRA%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Sassygirlooiweeee ,

Amazing!

I love Denise and this podcast makes me love her more. Great guest, great topics, and Denise is able to share the details of her life and times is such a vivid way. Each episode is a gem.

Mikelann V. ,

Denise is a great interviewer

I’m pretty sure there’s no topic Denise won’t tackle. She’s a great interviewer and I love how much she shares from her own life. Makes me happy about age!

CFConnections ,

Great Perspectives and Insights

Loving the encouragement and explorations on how amazing it is to be older. Feels like chatting with good friends who don't need to be other than what they are, with the wisdom and grace to embrace it all and enjoy every last morsel of lfe.

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