On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Vinegar pie was a Depression-era concoction born out of necessity; when access to traditional sweet fillings was scarce, bakers got creative. The dish is one of many old recipes that have shown up on modern menus with contemporary twists. And at the region’s bars, mixologists have taken to updating traditional drink recipes, too — like the rickey, a cocktail first introduced in nineteenth century Washington. Kojo chats with the locals behind the trend about how they’re making the old new again at the region’s restaurants and bars.
Recipes From The Guests
Across the region, chefs and bartenders are scouring antique recipe books for inspiration for their menus. Cooking styles and access to ingredients have evolved dramatically over the past century, offering the chance for creative, contemporary twists on classic creations.
Most Recent Shows
Kojo talks with author Briana Thomas about her book “Black Broadway In Washington D.C.,” and the District’s rich Black history.
Poet, essayist and editor Kevin Young is the second director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. He joins Kojo to talk about his vision for the museum and how it can help us make sense of this moment in history.
Ms. Woodruff joins us to talk about her successful career in broadcasting, how the field of journalism has changed over the decades and why she chose to make D.C. home.