Ever wonder what inspires, obsesses and ignites the Kitchen Sisters? Find out during this hour-plus showcase of audio (and other less-evolved art forms) culled from their accidental archive and the stirring work of others.
Among other surprises you'll hear shards of sound, music, film clips, and many, many stories.
The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) are producers of the duPont-Columbia Award-winning and James Beard Award-nominated NPR series Hidden Kitchens, and the two Peabody Award-winning NPR series, Lost & Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project. Hidden Kitchens, heard on Morning Edition, explores the world of secret, unexpected, below-the-radar cooking across America - how communities come together through food. The series inspired their first book, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More from NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2005, and nominated for a James Beard Award for Best Writing on Food.
TFC has more from The Kitchen Sisters.
Inspired by this article by musician (and sonic hero to many) Brian Eno, the Kitchen Sisters closed out the Conference by leading the room in a rousing hootenanny. A full band materialized (seemingly) out of thin air, with 350 radio producers enthusiastically singing "16 Tons" and "I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends." The start of a new TCF Conference tradition? We certainly hope so.
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