Thursday, January 29, 2009

What's Cooking Grandma?

There's a website called What's Cooking Grandma? that is a marvelous collision of the traditional and the technical. The website is a collection of videos of grandmothers cooking. The grannies come from a number of countries (including Brazil and Finland), but England and America represent the majority.

If everyone got out there and filmed his or her grandmother cooking something, this could be an incredible repository of old-fashioned home-cooking. There are instructions for how to add your grandmother and her video to the site. Come on all you guys, get out there and let grandma have her moment in the internet sun!!

To give you a taste of it, here is a video of 92-year-old Gran Hilda from Manchester making parkin, which is an oatmeal and molasses cake traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night.

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