Sweet, savory, spicy recipes and stories are discovered as millennial home-chef builds a new, generational cookbook from local, time-honored family specialties.
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Polly welcomes fellow millennial, Janelle Carpenter, into the kitchen to recreate her father’s favorite butter tart recipe that she inherited from a grandmother she never met.
Christa Niravong shows Polly how to make homemade Chinese dumplings. This recipe is one that her family brought from their experience in a refugee camp in Laos to their new home in Canada.
Former Cambridge Mayor, Doug Craig, joins Polly in the kitchen to teach her how to make his family’s traditional Raspberry Cake. He also shares his story of going from foster care to becoming one of the city’s most beloved leaders.
Orphaned at birth, Colleen Brown worked hard to find her family roots and personal history. Her research uncovered a rich Mennonite history that she is rediscovering through cooking. In this episode, she shares a rhubarb butter cake with Polly.
Fizal Bacchus joins Polly in the kitchen to teach her his family’s Guyanese Curry Chicken. Once saved only for special occasions during his upbringing in Guyana, this recipe is now a regular meal that offers a taste of home.
Super-sweet grandmother, Oma Van Lieshout, whips up some apple pancakes with Polly. Oma shares the simple dish’s surprising backstory of survival and kindness from the German-occupied Netherlands in World War 2.