Stories / Awards

Meet the 2015 Radio Show/Audio Webcast Broadcast Nominees

Maggie Borden

Maggie Borden

April 17, 2015


Radio has been drawing listeners into the “kitchen of the mind” since the era of the recipe-sharing shows of the 1940s and '50s. But it’s not just eager homemakers tuning in these days—the audience for food-based content has exploded, and radio stations have risen to the challenge, producing fascinating new shows that offer glimpses of past, present, and future cultures through the dishes and recipes that have defined them. 


All Things Considered’s “Found Recipes”
Host: Melissa Block, Audie Cornish, and Robert Siegel
Producers: Julia Redpath Buckley, Serri Graslie, and Melissa Gray
Airs on: NPR

NPR’s “Found Recipes,” cataloges the hidden gems discovered by cooks, bakers, and food writers of all backgrounds and experience, from a listener’s favorite sandwich with a crucial secret ingredient, to JBF Award winner Sean Brock’s milkshake homage to the King.  [Image above]

Hidden Kitchens World
Producers: The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)
Airs on: NPR

On Hidden Kitchens, the Kitchen Sisters explore the unexpected places where cooking cultures arise, both at home in America and across the globe. Through these collected oral histories, food becomes a lens through which to view the triumphs and tragedies of human experience, from the homeless George Foreman grill masters to the dissident dwellers of the Soviet communal apartments.

Quick Bites
Host: Vivian Goodman
Producer: Vivian Goodman
Airs on: WKSU
Vivian Goodman’s Quick Bites highlights the bounty produced by the artisans of Northeast Ohio, revealing that a region once known for its industrial innovation can claim a similar can-do spirit when it comes to kefir, kombucha, and much more.

Read all 2015 Beard Awards coverage here.