Sometimes you meet someone, even if it's on the radio that you feel you've known your entire life!! Meet Diane Perry Gardner. Truly, she a kindred spirit!! Diane bridges her move from South Carolina to Madison, CT with her love of food, family and cooking. And she did it by writing cookbooks - first very local with "What's Cooking Madison?", then she branched out to to the whole state with "What's Cooking Connecticut Shoreline?" and then spread her wings further with her recent book, "What's Cooking in New England" which is a collection of tried and true recipes from real people that Diane has tested and photographed. Check it out - you can even find some of Diane's southern specialties!! www.whatscookinginnewengland.com
I know we need a Diane, take two, on the radio show. Thank you Diane!!
Cynthia Close, Executive Director, says it best: "While many other cooking shows have been made for television none seem to present the potential that you describe to help salvage a part of many families history, passed down from mothers and Grandmothers to their children. In a way this is like “salvage anthropology”, and your goal to encourage the “buy local”, CSA movement that is really taking hold in America today, helps to address issues of the environment, sustainable living and sustainable agriculture all rolled into one."
Carole Murko is a culinary artist who learned how to cook by observing her
mother and grandmother since the age of 3. Throughout her life, Carole has
emulated their passion for entertaining, cooking and feeding friends and
Carole has become nostalgic for those long family meals and she tries to
recreate as many as possible for her “family” and friends. She’s discovered
through her friendships and entertaining that there are many stories,
histories and recipes to be shared. And, hence the development of Heirloom
Carole has an AB in Economics from Smith College, an MA in Economics from NYU, earned the CFA designation
and is a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. She is a member of
the Board of Trustees of Shakespeare and Company, member of the Board of
Trustees of Berkshire Grown, member of Berkshire Slow Food. And Carole has recently become co-host of a local, weekly radio show called
Radio2Women “Giving Women Voice.”