Listen: The Local Farey Tale of Berger Cookies

Episode Notes:

The Local Farey Tale of Berger Cookies is told in 4 chapters (averaging 10 minutes each) baking together the voices of the following Tale-Tellers… Joseph Abel (Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance), Charlie DeBaufre (Berger Cookies), Rodney Henry (Dangerously Delicious), Dean Krimmel (Creative Museum Services), Ross Nochumowitz (Baltimore in a Box) and Andrew Reiner (Washington Post Article)


Find out more: German Marylanders, Blue Crab Feast, Lexington Market, King Arthur Baking Berger Cookie Recipe, Baltimore Bomb, Baltimore in a Box Ice Cream, Casey Cares, Ariel S. Winter comments on Baltimore Bomb Pie, Goetze’s Caramel Cream


Credits: Music by Anisha Thomas, Artwork by Jonathan Reich, Narrator, Concept, Production and Editing by Nora Vetter

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The Local Farey Tale of Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing

8 oz “beginner size” bottle of Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing

Episode 4 pays tribute to one of my homestate’s favorite local fare: Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing.

I haven’t lived in Nebraska for over a decade but assembling this episode definitely brought back memories of visiting or passing through many of the towns mentioned…and of course having Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing readily available. Like many of the Tale-Tellers in this episode I didn’t immediately realize why so many restaurants didn’t have Dorothy Lynch when my Dad would request it (and then get a bit irritated when they suggested French Dressing as an alternative). I just figured these restaurants were either out of the dressing because it was so popular or oddly chose not to carry it. As I grew older, I realized how unique Dorothy Lynch was to the state and how amazing it was when restaurants and stores actually did carry it in and outside of the state. It’s kept going all these years based on it’s taste/reputation and whether you’re a Nebraskan or not, there will definitely be some unique tales to uncover about the person, Dorothy Lynch and her namesake dressing in this episode. You can listen to it here.

And keep an eye on the “Dorothy Lynch Home Style Dressing Tale-Teller” posts! Mena Sprague kindly shared some family photos that include a youngster Dorothy and I’m excited to share them with you.

Note: The photo is of a bottle of Dorothy Lynch that I won during a drawing at Nebraska Coast Connection. While I was tempted to keep it for myself, I decided to send it (and a branded magnet clip) to my now retired-to-South Carolina Dad. As seen in the photo below…I think he was pleased. 🙂

Photo provided by Rosalie Vetter

The Local Farey Tale of the Date Shake

Date Shake at Hadley’s Fruit Orchards in Cabazon, CA

Episode number 3 is complete! (And I’m already working on number 4!)

I encourage you to keep an eye on the “Date Shake Tale-Tellers” posts as I’ll be sharing some photos from Russell Schubert’s archive soon. I feel incredibly honored that he shared these Valerie Jean Date Shop related photos and articles with me and I look forward to sharing them with you!

Also, I’ll be offering “bonus” audio with “Date Shake Tale-Teller” posts on the Local Farey Tales Podcast Facebook and/or Instagram pages. I often end up with too many wonderful soundbites (a good problem to have) and so this is one way I can still share some with you! 🙂

In the meantime, you can listen to the episode under “Listen Here” on the menu or click this link. Then learn more via the hyperlinked Episode Notes.

Note: The photo is from the first (and only so far…) time I tried a Date Shake. As it becomes safer to travel, I look forward to properly exploring the “Date Shake Region” more thoroughly soon!

The Local Farey Tale of the Slugburger

Slugburger (mustard, pickle, hold the onions) at Borroum’s Drug Store, Corinth, MS

Whew! Made it to Episode 2 – The Local Farey Tale of the Slugburger!

I love interviewing Tale-Tellers but sometimes it just takes time to gather their stories. While I’d like to provide episodes more often, once a month feels like a pretty big accomplishment right now. I do hope you stick with me – and spread the word as I build momentum! 🙂

Be sure to follow Local Farey Tales Podcast on Facebook and/or Instagram to see featured Slugburger Tale-Teller posts and to share your own Slugburger Tales or tales of another local fare favorite.

In the meantime, you can listen to the episode under “Listen Here” on the menu or click this link. Then learn more via the hyperlinked Episode Notes.

Note: The photo is from the first (and only so far…) time I tried a Slugburger. Now that I know even more about them, I can’t wait to go back and explore the Slugburger Trail!

Listen: The Local Farey Tale of the Slugburger

Episode Notes:

The Local Farey Tale of the Slugburger is told in 5 chapters (averaging 10 minutes each) by mixing together the voices of the following Tale-Tellers…Annemarie Anderson (Southern Foodways Alliance), Angela Avent (Main Street Corinth), Bryan Huff (The Independent Appeal), Jessica Huff (McNairy County EDC and Chamber of Commerce), Ms. Pat Knight (Pat’s Cafe), Derek Pirtle (Dub’s Burgers), Holly Poynor (Latham’s Hamburger Inn), Christi Knight White (Johnnie’s Drive-In), Whitney Worsham (Crossroads Museum), and Boyd Yarbrough (Oren Dunn City Museum)

Find out more: Willie Weeks, Weeks Family Slugburger History, Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History of the Slugburger, Dudie Burger Festival, Blue Suede Cruise, Slugburger Festival, Rockabilly Highway Revival, Jumpin’ Gene Simmons, Brittany Howard“Stay High” Video, Charley KylesThe Slugburger Song Commercial

Credits: Music by Anisha Thomas, Artwork by Jonathan Reich, Narrator, Concept, Production and Editing by Nora Vetter

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