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- Eats: Dr John’s favorite Raccoon Stew (adapted for available ingredients), Pralines, Sazerac
- Tunes: Spotify Playlist here, and some videos below
- Bonus Tunes: Iko Iko hack: get your guests jammin’ along via these easy ways to play Iko Iko on piano (chords & melody), guitar, electric bass, shaker and of course voice.
We have been a bit quiet, so we wanted to provide a brief update: the Cultures Capsules team has been hard at work behind the scenes:
- overhauling the website,
- creating a video clip of our events,
Story: Remembering Beryl through her food, favorite music, and little stories about her.
Eats: Curried Goat, Rice and Peas*, Fried Sweet Plantains, Sliced Fresh Veggies, Carrot-Lime Juice, Apple Crisp with Rum Raisin Ice Cream
Playlist: Hit play on this free Spotify playlist to hear some of Beryl’s favorite music.
Transport yourself to Quimper (pronounced “Kalm-pair”), for the Festival de Cornouaille, celebrating the rich cultural history of Brittany, in France. Make sure to have some French hard cider on hand to have with your galettes complète de Breton, and leave the music to us via this free playlist.
File this one away for next summer or do an indoor version, with our nature sounds playlist and transport you and your table guests to a warm summer evening in New England. Or, maybe you’re in the southern hemisphere counting down the days to your early summer harvest and want to transform your bounty, New England style?
Eats: Two very different ways to prepare farina for breakfast: Cream of Wheat & Upma
Tunes: Free Spotify playlist: a compilation of Dixieland songs from mom’s childhood breakfasts
Story: Childhood foods of our parents, extreme variations on a theme
Eats: Israeli Brunch Feast: Shakshuka, Challah, Israeli Chopped Salad, Tahini Sauce, Tahini Cookies, Turkish Coffee and Mint Tea
Stories: Simple, standard meals made special, simply by sharing them with friends for whom they are not standard, nor simple.
Tunes: Israeli Classic Rock, a free Spotify playlist
Eats: Katayef, Aawami, Freekeh, Shorbet Adas, Maamoul, typical pre-meal
Audio: Gorgeous audio recitation of Quran, free via Spotify
Story: Hanadi Doleh reflects on Ramadan celebrations over the years,and offers us a way to experience some of what moves her at Ramadan.
Eats: Crawfish Monica, Red Beans & Rice, Pralines
Tunes: Compiled a Spotify playlist favorite New Orleans musicians and songs
Story: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! If you can’t get to the fairgrounds, bring the fun to you!