Monday, March 12, 2007

Where Are Los Angeles' Hidden Kitchens?

That's what NPR's Kitchen Sisters want to know. Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva -- who call themselves the "Kitchen Sisters" -- are coming to town at the end of the month, appearing at the Hammer Museum in Westwood.

The free March 29 event will include radio stories, special guest readings and "some L.A. hidden kitchen stories."

To prepare for the event, we recently heard from the Kitchen Sisters' associate producer, who says the duo are looking for L.A. stories. I assume they'd love to hear about obscure taco stands, and perhaps some of L.A.'s remaining legendary restaurants. And in a multicultural city like L.A., there are more than enough traditions and rituals for them to cover.

The assoc. produce, Laura Folger, writes:

The Kitchen Sisters are known for documenting and preserving American culture and traditions...through storytelling, oral histories, and through food - secret, below-the-radar, unexpected hidden kitchens and disappearing traditions and rituals.

I thought you might like to know that LA's Hammer Museum (Wilshire and Westwood) is presenting an evening with The Kitchen Sisters - featuring radio stories, special guest readings and some LA hidden kitchens stories on Thursday, March
29th. Perhaps you have some LA hidden kitchens to share ?

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