|Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12pm
Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
The Kitchen Sisters bring their KQED radio series, The Making Of… to Maker Faire. Davia and Nikki will tell the stories behind the stories of the diverse range of makers they are meeting and profiling in our community.
|Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Kitchen Sisters on To the Best of Our Knowledge
The Kitchen Sisters talk about their KQED series, The Making Of… on this TTBOOK episode about makers.
|May 30 & 31, June 1, 2013
The Making Of…at SFMOMA
A Celebration of The Making Of… What’s being made in the Bay Area and Why, the KQED series produced by The Kitchen Sisters. Event details TBA.
PAST APPEARANCES & EVENTS
|Monday, April 22, 2013
An Evening with Localore at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
The Kitchen Sisters and the rest of the Localore 10 will be screening stories from our respective Localore projects.
|Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Recording Workshop in NEW YORK CITY.
10am-1pm, at WNYC Radio REGISTER HERE.
This workshop is sponsored by AIR (The Association of Independents in Radio).
|Sunday, April 7, 2013
IACP Conference, San Francisco
Dirt to Digital: Real Food in a Virtual World
The Kitchen Sisters will be part of Telling Stories on Radio, a panel discussing the intersection of food and radio at this year’s International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference. Other panelists include: Kathy Gunst, resident chef, Here and Now (WBUR); Chef Evan Kleiman, author of Notes from a Maine Kitchen; host John Rudolph, Good Food (KCRW) and Executive Producer Feet in Two Worlds.
|Saturday, April 20, 2013
TFI INTERACTIVE at Tribeca Film Festival, New York City
The Kitchen Sisters present a story at the Second Annual TFI INTERACTIVE conference, part of the Tribeca Film Festival, along with other Localore producers.
|Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Kitchen Sisters Interviewing & Recording Workshop in San Francisco.
Morning workshop: 10am-1pm (register here) SOLD OUT
Afternoon workshop: 2:30pm-5:30pm (register here) SOLD OUT
|Saturday, March 16, 2013
SXSW Music: Nick Drake & Way To Blue. The Kitchen Sisters take us behind the scenes into rehearsal, sound check, and the making of the new Nick Drake tribute record. With Robyn Hitchcock and Joe Boyd.
|Monday, March 11, 2013 9:30am-11:30am
SXSW Interactive: The Pop Up Archive: Build an Archive and Make it Count, with Anne Wootton and Bailey Smith where The Kitchen Sisters’ Accidental Archive is featured.
|Saturday, March 9, 2013
SXSW Film: This Ain’t No Mouse Music. About the journey of Arhoolie Records’ Chris Strachwitz. The Kitchen Sisters are part of this down home documentary.
|January 24, 2013
Beyond Bubbie: Stories from the Recipe Box
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Storytelling and recipes by The Kitchen Sisters of NPR, Karen Leibowitz of Mission Street Food, and music by Rob Reich. Hosted by David Sax author of Save the Deli. The “Iron Bubbie Knish-Off” with Wise Sons Deli ‘s Leo Beckerman and comedienne Lynn Ruth Miller competing against Evan Bloom and his mother Linda Bloom. Sommelier Amy Goldberger pairs with comedienne Caitlin Gill. Bi-Rite purveyor Sam Mogannam interviews his mom about food and memory.
|January 17, 2013
The Making Of… Zeega — A Night of Stories, Inventions & Surprise
SoundCloud, 500 Treat Ave. San Francisco, 7-8:30 pm
Join The Kitchen Sisters, Zeega, KQED, AIR and special guest Evan Holm and his Submerged Turntable
for a Launch Party & Workshop.Bring your laptop.
|October 7, 2012
Third Coast International Audio Festival
The Kitchen Sisters host the Third Coast Audio Festival Awards Ceremony celebrating the best feature and documentary work worldwide on radio and the internet.
|August 13, 2012
Eel Pie Island
Produced by The Kitchen Sisters
Airs on NPR’s All Things Considered
|July 28 & 29, 2012 Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra World Premiere
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, Santa Cruz, CA
An evening-length, symphonic, multi-media work exploring the lives of girls and the women they become—stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities—women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide.Inspired by the Hidden World of Girls series on NPR produced by The Kitchen Sisters.This exciting collaboration brings together a team of artists from a range of mediums—The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva/Davia Nelson) as lead artists/concept, Laura Karpman as lead composer/creative director, three female composers (Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Alexandra du Bois and Clarice Assad), multi-media technology and art studio Obscura Digital with Creative Director Marta Salas-Porras, along with Producers Maria Walcutt, Vajra Alaya-maitreya and Jennifer Spratt and Engineer Mary Franck, and MacArthur Fellow, conductor Marin Alsop.
|July 19, 2012
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop
(10:00 AM-1:00 PM & 2:30 PM-5:00 PM), San Francisco
|April 25, 2012
Pop Up Magazine: Issue #6—A Live Event
Davies Symphony Hall. More information here.
|March 3, 2012
WOW-Women of the World
Keynote Address by The Kitchen Sisters
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MD
|October 27, 2011
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop & Sound Doctor Session
(10:00 AM-1:00 PM), Santa Cruz, CA.
|October 17, 2011
Association of Personal Historians Annual Conference
Keynote address by Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters. More information here.
|October 7, 2011
Hidden World of Girls Presentation by Davia Nelson
Views and Brews at the Cactus Cafe, Austin, TX, 2:30 PM.
Free and open to the public. More details here.
|October 6, 2011
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop(10:00 AM-1:00 PM)
Sound Doctor Session (2:00 PM-5:00 PM)
San Francisco, CA.
To sign up or for more information, please contact us here.
|October 4, 2011
The Kitchen Sisters at Sonoma Country Day School
The Contemporary Issues Series
Healdsburg, CA. Details.
|May 5, 2011
National Cooperative Grocers Association Marketing Matters Conference
Keynote address by The Kitchen Sisters
Minneapolis, MN. More information here.
|April 13, 2011
Women Who Frame the World
A Symposium on Creativity
, at ODC Dance Theater, San Francisco, CA. Details.
|March 31, 2011
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop, San Francisco, CA.
If you or someone you know would like to attend contact us here.
|March 17, 2011
Pop Up Magazine: Sidebar, SFMOMA
San Francisco, CA.
In conjunction with the exhibit, “How Wine Became Modern.” Details.
|December 9, 2010
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop
San Francisco, CA.
|November 18, 2010
Word of Mouth Marketing Association
Keynote Address by The Kitchen Sisters. WOMMA Summit, Las Vegas, For more information visit www.womma.org November 7, 2010, Vegas Valley Book Festival, Las Vegas, NV
The Kitchen Sisters will take part in Feasting on Words, a celebration of food and literature. Vist www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org
|October 21-25, 2010
Terra Madre, Turin, Italy. A gathering of chefs, farmers, food activists, artists, educators, and students united by a common goal of global sustainability in food. Davia will be interviewing and gathering stories for Hidden Kitchens World.
|September 21, 2010WGBH, Boston—Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound
The Kitchen Sisters with Ira Glass, Jay Allison and John Biewen discussing More information here.
September 9, 2010
Pop Up Magazine: A Live Event, with The Kitchen Sisters, Mary Roach, Jim Goldberg, Jon Mooallem, and more.
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco – More information here.
August 7, 2010
Davia Nelson in conversation wit Alice Waters author of
Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart
Pt. Reyes Station, CA, Toby’s Feed Barn, 7:30 PM
July 26, 2010
Reality Radio Presentation & book signing
Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies
Durham, North Carolina, 7:00 PM
June 23, 2010
A Conversation with The Kitchen Sisters interviewed live on stage by Jane Ganahl
142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA
More information including how to purchase tickets here.
June 14, 2010—Porchlight Storytelling Series: “Kitchen Confidential.” Featuring stories by The Kitchen Sisters’ Nikki Silva, Dawn Agnew, Cecilia Chiang, Saul Nadler, Jeremy Townsend and more. For details visit www.porchlightsf.com.
May 26, 2010
Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop
San Francisco, CA
March 26-27, 2010
WAMMFest Women and Minorities in Media Festival hosted by the Electronic, Media & Film Department at Towson University.
The Kitchen Sisters will be teaching a master class, Friday, March 26 and taking part in festivites on March 27. Towson University, Baltimore, MD. Visit the WAMMFest website for more information.
March 6, 2010—Third Coast FilmLESS Festival, Chicago, IL. The Kitchen Sisters will be taking part in an event to launch the new book “Reality Radio” with Ira Glass, Joe Richman and others. For more information and to purchase a pass to the day-long festival, visit: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/listening_room_other_events.asp
February 3, 2010—UCSC Women’s Club, Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 11:30 AM. For more information visit: http://womensclub.ucsc.edu/
November 5, 2009—Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop. Davia is conducting a three-hour basic recording and interviewing workshop from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in San Francisco. Send us an email to register or if you would like more information. A duplicate workshop will also take place on October 29.
October 29, 2009—Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop. Davia is conducting a three-hour basic recording and interviewing workshop from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in San Francisco. Send us an email to register or if you would like more information. A duplicate workshop will also take place on November 5.
September 24, 2009—Birmingham Southern College, Dialogue on Food. The Kitchen Sisters present an oral history and audio production workshop as part of Birmingham Southern’s year-long cross disciplinary series of discussions about what we eat and why.
September 16, 2009—Public Radio Program Directors Conference, Cleveland. Kitchen Sister Davia Nelson moderates “Get Social: From Online Tools to Real Live Community” with panelists Melissa Barkely, PRI, Andy Carvin, NPR and Joe Sheppa, ideastream.
May 24, 2009—The Kitchen Sisters Present at Meyer Sound, Berkeley. An evening with The Kitchen Sisters in support of the Berkeley Public Library May 12, 2009—California Endowment Hidden Kitchens Event, Los Angeles. The Kitchen Sisters present “Who Glues Your Community Together Through Food?” A Night of California Hidden Kitchens. The Kitchen Sisters and guests at the California Endowment in Downtown LA, including food from Homegirl’s Cafe, Let’s Be Frank hot dog cart, and the Kogi Korean BBQ truck
May 7, 2009—Food Matters, UC Santa Barbara. Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at UC Santa Barbara. Visit their website for more information.
April 22, 2009—Pop Up Magazine: A Live Event. Featuring contributors to This American Life, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, best-selling authors, award-winning filmakers and The Kitchen Sisters. At the Brava Theater in San Francisco. For more information visit www.popupmagazine.com
April 18, 2009—Benefit Dinner for Edible Education, Los Angeles. With Alice Waters, Callie Khouri, T Bone Burnett, Ayelet Waldman, The Kitchen Sisters and chef Scott Peacock. For more information visit www.chezpanissefoundation.org
April 7-8, 2009—The Kitchen Sisters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with public radio station WUNC
March 16-18, 2009—South by Southwest Festival, Austin. The Kitchen Sisters are releasing a new book Hidden Kitchens Texas: Stories, Recipes and More. Blurb, a new print-on-demand publishing company, invited us to create a book based on our Hidden Kitchens Texas radio special narrated by Willie Nelson. We’d love to see you at the book launch festivities at South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin.
March 18, 2009—BBQ the Texas Way, SxSW panel featuring The Kitchen Sisters, Texas writer Joe Nick Patoski, and Texas cookbook writer and author Robb Walsh. 1:30—Hidden Kitchens Texas Booksigning, Barnes & Nobel, SXSW Exhibit Hall
March 17, 2009—Ranch 616, Austin, TX. Hidden Kitchens Texas Launch Party March 16, 2009—The Tap Room/Six Lounge, Austin, TX. Blurb Publishing is hosting a bash as part of the South by Southwest. They’ll be featuring their new publishing technology including The Kitchen Sisters’ new book Hidden Kitchens Texas
January 2009—Black History Month Special ”Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs” Hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard.
November 19, 2008—NPR’s Susan Stamberg in Conversation with The Kitchen Sisters Washington D.C. Historical Society 801 K Street, NW Washington, DC 2001
November 6, 2008—Around the Kitchen Table. Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters talks with Curator Marla Novo about Hidden Kitchens and the Museum’s latest exhibit of kitchen artifacts from their permanent collection. Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, 705 Front Street. 7:00 pm.
October 9-11, 2008—The Kitchen Sisters at the Third Coast Festival Conference Perfect Pitch — Producers perfect their pitching skills by presenting their ideas to The Kitchen Sisters, Bob Boilen of NPR Music, Jane Feltes of This American Life, hosted by Neenah Ellis Favorite Things—The Kitchen Sisters close the conference with the annual Favorite Things session Hotel Orington in Evanston, Il.
August 26, 2008—Author and Nutritionist & Food Activist, Marion Nestle in Conversation with Davia Nelson about her new book, Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine, Commonwealth Club, of San Francisco 6:00 pm
August 23, 2008—The Kitchen Sisters on Re-Sound from WBEZ in Chicago. The Third Coast Festival presents The Sandbox Show featuring some of the early Kitchen Sisters stories heard on NPR, including their second story ever, The Legend of Ernie Morgan: The One Handed Pool Player.
July 31, 2008—The Birth of Rice-A-Roni. Hidden Kitchens Story # 31 —The worlds of a young Canadian immigrant, an Italian pasta-making family and an old Armenian woman converge in this story of the creation of “the San Francisco Treat.”
June 26, 2008—Garden Allotments: A London Kitchen Vision. Hidden Kitchens Story #30 — London’s historical garden allotments where immigrants, families, retirees, chefs — people from all walks of life — come together to create a kitchen community like no other.
June 19, 2008—New York Festivals Broadcast Radio Awards Ceremony . The Kitchen Sisters receive the Gold Award in the Culture and Arts Category for their hour long special Hidden Kitchens Texas
June 8, 2009—Hidden Kitchens Texas nominated for James Beard Award. James Beard Foundation Award Ceremony. Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York June 7, 2008—“What is it about Men & Meat & Midnight & a Pit?” Big Apple BBQ Block Party in New York- A benefit for Madison Square Park. The Kitchen Sisters appear in the tent from 2-3 PM.
June 1, 2008—Third Coast Festival Listening Room with The Kitchen Sisters. Third Coast Festival Listening Room featuring special guests The Kitchen Sisters and more. TCF directors Johanna Zorn and Julie Shapiro present work by the KS and talk with them about their radio work. Café du Nord, San Francisco.
May 29, 2008—The Sheepherders Ball: Hidden Basque Kitchens. Hidden Kitchens Story #29 —The world of Basque Sheepherders in the American West and their outdoor, below-the-radar, Dutch Oven cooking traditions on NPR’s Morning Edition.
May 6, 2008—Eleanor Coppola in conversation with Davia Nelson about her new book, Notes on a Life. Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, 6 PM.
May 1, 2008—The Kitchen Sisters Visit the BBC’s Hidden Kitchen. The BBC interviews The Kitchen Sisters in the World Service HQ BBC canteen about why they think food is a uniting force. Listen online
May 1, 2008—Kitchen Sisters Radio Workshop in London. Hosted by Alan Hall and Falling Tree Productions
April 17, 2008—Broncos and Boudin: A Prison Kitchen. Hidden Kitchens Story #28 —The world of unexpected, below-the-radar, down home convict cooking at The Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.Hidden Kitchens on NPR’s Morning Edition
April 15, 2008—The Kitchen Sisters: A Night of Radio, Reading, and Hidden Kitchens.Solano County Library Foundation’s National Library Week Program, Vacaville Performing Arts Center in Vacaville, 7-9 PM. To order tickets call the VPAT Box Office at 707-449-6217 or go to www.vpat.net. For more information visit: www.solanolibraryfoundation.org
April 26, 2008—Kitchen Sisters Radio Workshop in Dublin, Ireland. Hosted by the Association of Irish Independent Radio Producers. www.radioproducers.ie
March 20, 2008—Sugar in the Milk: A Parsi Kitchen Story Hidden Kitchens Story #27 — Niloufer Ichaporia King and the cooking traditions of her vanishing culture.
February 19, 2008—Hercules & Hemings: African American Cooks in the President’s Kitchen Hidden Kitchens Story #26
January 31, 2008—Kibbe at the Crossroads: Lebanese Cooking in the Mississippi Delta. Hidden Kitchens Story #25
December 20, 2007—Weenie Royale. Hidden Kitchens Story #24 — On NPR’s Morning Edition
December 7, 2007—The Kitchen Sister at Yale University. The Kitchen Sisters talk about Hidden Kitchens as part of the Agrarian Studies colloquium series
November 15, 2007—The Kitchen Sisters at Smith University. The Kitchen Sisters visit Smith as part of the college’s fourth annual Julia Child Day presenting their multimedia presentation “How Communities Come Together Through Food.” Recipes of Julia Child and from the Kitchen Sisters book Hidden Kitchens: Stories Recipes and More will be featured at the Campus Center Café, the Smith College Club and in residence dining rooms.
November 14, 2007— NYU’s Public Forum on Storytelling. Join The Kitchen Sisters, the creators of the NPR series Lost and Found Sound, Sonic Memorial Project, and Hidden Kitchens, for an evening of storytelling. 7PM-9PM Eisner and Lubin Auditorium / Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, 4th Floor.
November 2-4, 2007— Texas Festival of Books, Austin Texas
October 24-28, 2007—Southern Foodways Alliance 10th Annual Symposium.
May 31, 2007 —The Contemporary Issues Series. The Kitchen Sisters talk about Hidden Kitchens as part of an exploration by leading experts of critical topics shaping contemporary life, culture and community. A stellar lineup of Sonoma County’s most notable kitchen denizens join The Kitchen Sisters for a night of radio, readings and some local hidden kitchen cooking. Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa, CA
April 11, 2007—Commonwealth Club – San Francisco. Davia Nelson in conversation with Marion Nestle at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco. website » Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University currently at UC Berkeley. Nestle has made a career of letting people know things the food industry often does its best to obscure. Her new book, “What to Eat” starts with a question that never used to be so hard to answer: What are we supposed to be eating?
April 18, 2007—Voicings 2007: Frontlines. Women Documentary Artists. Voicings 2007, a project directed by SCSU mass communications assistant professor Mark Eden, portrays the art and celebration of language. NPR’s Peabody award-winning Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva), speak about their national Public Radio series “Lost and Found Sound” and “The Sonic Memorial Project.” Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud State University, MN
March 29, 2007— The Hammer Museum – Los Angeles. A Night of Radio, Readings, Guest Stars & Some Secret, Below-the-radar, Los Angeles hidden kitchens stories. The Sisters come to The Hammer to play their stories from their many series – Lost & Found Sound, The Sonic Memorial and Hidden Kitchens and share tales of their sonic adventures.With special guests— NPR’s Renée Montagne, Songwriter & Producer Van Dyke Parks, Actor/comedian/All-Around Great Guy, Taylor Negron and Author/Screenwriter/TV Writer/Playwright/All-Around Great Guy Too Alan Zweibel.
January 26, 2007—The Tables of New Crowned Hope: Mozart’s Hidden Kitchens. On the eve of Mozart’s 251st birthday, The Kitchen Sisters take us to Vienna, to Mozart’s Hidden Kitchen and The Tables of New Crowned Hope.
December 7, 2006—Aurora Forum at Stanford University. An Evening with The Kitchen Sisters at Stanford University, moderated by Alan Acosta. Details. Stanford University, Kresge Auditorium, 555 Nathan Abbott Way, Palo Alto, Ca.
December 9, 2006—West Coast Live Radio Broadcast. The Kitchen Sisters join host Sedge Thomson. Saturday, broadcastlive 10 am – 12pm. The Empire Plush Room, York Hotel, San Francisco.
December 13, 2006—The Kitchen Sisters at Linden Tree. Sagan Piechota Architecture. 315 Linden Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Hayes Valley).
December 14, 2006—KAZU Radio Salon Series. A Hidden Kitchens presentation for KAZU’s annual fundraiser at the Monterey Museum of Art. An evening of radio, reading and some fine hidden kitchens cooking.
October 11, 2006—City Lights Bookstore. Celebrate the release of Hidden Kitchens in Paperback with The Kitchen Sisters and friends – Lou the Glue, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Armistead Maupin, Randy Thom, Janete and her Brazilian cabyard kitchen, and King and his Freelines.
October 12, 2006—This I Believe Book Release Party, San Francisco Public Library.
Jay Allison, Curator of the Quest for Sound & Hidden Kitchens, and now—Curator of the NPR series, This I Believe, comes to San Francisco on a nationwide book tour to celebrate the release of the powerful book inspired by the series. The Kitchen Sisters join Jay, and Armistead Maupin, SF Chronicle Editor, Phil Bronstein and an array of guest readers to present this project that Edward R. Murrow spearheaded in the 1950′s and has come to life again.
October 19, 2006—Dallas Women’s Club. Dinner and Kitchen Sisters’ Presentation
Hilton Dallas/Park Cities Hotel, 5954 Luther Lane, Dallas.
A radio restrospecive. The Kitchen Sisters do Dallas. A night of radio, readings and stories – from the tale of the first all girl radio station in the nation to the saga of the Chili Queens of San Antonio. and the ice houses of Texas. The birth of the 7-11, the birth of the Slurpee, the birth of the Frozen Margarita and the birth of the Frito — all conceived in Dallas.
October 1, 2006—Illy Lounge at Borders Books presents: A Hidden Kitchens Brunch
Time Warner Center, 2nd floor, 10 Columbus Circle, NYC
Join The Kitchen Sisters for a secret Sunday neighborhood nosh and book signing. A Hidden Kitchens brunch with readings, and hot tips from The Kitchen Sisters, and special guests, actress Joan Allen, novelist Amy Tan, NY Times Food Writer Kim Severson, and NoshWalks leader Myra Allperson, author of Nosh New York: The Food Lovers Guide to New York city’s Most Delicious Neighborhoods
September 14, 2006—Public Radio Program Director’s Conference
The Kitchen Sisters Session--”Making Your Own Driveway Moments: Finding and Telling Stories”
Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, PA
September 27, 2006—A Night of Hidden Kitchens Stories, Radio and Below-the-radar Street Cooking
The American Museum of Natural History, NYC
Meet us at Yvonne Yvonne’s Jamaican street truck kitchen in front of the Museum’s 77th Street entrance at 6:30 pm for some of the best West Indian food you’ll ever eat. The join us in The Kaufman Theater to find out about some of the gems of Gotham’s street food, neighborhood kitchen pioneers and visionaries, also, a dig into the hidden kitchens of the Museum of Natural History. Come hear stories and tell us yours. Dinner & Presentation. $25.00 ( $22 members, students & Seniors)