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Winter Calendar

July 19, 2012—Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop (10:00 AM-1:00 PM & 2:30 PM-5:00 PM), San Francisco, CA. More information here.

July 28 & 29, 2012—Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Hidden World of Girls: Stories for Orchestra world premiere. More information here.

Past Appearances & Events

April 25, 2012—Pop Up Magazine: A Live Event. Davies Symphony Hall. More information here.

March 3, 2012—WOW-Women of the World Baltimore. Keynote address by The Kitchen Sisters. More information here.

October 27, 2011—Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop and Sound Doctor Session (10:00 AM-1:00 PM), San Francisco, CA. More information here.

October 17, 2011—Association of Personal Historians Annual Conference. Keynote address by Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters. More information here.

October 7, 2011—Davia Nelson-Hidden World of Girls Presentation at 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) and 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, Healdsburg, CA. Details.

May 5, 2011—National Cooperative Grocers Association Marketing Matters Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Keynote address by The Kitchen Sisters. More information here.

April 13, 2011
—Women Who Frame the World: A Symposium on Creativity, at ODC Dance Theater, San Francisco, CA.

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, 2010WOMMA Summit, Las Vegas, NV-The Kitchen Sisters will be giving the Keynote Address at the Word of Mouth Marketing Association's annual event. For more information visit

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 for more information.

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, 2010—WGBH, Boston, MA - The Kitchen Sisters with Ira Glass, Jay Allison and John Biewen discussing Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound. More information here.

September 9, 2010—Herbst Theatre, San Francisco - Pop Up Magazine: A Live Event, with The Kitchen Sisters, Mary Roach, Jim Goldberg, Jon Mooallem, and more. More information here.

August 7, 2010—Pt. Reyes Station, CA, Toby's Feed Barn, 7:30 PM - Davia in conversation with Alice Waters, author of In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn by Heart. More information here.

August 5, 2010—The Booksmith, San Francisco, CA, 7:30 PM - Talk and book signing with John Biewen editor of Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound. |

July 26, 2010—Durham, North Carolina, 7:00 PM - Reality Radio presentation and book signing. Sponsored by Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

June 23, 2010—A Conversation with The Kitchen Sisters, 142 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA
The Kitchen Sisters interviewed live on stage by Jane Ganahl. More information including how to purchase tickets here.

June 14, 2010—Porchlight Storytelling Series: "Kitchen Confidential"
Feauturing stories by The Kitchen Sisters' Nikki Silva, Dawn Agnew, Cecilia Chiang, Saul Nadler, Jeremy Townsend and more. For details visit

May 26, 2010—Kitchen Sisters Recording and Interview Workshop, San Francisco, CA

March 26-27, 2010—WAMMFest, Towson University, Baltimore, MD
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 on Friday, March 26 and taking part in festivites on March 27. Visit the WAMMFest website for more information.

March 6, 2010—Third Coast FilmLESS Festival, Chicago, IL
he 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:

February 3, 2010—UCSC Women's Club, Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA. 11:30 AM.
For more information visit:

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

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

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

Noon—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, 5PM—Ranch 616, Austin, TX

Hidden Kitchens Texas Launch Party

Monday, March 16, 2009, 8PM—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


Black History Month SpecialJanuary 2009
"Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs"
Host, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress, Alfre Woodard.

A man tapes the history of his town with a scavenged cassette recorder, a woman fights for social justice with a pie, a DJ ignites his community with a sound. Join us for this richly produced and deeply layered hour long special that resonates for Black History Month, or any month.
Stories come from The Kitchen Sisters collection -- stories of black pioneers, self-made men and self-taught women, neighborhood heros and visionaries. People who said "yes we can" and then did.

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson) and Roman Mars.

* WEKU - Jan 26, 2009
* KRCB - Jan 23, 2009
* WBEZ - Jan 22, 2009
* WCQS - Jan 22, 2009
* KUT - Jan 15, 2009
* WNPR - Jan 15, 2009
* KUT-HD - Jan 15, 2009
* North Country Public Radio - Jan 14, 2009
* KQED - Jan 13, 2009
* WHRV - Jan 12, 2009

"Can Do" is supported in part by the Reversioning Project of the Public Radio Exchange at and The CPB, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Check your local public radio station for broadcast dates.

The Kitchens Sisters are available for speaking engagements. Please contact us for details

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

Tribeca Rooftop, Manhattan 

June 8: 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

2170 Market St., 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
For more information visit:

April 26: Kitchen Sisters Radio Workshop in Dublin, Ireland
Hosted by the Association of Irish Independent Radio Producers

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, 2008Kibbe 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, 2007The 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. 
Details Smith College web site

November 14, 2007NYU’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.

KRCB's Robin Pressman;Jimtown Store's Carrie Brown: DaVero's Colleen McGlynn; Tierra Vegetables' Lee James; and chefs Evelyn Cheatham, Mark Malicki and special Slow Food guests with tales of Terra Madres along with chef Max La Riviere-Hedrick and New Langton Art Director Sandra Percival. Guests wll enjoy spicy tastes from the Salsitas, the Secrets of Salsa Project women and hidden kitchen cooking featuring chef Mateo Granados, accompanied by local DaVero wines and Dempsey's microbrew.

Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School, Santa Rosa, CA
$10 in advance / $15 at the door
4400 Day School Place, Santa Rosa / 707.284.3200»

April 11, 5 PM — 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 

St. Cloud Voicings website
» St. Cloud Times : Voicings: The Kitchen Sisters By Adam Hammer
» Voicings 2007 brings artists from film, radio

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.
Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theatre
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles / Free admission


January 26, 2007—
The Tables of New Crowned Hope: Mozart's Hidden Kitchens

Hidden Kitchens Story #
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.»»listen

KQED 88.5 FM

Thursday, January 11, 8 PM
Tune into the broadcast of Davia & Nikki on stage at Stanford University's Aurora Forum as they talk about their radio work over the last 25 years. In conversation with Alan Acosta on KQED FM.

December 2006

December 7, 2006—Aurora Forum at Stanford University

An Evening with The Kitchen Sisters at Stanford University, moderated by Alan Acosta
info >>
Stanford University, Kresge Auditorium, 555 Nathan Abott 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
940 Sutter between Leavenworth & Hyde

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.

6:00-8:00 PM

City Lights Bookstore

Wednesday,October 11, 7:00 pm
261 Columbus Avenue,  San Francisco 

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.

San Francisco Public Library

Thursday, October 12,  6:30 pm
100 Larkin St., San Francisco

This I Believe Book Release Event. 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.

Open Studios at the Kitchen Commune

Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8 and October 14 & 15 — 11-6PM

Kitchen Brother Charles Prentiss (Nikki's husband)is taking part in Santa Cruz County's Open Studios -- folks are invited out to their commune in La Selva Beach to take a look at his fabulous artwork and tour The Kitchen Sisters' studio south.

Dallas Women's Club
Thursday, October 19,  6:30 pm
Dinner and 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.

Illy Lounge at Borders Books - The Taste of Beauty

Sunday, October 1, 11:30 - 12:30
Time Warner Center, 2nd floor, 10 Columbus Circle
Join us 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 2006

The Sonic Memorial Project

On Public Radio, the week of September 11

chronicling the life and history of the World Trade Center and its neighborhood.

Public Radio Program Director's Conference
Thursday, September 14
Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
The Kitchen Sisters Radio Session--"Making Your Own Driveway Moments: Finding and Telling

Capitola Book Cafe
Monday, September 18, 7:30 pm
1475 41st Ave., Capitola, Ca.
Hidden Kitchens Book Reading

The American Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, September 27, 7:00 pm
Kaufmann Theatre, 1st Floor. Central Park West & 79th St.

A night of Hidden Kitchens stories, radio and below-the-radar street cooking.
Meet us at Yvonne Yvonne's Jamaican street truck kitchen in fron 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)

Tales of the Cocktail
Celebrating the history and culture of New Orleans
The “Kitchen Sisters” from NPR, local author Poppy Brite, Chef Bob Iacovone of Cuvee, Chef Frank Brigtsen of Brigtsen’s and Chef Jared Tees of The Bourbon House discuss trends in classic dishes and how liquor plays a role in dining and cooking. Explore how tastes, dishes and drinks are shaped by local flavors, like anise, pralines, satsumas and more. It's all about the taste of New Orleans.

Live interview - Hidden Kitchens Texas
You've probably heard the Lost and Found Sound series on All Things Considered. And chances are good that you're familiar with the Morning Edition series Hidden Kitchens. Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, The Kitchen Sisters, are here in North Texas this week - searching for hidden kitchens, captivating stories, and great audio for their Hidden Kitchens Texas series. They'll be with us for the hour. Jeff Whittington will host.

Association for the Study of Food and Society
Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m.

Boston University's George Sherman Student Union Conference Auditorium,
775 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston / 617-353-9852 >website

Keynote Address: Hidden Kitchens: Secret, Underground, Unexpected, Below-the-Radar, Community Cooking Across America, or What is it About Men and Meat and Midnight and a Pit?
Presented by The Kitchen Sisters

"Ever wonder what really goes on in other people's kitchens? You may find out when the Kitchen Sisters -- Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva -- co-producers of NPR's "Hidden Kitchens" series, give the keynote address at the joint conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, and the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (admission for public is $5) . They're sure to open the door to kitchens you've never thought of. Case in point: the George Foreman Grill. Until a listener called in to suggest the topic, says Silva, "we had never considered an appliance as a hidden kitchen before." The two will pull vignettes from their radio series, playing many audio tracks of the original stories, recordings that combine dialogue, music, and kitchen sounds. The result is something Silva calls "little movies for your ears." -- Emily Schwab /Boston Globe


The Texas Folklife Festival
NPR's Kitchen Sisters to appear June 8 at Texas Folklife Festival
On Stage Presentation:

Texas Public Radio Booth: 6:00 and 7:30pm

Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva, will be joining their friends at Texas Public Radio to make a special appearance at the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio, where they will be featured guests on Thurs., June 8, on the grounds of UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures. They will be on two stages the evening of the TFF opening, talking about the art of storytelling and their newest project, Hidden Kitchens Texas, which they are researching now and will release Fall 2006. When they are not on stage, they will be at the Texas Public Radio booth and exploring Texas food and culture on site.

May 2006

Sunday, May 7. 2006
Trends & Transitions
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Book signing by The Kitchen Sisters
2006 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award and Restaurant Award nominees
NYU Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place, NYC. Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th Floor
Open to students and general public

April 2006

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Davia Nelson interviews Film Festival Honoree, Danny Glover, for festival opening.

RADIO MAGIC: The Art of Storytelling
2006 North Gate Professional Seminar
Saturday, April 8
3:00-4:00 PM Listening Session
What’s New & Good by The Kitchen Sisters >Seminar info

Monday, April 17

The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley presents Michael Pollan,
Professor of Journalism and author of Omnivore's Dilemma, in conversation with Kitchen Sister, Davia Nelson. Introduced by Orville Schell.

7:00 p.m. Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Free event.

March 2006

Hidden Kitchens Story # 16: The Cabyard Kitchen
Airs Friday, March 10, on NPR's Morning Edition

Thurs, March 2, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Berkeley Mills Event
2870 7th Street, Berkeley, CA

Conversation with The Kitchen Sisters
March 14, 2006, 7:00pm
Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg 460)
450 Serra Mall Drive
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Wednesday, March 15, 7:30pm
104 Hilton Way
Pacifica, CA 94044

Hidden Kitchens Listening
With Davia Nelson
Monday, March 27

Cafe DuNord, San Francisco

Thursday, March 30, 2006

January 2006

BOOK PASSAGE/ Corta Madera
Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, 4:00 pm

December 2005

Saturday, December 3, 2005
36 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003

November 2005

Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
Santa Cruz, CA


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA /


8:40-8:50 a.m. live interview KRON-TV


Tuesday, November 7

interview and podcast >link


Wednesday, November 9, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
KARE-TV (NBC affil.)
Live Interview

“All Things Considered" Minnesota Public Radio
45 East 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

“Chowhounds" - Food Works Inc.
taped interview, in studio
St. Paul, MN

Micawber Books
Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
2238 Carter Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

“Real Good Words”
- KAXE-FM (NPR affil.)
Thursday, November 10
Grand Rapids, MN

Book People, Austin
Thursday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.

603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703

INA's / Women & Children First
Monday, November 14, 8:00 a.m.
1235 W. Randolphs
Chicago, IL 60607
Restaurant: 312-226-8227

Fresh Air - WGBH
Interview with Terry Gross

Interview: 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Anderson's Bookstore
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540

Afternoon Edition-
WILL-AM (Illinois Public Radio)
HOST: Celeste Quinn

Olsson's Bookstore
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.
Arlington Courthouse
2111 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22314

The Bob Edwards Show - XM SATELLITE RADIO
Wednesday, November 17
. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Washington, DC 20002

The Brian Lehrer Show - WNYC-FM

Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.
10 Columbus Circle
NY, NY 10019

“Talk of Alaska”
with Steve Heimel
Alaska Public Radio
Thursday, November 17, 2:30pm

Shop with the Chef/CUESA

Saturday, November 19, 12:00 p.m.
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Saturday, November 19, 4:30 p.m.
130 E. Napa St. Sonoma, CA

Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes & More
from NPR’s The Kitchen Sisters

Sunday, November 20, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
500 First Street, Napa, CA

KQED-FM “Forum” with Michael Krasney
Saturday, November 26

Monday, November 21, 7:00 p.m.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Tuesday, November 22

October 2005

Radio Show, WGN
Sunday, October 23, 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 p.m.
387 Perkins Road Extended
Memphis, TN 38117

Thursday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26 8:45-9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 12:00 p.m.

Sugar Symposium - The Sweet Life: Sugar in the South
October 27-30, 2005
We’ll be teaching an oral history workshop and presenting some of the sweetest stories from Hidden Kitchens at the eighth annual Southern Foodways Symposium held on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Friday, October 28, 6:00 p.m.
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655

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