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This hour-long radio Special narrated by Willie Nelson, chronicles the Texas experience through food and the stories of people who find it, grow it, cook it, sell it, celebrate with it, and write about it. Listen to Hidden Kitchens Texas online.
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  Willie Nelson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dallas-born actress, Robin Wright Penn, along with some of the most wild and extraordinary tellers take us across Texas and share their own hidden kitchen stories in this hour of radio that comes alive with a deep sense of time and place. 

Oil barrel barbeques, ice houses, cowboy kitchens, Christian kitchens, oystermen on Galveston Bay. The birth of the Frito, the birth of the 7-11, the birth of the Frozen Margarita,the first barbeque on the moon, the garage kitchens of the Vietnamese in Houston, cotton pickers' kitchens, biodiesel kitchens and so much more. All the big issues play out in these Texas kitchen stories -- oil, land, food, family, elders, work, war, immigration -- issues that touch the lives of listeners everywhere.

Full of first person stories, archival audio, voicemail messages, and laced with deep soulful Texas music by Willie Nelson, Flaco Jimenez, Archie Bell and the Drells, Lightnin' Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, George Jones, Los Lonely Boys, Conjunto Bernal, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Tex Czech polka bands and Lydia Mendoza. Shimmering musical transitions and sonic beds by steel guitar wonder, Cindy Cashdollar. She grew up on a raw milk dairy farm in Woodstock, so you know she rocks!

Hidden Kitchens Texas is a Nationwide Radio Collaboration presented by NPR
Produced by The Kitchen Sisters in cooperation with KUT 90.5 FM at the University of Texas in Austin.

Additional support from
Humanities Texas and contributions from Hidden Kitchens listeners

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