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"Cooking with Granny" Announces Funding Update, Unveils Line-Up

Greek, Caribbean, Puerto Rican, Russian-Jewish & Korean Grandmothers to be Featured, Pending a Successfully Funded Kickstarter Campaign.

New York, NY, May 15, 2014 --( Still in its Kickstarter funding phase, “Cooking with Granny,” a deliciously enlightening Web series that weaves Grandmas’ family recipes into their life stories, unveils its line-up for the first half of the season. Part cooking show, part docu-series, “Cooking with Granny” will follow these inspirational grandma chefs from grocery stores to kitchens across the cultural landscape of New York.

Planned Line-Up

- Barbara Aliprantis (Queens) will dust off a generations-old recipe for an archaic family favorite, a Greek-style red wine-braised octopus stew that invokes an interesting debate over frozen versus fresh octopus

- Louisa Grier (Brooklyn) will shed light on her own secret recipe for a Caribbean hot sauce that bursts with the farm-fresh fruits and vegetables evocative of her native Trinidad and Tobago

- Maria Esposito (Bronx) will demonstrate all the steps behind her Puerto Rican “pernil con arroz con gandules,” a slow-roasted, days-marinated pork shoulder accompanied by a heaping side of yellow rice and pigeon peas

- Nina Iskin (Manhattan) will cook up stuffed peppers that are as colorful and rich as her Russian-Jewish lineage -- her family had once famously hosted Vladimir Lenin at their dinner table

- Sanok Kim (Queens), the show creator’s own grandma and one of the original North Korean defectors, sitting alongside her friend, will compose an exclusive double-interview that recalls strategies for surviving the Korean War

Kickstarter Funding Update
Launched on April 22, 2014, the “Cooking with Granny” Kickstarter campaign has raised $5,800 to date. If the project does not reach its $11,000 funding goal by Wednesday, May 21, 2014, it will not receive any monetary support, per Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing model, and the show cannot be produced. Funds would cover crew, equipment and ingredient costs.

About Caroline Shin
Caroline Shin is a native New Yorker and multimedia journalist whose work has appeared in "New York" magazine (Vulture, The Cut, Grub Street, Daily Intelligencer and iPad-version), NY1 and Her education spans Columbia Journalism School, Brown University and Hunter College High School.

“I worked hard to obtain a line-up that pops with character-driven sizzle; delivers a historical punch; and showcases the multiculti richness of New York,” says Caroline Shin. “But I still have that Kickstarter funding goal hanging over my head, so I’m calling on all the foodies and culture buffs out there to pitch in and bring this amazing show to life!”

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