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Recipes from "Yankee Kitchen" Gus Saunders Boston radio show?

Kodozzz May 1, 2009 01:08 PM

I'm originally from the Boston area and used to listen to the "Yankee Kitchen" radio show hosted by Gus Saunders. I had painstakingly written down dozens of the listeners called-in recipes but have somehow lost them in my moves around the country.

I'm hoping someone has some of the booklets (or wrote down recipes when Gus was on the air) and would be willing to post a link or email them directly to me. I'd really appreciate having as many as possible as most of what I heard were great recipes!

Thanks in advance.

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    ykconnection Sep 28, 2011 06:49 AM

    Hi Kodozzz and all other Yankee Kitchen fans. I've created a blog as a way to connect with food lovers, recipe swap fans, and of course, former Yankee Kitchen listeners who loved the long-running radio program as much as I did. Please take a look at http://ykconnection.blogspot.com and let's start connecting! Contact me at ykconnection@gmail.com. Looking forward to helping out you and others with the lost recipes.

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      ecirlk Jun 23, 2011 06:19 PM

      I too was a fan of "Yankee Kitchen" and would love to have those recipes. I especially am interested in an unusual, but fantastic apple cake recipe. There was a buttery dough, halved apples and a sort of custard poured over the apples. I have part of the recipe, but lost one of the small pages that I wrote it on. If anyone has this recipe I would be estatic.

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        leslieom Jun 29, 2011 03:43 AM

        I cannot locate the apple cake recipe but have my sisters searching their files, too. My email address is de7913@comcast.net-please send me yours or post it and I will email you other recipes. It's just easier for me to do that than to post on the board. I love this connection as I miss my "Ma" so much and I feel she lives on in her notebooks.

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        bear Mar 20, 2010 05:36 AM

        Ah, Gus Saunders. My aunt was a frequent contributor on the show and a friend of Gus', but unfortunately I don't have any recipes or books. I also remember my mother breathlessly waiting for him to repeat the ingredients to a recipe so she could copy it down. He always paused to give people time to get the whole recipe. I met him a couple of times when I was a kid. What a gently, lovely soul. Thanks for the memories!

        Oops! Edited to post this link.


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          leslieom Jun 29, 2011 03:45 AM

          What great memories-I could juts tell by Gus's voice that he was a lovely soul.

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          leslieom Mar 17, 2010 03:55 PM

          Hello, Kodozzz: I had been online searching for uses for these recipes-ie. I had already emailed WROL offering thse in the hope they would publish a cookbok. They did not reply. My sisters and I have our Mother's collection of these recipes and although it will take some time to copy them all, I will gladly email them to you. Not sure how to go about this as I am new to posting on a board...it is ok for me to ask you for your email address?

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            baskets Mar 19, 2010 05:30 PM

            I used to listen to Yankee Kitchen when my kids were small, and some of my favorite recipes came from there. I have Eva's Happy Day Cake that I make for most birthdays and other times for cake. Do you want that recipe? I would love to have some of the cookbooks he published. Do you know anything about them?

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              leslieom Jun 29, 2011 03:48 AM

              I would love that recipe. I don't know how one would go about getting the cookbooks-I would gladly share the recipes I have via email-let me know if you want to be on that "list". You can post your reply or email me at de7913@comcast.net

            2. re: leslieom
              greygarious Mar 19, 2010 06:37 PM

              While you're at it, many of us would be thrilled if you post them on this board. As long as you change the wording a little bit, so it's not a "carbon copy" of a printed original, it's permissible to post them. In this case, where it sounds like your "originals" were written down from the broadcasts, that shouldn't be an issue to begin with. You might want to cross-post a link to them on the Boston area board, too. TIA!

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                leslieom Jun 29, 2011 03:48 AM

                Please post your email address or email me at de7913@comcast.net and I will send recipes as time permits.

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                  ecirlk Aug 9, 2011 06:55 PM

                  Hi leslieom, thanks for being so gracious and helping with those recipes; really appreciate it. My e-mail address is lkingrice@yahoo.com. Thanks much.

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                Kodozzz Mar 20, 2010 07:46 AM

                I'd love to email with you to get the recipes. Thanks so much for that offer. Please email me at: mrsc706@gmail.com and I'll also send you the ones I have. It was a wonderful show and I am certain your Mom enjoyed listening. It took forever for some of the ladies to give the recipe and even longer for Gus to repeat everything (he was clearly writing the recipes down long hand!) but it was a great show, nonetheless. And I have some utterly superb recipes in my repertoire because of his show. I look forward to hearing from you. And thanks again.

                1. re: leslieom
                  emcgrath Nov 21, 2010 10:26 AM

                  I am another fan of both Yankee Kitchen and Boston Kitchen, if you have uploaded any of them
                  would you be kind enough to share. My email is eogmcgrath@comcast.net, and I have been
                  searching used bookstores everywhere for these little cookbooks.

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                    greygarious Nov 21, 2010 12:01 PM

                    Sadly, that was leslieom's first and only Chowhound post and there is no contact info on the profile.

                    1. re: emcgrath
                      leslieom Jun 29, 2011 03:46 AM

                      I have your email on "my list" and am waiting to hear from two others-I will then begin sending recipes as time permits. Feel free to contact me any time at de7913@comcast.net

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