WQXR Nutcracker Sweets Annual Holiday Posting
I taped these radio segments with host Naomi Lewin of WQXR in December of 2010. When she invited me to do the show it was because she was familiar with my book
What she didn't know at the time was that as a little girl I was a toy soldier in George Ballanchine's second production of The Nutcracker Suite at City Center in New York. Doing this show was like a revisit to my past!
It was such a delightful concept, choosing themes from the "sweets" in Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite ballet, talking about the history of the ingredient, recipes, and then the unforgettable music, that I promised myself to post the link to this show every December as a special holiday present to all of you. Enjoy!
PS Naomi generously gave me a present of her home-baked cookies and my favorite, a family heirloom from her grandmother Hanna Gaertner called Dattelkonfekt (Date Confections), will be in my next book.
PS Naomi just wrote to me that WQXR will be reairing the segments on her show every year. For the recipes check the WQXR website website.