WQXR Nutcracker Sweets Annual Holiday Posting

Nutcracker.jpgI 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. Coincidentally, I danced in George Ballenchine's second production of the Nutcracker Suite, pictured in the above photo. Rose's Christmas Cookies 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), The recipe now graces my newest book, The Baking Bible. wqxr20101213nutcrackersweets.mp3 wqxr20101214nutcrackersweets.mp3 wqxr20101215nutcrackersweets.mp3 wqxr20101216nutcrackersweets.mp3 wqxr20101217nutcrackersweets.mp3