Caption: Donna and her nephew Jake
Donna and her nephew Jake 

Food Memory Lane with Donna Kresiak

From: Carole Murko
Series: Heirloom Meals Radio
Length: 21:23

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My longtime friend Donna Kresiak shares her tales of growing up in a house with two Italian-born parents - from trying to avoid being the one to have to siphon the vinegar from the barrel to all of the special meals they shared - few can paint such a vibrant picture of one's youth like Donna can!

Donnajake_small If you tuned into the middle of this show you would be sure you were hearing the story of someone who grew up in Italy, however, my dear friend Donna grew up right around the corner in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to a Venetian-born father and mother who was also form Northern Italy and making Dandelion wine, siphoning vinegar from the barrel in the cellar and stocking up on specialty salame in Springfield were all a routine part of Donna's childhood.  Listen in to hear Donna Kresiak reminisce about the age-old practices her parents brought with them from Italy, some of which she continues to do today.  

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If you tuned into the middle of this show you would be sure you were hearing the story of someone who grew up in Italy, however, my dear friend Donna grew up right around the corner in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to a Venetian-born father and mother who was also form Northern Italy and making Dandelion wine, siphoning vinegar from the barrel in the cellar and stocking up on specialty salame in Springfield were all a routine part of Donna's childhood.  Listen in to hear Donna Kresiak reminisce about the age-old practices her parents brought with them from Italy, some of which she continues to do today.