Saturday, May 8, 2021

‘What’s Cookin’’ on Saugus TV helps preserve old family recipes 


SAUGUS — Longtime resident Leonora (Skauhellen) Dyment made an look Friday on Saugus TV’s new sequence, ‘What’s Cookin’?’

The 92-year-old demonstrated the right way to make her well-known blitz torte cake as a part of the station’s new initiative to doc native household recipes. 

Born in Norway, Dyment took her viewers via the method of the right way to bake her model of the multi-layer yellow meringue cake in SCTV’s state-of-the-art kitchen, which was accomplished after the station’s transfer to the Saugus Historic Constructing final 12 months. 

“I grew up along with her making these truffles after I would get residence from college,” stated Dyment’s daughter, Kirsten Wladkowski. “My brother and I grew up on her meals.”

By offering folks, particularly older residents, with a platform to display the right way to make beloved recipes, SCTV president Donna Sordello stated she hopes to assist households protect their very own culturally important dishes whereas sharing them with a wider viewers. 

“Whenever you get along with your loved ones on Sundays and also you style one of many aged member of the family’s dishes and also you say ‘I must learn to make this, I want the recipe,’ they will’t let you know the recipe as a result of they don’t measure,” she stated. “The technology that’s of their late 80s and 90s, they simply let you know ‘do that, do this.’”

“There’s a lot curiosity on the town across the cooking present,” Sordello stated. “I’m thrilled to items as a result of the kitchen is brand-new. After we had been going to the brand new location and doing all of this refurbishing, by no means in 1,000,000 years did I feel the present would take off the best way it did.”

Dyment is the fourth Saugonian to be featured on the sequence, which launched in March and has shortly grown in recognition.

“There are such a lot of characters on this city, and most of them have some type of meals behind them,” stated SCTV Govt Director Bryan Nadeau. “It’s predominantly Italian round right here, however we’d wish to develop and do extra than simply Italian meals. Italian meals, Portuguese meals, Asian meals, you identify it.”

The station is encouraging any Saugus resident serious about sharing an outdated household recipe to contact the station to join a slot.

“There isn’t a lot controversy with meals. Both you prefer it otherwise you don’t,” Nadeau stated. “I need to get extra of our native solid of characters on our channels. Individuals have been popping out of the woodwork to indicate us their meals and it’s wonderful.”

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