Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Traci Des Jardins Thanksgiving

Aired on The California Report Magazine, November 16, 2012.

And on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, November 17, 2012.

I asked two-time James Beard Award-winner Traci Des Jardins to demonstrate one favorite Thanksgiving dish for this story, but when I walk into her home kitchen in San Francisco she's making four. One of those dishes is her grandmother's rice. Des Jardins was raised in a family of rice farmers in California's Central Valley and, every day as a child, she ate this short grain white rice they grew.