“Tell Me a Story” Podcast Interview about Food in Books

Hey, check out my interview with the wonderful Annette Rochelle Aben on her podcast!  Tell Me a Story


22 thoughts on ““Tell Me a Story” Podcast Interview about Food in Books

  1. Vanessa, this was so cool! I listened to the entire podcast the day you posted, but I’m late commenting. This was so neat to hear your voice. You are very interesting and it was nice learning a little bit more about you.

    I feel like I grew up the same being raised by my Russian grandmother, as her cooking was never fun and always serious. We weren’t allowed in the kitchen–ever, and I didn’t learn to cook until I was older and she had passed away. I always wanted to learn and ended up just getting involved in the kitchen and teaching myself. I told myself I would never be that way with my kids and started them young with basic recipes like chocolate chip cookies. I always try to include them. There are many family recipes on my Russian side that I’ll never have now because she never showed me any, but I do remember her chicken soup and also vegetable. Most of the family recipes I’ve mastered are from my Syrian side though.

    Anyway, not to take over your post. 😉 That just really resonated with me. This was excellent. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen! I’m so glad you enjoyed the podcast. Interesting all the simil6and parallels in our lives. I think we were meant to connect. 😊 Isn’t it funny all those impatient old fashioned grandmothers who never let us in their kitchens? We missed out.

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  2. Very good job on the interview (…now there’s a pique-ing, transient oddity, for a few of us: matching ‘new’ attractive voice to words and face….)

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    1. I agree. And thank you for the compliment! It is always nice to have a voice to go with a face, particularly in this world of social media where we interact with virtual strangers online. We know their lifestyles, their tastes, oftentimes where they live and what they do, but we don’t realize we often never hear their voices. And for me, someone’s voice is an essential aspect of their personality. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. 🙂


      1. You’re so kind. Thank you. She and I actually had a very difficult relationship most of our lives. We only reconciled in the past year but she had always followed my writing and my blog. She was a very special person in her own crazy way. I do find myself missing her very much. It’s strange. Thank you again.

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  3. Hey Vanessa – This was fun learning “little” details about you like where you live and how you came to discover that you enjoyed cooking….maybe in a way that your foremothers did not – or maybe would not have expressed the way you do, now. I can remember that when I was growing up I was taught things about cooking and the kitchen and it wasn’t until I was on my own that I could start to appreciate what I liked (and liked less) about what before had seemed like “lessons” and “chores.”

    I may have to go back to read some of your older posts because I was also intrigued to learn that when you first started your blog you designated Sundays for cooking and writing and hosting family and friends in your home and how your sister has become someone who always loves what you cook. I love that there is a whole other world of interactions behind each of your recipes and posts.

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    1. I really appreciate that Leslie. Thank you so much. It’s definitely been a very enjoyable and educational journey for me. I still do cook on Sundays so if you ever find yourself in the Albuquerque area, I’d love it if you could drop by for meal. And I mean that sincerely.

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    1. Lol no worries at all. I completely understand needing to cook. 😊 I’m glad your power has returned and am very happy that you took the time to listen to the Podcast. It really means a lot. And I hope whatever you’re cooking this evening comes out delicious!

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  4. Well, Vanessa, today I listen to your conversation with Annette Rochelle Aben, so I am now even familiar with your voice, not that I have a great memory to remember voices, but at least I can see your picture, and put your face, and sound together, great talk by the way. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. It does make a difference having a voice and a face to go with the name, doesn’t it? If you are ever on a blog Podcast make sure to share it so we can hear your voice as well.


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