I realized as I mixed together onion, fresh cranberries, sour cream, sugar and horseradish tonight that is is not the actual cranberry relish I love, but the tradition of Susan Stamberg slipping her recipe for Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish into on-air conversation, every year since 1972. I’ve heard her suggest it to foreign heads of state, Hilary Clinton…she even got Martha Stewart to make it one year.
In fact, I’ve served it at least five year’s now, and I don’t even think anyone else has noticed it’s a regular yet.
But this year is extra fun…Stamberg connected with rapper Coolio, host of an on-line cooking show and author of a book with the same name, “Cookin with Coolio.”
If I honestly assessed my unconscious biases as relates to rappers, I would have to say it would be that they don’t spend the day in the kitchen or even know how to cook, although perhaps I should have known better after Snoop Dog did his laundry on a T-Mobile sidekick ad a few years ago. I stand corrected, and the show below is worth the watch.
Coolio ads his own multicultural touch, making “blasian” eggrolls (his term for food that is Black mixed with anythin Asian): traditional eggroll wrappers and asian spices with ground beef and cheese, among other things. For Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish, he added Thai Hot Sauce.