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Reciprocity Radio
Reciprocity Radio
Hosted by Amanda McCleod.

Reciprocity Radio seeks to tell the story of how we eat, cook, and share meals and recipes not only across kitchen tables, but across time, distance, and generations. The process of cooking and following a recipe can be seen as a kind of performance or sensory experience, connecting everyone who has previously prepared that same dish. Reciprocity Radio will explore the inherent intimacy of recipes, sharing those stories and experiences we create and share in kitchens and across counter tops.

Listen LIVE every Sunday at 5:00 pm
Category: Food, Talk

About Amanda McCleod

Amanda is the co-host of Radio Free Brooklyn’s Empty Orchestra and aside from being a karaoke enthusiast, is also a big fan of being in the kitchen. She has always been fascinated with recipes, cookbooks, food writing, and generally tinkering around with recipes. Reciprocity Radio is an idea years in the making, inspired by a long tradition of recipe swapping with friends and family members alike and a youth spent avidly baking.

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  • Musical Cookbooks!
    by Reciprocity Radio on January 15, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Your host is joined by Shane of Everybody Plays The Fool to discuss cookbooks and recipes written by musicians. We discuss our experiences making recipes by musicians like Paul McCartney and Leslie Feist, as well as talk favorite food songs, favorite food memories, and we even try Patti Labelle's famous Mac and Cheese live from the studio. Listen →

  • Elka Gould and The Macaroon King
    by Reciprocity Radio on January 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Your host is joined by film maker Elka Gould to discuss her upcoming documentary, The Macaroon King. This 2018 film follows Arnold Badner – the ‘Macaroon King’ as he struggles with changes at his Brooklyn Kosher for Passover Bakery. The film touches on issues of Jewish identity, family dynamics, small business owners, unions and labor in New York City. This cinema verite style documentary is an engaging and often funny view into a small corner of Brooklyn manufacturing. We talk filmmaking, the connection between food and family, and share poems by Lisa Badner, Arnold's daughter. Please check out and you share and donate the to film's Kickstarter here: Listen →

  • Christmas Eve!
    by Reciprocity Radio on December 26, 2017 at 12:25 am

    In this episode your host details some of her family's favorite holiday recipes, as well as share some wonderful traditional recipes from friends near and far. There's also a cocktail recipe, and a little bit about the history of why we leave cookies for Santa! Listen →

  • Rosie Misdary Guest hosts!
    by Reciprocity Radio on December 10, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Rosie Misdary guest hosts Reciprocity Radio and interviews local whiskey distillers from Moto Spirits! Listen →

  • Interview with Adriana
    by Reciprocity Radio on December 1, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Your host interviews her good friend Adriana, who hails from Mexico and just recently moved to Brooklyn by way of Portland. We talk about the distinct food cultures she's experienced in her life and travels, be it the culinary delights of the Pacific Northwest or the incredible tacos that can be found right here in the heart of Bushwick. We also discuss food favorites, her work as a former food stylist, personal chef, and cook book editor, and tfond family memories and recipes. Listen →

  • Interview with George
    by Reciprocity Radio on December 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Your host interviews her friends George Bronos, who is currently working on a biodynamic farm in California. We talk about sustainable farming, agriculture, restaurant work, our dream pizzas, life outside of Brooklyn, and everything in between! Listen →

  • Thanksgroovy
    by Reciprocity Radio on December 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Your host spins some Thanksgiving related tunes while sharing some of her family's traditional and secret holiday recipes. Listen →

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