Southeast Public Radio to Broadcast ‘Hidden Kitchens’ Special

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Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air a new “Hidden Kitchens” special, featuring the funkier tastes of the Lone Star State.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 13, 2007 — Southeast Public Radio announces plans to air a new “Hidden Kitchens” special, featuring the funkier tastes of the Lone Star State. “Hidden Kitchens Texas” will air Sunday, June 24, at 9 a.m., following National Public Radio’s (NPR) “Weekend Edition Sunday.”

Narrated by legendary country singer Willie Nelson, “Hidden Kitchens Texas” is a lively, illuminating hour of stories about experiencing Texas through food. All told by people who find it, grow it, cook it, sell it, celebrate with it, and write about it, the program also features Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dallas-born actress Robin Wright Penn. The hidden kitchen stories unfold against a soundtrack of soulful Texas music that conveys a deep sense of time and place.

“Hidden Kitchens Texas” presents wild and moving tales of lesser-known Texan culinary gems, including the birth of the Frito, the origin of the frozen margarita, a car wash kitchen in El Paso, the tamale lady at Fuel City in Dallas, and a restaurant hidden down a driveway in Fort Worth.

For more information, call Southeast Public Radio at (573) 651-5070 or (888)651-5070.

As the area’s source for diverse musical programming and award winning NPR news, Southeast Public Radio strives to continuously excel in providing the highest quality public radio programming to Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. Nearly 1.9 million people within the listening area have the opportunity to tune in to KRCU 90.9 FM which is a 6,500 watt station located in Cape Girardeau and KSEF 88.9 FM, a 9,500 watt repeater station located in Farmington, Mo. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. More information is available at http://www.southeatpublicradio.org/.