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Food for the Soul Podcast
Good Feelings and Good Food with Sweet Mama Janisse
Marie shares some stories from her time as a caterer in Los Angeles including the origin of her business Bless My Soul. From fast food commercials to Hollywood sets, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and catering to the tastes and egos of musicians and movie stars, she’s seen it all!
If you’re getting people together, it’s time to think about party food! Marie shares some of her favorite quick and simple party food recipes from past and present, and offers advice for feeding people in social situations.
Marie shares her joy of teaching the art of cooking. She’ll give tips for people looking to take cooking more seriously, tell some stories from her time teaching classes, and explains the philosophy behind the choices she makes in the kitchen.
When harvest time has passed, we want the flavors to last through the winter. Before freezing was an option, people found other ways to put food by. Marie explains how to preserve your fruits, vegetables, and even meats by canning, pickling, drying, and smoking.
Marie talks about the joys of getting dirty and growing your own vegetables. She’ll share memories of harvest time and some of her favorite recipes for veggies, especially those that go hand in hand with Southern cooking like okra and collard greens.
This episode is about all things sweet. Marie shares childhood stories and recipes for all sorts of desserts from fruit cobbler to pralines to homemade ice cream, including the classic shoo fly pie.
Marie talks about veganism: the reasons for choosing a vegan diet, how to navigate the world of food as a vegan, and how to creatively substitute ingredients to prepare vegan food that is healthy and flavorful.
In this episode Marie lays down the law when it comes to grilling, barbecuing, and smoking. She’ll explain how to choose which method and share her strategies for cooking delicious foods whatever way you desire.
Marie talks about America’s favorite meat. She’ll tell how to get the most flavor and food for your buck by using every part of the chicken and shares some of her favorite recipes including her famous Smothered Chicken and Sticky Love Chicken.
Here's a link to FreeSouthernRecipes.com where Marie has collected some of her favorite recipes.
Marie shares stories from her life and talks about the multicultural melting pot of Creole cuisine. She’ll give you tips on making a great roux, cooking with crawfish, and you’ll learn to make a quintessential Louisiana dish: etouffee.
Welcome to Food For The Soul! Meet Marie, aka Sweet Mama Janisse, learn about her and her work, and hear stories from her life in Louisiana and California that shaped her outlook on cooking.