(From right): Myc Wiatrowski, TAI Staffer Meghan Smith, TAI Staffer Maria Zeringue, and Jesse Fivecoate
The staff at TAI recently got reacquainted with the Second Servings podcast that Traditional Arts Indiana produced in 2011 and 2012. The podcast made a couple of the staff members excited to taste some of the Indiana food they heard about.
Lisa’s Pie Shop in Atlanta, Indiana
While on a fieldwork assignment in Tipton County, Meghan Smith and Maria Zeringue were able sample two flavors of pie (black raspberry and apple) from Lisa’s Pie Shop. Lisa’s pies were featured in episode 9 of the podcast entitled “Diners and Community Institutions”.
Earlier in the week, some of the TAI staff and a couple of friends decided to venture out to Gnaw Bone, Indiana after listening to the Second Servings segment on the famous pork tenderloin sandwich from Gnaw Mart. This breaded sandwich was showcased in the first episode of the podcast entitled, “Breaded Pork Tenderloin”.
The Gnaw Mart sign showcasing its most famous item on the menu
The breaded pork tenderloin sandwich
We at TAI are proud of the work that went into the Second Servings podcast. If you are interested in learning more about the foodways of Indiana, check out the Second Servings website for all ten episodes which feature Indiana favorites such as persimmon pudding and morel mushrooms. There are also episodes about the food truck scene around the state, the home-brew tradition, and turtle soup recipes.
In addition to the full episodes, there is also a section called Small Bites which has videos and extra information about the food featured in the series.
You can also try to make some of the dishes spotlighted on the podcast. The recipes tab gives visitors to the site directions on how to make persimmon pudding and turtle soup.
Have fun exploring Indiana’s food traditions!