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Carole Murko is the creator, host and executive producer of the weekly radio program "Heirloom Meals," a storytelling show she created to share treasured family recipes, stories and tips … "savoring yesterday's traditions today," on NPR affiliate Robinhood Radio, WHDD, 91.5 FM in Sharon, Conn. A culinary artist who learned how to cook by observing her mother and grandmother, Carole captures their passion for cooking, entertaining, and feeding friends and family, and translates it into her own special way of honoring the traditions she loved as a child. She regularly appears as a food expert and demo chef on Newschannel 13, the NBC affiliate in Albany, New York. Carole developed and was host of a 16-video series featuring diabetes-friendly heirloom recipes for Liberty Medical that launched on its website in November 2011. She executive-produced and was host of Heirloom Meals’ "Thanksgiving and Heirloom Meals' Christmas," scheduled to air on 90% of the public televisions stations across the nation in November and December of 2012. She writes for Edible Berkshires and blogs most days. Carole holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a minor in art history from Smith College, a master's degree in International Economics from New York University and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Before founding "Heirloom Meals," Carole had successful careers on Wall Street and in interior design and decoration.

Teenage chickens rule the roost. Credit: Copyright Carole Murko

Chickens came into my life in an unexpected way. I am a city girl. I was raised in the suburbs of New York City

When your husband loves risotto, lobster and steak, Lobster Risotto and filet mignon offer a great twist on surf and turf. Credit: Carole Murko

Nine years ago my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease. The diagnosis was a godsend as his symptoms displayed evidence of something much worse.

Fire Cider is a traditional folk remedy that uses ingredients including apple cider vinegar and horseradish. Credit: Carole Murko

Wash you hands. Cover your mouth when you cough. Don't share a glass. Eat your vegetables. Get plenty of rest. Drink lots of liquids.

Dress up your New Year's feast with Beef Tenderloin en Croute With Mustard Sauce. Credit: Carole Murko

What does New Year's Eve mean to you? Do you feel the need to party like it's 1999? Or do you prefer an intimate

Miles Smith Farm owners Carole Soule and Bruce Dawson, with Missy, a Scottish Highland breed cow. Credit: Carole Murko

Heritage has many meanings, encompassing not only our cultural and ancestral connections, but also the breeds of livestock our forefathers raised. Carole Soule is that

Recently harvested olives from the Cimicchi family’s Le Caselle estate in Italy. Credit: Andrea Pupek

Are olives an aphrodisiac? My research suggests they are not, but for Andrea Pupek and Fabio Cimicchi, they most certainly were. Andrea's Global MBA

Fresh ingredients from the garden. Credit: pilipphoto

Let the ingredients speak. It is something my Nana always urged. What better time than late summer and early fall to allow your garden


I am a potato salad snob. It all dates to summers as a kid. Those lazy days when life was more casual, the rules