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Adapted from the film Welcome to Shelbyville
directed and produced by Kim A. Snyder

See below for complete entries featured on our Recipes Page, as well as an archive of Shelbyville Multimedia activity around the Independent Lens broadcast of Welcome to Shelbyville in May 2011:

Welcoming Story: Karel’s father from the Netherlands

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Dina de Veer is a staff member on the Active Voice team. She recently interviewed her father, Karel de Veer, who shared a touching story about the kind way his father was treated by their landlord upon arriving to the United States from the Netherlands decades ago.

A Shelbyville Thanksgiving

Monday, October 10th, 2011

by Ms. Luci A special meal prepared with love, as featured in Welcome to Shelbyville! Read below to learn how to make Ms. Luci’s Lemon Chicken, Enchiladas with homemade flour tortillas, and Mexican Sopa de Fideo. Whether she is inviting newcomers over to share a meal on Thanksgiving (see webisode above) or helping Somali mothers…

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Crepe Lili

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

by Ellen Schneider “Over the years, certain recipes have disappeared from my family culinary history… but the crepes—ohh la la.” My mother always told us she was a great cook because she grew up in Europe (Luxembourg, to be exact). Who were we—five Southern California kids who lived for Taco Bell—to argue? On special Sundays,…

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Kashk-e Bademjan (Persian Eggplant Dip)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

by Shaady Salehi

“Consider this your invitation to visit a local Middle Eastern market and make friends with the people there.”

Eggplant Dip


Couscous-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

by Dina de Veer “I usually see my parents only a few times a year but my sister and I never miss a Christmas or Thanksgiving… this past year -for the first time- there was no turkey…” I usually see my parents only a few times a year, but my sister and I never miss…

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