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For Placerville resident and retired teacher Sue Tweeton, the smell of Greek food brings her right back to her mother’s kitchen.
“My grandmother was a wonderful cook, (and) my mother was a wonderful cook,” Tweeton recalls, adding that she often used to sneak sautéed onions out of her mother’s pot when she wasn’t looking. Later in life, after her husband gave her the idea of putting all of her family recipes on film, Tweeton rediscovered her passion for Greek food. Simply Delicious – Greek Cooking with Sue Tweeton now airs on Sierra Community Access Channel 2, and for Tweeton, watching those episodes is like a walk down memory lane.
Two years ago, Tweeton’s mother passed away of Alzheimer’s disease, and while tragic, the experience made her incredibly grateful to have filmed the show when she did. “We preserved the cooking of my mother and grandmother. Now my daughter and my daughter-in-law have the recipes, and they can pass them down,” Tweeton says. After her husband was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, Tweeton began planning recipes for a new show on low-sodium cooking, also for Channel 2. At the end of the day, Tweeton believes food should be about what really matters in life: faith, family and love.
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