News & Reviews

Leni Ashmore Sorensen

NBC 29 – December 18, 2013 – Interview with Matt Talhelm and a cookery demonstration of Mary Randolph’s Drop Biscuits – http://www.nbc29.com/Story/24255304/albemarle-woman-cooks-her-way-through-the-virginia-housewife

SOULICIOUS – 2013 – Australian Awia Markey explored her interest in Soul Food by interviewing African American cooks,food activists, and historians across the country and published her conversations and recipes in a DVD. – http://www.soulicious.com.au/

W&M Alumni Magazine  – 2011 – The College of William and Mary update on graduates – http://www.wmalumni.com/?summer11_sorensen

Virginia Living Magazine – August 2010  – Kendra Hamilton – an interview and photo spread on homemade BLTs at Leni’s house and garden – http://www.virginialiving.com/home-garden/Outside/living-by-hand/

Beyond the Flavor – December 20, 2012 – “Leni Sorensen & Pinto Bean Soup with Cracklin Cornbread” – Interview and photos of Leni’s kitchen and the meal. –http://www.beyondtheflavor.com/features/leni-sorensen-pinto-bean-soup-with-cracklin-cornbread/

Virginian-Pilot – December 1, 2013 – making Mary Randolph’s Souse- http://hamptonroads.com/2013/11/virginia-woman-works-her-way-through-1824-cookbook

NPR – WMRA – The Spark – Martha Woodroof

Interview  – Spring 2012 http://wmra.org/post/leni-lets-her-hair-down

Chocolate Class – Feb 2013  http://wmra.org/post/old-fashioned-chocolate-making-aztec-old

Research at the National Archives & Beyond:  blogtalkradio, with Natonne Elaine Kamp – July 2013 – Interview about the history of African American cuisine – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bernicebennett/2013/07/19/culinary-history-of-african-americans-with-leni-Sorensen

The Multicultural Grandmother – Molly O’Neill – 2000 – Research historian and grandmother Leni Sorensen creates memories for her grandchildren with a simple cornbread recipe; includes links to recipes – http://www.grandparents.com/family-and-relationships/inspiring-stories-and-wisdoms/the-multicultural-grandmother