Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Alice the Cook is a character created by food historian, performer and author Anjila K. Olsen. Olsen lives in the Twin Cities, but Alice the Cook travels far and wide to Renaissance festivals, showcasing her live, period-style cooking show. Using cast iron pots and wooden utensils, she prepares recipes in a traditional manner. She also lectures, conducts cooking demonstrations and gives private lessons. Collecting food history books from around the world, Olsen taught herself a variety of languages so she could translate the information. She has written several books on period-style cooking, and posts her recipes on alicethecook.com. KFAI producer Dixie Treichel has the story.
Fred Smith is a volunteer producer at WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Each week, he shares his perspectives through Wildersmith on the Gunflint. In this edition, Fred returns to the woods after traveling to Iowa.