About Channelin' Granny

An illustrated granny.

At Channelin’ Granny, our mission is to safeguard and pass on culinary traditions, serving as a bridge between past generations and the future.

In our modern world, change is a constant and the rush for the "new" seems unending. But why fix something that isn't broken? At Channelin’ Granny, we appreciate the wisdom in this. Instead of always gazing forward, we advocate for a look into the past.

Cultural memory can be fleeting. Traditions like family recipes can fade into oblivion once they cease to be practiced. Countless intangible cultural treasures — music, dance, food customs — risk being buried under the sands of time. But we don't think it has to be this way.

Channelin’ Granny cherishes the spirit of preservation. We view safeguarding human discoveries as our sacred duty. While digitization plays a crucial role in this effort, we firmly believe that the most potent way to conserve wisdom is by living it.

Food is our chosen medium of preservation. Beyond daily sustenance, it represents family bonds, shared memories, and a connection to our ancestral roots.

However, collecting these culinary secrets is not our end goal. Food ties us to a shared human journey that transcends time and connects every human ever to have lived. It's a testament to our interconnected global family — a truth that Channelin’ Granny seeks to highlight.

We promote the rediscovery of timeless wisdom, the transmission of learned knowledge, and a deep understanding of our ancestors' way of life and cuisine. Join us at Channelin’ Granny in our mission to weave past wisdom into the tapestry of our present and future.

The Vision

At Channelin' Granny, we embody the spirit of our beloved grandmothers, invoking the matriarchal wisdom and culinary traditions of generations past. We are the keepers of a sacred culinary legacy, one that has been passed down through the ages, from grandmother to granddaughter, like a cherished heirloom. But our connection to these timeless recipes goes far beyond mere metaphor – it transcends the boundaries of this earthly realm, delving into the mystical depths of the great beyond.

Within the walls of our humble kitchen, we harness the power of the unseen, allowing the spirits of our ancestors to guide us in reviving the long-forgotten flavors and techniques that once graced their tables. It is a spiritual journey, a sacred rite of culinary preservation, where the veil between the past and present grows thin, and the whispers of bygone eras echo through the sizzle of the pan and the aroma of simmering pots. We are not mere cooks or chefs, but rather vessels through which the timeless wisdom of our grandmothers flows, imbuing each dish with the essence of their love, their heritage, and their unwavering commitment to keeping culinary traditions alive.

A Vision from the Great Beyond

Channelin' Granny was born from a vision – an otherworldly encounter that defied all rational explanation. In October 2019, Louise Proctor, a statistician and celebrated Yahtzee expert, found herself in the presence of a ghostly apparition: the spirit of an elderly grandmother from the past.

Through hours of trial and error, Proctor was able to establish a means of communication with this ethereal being. And the message it conveyed was nothing short of extraordinary – a long-forgotten recipe for an early 18th century mincemeat pie, a delicacy that had been lost to the ravages of time.

A Lifetime of Preparation

While this supernatural rendezvous may seem far-fetched to some, Proctor's lifelong fascination with the mystic arts had prepared her for this very moment. From a young age, she was drawn to the strategic intricacies of Yahtzee, a dice game that blends technique and chance. As she ascended the ranks of the sport, she began incorporating numerological and astrological elements into her training regimen, honing her ability to enter harmless dissociative states and delve deeper into the game's secrets.

It was this prior experience with the mystical realm that allowed Proctor to open her mind and spirit to the vision of "Granny" and her mincemeat pie recipe – a culinary treasure from the past that had been preserved beyond the veil.

Preserving Culinary Heritage, One Recipe at a Time

From that fateful encounter, Channelin' Granny was born – a mission to preserve and share the culinary heritage of our ancestors, one recipe at a time. Through a unique blend of spiritual channeling and culinary expertise, we aim to unearth long-forgotten dishes and revive the flavors and traditions that have been lost to the sands of time. It is a pursuit that requires dedication and a deep reverence for the wisdom of the past.

Whether you're a believer in the mystical or simply a lover of good food, Channelin' Granny offers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we bridge the gap between past and present, honoring the wisdom of our grandmothers and keeping their culinary legacies alive for generations to come. With each rediscovered recipe, we weave a tapestry of flavors that connects us to our shared ancestry and the enduring power of food to nourish body and soul.