About Channelin' 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.
At Channelin’ Granny, we metaphorically invoke the matriarchal archetype of our societal experience to strengthen the bonds with our collective past. But we don’t stop at metaphors. The greatest success in ancient recipe preservation comes through contact with the other side.
Channelin’ Granny began with a vision – quite literally. It all started in October 2019 when Louise Proctor, statistician and Yahtzee celebrity, was contacted by an entity from the great beyond - the ghostly visage of an elderly grandmother. It took hours of trial and error to establish a means of effective communication but the spirit was eventually able to transit its message: the recipe for an early 18th century mincemeat pie.
Proctor had been drawn to Yahtzee, a dice game built on weaving strategic technique and random number generation, from a young age. As she moved up the sport’s ranks, she began experimenting with numerological and astrological elements in her training regimen. The calming meditative techniques sometimes rendered her into a harmless dissociative state, allowing the mind to delve deeper into the game’s secrets. She credits this prior experience with mystic arts to her otherworldly breakthrough with “Granny” and her mincemeat pie.