A New Aussie Outpost In Southie

A meat pie from KO (Courtesy Photo)

KO Catering and Pies is, in the words of co-owner Sam Jackson “the first, and only, therefore the best, and then the worst, Australian place in New England.”  Radio Boston’s Sacha Pfeiffer decided to visit KO after reading Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham’s take on the South Boston eatery. For Abraham, it was like tasting a piece of home.

While Abraham can’t deny her affection for her adopted hometown of Boston, she admits that “you’ll always be bound to the place where you grew up, too. Sometimes its pull can hurt pretty badly. And all you want is to taste the food you grew up with.  Sometimes all you want is a meat pie.”

Friday on Radio Boston, we visit KO and take a bite (ok, a few bites) of some serious pies with Yvonne Abraham at our side.  But it goes beyond the meat (and vegetarian) pies; we explore the way food can magically transport us, to places and memories long past.

Listen to the audio HERE.

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit www.jessicaalpert.com.