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A Taste of the Past
A Taste of the Past
Heritage Radio Network

Culinary historian Linda Pelaccio takes a journey through the history of food. Take a dive into food cultures through history, from ancient... more

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Episodes

Endangered Foods

Drawing on Slow Food's Ark of Taste, a list of endangered foods throughout the world, culinary historian Sarah Lohman decided... more

14 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
Ways of Eating

Based on years of observation, ethnographic fieldwork, and countless shared meals, mother and son Merry White and Ben Wurgaft explore... more

25 Oct 2023 · 40 minutes
The Controversial History of Fasting

Fasting from food is a controversial, dangerous, and yet utterly normal human practice. Christine Baumgarthuber discusses our fascination with restrictive... more

04 Oct 2023 · 39 minutes
The Magic Eight: The Plants Native American Peoples Shared with the World

Lois Ellen Frank, Native foods historian, culinary anthropologist, and James Beard award winning cookbook author, joins Linda to talk about... more

20 Sep 2023 · 41 minutes
National Dish

What makes a national dish, and who decides? Food writer Anya Von Bremzen dives into the questions as she journeys... more

28 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
America's Burgers with George Motz

Burger Scholar George Motz has spent decades researching, writing about, cooking, and eating America's favorite food: Hamburgers. His documentary film,... more

15 Jun 2023 · 43 minutes
Peanuts: Preserving History

Peanuts have a long history tied to indigenous South American people, early traders,and slavery. It was African slaves who brought... more

01 Jun 2023 · 46 minutes
Chefwise

Restaurants come and go, but chefs move on because it’s their career, their art, and, hopefully, their passion. But what... more

04 May 2023 · 39 minutes
The Myth of Milk as Superfood

Cow’s milk in fluid drinking form was not introduced in America until the 17th century, and quickly gained popularity. Before... more

13 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
Iconic New York Jewish Foods

Many of the foods brought by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe to New York have become some of the most... more

23 Mar 2023 · 46 minutes
A Taste of the Past
Endangered Foods
A Taste of the Past