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Have you ever wondered about where our favourite holiday foods come from? What really is a figgy pudding, or how does a Roman Pope stop the world from enjoying German stollen? Join host and certified baker, Glen Warren, as he dives into the history of the foods which shape our holidays in Season's Eatings: The History of Your Favourite Christmas Foods.

Have you ever wondered about where our favourite holiday foods come from? What really is a figgy pudding, or how does a Roman Pope stop the world from enjoying German stollen? Join host and certified baker, Glen Warren, as he dives into the history of the foods which shape our holidays in Season's Eatings: The History of Your Favourite Christmas Foods.

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Have you ever wondered about where our favourite holiday foods come from? What really is a figgy pudding, or how does a Roman Pope stop the world from enjoying German stollen? Join host and certified baker, Glen Warren, as he dives into the history of the foods which shape our holidays in Season's Eatings: The History of Your Favourite Christmas Foods.

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English


Episodes

Season's Eatings - Blancmange

5/25/2022
This jiggly dessert has adorned holiday tables across the United Kingdom. Originally from Italy, it has made an appearance in such writings as Poldark and the books of Harry Potter. It’s now more commonly purchased in packet form with traditional flavours of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, but was originally made with poultry and almonds. We are exploring the history and origins of this creamy, gelatinous dessert: blancmange. Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:25:53

Season's Eatings - Bibingka

4/25/2022
This country is the epitome of Christmas. The Philippines boasts the earliest and longest Christmas season in the world. There is one dessert which has ties to the monarchy and crowing roosters. It can be topped with salted duck eggs, pineapple, cheese, or even vanilla ice cream. We’re diving into the history and origins of bibingka. Free Audible Trial: https://www.audibletrial.com/seasonseatings Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:21:45

Season's Eatings - Trifle

3/25/2022
We’ve all been there. The holidays are winding down and you need a way to use up all that leftover sponge cake and whipped cream from the mountain of desserts adorning the Christmas table. This dessert is a lovely combination of fruit, cake, cream, jelly and a splash of alcohol. It’s a dessert whose origins may have come from a little fun in the hay, to suffering fools, to making something of little consequence. We’re exploring the history and origins of trifle. Website:...

Duration:00:25:24

Season's Eatings - Linzer Cookie

2/25/2022
While this item can be enjoyed all throughout the year, it’s commonly created for the holiday season. It’s considered a sandwich cookie with a lovely jam centre. It derives from a dish considered the oldest recipe for a pie written down. Like many recipes, the flavours change from region to region, but the original can be traced back to one place. It’s a cookie made from ground nuts, spices, and jam. We’re exploring the history and origins of the linzer cookie. Sources: Oxford Companion to...

Duration:00:19:44

Season's Eatings - Fruitcake

1/25/2022
Over the years, this dish has survived being buried, frozen, and drowned. It’s filled with delicious fruits and nuts. It has been around for over 2000 years and some may say it tastes like it. Love it or hate, we’re diving into the history and origins of this dense, rich, doorstop of a dessert: fruitcake. Links: Set your FREE book at Audible: www.audibletrial.com/seasonseatings Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:25:32

Season's Eatings - Canadian Foods

12/25/2021
Merry Christmas everyone! This serving of Season's Eatings is my gift to you, the listeners, for the holiday season. I'm exploring the history of some Canadian foods favourites served during the holidays. Plus we have some guests visiting us! We'll hear music from the Swinging Belles and The Once. Both groups come from my home province of Newfoundland, Canada. And a special thank you from all the wonderful Christmas podcasters! Featured on the podcast: The Swinging Belles with "Snow...

Duration:00:25:31

Season's Eatings - Boar's Head

12/21/2021
In many of the great Christmas songs there are many references to food. Who can’t remember singing about chestnuts roasting on a open fire, or traveling to enjoy some pumpkin pie? But this time I want to travel back to a time when people gathered in great halls and made merry during the twelve days of Christmas. This dish is still found on Christmas tables throughout Sweden. We’re exploring the history and origins of the boar’s head. Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:24:00

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Green Bean Casserole

12/10/2021
This holiday season, some 20 million Americans will tuck into this casserole, a culinary classic consisting of just six ingredients: a can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, green beans and crunchy fried onions. The retro recipe, which has been appearing on American tables for more than 60 years, can be traced back to one woman. This woman singlehandedly changed the landscape of the holiday table. We’re exploring the history and origins of green bean...

Duration:00:23:51

Season's Eatings - Pfeffernusse

11/25/2021
It’s a cookie whose recipe may have been lost forever, except for one baker’s family. It’s a cookie that can be hard to pronounce for some, and despite its name, contains no nuts. We’re exploring the history and origin of pfeffernusse. Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasonseatingspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seasonseatingspod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/seasonseatpod Email: seasonseatingspodcast@gmail.com Ko-fi:...

Duration:00:24:12

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Stuffing

11/10/2021
Its bland base of bread or rice invites embellishment, both traditional and irreverent, and in dressing recipes, sausage, nuts, fruit, mushrooms, and shellfish combine in countless permutations. In contrast to the more predictable turkey, stuffing is the frisky, occasionally outlandish, personality of the holiday table. We’re explore the history and origins of stuffing.

Duration:00:23:21

Season's Eatings - Melomakarona

10/25/2021
In Greece the biggest Christmas preparation is not so much about decorating the house, but preparing the food. Characteristically the biggest part of the house decorations are the huge plates of cookies and desserts that are displayed all around the house. The traditional Christmas cookies and their variations are placed in very prominent places and free for all to have! This sweet cookie has a somber history but is now the major cookie to be served during the holidays. We’re exploring the...

Duration:00:22:04

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Macaroni and Cheese

10/10/2021
There are few dishes as universally loved as this dish. And for some, the holidays wouldn’t be the same with a large casserole almost overflowing with a combination of noodles, milk, and cheese. The warm and gooey pasta dish serves as a savory side, a stunning main and is widely enjoyed by even the pickiest of young eaters. While it has established itself as an American classic, its surprisingly lengthy history pre-dates the country and is as diverse as the many ways one can cook it. We...

Duration:00:31:17

Season's Eatings - Panettone

9/25/2021
A Christmas without this sweet bread is barely a Christmas in Italy: loathed or loved, the Milanese born loaf is something everyone has in the kitchen this time of the year. Light, fragrant and pleasantly rich, lovers of this bread relish its candied fruit aroma and its ultimate simplicity. Making it is a labour of love, time and luck: it is not simple to reach that perfect light, buttery fluffiness we enjoy at home. Famous as it is, not many are aware of its fascinating history: panettone...

Duration:00:52:52

Season's Eatings - Brussels Sprouts

9/10/2021
Apart from the Christmas tree itself, this single item of vegetation dominates the British Christmas. These tiny green balls of misery/delight are the single most controversial course on any Christmas dinner table. You can even find chocolates wrapped in green foil in case you didn’t want to dole them out during the holiday dinner. They’re a vegetable high in vitamins and fibre, but low in calories. We’re exploring the history and origins of Brussels sprouts. Media links: Website:...

Duration:00:23:54

Season's Eatings - Tourtiere

8/25/2021
The meat pie served in Quebec, Canada’s predominately French speaking population, is a dish rich with history, cultural pride, and some word play. In this episode, we’re exploring the history and origins of this flaky, savoury pastry: the tourtiere. Weird Christmas Foods with Craig Kringle Season’s Eatings Media links Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasonseatingspodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seasonseatingspod Twitter:...

Duration:00:25:03

Season's Eatings - Candy Canes

7/25/2021
This shepherd’s hook can be found everywhere during the holiday season. In fact, according to the National Confectioners Association, they are the No. 1-selling non-chocolate candy during the month of December. But just when and how these sweet treats got their start is a bit more uncertain than their popularity. It’s a story of rowdy children, enduring myths, and some interesting science. We’re exploring the history and origins of candy canes. Website:...

Duration:00:22:51

Season's Eatings - Hallacas

6/25/2021
Venezuelan Christmas doesn’t smell like cinnamon, nor does it smell like spruce, peppermint or firewood. It smells, predominantly, like plantain leaves. It’s a dish that combines three different cultures, a Catholic bishop and political unrest. So, let’s explore the exciting and interesting history and origins of this beautifully wrapped Venezuelan Christmas gift: hallacas. Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seasonseatingspodcast Instagram:...

Duration:01:14:47

Seasons' Eatings - Sowans

5/20/2021
It's our one year anniversary! We have some special guests from other Christmas podcasts with an awesome surprise. Scotland has a rich and amazing history. We've found a dish that has largely fallen out of favour, but is a treat on Christmas eve. It's full of probiotics, or could be use to paint your house. Let's explore the history and origins of this creamy sour treat: sowans. Website: https://www.seasonseatingspodcast.com Facebook:...

Duration:00:28:41

Season's Eatings - Risengrød

4/25/2021
Rice puddings are found in nearly every area of the world. Nothing describes comfort to me than a warm bowl of sweet, sticky rice pudding. This is why the Danes love to have rice pudding during Christmas. As well as tasting delicious, their rice pudding is filled with stories of mischievous gnomes, medieval spices, and the Empress of France. So, grab a spoon and get ready for the history and origin of this creamy Danish favourite:...

Duration:01:02:36

Season's Eatings - Malva Pudding

3/25/2021
It's a dessert who's origin is of great debate. It can be considered the quintessential South African Christmas dish. It's name is hotly contested to come from three different sources. Find out the origin and history of this soft sponge cake filled to the brim with a rich, decadent sauce. This is the history of malva...

Duration:00:21:57