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A Taste of the Past

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Thursdays at 12:00PM EST Theme song by Bohemia Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past. Learn more at: www.culinaryhistoriansny.org Linda Pelaccio is a former producer of talk radio and TV food shows, and is a member of Culinary Historians of New York, New York Women's Culinary Alliance, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

Thursdays at 12:00PM EST Theme song by Bohemia Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past. Learn more at: www.culinaryhistoriansny.org Linda Pelaccio is a former producer of talk radio and TV food shows, and is a member of Culinary Historians of New York, New York Women's Culinary Alliance, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.
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New York, NY

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Thursdays at 12:00PM EST Theme song by Bohemia Linda Pelaccio, a culinary historian, takes a weekly journey through the history of food on A Taste of the Past. Tune in for interviews with authors, scholars and culinary chroniclers who discuss food culture from ancient Mesopotamia and Rome to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Each week Linda explores the lively link between food cultures of the present and past. Learn more at: www.culinaryhistoriansny.org Linda Pelaccio is a former producer of talk radio and TV food shows, and is a member of Culinary Historians of New York, New York Women's Culinary Alliance, Les Dames d'Escoffier, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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English

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Culinary Historians of New York P.O. Box 3289 New York, NY 10163 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Episode 290: The History and Evolution of Noodles

2/15/2018
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Just about every culture has some form of noodles. But when and where did noodles first appear? Food historian Ken Albala joins Linda to untangle the noodle's history.

Duration:00:41:39

Episode 289: Tasting Ancient Rome: Recreating Ancient Recipes and What Archeology Tells Us

2/1/2018
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What is most commonly known about the food and dining of Ancient Rome comes from vivid—and often fictional—descriptions of exotic foods of lavish banquets of the wealthy. But further study reveals an approachable cuisine of the Mediterranean in ancient times. Farrell Monaco describes how she combines her background in archaeology to study and recreate many of those dishes.

Duration:00:46:04

Episode 288: David Shields,The Seed Sleuth, Repatriating Heirloom Crops

1/18/2018
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Good news to David Shields is that the Speckled Whippoorwill Cowpea, Jimmy Red whisky corn, or the Sicilian Timilia strain of durum wheat has been located, identified, and successfully grown and harvested. And further success means that many of these formerly lost seeds are added to the Ark of Taste, Slow Food's global register of the most flavorful, historically resonant, and imperiled foods. David sat down with Linda to discuss some of the recent searches for seeds and why they are...

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 287: Rediscovering Acadian Cuisine

11/30/2017
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Who were the Acadians? What was their food culture and cuisine? Food writer and journalist Simon Thibault, talks about exploring his Acadian roots and reacquainting himself with the food and recipes from his family’s past which he documented in his new book, Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food. It’s a cookbook filled with old food traditions, recipes and anecdotes “seasoned with history.”

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 285: Keeping Traditions Alive: Authentic Italian

11/2/2017
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Unlike many Italian cookbooks, Autentico goes far beyond pasta. In a world where culinary shortcuts, adulteration, misleading labeling, and mass production of seemingly “authentic” food rule, culinary archaeologist, innovator and cooking teacher Rolando Beramendi has kept centuries-old culinary traditions alive.

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 282: How Tea Shaped the Modern World

10/5/2017
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Tea has been one of the most popular commodities in the world. Over centuries, profits from its growth and sales funded wars and fueled colonization. Erika Rappaport talks about her new book, A Thirst for Empire, in which she delves into how Europeans adopted, appropriated, and altered Chinese tea culture to build a widespread demand for tea in Britain and other global markets and a plantation-based economy in South Asia and Africa. She shares her in-depth historical look at how men and...

Duration:00:47:12

Episode 277: Ancient Syrian Cuisine

7/20/2017
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Scents and Flavors is a 13th century Syrian cookbook which historian and Arabic scholar Charles Perry has edited and translated. Unlike many early recipe manuals this book gives us a glimpse of the social history of the medieval period in Syria. Charles talks about an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients by combining various aromas of herbs, spaces, fruits and flower essences. He shares stories and descriptions of ingredients and recipes for food and drink as well as the...

Duration:00:50:55

Episode 219: Libyan Jewish Cuisine in Rome

11/19/2015
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In 1967, four-thousand Jews fled from Libya, each with one suitcase and the equivalent of $50; half of them settled...

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 217: Nordic Cuisine

11/5/2015
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From smoked arctic char, meatball stew and savory puffed pancakes to Swedish almond wreaths, cardamom braids and whipped berry pudding,...

Duration:00:39:34

Episode 216: Frederick Douglass Opie on Zora Neale Hurston

10/29/2015
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Zora Neale Hurston is one of the most notable authors of the Harlem Renaissance. Her extensive ethnographic research on African...

Duration:00:33:48

Episode 215: What America Ate Project – Food of the Great Depression

10/22/2015
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In an effort to preserve a period of America’s culinary history the National Endowment for the Humanities has funded the...

Duration:00:29:08

Episode 214: 100 Years of Pyrex: How it Changed the Way America Cooks

10/15/2015
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Look in your kitchen cabinet, there’s no doubt a Pyrex dish in there somewhere, whether it be a glass pie...

Duration:00:35:03

Episode 213: What’s in a Name: Chinese Dishes

10/8/2015
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Take a trip to the Far East long ago as host Linda Pelaccio welcomesKian Lam Kho to the studio for...

Duration:00:31:09

Episode 211: The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African-American Cookbooks

10/1/2015
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Women of African descent have contributed to America’s food culture for centuries, but their rich and varied involvement is still...

Duration:00:37:57

Episode 211: Early American Heirloom Vegetables with William Woys Weaver

9/24/2015
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With the harvest season in bloom, A Taste of the Past host Linda Pelaccio welcomes food historian, author, and epicure...

Duration:00:38:17

Episode 210: Manuscript Cookbooks

9/17/2015
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A Taste of the Past is back for a new radio season with host Linda Pelaccio welcoming guest Stephen Schmidt...

Duration:00:40:59

A Taste of the Past - Episode 209 - Scottish Cuisine: "Beyond Haggis" with

7/30/2015
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What is Scottish cuisine? Well, it's certainly more than haggis. Travel to the UK's northern-most country on a brand new episode of A Taste of the Past. Host Linda Pelaccio is joined by Rachel McCormack, an expert on the subject of Scottish cuisine. She is a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4s The Kitchen Cabinet since the first pilot programme. She has also broadcast on the station’s From Our Own Corespondent, the Food Programme and appeared as an expert guest on BBC Radio 2 on both the...

Duration:00:41:25

A Taste of the Past - Episode 208 - Sugar and Sweets Around the World

6/12/2015
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A sweet tooth is a powerful thing! This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is exploring the vast array of sweets across the globe with Darra Goldstein, the Editor in Chief of "The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets." As Linda and Darra point out, the “science of sweet” is only the beginning of a fascinating story, because it is not basic human need or simple biological impulse that prompts us to decorate elaborate wedding cakes, scoop ice cream into a cone, or drop sugar...

Duration:00:35:29

A Taste of the Past - Episode 207 - Cuban Cuisine

6/4/2015
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The food of the Cuban table has largely been reproduced in other countries primarily by those who left their home in an attempt to recreate the tastes and smells of their past. Now that relations are opening up again, author Ana Sofia Pelaez together with photographer Ellen Silverman traveled to Cuba to rediscover those flavors and history of the cuisine, documented in their book, The Cuban Table. Ana joins Linda today on A Taste of the Past to talk about her discoveries. This program was...

Duration:00:40:52

A Taste of the Past - Episode 206 - Roman Food Culture

5/21/2015
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Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Rome since she was 12 years old. "Eating Rome," is her homage to the city that feeds her, literally and figuratively. This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is getting Elizabeth's personal story which is a quirky and deliciously entertaining look at some of the city's monuments to food culture. Strolling through her favorite open air markets along with details of amazing coffee, pizza, artichokes and grappa are just the...

Duration:00:35:33

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