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


Episodes

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 286: History of Professional Cooking in America

11/9/2017
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Culinarians are and were intellectually curious, aesthetically experimental, and gastronomically evangelical. In his new book, "The Culinarians: Lives and Careers from the First Age of American Fine Dining," Dr. David Shields traces the stories of 175 lives and careers of chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs who raised the profession of cooking and fine dining in America to an art form.

Duration: 00:48:27


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 284: The South, A - Z

10/26/2017
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The American South is a diverse region with its own vocabulary, peculiarities, and complexities. Even Southerners can't always agree on all things Southern. A new book by the editors of Garden & Gun Magazine is a good source for answers. "S is for Southern" is an encyclopedia of Southern life, culture, and history, covering age-old traditions and current zeitgeists. Executive managing editor Phillip Rhodes, born and bred in the south, talks about the fun facts.

Duration: 00:38:57


Episode 283: Gourmands Way...

10/19/2017
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Following WWII, France--particularly Paris--became the world's most stylish tourist destination and capital of fine dining. Americans were smitten. Justin Spring follows the lives of six American writers-adventurers who adopted Paris as their home, and tells how they transformed the way Americans talk and think about food and the way they eat.

Duration: 00:47:50


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 281: Paris: History of a Food Lover's Paradise

9/21/2017
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Paris has been associated with fine dining for centuries and the city remains a veritable walking tour of historic gastronomy. David Downie, a travel and food writer living in Paris, takes a deep dive into this history for his new book, A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food. He shares with us stories, events and locations that brim with passion and flavor--a true food lover's paradise.

Duration: 00:47:39


Episode 280: Big Chicken, History of How Antibiotics Changed Modern Agriculture

9/14/2017
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Award winning journalist Maryn McKenna reveals the fascinating history of chicken in her new book, Big Chicken. She talks with us about chicken's rise in popularity through the routine use of antibiotics, a practice that would transform agriculture, change the world's eating habits, and contribute to the deadly rise of drug-resistant infections around the globe.

Duration: 00:48:30


Episode 279: Vinegar: The Alchemy of Acid

8/10/2017
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In his new book, ACID TRIP: Travels in the World of Vinegar (Abrams Books), Michael Harlan Turkell takes us on a fermented look into vinegar's soured past and bright future. He shares tales and experiences from his travels throughout North America, France, Italy, Austria, and Japan to learn about vinegar-making practices in places where the art has evolved over centuries.

Duration: 00:49:29


Episode 278: Culinary Biographies of Women with Laura Shapiro

7/27/2017
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Most biographers pay little attention to people’s attitudes toward food, but once we ask how somebody relates to food, we find a whole world of different and provocative ways to understand her. Historian Laura Shapiro uses the lens of food to look at the lives of six women, each famous in her time, and most are still famous in ours; but until now, nobody has told their lives from the point of view of the kitchen and the table.

Duration: 00:52:51


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 274: Food History of the Modern South

6/15/2017
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John T. Edge joins Linda today for a conversation about his new book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South. John T., an esteemed writer of Southern food, traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. He puts names and faces on the familiar dishes as he examines the food, race and politics in the South over the past 60 years.

Duration: 00:36:38


Episode 270: Rose Water Festival and Saffron Tales

5/18/2017
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Roses are indigenous to Iran and distilling the essential oils of the flower to make rose water has been practiced there for over 2,500 years. Every May, when the city of Kashan is enveloped in pink and a sweet floral scent, there is a festival that honors this ancient tradition of boiling petals in barrels of water and collecting and condensing the rising steam. Cookbook author Yasmin Khan attended the festivities last year and joins us to share the stories, significance and flavor uses...

Duration: 00:35:30


Episode 269: America's First Foodie

5/11/2017
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On the season premiere of A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is joined by Elizabeth Federici and Kathleen Squires, the director/producer and producer, respectively, of the new documentary film James Beard: America's First Foodie. The name of James Beard has become synonymous with culinary excellence, and each year thousands gather in New York City for the James Beard Foundation Awards, which is often referred to as the Academy Awards for food. And yet, the incredible details of...

Duration: 00:37:25


Episode 266: Persia: Cuisines without Borders

3/23/2017
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The countries in the Persian culinary region are home to diverse religions, cultures, languages, and politics, but they are linked by captivating food traditions. The intrepid traveler, food writer and photographer Naomi Duguid covered the vast region to capture the cuisine. She uncovers the flavors of herbs, spices, fruit and tart that transcend the divisive borders and give a picture of ancient tastes of modern people.

Duration: 00:47:22


Episode 265: A Little Bit Irish

3/16/2017
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Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick's Day, or so the saying goes. It's a celebration that's been going on in America since the mid 1700's. And except for the soda bread, the food of the day is anything but Irish. Irish-American cookbook author Margaret Johnson joins us to talk about the background of some of these dishes and others that have stayed true to their roots.

Duration: 00:34:56


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

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