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A Taste of the Past

A Taste of the Past

A Taste of the Past

370 podcast episodes


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.

Episodes1 - 10 of 370 episodes


From Cloth Oil to Extra Virgin: A History of Olive Oil

Although there is archeological evidence and historical writings about olive oil in the...

48 minutes
Jul 15, 2021

Food Americana

While creating and producing the hit series Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, David Page do...

52 minutes
Jul 02, 2021

The Arabesque Table

Like the intricate pattern of intersecting lines of an ornamental Arabesque pattern, so...

54 minutes
Jun 17, 2021

Meet Bread & Pizza Authority Peter Reinhart

World-famous artisan bread authority and author Peter Reinhart recently shifted his foc...

57 minutes
Jun 10, 2021

Black Smoke, the African American Roots of BBQ

While it's enjoyed throughout the US, barbecue has long been recognized as southern coo...

48 minutes
May 20, 2021

Retro Cocktails and Pimm's Cups

There has been a resurgence in the cocktail culture of the pre-Prohibition period and t...

36 minutes
Apr 16, 2021

Cuisine of the Spanish Roma

Gypsies, Romani, Gitano - these are all names used to identify the ethnic group of Roma...

55 minutes
Apr 09, 2021

Made in Italy, really!

Authentic products by artisan producers are worth protecting. Beatrice Ughi, founder an...

39 minutes
Mar 26, 2021

Jessica B. Harris on The Legacy Quilt: African-American Foundation of American Cuisine 1619-2019

Culinary historian and foremost expert on the food and foodways of the African Diaspora...

44 minutes
Mar 05, 2021

Presenting The Shameless Chef

Get to know another Heritage Radio Network show that gives us a glimpse into the culina...

15 minutes
Feb 20, 2021