Unraveling The Food of Taiwan with Cathy Erway
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
1w ago
Taiwanese food is closely associated with Fujian and Japanese cuisine. There is a lot of braising, pickling, steaming, deep-frying, and noodles. Linda talks with Taiwanese-American food blogger, cookbook author, and podcaster Cathy Erway, to learn about the origins, influences, and nuances of the food of Taiwan. Photo courtesy of Pete Lee. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast ..read more
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The History and Revival of Gelatin
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
3w ago
There was a time, beginning about 500 years ago, when aspic/gelatin represented the finest, most elite, five-star dining experience. Jello dishes—savory and sweet-- appeared in abundance in the following decades. However, as historian and author Ken Albala clearly points out, “Jello is among the best examples of a food that goes in and out of fashion." On this episode, Ken discusses the history and future of the slippery stuff from his new book, "The Great Gelatin Revival." Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a membe ..read more
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The Miracle of Salt
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
2M ago
Naomi Duguid has written fabulous books that are not only history and gastronomic adventures, but travelogues as well. In her newest work, she focuses on one ingredient--salt--and the essential role it has served for millennia in preserving, fermenting, and transforming food. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast ..read more
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Talking Turkey: History of the Turkey Talk Line
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
3M ago
On Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys will be the centerpiece of American holiday tables. And, as usual, home cooks across the country will have questions and concerns about how to best prepare the big bird. For 41 years the Butterball team of experts has been fielding more than 100,000 calls during the holiday season on the Turkey Talk-Line. Bill Nolan, the Talk-Line Supervisor, shares the story. Photo Courtesy of Butterball. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Sim ..read more
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Marion Nestle: An Unexpected Life in Food Politics
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
3M ago
Marion Nestle is one of the original food activists in America. For nearly half a century, as she tells it in her recently published memoir Slow Cooked, she has been teaching and writing about the effects of politics on what we eat and, therefore, on our health. She has been called a courageous champion of healthy food, social justice, and scientific integrity. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast ..read more
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The Cookie Bible
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
4M ago
Legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum made history when she pioneered the reverse creaming technique for baking cakes. She wrote about it in her award-winning book, "The Cake Bible," 34 years ago. Now, twelve books later, she has just published "The Cookie Bible." On this episode, Rose shares her life of baking and love of cookies. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast ..read more
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History and Art of Dim Sum
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
4M ago
When the Michelin starred chef Andrew Wong was on a working tour of China, it ignited a burning curiosity in not just exploring the vast cultural and regional differences that have come to define the gastronomic identity of China, but also opened his eyes to the beauty of China’s 3000-year history first-hand. It inspired newfound respect for the local and ceremonial aspects of Chinese culinary heritage and began the formation of ideas for his own approach to cooking. And he sought help and collaboration with Dr. Mukta Das, food historian of China and Chinese diaspora, to find answers to his cu ..read more
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The Cuban Sandwich: History in Layers
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
5M ago
According to the authors of a new book on the history of the Cuban Sandwich, "Hiding beween the thin slices of its fillings are invisible layers of meaning, the spirit of a people, and the story of a nation--the life and times of the Cuban Sandwich." They share the tales and delicious variations of how the Cubano became a symbol for a displaced people and won the hearts and bellies of America. Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a member! A Taste of the Past is Powered by Simplecast ..read more
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The Genealogy of Chicago's 'Italian Beef'
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
5M ago
Every city has its own iconic food, particularly a sandwich. And in Chicago, it's the 'Italian Beef,' made even more well-known by the recent TV series "The Bear." Historian Anthony Buccini shares the facts of why it's Italian. We learn how the sandwich went from being served at festive occasions to being a staple take-out from a sandwich stand, all the while preserving its socio-cultural place in the cookery of Naples. Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a me ..read more
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The Geneaology of Chicago's "Italian Beef'
A Taste of the Past
by Heritage Radio Network
5M ago
Every city has its own iconic food, particularly a sandwich. And in Chicago, it's the 'Italian Beef,' made even more well-known by the recent TV series "The Bear." Historian Anthony Buccini shares the facts of why it's Italian. We learn how the sandwich went from being served at festive occasions to being a staple take-out from a sandwich stand, all the while preserving its socio-cultural place in the cookery of Naples. Photo Courtesy of Jeffrey CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support A Taste of the Past by becoming a me ..read more
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