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A Taste of the Past
Culinary historian Linda Pelaccio takes a journey through the history of food. Take a dive into food cultures through history, from ancient Mesopotamia and imperial China to the grazing tables and deli counters of today. Tune in as Linda, along with a guest list of culinary chroniclers and enthusiasts, explores the lively links between food cultures of the present and past.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 388 ratings
She made nasty and hate comments. I expect more out of you.
mard stevens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/13/21
Terrible interviewer
I just listened to the Pimm’s Cup episode. The host was rambling, seemed to trail off, cut off the knowledgeable guest, went on random tangents that the guest hadn’t prepared for, and seemed to forget they hadn’t ever actually covered what is in a Pimm’s Cup. It seemed like she had never done an...Read full review »
philsphan13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
The Arabesque Table
I appreciate the thought that the author put into this book. However, I do take issue with her characterization of hummus having been appropriated by Israel, while allegedly ignoring its Arab roots. While the author would like to characterize all Israelis as coming from areas outside of the...Read full review »
anchovyjuice via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/21/21
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