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A Taste of the Past
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 363 ratings
Definitely appreciate the topics
I do think the host comes off as one of the coastal elite, and have noticed when topics she’s not as passionate about (ie non-Euro topics) she tends to cut off the interviewees and not let them finish. The guests themselves are wonderful and what keeps me listening.
Get over yourself Mike via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/21
Listen to Anthrochef
I really want to like this podcast as I listen to a variety of pods about food, splendid table, sporkful, and my favorite food history podcast - the anthrochef. I am disappointed in the quality of the interviews, production quality, and what many commenters are saying is a very Eurocentric...Read full review »
Olivia Celeste via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/12/21
This is a comforting reliable source that makes me feel happy and takes my mind off the state of the world. Love it!
s r graham via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/18/20
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