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First Aired - 07/07/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda explores the history of food preservation with Jack Kittredge, homesteader, instructor and Policy Director of NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association). This episode was sponsored by The Smallholding Festival.


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First Aired - 01/09/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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"A cold chain is a supply chain that transports and stores temperature sensitive perishable goods. The most visible manifestation of the cold chain is the electric household refrigerator." - Jonathan Rees

The world was changed by the innovation of refrigeration. This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio is joined by Dr. Jonathan Rees. Dr. Rees is a professor of history at Colorado State University - Pueblo, and the author of Refrigeration Nation. Tune in to hear about the origins of the ice industry and ice boxes, and learn about 'the cold chain'. Find out how compression refrigeration developed during the Civil War era, and why the marketing of refrigerators in the 1940s relied on size. Learn why cold storage was a controversial political issue, and how refrigeration was essential to the development of the supermarket. How were frozen foods received upon their arrival? Find out on this week's edition of A Taste of the Past! This program has been sponsored by Regional Access. Music by Jack Inslee.

"Ice was something that all classes were interested in, whether or not all classes could afford it." [5:50]

"Producing food and having it spoil is just as harmful to the environment as refrigeration." [17:10]

-- Dr. Jonathan Rees on A Taste of the Past


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First Aired - 04/03/2014 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Peter Hertzmann is an author, instructor, blogger, historian, and occasional butcher. Today, Peter's expertise that shines through the rest is that of knives. Linda interviews him about the origins of the chef's knife, which actually didn't even exist a mere 50 years ago! Tune in to hear more about how knives have evolved! This program has been sponsored by The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Today's music provided by Obey City.

"If you look at the year 1855 as a dividing point...they did have steel before that, but that really made modern production of steel possible." [13:55]

"The Japanese style handle with a western style blade can be very comfortable." [35:30]

--Peter Hertzmann on A Taste of the Past


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