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First Aired - 03/22/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past we're talking about the history of bread with hostess, Linda Pelaccio, and her guest, William Rubel. William authored the hearth-cooking book The Magic of Fire, and now has a new book called Bread: A Global History. Listen in as Linda and William discuss the ancient roots of bread making, the social and class implications of certain types of flour and bread, and bread's place in different religious traditions and texts. This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

"Bread is a staple that allowed for the accumulation of material culture, the building of cities. It allowed for the accumulation of surplus, which lead to craft." -- William Rubel on A Taste of the Past


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First Aired - 09/30/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on A Taste of the Past Linda talks salt, pepper, and spice: currency, commodity, and culinary aid. Author and culinary historian Michael Krondl breaks down the roles that specific spices played in their respective empires; the English and Dutch colonies that were built to trade it, Venice as a spice-stuffed world financial hub, and how many peppercorns made a nickel. Plus Krondl reveals that the cinnamon in your cupboard is an impostor. This episode was sponsored by Fairway: like no other market.


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First Aired - 04/01/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Zak Pelaccio talks about the history of BBQ and discusses the philosophy behind his newest venture, Fatty 'Cue

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