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First Aired - 03/08/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Hooked on Downton Abbey? Curious what food was like during the Edwardian Period? Tune in to an especially historic episode of A Taste of the Past with Linda Pelaccio as she is joined by Cathy Kaufman, chair of the Culinary Historians of New York. Find out why English food has a rich tradition and why it gets such a bad reputation these days. Learn about early haute cuisine, table settings, cookbooks and the important of the dining room as it relates to the period of time featured on Downton Abbey. This program is sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"English food at that time [The Edwardian Era] had fabulous butter, cream and meats. The houses all had wonderful gardens. There was no reason for the food not to be good. English food gets its bad reputation because of the true hardships with food rationing that the population underwent after World War I, The Great Depression and World War II."

"In England unlike in the US, while you would have some flowers and silver candelabra, it would not be overly profuse. I think there's an interesting juxtaposition between American and English tables at this time. The American table is rather gaudy by comparison."

--Cathy Kaufman, chair of the Culinary Historians of New York on A Taste of The Past


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First Aired - 01/06/2014 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Happy new year! This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard are talking resolutions with actress Corey Tazmania! Hear about their personal resolutions, as well as their hopes for How to Behave in 2014! Will the shows become more focused? Will Brian and Hannah do a show about cutlery? How can the How to Behave cast get more free schwag? Why does Brian only wear blue clothing? Find out on this week's edition of How to Behave! Thanks to our sponsor, Tekserve. Music by Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.

"A little bit of planning could take us a long way." [20:20]

-- Hannah Howard on How to Behave


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First Aired - 01/13/2014 03:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Alice Marcus Krieg and Carmen Devito are celebrating the 18th installment of Plant-O-Rama on this week's edition of We Dig Plants! Alice and Carmen check in with Bob Hyland, one of the founders of Plant-O-Rama. Hear about Bob's history in horticulture, and why he decided to move out to Portland, Oregon. Find out why Plant-O-Rama filled a gap amongst garden enthusiasts in New York City. Find out how the Metro Hort Group helped Alice get her first horticulture job in New York City, and why nursery nerds should consider attending the Plant-O-Rama trade show! Who will be speaking at this year's event? Why, Dave Culp, author of The Layered Garden, will be talking at Plant-O-Rama, and he joins today's program to discuss the future of horticulture! Hear how Dave will elaborate on the relationship between plants and politics in his speech. Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market. Music by Idgy Dean.

"Few gardens, if any, are made in vacuum. They're made on the shoulders of another garden, or perhaps another movement." [29:45]

"We get out of our gardens what we demand of them." [31:10]

"One of the reasons I love The Highline is because you always see people in it. Gardens are for people." [37:00]

-- Dave Culp on We Dig Plants


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