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First Aired - 05/03/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week marks the 100th episode of A Taste of the Past; congratulations to our hostess, Linda Pelaccio! To celebrate her 100th episode, Linda is remembering Julia Child's 100th birthday with food writer and author of Julia Child: A Life, Laura Shapiro. Julia was one of the most natural television personalities, and her joy for teaching cooking was more than apparent. Linda and Laura recall Julia's accessibility, and her ability to motivate and communicate great cooking methods. They also discuss Julia Child's influence on culinary culture in the 1950s and 60s - making good food accessible to all, and breaking gender barriers. This episode has been brought to you by Edwards.

"She was going straight into the world of very distinguished cooking, and she didn't look like anyone on television... She was completely unapologetic; she made it fun because it was fun for her." -- Laura Shapiro on A Taste of the Past

"Her talent was cooking, her medium was food, but the way she did everything with that food- that was her character." -- Linda Pelaccio on A Taste of the Past


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First Aired - 11/03/2011 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week A Taste of The Past investigates the rise in popularity and power of TV cooking shows. Host Linda Pelaccio looks into the origins that have resulted in today's obsession with food TV, with hundreds of shows on a multitude of dedicated food and cooking networks, they find the catalyst in the impossibly original and witty Julia Child. With the help of NYU Cinema Studies professor Dana Polan, who has written a book about the subject, discover how Julia transformed America's views of home cooking and made us enamored of French cuisine. From her refusal to use any product placement to harnessing the power of PBS, learn about this food icon and the food media empire she help give birth to. This episode is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.


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First Aired - 08/01/2010 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on The Main Course, Patrick, Katy & special guest Dave Arnold pay tribute to one of the modern food revolution's biggest heroes, Michael Batterberry. Then, Mandy Oser stops by to share what it's like working with Eric Ripert and the team at Le Bernadin and to talk about her burgeoning wine bar, Ardesia. Finally, Chef Julia Jaksic drops in and recounts childhood stories of butchering and explains the philosophy of her restaurant, Employees Only. This episode was sponsored by The Barterhouse. For more information visit www.thebarterhouse.com

Photo 1: Michael Batterberry, Photo 2: Ardesia Wine Bar, Photo 3: Julia Jaksic

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who is your power animal?, Katy: Otter, Mandy: bird or a fish, is it difficult to be a woman in the food industry?, is it still a male dominated world?, Julia grew up with 5 brothers and a father, how does child bearing play into a career in the restaurant business, Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune Restaurant, she worked deep into her pregnancy, Julia is a partner of Employees Only, when you build a trust with your team it allows you to do other things, there is a managerial side of being a chef, when people mess up and feel bad about it it's better, a lot of mistakes are rooted in miscommunication, Julia is responsible for 12 people, Mandy is responsible for 8 to 10 people, every human being requires clearly expressed expectations, lead by example, Sarah Obraitis, M. Wells,

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