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Get ready to loosen up your belt a notch or two because A Taste of The Past is having a Christmas feast. Host Linda Pelaccio is joined accomplished food historian Clifford Wright who explains history of holiday feasts from the origin of the real St. Nicholas to the significance sweets at the holidays for the poor. This episode is sponsored The Barterhouse.

"We take it for granted, but there was a time when people couldn't afford food and (Christmas) was the one time of the year you could have visions of sugar plums" - Historian Clifford Wright on A Taste of the Past


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This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio explores the roots of the Christmas celebration. She brings in guest Alice Ross, a distinguished culinary historian who recreated the recipes for a modern version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Dinner". Alice brings us through history, explaining where countless Christmas food traditions come from. This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA. Music provided by Pamela Royal.

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"Even though we think of turkey as an American bird, it was brought over to Europe and propagated there." [20:15]

-- Alice Ross on A Taste of the Past


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Who doesn't love fried chicken? One of America's premiere comfort food's has been undergoing a serious renaissance over the past few years - and today on Eat Your Words, guest host Briana Kurtz talks fried chicken with Lee Schrager and Adeena Sussman, co-authors of "Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides". The book leaves no stone unturned, or bird uncooked, covering everything from history to recipes in attempt to give readers a full understanding of the beloved crispy poultry dish. From Nashville to New Orleans - learn about the geography, tradition and technique behind fried chicken on a delicious episode of Eat Your Words!. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

"Fried chicken originally came from Scotland and made it's way to the South. Once it got to the South, it became a staple of the comfort food diet." [03:00]

--Lee Schrager on Eat Your Words

"Cooking is like computer coding - one difference can make a complete change in the final product." [05:00]

--Adeena Sussman on Eat Your Words

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