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Linda Pelaccio welcomes Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his husband Brent Ridge, who are known as The Fabulous Beekman Boys, to this week's episode of A Taste of the Past! The Beekman Boys describe themselves as "Two NYC guys who bought a farm and are sharing their experiment in living better lives, season by season, neighbor by neighbor." They are the stars of The Fabulous Beekman Boys, a reality TV show now broadcasting on The Cooking Channel, and have many other endeavors, including running a farm, a mercantile, writing cookbooks and many more. Their new Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook is a delectable yearlong trip through the Beekman vegetable bounty and is packed with simple, delicious, and seasonal vegetable-forward recipes that will have readers counting down the months to green shoots every year. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

"This idea of growing your own crops and appreciating heirloom varieties is very important to us. [10:00]

--Brent Ridge on A Taste of the Past

"Whenever you meet an unfamiliar vegetable - know that anything can be roasted. Toss it in olive oil put in an oven bake it at 400 degrees until its soft and see how it tastes." [15:00]

--Josh Kilmer-Purcell on A Taste of the Past


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When it comes to the United States seafood industry, there is perhaps no better thinker and writer than Paul Greenberg. He's this week's guest on What Doesn't Kill You, as host Katy Keiffer picks his brain on all things seafood related. From the salt marshes in Louisiana to the triangular trade of codfish, Paul touches on all corners of the domestic seafood industry and discusses the seriousness of the problems we face as a nation. Why is most of our seafood imported when we have such a bountiful supply? What does the future hold for our fish? Find out on a aquatic episode of What Doesn't Kill You. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.

"More than 85% of the seafood Americans eat is coming to us from abroad. Meanwhile, about 3 billion pounds of what we catch, which would be enough to satisfy the per capita demand in this country, is exported." [03:00]

"The United States controls more ocean than any country on earth, but how we came to control all that water was a political slight of hand." [12:00]

"Even after everything that's been thrown against it, Louisiana is still the largest seafood producer in the continental United States." [25:00]

--Paul Greenberg on What Doesn't Kill You


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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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