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Imagine having to cook Thanksgiving dinner over an open fire! This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio is joined in the studio by historical interpreter Carolina Capehart. Carolina is a hearth-cooking expert, and prefers to cook all types of food over an open flame. Tune into this episode to learn what tools were used in the 1800s to boil vegetables, roast meat, and bake breads. Hear why Carolina is so dedicated to historical accuracy. Carolina explains how the colonialists pioneered local and seasonal eating- out of necessity! Learn about the founding ideals of the United States as an agrarian society. How does the language of the 1800s confuse the recreation of historic recipes? Collect some firewood and slaughter a hog; it's time for this week's episode of A Taste of the Past! This program has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures. Music by Pamela Royal.

"Anything you can cook these days, you can cook oven an open fire. It's just about learning a different system." [3:45]

"These days, everyone says that you need to eat seasonally and locally. Back in the 1800s, they did that, but mainly because they had to!" [20:20]

"90% of people back then were farmers. That was Jefferson's ideal- an agricultural society." [23:10]

-- Carolina Capehart on A Taste of the Past


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Find out just how thriving the NYC Craft Beer Scene is on a jam-packed episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined by a bevy of beer guests including Andrew Gerson, chef at Brooklyn Brewery, Ken Tirado of Old Killmeyers Inn, Chris Sheehan of Gun Hill Brewery, Katherine Kyle of Blind Tiger, Simon Tepas and Andrew Said Thomas of Knights of Bruklyn Homebrewers and Marcus Burnett of Rockaway Brewing Co.. Tune in for a conversation on craft beer trends, home brewing and new breweries in NYC. Find out how the craft beer scene has evolved over the years and what's going on in the beer community right now! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com

"I couldn't give pumpkin beer away 15 years ago, but now I sell out pumpkin beer!" [02:00]

Ken Tirado on Beer Sessions Radio

"Canning is a great way to keep beer fresh and distribute it locally." [04:00]

--Marcus Burnett on Beer Sessions Radio

"Europe grows great malt but we make great barley too." [25:00]

--Andrew Gerson on Beer Sessions Radio


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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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