A Time and a Plate with Claire Thomas

An Arts and Food podcast
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It might seem impossible to believe that we have a lot in common with a peasant toiling in a medieval field at the turn of the second millennium, or a Venetian pirate as plague rampages through your city’s canals, or a young girl on trial for witchcraft, or a chef who cooked for princes and kings. But here’s the thing, everyone has to eat, and that primal need has been one of the major forces in world history since we gathered around the promethean fire. That’s what we’re exploring in this season’s podcast - how food has shaped who we have become. Super casual, right? One thousand years of history, explored plate first.

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One of the themes from this Podcast is very simple: our food defines who we are. On the first episode of A Time and A Plate, I laid it out: Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. Food is an expression of nationalist identity, ethnic…
Up until now, nearly every episode of this podcast has been seasoned with spice. Sweet, savory, sour, and heavily perfumed were the flavors of history. Back to the honeyed courts of Babylonian kings through the spectacle of Renaissance feasts acros…
On today’s episode of A Time and a Plate, we delve into the tunnels under Vienna to discover the true history of the croissant. Later in the episode we chat with guest Na Young Ma of Proof Bakery in Los Angeles, California

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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 11th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 15th, 2018
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
19
Avg. Episode Length
39 minutes

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