We are gob-smacked to have her on our podcast.
Her daily blog, “Letters from An American” is required reading for many of us. I wake up and read her first thing. Others, can’t get to sleep without taking in her incredible and seemingly effortless gift of putting the news of the day--no matter how distressing – into a un-stuffy, almost chatty, historical context. We know she’s been up til the wee hours writing it –with footnotes! Her podcast, Now & Then, is a joy. And her Facebook live lectures…don’t even get me started. The woman never sleeps.
But––who knew she was a foodie? She cut her teeth making whoopie pies with her sisters in Maine. She’s an expert bread baker, the keeper of the family recipes…a lover of community cookbooks working on her own. In our conversation, she uses her uncanny insights to put food into a political, historical, and cultural context. Who knew that Popeye and Olive Oyl had an interesting origin story?
Photo Courtesy of Heather Cox Richardson.
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