This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda explores the history of Rhubarb and other foods of The Silk Road with Laura Kelley, author and food historian. Laura tells us about how so many foods were originally used as medicine, and the lines between food and medicine have become much more clear over the years. This program has been sponsored by Rolling Press. Today's music provided by Pamela Royal.

"Most cinnamon we see on the shelves today labelled cinnamon isn't really cinnamon." [15:00]

"You have to really try to kill a chili plant." [24:30]

--Laura Kelley on A Taste of the Past