Support this show donate button

"While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads..." But, what exactly is a sugarplum? On the season finale of A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio is in studio with Michael Krondl and Cathy Kaufman discussing the history behind the sweets enjoyed throughout the holidays.  Embarking on a great fruitcake debate, explaining the plethora of sweeteners used throughout the ages, as well as the origins of the infamous yule log and more, this episode covers it all!


"Christmas is an odd mix of real tradition and what we think is tradition. Much of Christmas tradition as we know it was invented in the 19th century." [16:10]

--Michael Krondl on A Taste of the Past