The Story of Foie Gras and Cuisine of Gascony
Battles over the ethics of foie gras in recent years have loomed large in the culinary world. Yet history shows that the delicacy has been around for over 5,000 years since the ancient Egyptians, and is extolled in writings of the Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Turkey, An American Story
This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio is feeling festive, talking the history of the turkey with food historian Andrew Smith. Teaching food history at the New School in NYC, he is also the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on food and history.