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Episode 73 – Food Buzz: History of Mushrooms

Episode 73 - Food Buzz: History of Mushrooms

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Episode 72 – Food Fable: Medlar

Episode 72 - Food Fable: Medlar

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is about a young boy, teasingly nicknamed “Willy Rotten” by his peers, whose father comforts him by telling the story of how giants once roamed the earth, thanks to the medlar fruit. The giants’ origin story is inspired by the works of 16th century author, François Rabelais, which chronicle the adventures of two giants, Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

Episode 71 – Food Buzz: History of Medlar

Episode 71 - Food Buzz: History of Medlar

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Episode 70 – Food Fable: Pears

Episode 70 - Food Fable: Pears

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is a retelling of a tale from China about a greedy pear farmer who encounters a monk with a magical pear tree.

Episode 69 – Food Buzz: History of Pears

Episode 69 - Food Buzz: History of Pears

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Episode 68 – Food Fable: Elderberries

Episode 68 - Food Fable: Elderberries

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is an adaptation from an 1845 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Elder Tree Mother”, and it tells the tale of a little boy who discovers the magical powers of the elderberry tree.

Episode 67 – Food Buzz: History of Elderberries

Episode 67 - Food Buzz: History of Elderberries

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Episode 66 – Food Fable: Guavas

Episode 66 - Food Fable: Guavas

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is a retelling of a legend from the Philippines that explains how the guava got its name and its crown from a selfish, cruel King who was cursed for his wrongdoings.

Episode 65 – Food Buzz: History of Guavas

Episode 65 - Food Buzz: History of Guavas

The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.

Episode 64 – Food Fable: Mulberries

Episode 64 - Food Fable: Mulberries

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable is a retelling of a tragic love story about two young Babylonian lovers who are forbidden to marry, so they arrange to meet below a mulberry tree, and their tale tells tells how the mulberry fruit came to be red-purple in color. The original story was related by Roman poet, Ovid, in his work, Metamorphoses, and was famously parodied in an act of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 


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Specialty Produce is a family owned and operated food service and retail fresh produce supplier located in San Diego, CA. A premium provider for more than thirty years, Specialty Produce continues to be a leader in service, product quality and technology.
 
The Specialty Produce team includes more than one hundred enthusiastic and dedicated employees.

 

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