Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable follows an aspiring young journalist in Los Angeles on her quest to uncover the roots of the popular café trend, avocado toast. Her investigation takes her deeper into the history, cultural relevance, and politics of the avocado than she could have imagined, challenging her own relationship with the delicious, fashionable fruit.
The Food Buzz highlights specific produce facts and history to help guide future produce exploration.
Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells of the pomelo’s value in Chinese culture as a symbol of good luck, prosperity, and family unity. It follows a Young Man’s journey around the world, from Malaysia to China, Israel, Greece and more, as he seeks to find his love, Clementine. With a little bit of luck – and a pair of pomelos – he just might find her.
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 set in 1849, during the gold rush in California. We meet Little Brother, who is on a mission to save his gold-mining Big Brother from Death. Big Brother is suffering from scurvy, and rumors lead Little Brother to believe that a cure can be found in a different kind of gold – citrus. Through the brothers’ journey to William Wolfskill’s orange orchard in Los Angeles, California, Little Brother discovers more powers of citrus than he imagined as he uses it carry on his brother’s legacy.
Meet the Plated Earth hosts, story-tellers, teachers and producers: JJ, Chris, and Kelly. Christ and JJ, the brains behind Plated Earth, interview their producer, Kelly, about why the Specialty Produce App is such an essential piece of history and modern day produce knowledge. Kelly flips the interview to give you a better look into who Chris and JJ are, and their produce mission!