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Plated Earth is an investigatory podcast that examines food through culture, history, taste, culinary application, political dynamics, and more. Episodes alternate between our Plated Earth Food Fables and guest interviews or produce spotlights. Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. These Food Fables are told from the perspective of a fictional character named Demitri Moto, who works at The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles. With each Food Fables episode, we hear more about Demitri and his background in food, his worldly influences, and his love for produce, and we hear him tell a complete “food fable” as he sits around the community tables at the market sharing the stories of produce with passersby. Guest interviews and produce spotlights will feature influencers within the food community and highlight specific produce facts to help guide future produce explorations.

 


       

Episode 42 - Food Buzz: History of Breadfruit

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

Episode 41 - Food Fable: Grapefruits

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 the story of the grapefruit’s mistaken identity as a pomelo, and how the confusion may have started with the man who first brought pomelo seeds to Barbados, Captain Shaddock – or was it Chaddock?

Episode 40 – Food Buzz: History of Grapefruit

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

Episode 39 - Food Fable: Lemons

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 the story of how lemons helped to defeat Napoleon through the eradication of scurvy in the 18th century.

Episode 38 - Food Buzz: History of Lemons

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

Episode 37 - Food Fable: Grapes

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 the story of a little girl from Madrid, and her New Year’s Eve adventure with her grandmother to find 12 grapes for the midnight tradition. The grandmother’s retelling of Aesop’s Fable, The Fox and The Grapes, within this Food Fable was adapted from: http://read.gov/aesop/005.html.

Episode 36 - Food Buzz: History of Grapes

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

Episode 35 - Food Talk: Apples

The Food Talk is a special edition episode featuring one or more guests who discuss their experience and connection with produce. This Food Talk episode features Kelly Haag and Cassandra Poindexter of Specialty Produce, who talk about their recent trip to England in search of both new and old apple varieties, and discuss the nuances that go into researching produce items for the Specialty Produce App.

Episode 34 - Food Fable: Pomegranates

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 an ancient Greek myth that explains why the pomegranate is harvested in winter, and how the fruit is responsible for the earth’s four seasons. The pomegranate features prominently in this story of Persephone, daughter of the goddess of harvest, and her marriage to Hades, the god of the underworld.

Episode 33 – Food Buzz: History of Pomegranates

Episode 33 - Food Buzz: History of Pomegranates

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

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About Us

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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