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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Episode 63 - Food Buzz: History of Mulberries

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

Episode 62 - Food Fable: Plums

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 story from ancient China about a warlord named Cao Cao, whose clever strategy to motivate his army led to the Chinese idiom, "quenching the thirst by thinking of plums”.

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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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