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 111 - Food Buzz: History of Sweet Potato

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

Episode 110 - Food Fable: Amaranth

 

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares the history of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), as well as a story inspired by the yearly celebration.

Episode 109 - Food Buzz: History of Amaranth

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

Episode 108 - Food Fable: Kale

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 a story from ancient Greek and Roman mythology about how cabbage (and subsequently kale) came to be, and why kale is traditionally eaten before and after a night of carousing.

Episode 107 - Food Buzz: History of Kale

 

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

Episode 106 - Food Fable: Snake Fruit

 

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable ties together the meaning behind Snake Fruit’s nickname, Fruit of Memory, and its proper name, Salak, which it shares with a legendary haunted mountain in West Java: Mount Salak.

Episode 105 - Food Buzz: History of Snake Fruit

 

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

Episode 104 - Food Fable: Mangosteen

 

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 a legend of Queen Victoria and the fabled extent of her desire for fresh mangosteen.

Episode 103 - Food Buzz: History of Mangosteen

 

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

Episode 102 - Food Fable: Apricots

 

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable explores the apricot’s cultural importance around the world, and also tells a story from Greek mythology about the hero, Hercules, and his mission to steal the golden fruit of Hesperides.

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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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