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 80 - Food Fable: Basil

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 many myths of basil from around the world, notably the legend in Christian tradition of Saint Helena, who was led to an epic discovery on her pilgrimage in Jerusalem thanks to basil plants.

Episode 79 - Food Buzz: History of Basil

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

Episode 78 - Food Fable: Potatoes

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 Bolivia about how potatoes came to be.

Episode 77 - Food Buzz: History of Potatoes

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

Episode 76 - Food Fable: Bananas

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 myth from the Philippines that explains how the banana tree came to be. It also highlights several other folk tales and superstitions associated with the fruit from around the world.

Episode 75 - Food Buzz: History of Bananas

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

Episode 74 - Food Fable: Mushrooms

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 a few legends surrounding mushrooms and their sometimes curious, circular growth pattern, known in many myths as a fairy ring.

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

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

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

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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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