Plated Earth

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 118 – Food Fable: Red Bananas

Episode 118 - Food Fable: Red Bananas

 

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares a legend from Malaysia that tells how red bananas came to be, and why some cultures choose not to eat these sacred fruits. Craving more? Go back to Episode 76 for the Food Fable on yellow bananas!

Episode 117 – Food Buzz: History of Red Bananas

Episode 117 - Food Buzz: History of Red Bananas

 

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

Episode 116 – Food Fable: Passionfruit

Episode 116 - Food Fable: Passionfruit

 

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares an original fiction story, creating an origin for folklore that claims eating a passion fruit will cause one to fall in love with the next person they lay eyes on.

Episode 115 – Food Buzz: History of Passionfruit

Episode 115 - Food Buzz: History of Passionfruit

 

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

Episode 114 - Food Fable: Peppermint

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares a legend of how peppermint candy canes were invented by a German choirmaster who needed to keep his choir kids quiet during a Christmas ceremony.

Episode 113 - Food Buzz: History of Peppermint

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

Episode 112 - Food Fable: Sweet Potato

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares an African folktale that is based off of Aesop’s Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare.

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.

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