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 86 - Food Fable: Cauliflower

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells the story of cauliflower’s transformation over history as it evolved from the wild cabbage plant.

Episode 85 - Food Buzz: History of Cauliflower

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

Episode 84 - Food Fable: Lychee

Plated Earth Food Fables are short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable tells the legendary love story of Emperor Xuanzong and Yang Guifei from the Tang Dynasty of ancient China, and shows how Yang’s love for lychee fruit may have led to the Emperor’s own downfall.

Episode 83 - Food Buzz: History of Lychee

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

Episode 82 - Food Fable: Oranges

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 Saint Nicholas, before he became known as Santa Claus, and how his generosity sparked the tradition of leaving oranges in stockings on Christmas Eve.

Episode 81 - Food Buzz: History of Oranges

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

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.

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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.
 
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