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 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”.

Episode 61 - Food Buzz: History of Plums

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

Episode 60 - Food Fable: Watermelons

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 Vietnamese folk tale that takes place in ancient Vietnam during the time of the Hung Kings, and explains how watermelons came to be a common crop in the country thanks to a young Prince who was exiled to a desolate island by the King.

Episode 59 - Food Buzz: History of Watermelons

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

Episode 58 - Food Fable: Coffee Cherries

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable recounts an ancient Ethiopian legend about a goat herder named Kaldi, who first discovered coffee cherries and their energizing power.

Episode 57 - Food Buzz: History of Coffee Cherries

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

Episode 56 - Food Fable: Mangoes

Plated Earth Food Fables are original short historical fiction stories about produce and its ability to connect people, culture, and history. This Food Fable shares several examples of the mango’s role in folklore and theology in both India and the Philippines, focusing on the legend of Surya Bai, daughter of the sun, which tells how the mango originated as a symbol of undying love.

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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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