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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 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 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 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 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 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 68 – Food Fable: Elderberries

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 an adaptation from an 1845 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Elder Tree Mother”, and it tells the tale of a little boy who discovers the magical powers of the elderberry tree.

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.

Episode 52 – Food Fable: Pineapples

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 the legend of the pineapple that originated in the Philippines, and explains how pineapples came to be.

Episode 45 – Food Fable: Cabbage

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 the cabbage’s role throughout several cultures, and relays an old English tale about how babies come from cabbage patches.