Tag: fruit

Episode 105 – Food Buzz: History of Snake Fruit

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

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 103 – Food Buzz: History of Mangosteen

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

Episode 98 – Food Fable: Kiwi

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 the kiwi bird from Maori tradition, and shows how the bird came to share its name with the kiwi fruit.

Episode 83 – Food Buzz: History of Lychee

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

Episode 69 – Food Buzz: History of Pears

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

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 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 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.