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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 73 – Food Buzz: History of Mushrooms

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

Episode 71 – Food Buzz: History of Medlar

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 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 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.