A Time and a Plate
About This Show
It might seem impossible to believe that we have a lot in common with a peasant toiling in a medieval field at the turn of the second millennium, or a Venetian pirate as plague rampages through your city’s canals, or a young girl on trial for witchcraft, or a chef who cooked for princes and kings. But here’s the thing, everyone has to eat, and that primal need has been one of the major forces in world history since we gathered around the promethean fire. That’s what we’re exploring in this season’s podcast - how food has shaped who we have become. Super casual, right? One thousand years of history, explored plate first.
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24 years. Could you imagine chasing the horizon for 24 years? All you have are the jewels sewn into your coat, your ability to discern whether to haggle or fight, and trust that your path will lead you to your destination. And somehow, after crossing the endless sea - a desert without perceptible end, after fighting for your life, dodging bandits and disease, after meeting the ruler of the largest empire in history, and living in his court for 17 years, after going farther than any other man, you’re famous for something you didn’t even do. And a swimming pool game.
Today, we follow Marco Polo to China, and stay for the noodles.
Later in the episode we'll hop over to Pine & Crane and talk to Vivian Ku about her restaurant, her grandparents heritage, and modern day noodles.