A Time and a Plate with Claire Thomas
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.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10: The Berlin Airlift & Currywurst
One of the themes from this Podcast is very simple: our food defines who we are. On the first episode of A Time and A Plate, I laid it out: Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are. Food is an expression of nationalist identity, ethnic roots, your family, your economics, your self-identity. Food and society are inseparable. On today’s episode, the impossible prevails, candy falls from the sky, and a hot war becomes a cold peace.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 15 2017
Feb 20 2017
Feb 14 2017
Feb 6 2017
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Claire is fabulous! This podcast is fabulous! Love it all!
Date published: 2017-12-16