As We Eat podcast

As We Eat

Leigh Olson, Kim Baker

Join us on a journey that explores food and our human experience. We'll share stories of food memories and family recipes; engage in conversations about our commonalities and our differences; dish out some fun facts and some not so fun facts about food; and discuss how food connects and defines us. If you've ever eaten food or aspire to eat food, we probably have something for you. Together we’ll celebrate life, heritage, and culture, As We Eat.

32 Episodes

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    Halloween: The Great Candy Corn, Tootsie Roll Debate

    30:46

    Grab your plastic jack-o-lantern pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket for a trip down a ghoulishly delicious memory lane. And discover which is better: Candy Corn or Tootsie Rolls.
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    Kitchen Technology: Canning, Can Openers, and Cookie Cutters

    22:44

    Break out your favorite cookie cutters and tune into As We Eat Episode 29 as we take on the fabulous origins of two kinds of cutters - one for cookies and the other for cans.Leigh traces the origins of outline cutters from Germany and The Netherlands to Great Britain and over the seas to the new world.In this episode, Kim recounts the genesis of canning, and we take a sharp look at the evolution of the tin opener - watch out for jagged edges!We would love you to connect with usAsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.Mentioned in this episode:Nicholas AppertPeter DurandBrian DonkinCookie Cutters Collectors ClubNational Cookie Cutter Historic MuseumBooks:Consider the ForkPanati's Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things, Charles PanatiHow to Feed an Army, JG Lewin and PJ Huff
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    Fair Foods: Canned Goods, Corn Dogs and Levitating Cakes

    33:26

    Fairs offer us a literal window into the world. From small county fairs to large state fairs to grand World Exhibitions, people come from all over to learn about our past and catch a glimpse into our future.In this episode of As We Eat, Kim and Leigh explore the history of the World’s Fairs and then they dive into the curious history of famous fair foods.To round out this frolic through the foodie fairground, As We Eat touches on the modern iteration of the World’s Fair Exposition. The latest Exposition launches this October in Dubai and promises an entire pavilion dedicated to helping visitors “discover how everything from climate change to technology will change how we source, prepare, and cook food.”We would love you to connect with usAsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:The First World’s Fair - The Great ExhibitionChicago World’s Fair - The World’s Columbian ExhibitIndustrial RevolutionWine Slushie - California State Fair FoodFisher Scones - Puyallup WA State Fair FoodCorn Dogs - Illinois State Fair FoodIdaho Potato Sundae - Idaho State Fair Food4-HFried Butter BallsPronto DogsFletcher’s Corny DogsEpochal Banquet - Expo 2020 DubaiBompas & ParrBOOKS:The Experienced English HousekeeperThe Complete Confectioner, Pastry-Cook, and Baker: Plain and Practical Directions for Making Confectionary and Pastry, and for BakingCharlie and Chocolate FactoryAs an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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    School Lunches: Lunch Pails, Federal Programs, and Best and Worst Lunch Memories

    29:46

    On our plate today we dish about school lunch boxes, federal school lunch programs and food insecurity and our best and worst school lunch memories.Connect with us, please:AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.
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    What’s In Your Pantry - A 4,000 year old spice, Flamingos, and the Royal Road

    35:54

    Our cupboards are full of stories. In this installment of What’s in Your Pantry, we talk about a 4,000 year old spice, modern medicine, Lewis Carroll’s famous quote about flamingos and mustard, and an invasive species that marked safe passage.Connect with us, please:AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.Mentioned in this episode:COMUM FanzineGabriel GurainAyurvedaHannah GlasseCamino RealThe Herbal Medicine, Biomolecular and Clinical AspectsThe Art of Cookery Made Plain and SimpleAlice in WonderlandDe re coquinariaThe Forme of CuryRecipes:Mustard Soup (Mosterdsoep) 
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    Campfire Foods: Harnessing Fire, Foil Packets, and Food on Sticks

    39:00

    Harnessing fire has helped to create culture, define our place in the animal kingdom, and allowed us to create some pretty tasty morsels. Join us for our 25th episode as we discuss our favorite campfire foods and the memories associated with them.AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think. 
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    Beer: What Beer Was, What Beer Is, and What Beer Will Be

    37:21

    From a craft predominantly performed by women to the effects of the Prohibition on the brewing industry, Kim and Leigh discuss the many facets of the third most consumed beverage in the world.Connect with us, please:AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.Mentioned in this episode:Dr. Patrick McGovernAlewivesThe Hymn to NinkasiThe Recipes ProjectGuinness American ProhibitionEP 6 Grogs & Nogs: From Navy Rations to Holiday FavoritesAnti-Saloon LeagueEP 20 Grains Empires: The Wheat Belt, American Innovation, and a Kitchen ConfidanteCoors Porcelain CompanyJohn Barleycorn Must Die, by Traffic
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    Dutch Ovens: Wedding Gifts, Symbols of Independence, and Members of the Family

    23:44

    Connect with us, please:AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.Mentioned in this episode:Le CreusetStaubLodgeSaugus Iron WorksSaugus PotMary Ball WashingtonBooks:Dutch Ovens, ChronicledRecipes:Dutch oven Cobbler
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    Wedding Foods: Undigested Squid Beaks, Turtle Doves and Candy-Coated Almonds

    27:28

    Connect with us, please:AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.
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    Kitchen Technologies: Salt Cellars, Automatons, and Coffee Filters

    23:57

    AsWeEat.com, on Instagram @asweeat or join our new As We Eat community on Facebook.Do you have a great idea 💡 for a show topic, a recipe 🥘 that you want to share, or just say “hi”👋🏻?  Send us an email at connect@asweeat.comReview As We Eat on Podchaser or Apple Podcast. We would like to know what you think.

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