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Season's Eatings podcast

Welcome to the Season's Eatings Podcast page.  Each month we'll explore the origins and history of your favourite Christmas foods. 

Jul 25, 2022

This candy for the holidays is reminiscent of berries in new fallen snow or it may be part of your favourite chocolate covered candy bar.  It’s a candy whose origins can be traced all the way back to the tenth century.  While it’s called many different names depending on where in the world it’s made, there’s no...


Jul 10, 2022

This is a bonus episode of Season's Eatings.  Sugar is around us all the time, especially during the holidays.  I sit down to discuss with Dr. Neil Buttery and his book "The Dark History of Sugar."  We have a frank discussion about Britain and its role in the slave trade to feed the country's growing need for...


Jun 25, 2022

Sometimes called the Norwegian pancake, this thin bread can be compared to a tortilla or a crepe.  It was originally made from flour, but now is almost exclusively made from potatoes.  Traditionally they are stored in small wooden boxes, or just between layers of cloth.  We’re discovering the history and origins of...


May 25, 2022

This jiggly dessert has adorned holiday tables across the United Kingdom. Originally from Italy, it has made an appearance in such writings as Poldark and the books of Harry Potter.  It’s now more commonly purchased in packet form with traditional flavours of vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, but was originally made...


Apr 25, 2022

This country is the epitome of Christmas.  The Philippines boasts the earliest and longest Christmas season in the world.  There is one dessert which has ties to the monarchy and crowing roosters.  It can be topped with salted duck eggs, pineapple, cheese, or even vanilla ice cream.  We’re diving into the history and...