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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. 

Sep 25, 2022

This biscuit is available year-round but it’s traditionally associated with the Christmas season.  Consisting of just four simple ingredients, this treat is surprisingly complex in its flavour and texture.  So, grab a nice cup of tea, because we’re exploring the history and origins of shortbread.


Sep 10, 2022

The holidays are times of cocktail parties and social obligations.  It’s not uncommon to have a tipple or two when you’re out with friends to help you warm up from the cold weather.  This drink may remind people of a certain cat and mouse couple, but its origins go back even further.  This frothy, warm cocktail is a...

Aug 25, 2022

Made of a thin, waferlike dough, this crisp flatbread is a holiday tradition in Iceland. Many families make it together a few days before Christmas. It's first cut into intricate geometric patterns, then deep-fried and saved to be eaten as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner. We’re exploring the history and origins...

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...