The History of American Food

By Margaret Hardin

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Starting with the first English settlements in the 17th Century, this podcasts traces how we went from barrels of salted meat & peas to Korean bbq tacos and the largest grocery store selections ever seen anywhere in the world. We'll go everywhere - and it is full of surprises.

Show Notes: https://thehistoryofamericanfood.blogspot.com/
Email: TheHistoryofAmericanFood@gmail.com
Twitter: @THoAFood

Episode Date
115 Iron - Lets Get Cooking
Apr 17, 2024
114 - America at Last - What Does it Look Like Now?
Apr 10, 2024
Special Ep Crossover: 040 This Time in Japan - Shogun Ep 1
Apr 03, 2024
Season 4 Promo - Now we get moving!
Mar 27, 2024
End of Season 3 - But the Adventure is Only Starting
Feb 28, 2024
113 Drugs in the Age of War & Adventure - More than You Thought
Feb 21, 2024
112 Thirsty on the Trail - Who's Drinking What Where
Feb 14, 2024
111 Wild Game for War & Adventure
Feb 07, 2024
110 The Pemmican Wars - One Era Ends and Something Else Begins
Jan 31, 2024
109 Farmyard Meat and Packaged Fish for War & Adventure
Jan 23, 2024
108 Wood - Essential for Food, War & Adventure
Dec 20, 2023
107 Squash 'n Taters - Corner Fillers
Dec 07, 2023
106 The Waning of Vegetables and Variety as America is on the Move
Nov 15, 2023
105 Birds Are Like Berries - For the Pluckin'
Nov 08, 2023
104 Are Rabbits American Food?
Nov 01, 2023
103 Pirates, Privateers, Smugglers & Slavers
Oct 25, 2023
102 Gumbo & Jambalaya - 3-Flags Day Versions
Oct 18, 2023
101 How Louisiana Became America & the Food Riches we Snagged in the Purchase
Oct 11, 2023
100 Oysters for Action & The Code is Food
Oct 04, 2023
099 Rice Is Too Nice For These Times
Sep 27, 2023
098 A Thirst For Salt
Sep 21, 2023
097 I Thought There Were More Fish?
Sep 13, 2023
096 American Wheat - Better Mills & Military Bread
Sep 06, 2023
095 War Corn
Aug 30, 2023
094 Changes to Sugar World
Aug 23, 2023
093 Iron - Supplying the Battle Front & the Home Front 1776-1815
Aug 16, 2023
092 Iron - an Explainer of Iron Technology in Baby America
Aug 08, 2023
091 The War Years 1776 - 1815
Aug 02, 2023
Season 3 Promo
Jul 12, 2023
End of Season 2
Jun 07, 2023
090 18th Century Housekeeping - Everbody Outside
May 31, 2023
089.5 Bonus Protein - Stringy
May 27, 2023
089 18th Century Housekeeping - Inside Edition
May 24, 2023
088 Fat & Frying in the 18th Century
May 17, 2023
087 18th Century Transportation - Part II
May 10, 2023
086 18th Century Transportation - Part I
May 03, 2023
085 Foraging is for Losers - Stay in the Farmyard
Apr 26, 2023
084 Pemmican - Why it’s Called That, What it is, How it’s Made, and How it Changed the World
Apr 19, 2023
083 Turning Wild Game into Food is A Lot of Work - 18th Century Hunting
Apr 05, 2023
082 Coffee me in the Caribbean, Sugar - the 18th Century Quest for Liquid Vigor
Mar 29, 2023
081 Ketchup - the 18th Century Name for Umami
Mar 22, 2023
080 Tomatoes & Other Foreign Fruits - The Conundrum
Mar 15, 2023
079 Potatoes & Other Possibly Foreign Vegetables
Mar 08, 2023
078 I Said Mixed Drinks. These are Definitely Not Cocktails - 18th Century Social Drinking
Mar 01, 2023
077 Whisk(e)y Pulls Alongside Rum - Adventures and Economies of 18th Century Distilled Liquors
Feb 22, 2023
076 Colonial Wine – the Tedious and Extensive Reasons Why There Wasn’t Any in the 17th & 18th Centuries
Feb 15, 2023
075 A Horse's Life - 18th Century Colonial Style
Feb 08, 2023
074 18th Century Colonial Eggs & Associated Chicken Facts
Feb 01, 2023
073 18th Century Hogs - The Start of the Pork Industry
Jan 25, 2023
072 18th Century Pumpkins - Not Exciting
Jan 18, 2023
071 Thar She Blows – The Rise of the 18th Century Oil Industry
Jan 11, 2023
070 The History of Whaling
Jan 04, 2023
069.5 Bonus - Ice Science, Fire Science & Energy
Dec 21, 2022
069 18th Century Deer are Somehow Rustic & Fancy & Money
Dec 14, 2022
068 Wood Part II - Charcoal, BBQ & Mellowed Spirits & a Peek at War
Dec 07, 2022
067 Wood Part I - Money in Masts & Barrels
Nov 30, 2022
Reprise! 030 Turkey - No Disasters - Just the Bird
Nov 23, 2022
066 You Call That a Biscuit?
Nov 16, 2022
065 Cream & Pudding & Cake that is Not a Lie
Nov 09, 2022
064 Milk & Butter Money
Nov 02, 2022
063 Beef - It's American Food Now
Oct 26, 2022
062 Rice - In the Carolina Kitchen
Oct 19, 2022
061 18th Century North American Rice - A History
Oct 12, 2022
060 Cider - The Drink of Liberty! Only Royalists Drink Beer
Oct 05, 2022
059 Beer - That Good Civilized Drink, Cider is for Rubes!
Sep 28, 2022
058 Tarts & Sweet Pies
Sep 21, 2022
057 Pie - Savory Kinds & the Original Hot Pockets
Sep 14, 2022
056 Wheat & Barley - The Rise of 18th Century American Tech
Sep 07, 2022
055 18th Century Legumes - Creating the American Bean
Aug 31, 2022
054.5 Bonus Scurvy - What it is, How to Cure it & Why Modern Society Keeps Bringing it Back
Aug 17, 2022
054 18th Century Oranges - Bitter, not Sweet
Aug 03, 2022
053 18th Century Gardens - For Use or Delight
Jul 20, 2022
052 18th Century Pre-Revolutionary Tea
Jul 13, 2022
051 Lemons & Pineapples - The Caribbean Invasion
Jul 06, 2022
050.5 Bonus The Quickening - What 17th & 18th Century Cookbooks have to say about Pregnancy & Women's Bodies
Jun 29, 2022
050 18th Century British Colonial Mercantilism - Now With More Pirates
Jun 22, 2022
049 Oysters & Lesser Shellfish
Jun 15, 2022
048 Salt - How to Make it in America
Jun 08, 2022
047 Fish For Everybody - For Now
Jun 01, 2022
046 Corn is American Now
May 25, 2022
045 Sugar & Molasses - Good Jam and Bad Beer
May 18, 2022
044 Iron, Bricks & the Invention of Toast
May 11, 2022
043 Iron - Building the Home Industry
May 05, 2022
Season 2 Preview
Apr 27, 2022
042.5 Bonus - History of Distillation
Apr 06, 2022
End of Season 1
Mar 09, 2022
042 The Labor Situation 1661 - 1699
Mar 02, 2022
041 Housekeeping - Domestic Labor Before 1660
Mar 02, 2022
040 17th Century Fast Food
Feb 23, 2022
039 Varmints - Eating the Wild
Feb 16, 2022
038 Spice - Worth Taking Over the World
Feb 09, 2022
037 Rum - The Most Profitable Industrial Waste of the 17th Century
Feb 02, 2022
036 Fat - All that Moral Weight
Jan 26, 2022
035.5 Bonus - Soap is Made of Fat
Jan 20, 2022
035 Fat - Liquid Gold
Jan 19, 2022
034 Horses - Americans Don't Eat Them Except When We Do
Jan 12, 2022
033 Stimulants - Wired for Discovery
Jan 05, 2022
032 Double Dutch - Part 2 of New Amsterdam's Influence on American Food
Dec 23, 2021
031 Donut Disappoint Me - New Amsterdam and the Dutch Part 1
Dec 08, 2021
Series Trailer - The History of American Food
Dec 03, 2021
030 Turkey - the Bird: A Very Special Thanksgiving Episode
Nov 24, 2021
029 Eggs and Scrawny Colonial Chickens
Nov 10, 2021
028 Apple Cider, Other Fruit Wines & Vinegar - Are We Drunk or Just Pickled?
Nov 03, 2021
027 Apples - How a Global Fruit Made its Mark on the New World
Oct 27, 2021
026 Pigs - The Terrifying Swine of the 17th Century
Oct 20, 2021
025 Pickle - We Really Are in One Now
Oct 13, 2021
024 Wood and Wood Accessories - Can't Have American Food Without Them
Oct 06, 2021
023 Deer and Venison - What a Difference a Flint Makes
Sep 29, 2021
022 Bread - From Ashen Corn Cakes to Wheaten Loaves
Sep 22, 2021
021 Beer - It's Pilgrim Breakfast, We Are Not Drunk Yet
Sep 15, 2021
020 Wheat & Barley - Missing Real Bread & Beer
Sep 08, 2021
019 Butter & Cheese - Finally, Some Dairy We Can Sell
Sep 01, 2021
018 Milk - New, Clabber, Sour & Cream
Aug 17, 2021
017 Beef - It's Almost Never for Dinner
Aug 03, 2021
016 The American Cow - Origin Story
Jul 21, 2021
015 Pickles, Pie, Pottage & Stew - Meet the Rest of the Vegetable Crew
Jul 07, 2021
014 Pumpkins and Squash - What's the Difference?
Jun 23, 2021
013 Legumes - Old World & New
Jun 09, 2021
012 Herbs, Flowers & Berries - Not Worth a Thing
May 26, 2021
011 Mercantilism - Do You Want Pirates?
May 19, 2021
010.5 Bonus - Extra Salt
May 17, 2021
010 Salt - Saving Food for Later
May 12, 2021
009 Salt - A Solid Foundation
May 05, 2021
008 Fish - Cod and Some Other Things
Apr 28, 2021
007 Corn - Is Life
Apr 21, 2021
006 Corn - The Journey of Maize
Apr 14, 2021
005 $ugar - Let's Make Some Money. Oh, And a Little Dessert
Apr 07, 2021
004.5 Bonus - Humorism & Solidism
Apr 02, 2021
004 Sugar - A History
Mar 31, 2021
003 Iron - Chains
Mar 24, 2021
002 Iron - Sharp Things and Blunderbusses
Mar 17, 2021
001 Iron - Out of the Ground and Onto the Table
Mar 10, 2021
Introduction - Let's Start
Mar 10, 2021