10 episodes

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.

A Time and a Plate with Claire Thomas A Time and a Plate with Claire Thomas

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 61 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

allvariationsofmynameweretaken ,

Beautifully done podcast

This podcast knocked me off my feet. I wasn’t expecting to love it quite like I did. It is so well produced it’s insane. I don’t have enough staccato declarative sentences to profess my love. Seriously, Claire does a wonderful job telling the history behind each episode. Her eloquence, coupled with the amazing score (sound track? Musical accompaniment?), makes this truly worth a listen.

katierosefun ,

Wonderful podcast!

I hope we see an update from this podcast soon! Claire’s voice is so relaxing, and the historical aspects behind our favorite foods is so fascinating!

GKBerry ,

Fun and engaging

I love this podcast. Last winter I started and finished the first few episodes within a couple of days and was heartbroken when there weren't more! Blending both her love of history and her knowledge and passion for food makes this pod so engaging. Plus Claire's voice is so great as a verbal guide through the stories she brings to life! Once you start listening you'll get hooked - and be hungry.

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