Episode 208: Sugar And Sweets Around The World

A sweet tooth is a powerful thing This week on A Taste of the Past host Linda Pelaccio is exploring the vast array of sweets across the globe with Darra Goldstein the Editor in Chief of The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets As Linda and Darra point out the science of sweet is only the beginning of a fascinating story because it is not basic human need or simple biological impulse that prompts us to decorate elaborate wedding cakes scoop ice cream into a cone or drop sugar cubes into coffee These are matters of culture and aesthetics of history and society and we might ask many other questions Why do sweets feature so prominently in childrens literature When was sugar called a spice And how did chocolate evolve from an ancient drink to a modern candy bar Tune in to this intriguing episode and check out the Facebook page This program was brought to you by Bonnie Plants The plants that tended to be bitter would be toxic or likely the entire verge of survival depended on the sweet 6 00 They are making a fabric now of lightly sweetened green tea its meant to be worn 23 25 Frisbee actually originated with a pie tin 24 20 –Darra Goldstein on A Taste of the Past Click here to visit this podcast episode