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Burt Wolf: What We Eat

Episode Guide


Season 1


Connecting The Dots: An Overview of the Consuming (#113)

When Christopher Columbus left Spain he thought he would reach China or Japan. When he got to the ...

Here's Looking at You Kid: The Story of Wine In Th (#112)

Soon after the Spanish colonists arrived in the Americas they tried to grow grapes so they could ...

Simple Pleasures: Mediterranean Foods in the Ameri (#111)

When the first Spanish explorers set sail with Columbus in 1492, they provisioned their ships with ...

The Hand That Stirred The Pot: African Foods In Am (#110)

Over 10 million slaves were brought from Africa to the Americas and they brought with them many of ...

Taking The High Grounds: The Story of Coffee (#109)

Christopher Columbus never had an espresso, a latte or a double, skinny mochaccino grande. When he ...

Milk's Leap Toward Immortality: The Story of Chees (#108)

The first cows in the Western Hemisphere were brought to the Caribbean by Columbus and were soon ...

The Seed of Life: The Story of Corn (#107)

On the 4th of November 1492, Columbus came ashore on what is now the island of Cuba. The natives ...

This Spud's for You: How The Potato Changed The Wo (#106)

On two occasions the potato, which originated in South America, changed the course of world ...

Time to Play Ketchup: The Story of the Tomato (#105)

When he marched into Mexico in 1519, Hernando Cortez became the first European to see a tomato. He ...

Domesticated Bliss: The Story of Livestock In Amer (#104)

When Christopher Columbus sailed into the Americas there were no chickens, no pigs, no horses, no ...

Some Like It Hot: The Story of Chili Peppers (#103)

When Columbus set out from Spain his objective was to get King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella into ...

How Sweet It Is: The Story of Sugar (#102)

Sugar started out in Asia, traveled to the Middle East and then to Europe first as a medicine and ...

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Vermont PBS names new President & CEO

Vermont PBS Board Chair Rob Hofmann is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly Groschner as President and CEO. Read more...

Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller - Season 2 Online Now!

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

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