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Season's Eatings podcast

37 EpisodesProduced by Glen WarrenWebsite

Have you ever wondered about where our favourite holiday foods come from? What really is a figgy pudding, or how does a Roman Pope stop the world from enjoying German stollen? Join host and certified baker, Glen Warren, as he dives into the history of the foods which shape our holidays in Season's … read more

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Season's Eatings - Lefse

June 25th, 2022

22:05

Sometimes called the Norwegian pancake, this thin bread can be compared to a tortilla or a crepe.  It was originally made from flour, but now is almost exclusively made from potatoes.  Traditionally they are stored in …

Season's Eatings - Blancmange

May 25th, 2022

25:58

This jiggly dessert has adorned holiday tables across the United Kingdom. Originally from Italy, it has made an appearance in such writings as …

Season's Eatings - Bibingka

April 25th, 2022

21:57

This country is the epitome of Christmas.  The Philippines boasts the earliest and longest Christmas season in the world.  There is one dessert which has ties to the monarchy and crowing roosters.  It can be topped with …

Season's Eatings - Trifle

March 25th, 2022

25:26

We’ve all been there. The holidays are winding down and you need a way to use up all that leftover sponge cake and whipped cream from the mountain of …

Season's Eatings - Linzer Cookie

February 25th, 2022

19:46

While this item can be enjoyed all throughout the year, it’s commonly created for the holiday season.  It’s considered a sandwich cookie with a …

Season's Eatings - Fruitcake

January 25th, 2022

25:33

Over the years, this dish has survived being buried, frozen, and drowned.  It’s filled with delicious fruits and nuts.  It has been around for over 2000 years and some may say it tastes like it.  Love it or hate, we’re …

Season's Eatings - Canadian Foods

December 25th, 2021

25:33

Merry Christmas everyone!  This serving of Season's Eatings is my gift to you, the listeners, for the holiday season.  I'm exploring the history of …

Season's Eatings - Boar's Head

December 21st, 2021

24:02

In many of the great Christmas songs there are many references to food.  Who can’t remember singing about chestnuts roasting on a open fire, or traveling to enjoy some pumpkin pie?  But this time I want to travel back …

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Green Bean Casserole

December 10th, 2021

23:53

This holiday season, some 20 million Americans will tuck into this casserole, a culinary classic consisting of just six ingredients: a can of …

Season's Eatings - Pfeffernusse

November 25th, 2021

24:15

It’s a cookie whose recipe may have been lost forever, except for one baker’s family.  It’s a cookie that can be hard to pronounce for some, and despite its name, contains no nuts.  We’re exploring the history and …

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Stuffing

November 10th, 2021

23:24

Its bland base of bread or rice invites embellishment, both traditional and irreverent, and in dressing recipes, sausage, nuts, fruit, mushrooms, and shellfish combine in countless permutations. In contrast to the more …

Season's Eatings - Melomakarona

October 25th, 2021

22:07

In Greece the biggest Christmas preparation is not so much about decorating the house, but preparing the food. Characteristically the biggest part of the house decorations are the huge plates of cookies and desserts …

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Macaroni and Cheese

October 10th, 2021

23:35

There are few dishes as universally loved as this dish. And for some, the holidays wouldn’t be the same with a large casserole almost overflowing …

Season's Eatings - Panettone

September 25th, 2021

28:08

A Christmas without this sweet bread is barely a Christmas in Italy: loathed or loved, the Milanese born loaf is something everyone has in the kitchen this time of the year. Light, fragrant and pleasantly rich, lovers …

Season's Eatings - Brussels Sprouts

September 10th, 2021

20:52

Apart from the Christmas tree itself, this single item of vegetation dominates the British Christmas. These tiny green balls of misery/delight are the single most controversial course on any Christmas dinner table. You …

Season's Eatings - Tourtiere

August 25th, 2021

22:12

The meat pie served in Quebec, Canada’s predominately French speaking population, is a dish rich with history, cultural pride, and some word play. In …

Season's Eatings - Candy Canes

July 25th, 2021

24:33

This shepherd’s hook can be found everywhere during the holiday season. In fact, according to the National Confectioners Association, they are the …

Season's Eatings - Hallacas

June 25th, 2021

27:35

Venezuelan Christmas doesn’t smell like cinnamon, nor does it smell like spruce, peppermint or firewood. It smells, predominantly, like plantain …

Seasons' Eatings - Sowans

May 20th, 2021

26:14

It's our one year anniversary!  We have some special guests from other Christmas podcasts with an awesome surprise.  

Scotland has a rich and amazing history.  We've found a dish that has largely fallen out of favour, …

Season's Eatings - Risengrød

April 25th, 2021

24:08

Rice puddings are found in nearly every area of the world. Nothing describes comfort to me than a warm bowl of sweet, sticky rice pudding.  This is why the Danes love to have rice pudding during Christmas.  As well as …

Season's Eatings - Malva Pudding

March 25th, 2021

24:15

It's a dessert who's origin is of great debate.  It can be considered the quintessential South African Christmas dish.  It's name is hotly contested to come from three different sources.  Find out the origin and history …

Season's Eatings - Pizzelle

February 25th, 2021

21:22

Sometimes covered with powdered sugar, or rolled into a cone, it’s a cookie that dates back centuries and is argued to be the oldest Christmas …

Season's Eatings - Gingerbread

January 25th, 2021

27:41

This humble combination has been a winter holiday favorite, accompanying other delicacies on tables for centuries, but always standing out thanks to …

Season's Eatings - Newfoundland Christmas

December 25th, 2020

27:25

Merry Christmas everyone!  I wanted to share with you on this Christmas day some of the history from my home province of Newfoundland, Canada.  Enjoy as we explore some of the origins of some Christmas traditions done …

Season's Eatings - Turkey

December 23rd, 2020

21:23

It's a the dish that's on everyone's lips for the holidays.  For most, it wouldn't be Christmas without this holiday staple.  It can be roasted, …

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Pavlova

December 10th, 2020

21:13

We hitting the beach for the holidays!  Christmas in the southern hemisphere is filled with sun, sand, and lighter than air desserts.  Grab some …

Season's Eatings - Mincemeat

November 25th, 2020

22:57

They’re the harbinger of the festive season. When done right, they’re buttery little pastry parcels bulging with sweet, juicy, plump fruits drenched …

Season's Eatings Side Dish - Eggnog

November 10th, 2020

23:33

The combination of egg, milk, and sugar are the basis of many great dishes.  Add some alcohol and you've got the beginnings of a wonderful creamy …

Season's Eatings - Pumpkin Pie

October 25th, 2020

24:32

It’s hard to imagine an American holiday table without the ubiquitous orange-crusted custard made from strained, spiced and twice-cooked squash. Join …

Season's Eatings - Sweet Potato

October 10th, 2020

19:12

In this ‘ber episode of Season’s Eatings Side Dish we’re getting into the sticky, sweet history of the sugary orange tuber.  We're traveling the …

Season's Eatings - Wassail

September 25th, 2020

16:36

Grab a cup of good cheer!  Season's Eatings is exploring the history and origins of Wassail.  We travel through Europe to find all the wonderful warm …

Season's Eatings - Cranberry Sauce

September 10th, 2020

14:23

It's the jiggly condiment on many holiday tables: cranberry sauce.  This bonus episode explores the origins and history of that tart red berry.

Season's Eatings - Sugar Plums

August 25th, 2020

15:16

"And visions of sugar plums danced in their heads"

Join host, Glen Warren, as he goes away with the fairies and explores the history and origins of the forgotten Christmas treat, sugar plums.

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Season's Eatings - Stollen

July 25th, 2020

13:34

This episode of Season's Eatings explores the history of the wonderful German Christmas bread: stollen.  Learn how it started from a protest about …

Season's Eatings - Yule Log

June 25th, 2020

11:36

Join host, Glen Warren, as we explore the history and origins of the Yule log, or buche de Noel.  

Season's Eatings - Figgy Pudding

May 25th, 2020

12:14

Bring us some figgy pudding, and we won't go until we get some.  This episode covers the history of figgy pudding and why we sing about it during the …

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