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Smart Mouth

227 EpisodesProduced by Katherine Spiers / TableCakes ProductionsWebsite

Smart Mouth is a podcast that cares mostly about food. We talk to the most interesting people we know, working in all kinds of industries, about their favorite dishes. It's a way of finding out what makes them tick. The podcast is brought to you by Katherine Spiers, the former food editor at L.A. We… read more


Thomas Downing & Oyster History

He revolutionized the oyster bar - but his other, secret, work was more important.

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Splendid Table 

The Virginian-Pilot 

The Old Salt Blog 

The Black Gotham Digital Archive 

Union Oyster House 

Restauranting Through History 

Oxford Companion to Food 

American Heritage 

New York Times 

The Gotham Center for New York History 

America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking 

History of Food 

Music: Hard Times Come Again No More, Stephen Foster 

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