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The Feast

71 EpisodesProduced by The Feast Website

The Feast presents delectable stories from the dining tables of history. Our stories immerse you in the sights, sounds, & tastes of a meal from the past. Make bread with medieval monks; share a martini with Churchill. Find out what wars were won & which kingdoms were lost, all for the sake of a good… read more


The Thousand Dollar Dinner

Parkinson's Ice Cream Shop, courtesy of the Historical Society of Philadelphia

Dog days of summer getting you down? Why not treat yourself to a story about one of the first families of ice cream in 19th century Philadelphia? Learn how a modest ice cream shop went head to head with New York’s famous Delmonico’s to become one of the finest restaurants in America. A special feature from The Feast this week, in collaboration with Becky Diamond, author of “The Thousand Dollar Dinner”, we’ll cool you down with some scandalous vanilla ice cream and take you behind the scenes of one of America’s first great cookery challenges. 

Written & Produced by Laura Carlson

Technical Director: Mike Portt

Special thanks to Becky Diamond, author of "The Thousand Dollar Feast: America's First Great Cookery Challenge". Available in paperback September, 2016.

All the ice cream recipes, stories of the scandalous vanilla bean, great music from the episode & more can be found here.  

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