Herbal History (Podcast)

Linda Pelaccio

Linda Pelaccio › After many years of slinging hash and espousing the virtues of good food to her family ...


Before you pluck that pesky weed from your garden listen to what Gary Allen, herbalist and author of Herbs: A Global History and The Herbalist in the Kitchen, has to say about weeds and herbs. Gary joined me on a recent episode of A Taste of the Past and in addition to the medicinal and culinary uses of herbs throughout history, Gary talked about the widely held symbolism of many herbs and how the regional exchange of herbs has changed the culinary landscape and the food we eat today.

This is the second half of the conversation I had with Gary, where we discuss the symbolic meanings and historic importance of some of our common (and not so common) herbs.

You can listen to the episode in its entirety here.

(This episode of A Taste of the Past was sponsored by Whole Foods.)

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This podcast originally appeared on Heritage Network Radio. It has been re-posted here with permission from the author.

Photo Credit: The Alkaline Sisters