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This Week in Food Podcast

On this week's edition of the best food podcast we turn to the subject of farming. As this country transitioned from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) Radical Republicans such as Thaddeus Stevens championed the notion of giving Freedmen (the name coined for the former enslaved population in the US South) 40 acres of land and a mule . . . 

Historical Look At Retail Food Stores on Martha's Vineyard Part 1

Today we continue our series on Martha's Vineyard foodways based on oral histories found in the Martha’s Vineyard Museum archive located Edgartown, Massachusetts. I’ve transcribed the interviews and share them as short stories that are helpful for would be culinary entrepreneurs. We turn now to the business of selling food as a retailer and some of the strategies one can use to obtain and keep customers.