Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau are the co-author’s of A Culinary History of Montgomery County, Maryland. This is the second book in which they have explored the food heritage of Montgomery County, the first being Bread and Beauty: A Year in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve, which is full of beautiful photographs and wonderful recipes representing our region. Their current book is all about how the history of our area is tied in with food. In terms of where you live, looking at history of food is a way of looking at how your culture and community has evolved over time. During this conversation, we hear lots of stories about the people and foodways of this region. We also talk about the history of Montgomery County and the Agricultural Preserve, the heritage of indigenous people in the region, development and land use planning, supply chain issues and more.
Topics Covered and Links:
- Bread and Beauty
- Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve
- Eating as a Political Act
- Caroline Taylor on The Good Dirt
- Supply Chain Issues
- Tony Cohen on The Good Dirt
- Button Farm Living History Center
- Glen Echo Park
- Culinary Historians of Washington
- The Seneca Quarry
- The C and O Canal
- The Capital Crescent Trail
- TDR's or Transferable Development Rights
- Indigenous People of this Region
- Chataqua Movement
- Montgomery County Farm Women's Cooperative
- Bill Marriott and Hot Shoppes in D.C.
- Josiah Henson Museum
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Original music by John Kingsley @jkingsley1026
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